Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex, New Delhi

4.8
#26 of 45 in Museums in New Delhi
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official home of the president located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India. It may refer to only the mansion (the 340-room main building) that has the president's official residence, halls, guest rooms and offices; it may also refer to the entire 130-hectare (320 acre) President Estate that additionally includes huge presidential gardens (Mughal Gardens), large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls. In terms of area, it is one of the largest residences of a head of state in the world.
This decision to build a residence in New Delhi for the British Viceroy was taken after it was decided during the Delhi Durbar in December 1911 that the capital of India would be relocated from Calcutta to Delhi. When the plan for a new city, New Delhi, adjacent to end south of Old Delhi, was developed after the Delhi Durbar, the new palace for the Viceroy of India was given an enormous size and prominent position. About 4,000 acres of land was acquired to begin the construction of Viceroy's House, as it was officially called, and adjacent Secretariat Building between 1911 and 1916 by relocating Raisina and Malcha villages that existed there and their 300 families under the Land & Acquisition Act.
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  • This place has quite a bit of artifacts and historical evidences about the Rashtrapati Bhavan which made it an interesting visit. Worth visiting.  more »
  • If you are fond of historical items and collections then do make sure you visit this place. This is a museum which has personal items of the past presidents. Very few crowds you will find here as....  more »
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  • Wonderful experience. A awesome mix of technology and history. The Virtual Reality experience with Mahatma Gandhin is unforgettable. Various gifts received by President, their kitchen, cloths, etc is some thing never seen. Virtual and real guides experience is excellent.
  • Informative.. wonderful collection. Just wait for official guides service, without it you wont understand the actual history n what's more it's free of cost. Entry @₹50/ person Book online for hassle-free entry, be ready to walk for 2 hrs.

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