Jose John May 11, 2016 No Comments
A VISIT TO RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN Most of the countries have official residences for their Presidents. Like White House to American President, we have one too. That is called Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. I recently visited there. Wow! The very sight of this four-storeyed building built way back in 1929 when the British government ruled India, made me catch my breath! It was built by Sir Edwin Landeer Lutyens, with a combination of the trio: Mogul (who ruled before) Indian and European style fashion. There are more than 300 rooms. The building has the plinth area of 2 lakhs sq. feet. It was to commemorate the, then British Viceroy Lord Irwin who made Delhi the capital. (Previously Calcutta was the capital city of India). At that time it was called as “Viceroy House” which, after India’s Independence is known as “Rashtrapati Bhavan.” There are authorized professional guides who will usher the visitors five days in a week, except on Tuesdays and Thursdays. But anyone who wishes to visit this building, must write or E-mail to the officer concerned, disclosing personal details and get the nod of approval, quoting the date of your visit. (E-mail ID is, dmsp@rb.nic.in). Outside, magnificent Mogul gardens with sweet smelling flowers, gives a heavenly feel....
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