Rashtrapati Bhavan
Rashtrapati Bhavan
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The 200,000-square-foot palace, completed in 1929, is the largest residence of any head of the state in the world.
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  • labal
    Chennai (Madras), India360 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good place to visit
    Indifferent staff at the reception. Good guide. Place is worth a visit with a nice guided tour of the premises. High time the tour disallowed children aged five and below to maintain orderliness in the premises. There is a newly added section on tribal exhibits. Easily accessed from central secretariat metro station.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 December 2023
  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India8,080 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Have been there to see the World famous Amrit Udyan
    We have been to Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of President of India on 12th September, 2023 to see the World famous Amrit Udyan. The tour has to be booked through their official website. It is free to enter for this tour called Circuit 3 tour. Often referred to as Paradise, Circuit 3 will take us through the Amrit Udyan, showcasing the Rectangular, Long and Circular Gardens, the Herbal Garden to visible Garden and finally the Spiritual Garden. We have to enter through gate no. 35, 30 minutes prior to our scheduled time. We have to walk more than 3km in all to see the beautiful building, fountains and different gardens developed on different themes. It was a mesmerizing experience to walk in Amrit Udyan with historical red sand building in the background. The visit has ample photo opportunities to remember.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 January 2024
  • Connector31627177343
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good and informative visit to the most majestic house in the country
    I visited on a saturady and slot was 12:30 PM. Reached late but was allowed without any fuss. Each group is accompanied by a guide and the duration of visit is around 30 min where major attractions like Darbar hall and Ashoka hall are also shown. The guide was good and being in a small group (15 to 20) also helped. Overall a very good experience
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 May 2024
  • Road57326367101
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rashtrapati Bhavan Experience
    It was scintillating experience,got to see the insides of the main building they were majestic , awe inspiring. Entry from gate no 37 and 38. Bookings get full quickly. Ensure booking one week in advance at least.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 June 2024
  • Harsh & Leena
    Pune, India2,146 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best architecture and do book the visit 1 week prior
    1. One of the best architecture building built in Delhi. It is a hertiage building home of President of India. President of India is first citizen of India. 2. Some places can be visited by public and do book the ticket before going there. We were not aware of this hence we couldn’t enter. 3. I heard many things about Mughal Garden but I didn’t visit. Do book the visit 1 week prior to the visit. Do checkout the virtual tour also.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 June 2024
  • Companion01960651847
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My excellent experience to Rashtrapati Bhavan
    My visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan was an excellent experience. Visited with my friends. The booking and entry process was smooth. Big thanks to our guide, she had shown and explained all the things inside Rashtrapati Bhavan very well. I strongly recommend you all to visit with your friends, family, colleagues and children to know and take pride in our historic and great democratic institutions of India 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 July 2024
  • Nimisha
    Jaipur, India1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rashtrapati bhavan, Must visit to see the beauty of Indian government residence and host of ministries.
    Rashtrapati bhavan is a majestic building. It's a privilege to visit Rashtrapati bhavan. The Bhavan Museum building is also engrossing. The museum showcases a vast collection of ancient literature, antiques, artifacts, paintings, and photographs that offer a glance into the rich cultural heritage of India. The Gifts Gallery is a highlight, displaying a diverse collection of gifts received by Indian Presidents from around the world. Some of them are stone from the moon, Indonesian clove ship, Dr Kalam painting. I found my pic sitting in the Victoria coach from a screen was quite funny. It was a great fortune to walk with Mahatma Gandhi even if it was virtual .Due to lack of time, I had to quickly visit the entire Rashtrapati Bhavan. Next time if I get a chance, I will definitely visit it. Thanks to our guide who explained everything very well to us. She was very informative, made our visit Memorable.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 July 2024
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Nitin V
New Delhi, India34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Rashtrapati Bhawan is truly a magnificent British era building situated in the heart of New Delhi. It is a home to president of India. Formerly it was named as Viceroy house under British rule, serving as a residence of viceroy of India.
Building was built in 1929 under the architect Edwin Lutyens, who was also credited for designing Lutyens Delhi, residential complex of most of the central government ministers.
The building represent both Mughal and English style of architecture and has many beautiful variety of flowers in Mughal garden.
A must visit place in Delhi
Written 22 March 2020
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Santosh R
Pune51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Took the tours of circuits 1, 2, 3 on same day. Its definitely an experience to visit these places once in a lifetime. The Circuit 1 is for the main building which is most difficult to get a booking as it opens 1-2 weeks before and has limited seats. Need to constantly monitor their website in order to book it.
Took the metro to central secretariat and then rickshaw (30 pp) to gate 35. Its convenient to first visit the Circuit 3 (gardens) in the morning between 10-12 as it could become difficult to walk around this hugh gardens in hot sun later. On way out their is a cafeteria where you can take snacks and lunch. Later plan to visit the museum (Circuit 2) through gate 30 which houses nice artifacts from history and has a nice guided tour. Finally took another rickshaw to gate 38 for the main building tour at 3 pm which lasts for an hour and covers all main halls inside the rashtrapati bhavan. Overall a once in a lifetime experience which tooks around 6 hrs and lots and lots of walking!
Written 4 April 2023
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Dennis P
Melbourne, Australia2,240 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This is the home of the Governor of India , and official residence of the Governor.
It was constructed between 1799 and 1803 at a cost of R14M (about $A250000) one can only speculate what todays value would be!

This is an enormous building containing over 340 rooms and is situated on a 130 hectare garden. It is the second largest official residence in the world behind one in Italy

Its scale needs to be seen to be believed.

We only had the opportunity of viewing this building from the outside perimeter so could not fully vappreciate it for what it clearly is.

As we viewed iot from the outside only is reflected in the low score
Written 23 March 2023
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Mayur986
Pune, India52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
One of the most beautiful tour during our Delhi stay. Please do online booking for Bhavan internal tour online. It costs only 50/- per adult. Takes around 1 hr. They will show Darbar hall ( place of PMs Oath ceremony), Ashoka hall etc. Nice guided tour. You can visit Mughal gardens of visited during Jan /Feb timeframe.
Written 8 January 2020
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VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
New Delhi, India8,080 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We have been to Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of President of India on 12th September, 2023 to see the World famous Amrit Udyan. The tour has to be booked through their official website. It is free to enter for this tour called Circuit 3 tour. Often referred to as Paradise, Circuit 3 will take us through the Amrit Udyan, showcasing the Rectangular, Long and Circular Gardens, the Herbal Garden to visible Garden and finally the Spiritual Garden. We have to enter through gate no. 35, 30 minutes prior to our scheduled time. We have to walk more than 3km in all to see the beautiful building, fountains and different gardens developed on different themes. It was a mesmerizing experience to walk in Amrit Udyan with historical red sand building in the background. The visit has ample photo opportunities to remember.
Written 7 January 2024
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mssundaram
New Delhi, India34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Always a marvel. Best is to visit during winter evenings. The light show is something you won't want to miss. Sometimes they allow upto main gate but most of the time, for security reasons, you wouldn't even be allowed to stop by.
Written 16 February 2020
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GoPlaces527029
Yangshuo County, China60 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
My review is skewed because of timing I guess. We had a 1030 tour scheduled but they would not allow us on the property because the president had something going. We waited, they finally let us in . The whole process was very disorganized. Everyone rushing the gate. Our tour didn’t start until 12:15. The tour lasted less than 30 minutes. We only saw 4 rooms. They rushed us again because of something going on with the president. Then we couldn’t leave , again supposedly because of the president. It was not worth the time invested. Nice rooms but really see very little.

As others have mentioned, getting tickets as a foreigner is impossible. The website is terrible, they won’t accept a foreign credit card. You need to know a local to order tickets, glad we do. Guess that is why I was the only white guy there.

They also don’t allow photos inside and take away your phone and any other electronic device. Not comfortable giving up my phone.
Written 2 February 2024
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sanjayvora45
Ahmedabad, India676 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Rashtrapati bhavan is a splendid, majestic and grand building constructed by british in the year 1912. It has total 340 rooms, large open space and staff quarters inside the complex. It is probably the largest residence of any head of state in the world.

Mughal garden in the backside where general public are allowed during certain period of the year.

I got only glimpse from the outside.
Written 30 April 2020
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia10,060 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The Indian Colonial rulers were always thinking big (it wasn't their own money they were spending) : first considered by Lord Wellesley, this behemoth was designed by architect Lutyens. It is now the 2nd largest residence of any head of state in the world, spreading out over 130 hectare.
Located opposite India Gate, it makes for a grand photo opportunity.
Written 22 March 2023
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Adamthegardener
Crawfordsburn, UK446 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India. Designed by Edwin Lutyens it was the former Viceroy House. It features both Mughal and English styled gardens. It is onle possible to visit the gardens on a few days per year. Subsequently, it was VERY BUSY but worth the time and effort to be one of the chosen few!
Written 6 March 2020
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