Rashtrapathi Bhavan, Delhi: The Architecture That Speaks Of The Royal Heritage Of India

Delhi is a city whose name itself narrates all about its massiveness. Stepping down at the International Airport of Dil walo ki Delhi after an hour-long flight, the first thing that I felt was the vibe that the city has. Rightly they say, once you visit the national capital Delhi, you fall in love with it. As visiting forts has always been one of my interests, this vacation we decided to take our kids to the Rashtrapathi Bhavan. The building is separated from the airport by a mere distance of 10 kms, and it took us about 20 minutes to reach there.

Entrance to Rashtrapati Bhawan

Entrance to Rashtrapati Bhawan | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

The residence of the first citizen of our country is a colossal framework consisting of 340 rooms. It not only has the president’s home but several guest rooms, offices and halls are included along with it. Earlier popular as the Viceroy’s House, this architecture happens to be the largest residence of any state’s head, not only in India but the entire world.

Rashtrapathi Bhavan

Rashtrapathi Bhavan | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

Rashtrapati Bhawan Central Dome

Rashtrapati Bhawan Central Dome | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

The Mughal Gardens also known as Presidential gardens add to the beauty of this royal building. The then world famous architect, Edwin Landseer Lutyens was assigned the task of creating this architectural wonder and the construction ushered back in the year 1912. The entire construction is simply astounding and is truly a pride of our nation. We also saw the Ashoka Hall, where the oath by the prime minister and other cabinet ministers is taken.

Jaipur Column Rashtrapati Bhavan

Jaipur Column Rashtrapati Bhavan | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

Elephant statues on the outer wall

Elephant statues on the outer wall | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

Being a photography maniac, I was elated by the shots taken within the huge 2,000,000 sq. ft. area of the Rashtrapathi Bhavan. There are government guides inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan to tell you anything and everything about the history of the place and to mark the underlying significance the areas within this construction hold.

Along with my kids, even I gathered a lot of knowledge about the past presidents of India. It is during the months of February to March that the gates of this tightly secured region are held open for common public. However, there are certain online booking procedures you need to go through to confirm your visit.

About Debanjan Basu

Hey this is Debanjan Basu. My friends call me “Debhu”. I'm a 45 year old businessman from Kolkata. Married and have two lovely Kids. I know that i am getting old but i believe that as I'm growing older, i am get more and more adventurous. I love Going to trips especially family vacations. Despite of my busy schedule, I always make it a point that i spend time with my wife and kids. I have been to almost every places around West Bengal as well as other states. With this blog of mine, I'm determined to help those married men like me who love hanging out with their family by sharing my travel experience.

Posted on September 11, 2015, in Travels and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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