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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  • Dirk W
    Alexandra Headland, Australia6,463 contributions
    Massive
    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.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 21, 2023
  • Santosh R
    53 contributions
    Fabulous once in a lifetime experience
    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!
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 4, 2023
  • labal
    Chennai (Madras), India326 contributions
    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
    Traveled solo
    Written December 11, 2023
  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India7,195 contributions
    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
    Traveled with family
    Written January 7, 2024
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mikey2846
London, UK160 contributions
Feb 2020
having visited Delhi previously and had an argument with the tour guide as to whether you could access the building i was determined to return and bought him a ticket just to prove the point!. it rather says much about how the building is marketed that even some of the tour guides don't know how to access it. The building is stunning and well worth visiting even to see the small number of rooms on the guided tour. I won't give a history lesson you can read all about it in more eloquent terms than mine, what I will say is that the booking system is a nightmare hence the deduction of a star. the tickets are not released that early so don't dispair if you are told there is no availability, just keep trying. I ended up buying the tickets twice as the system told me it had failed the first time but at approx 50p a ticket it wasn't relevant. The mughal gardens are also worth the visit - even if you are guided via the boring herb garden! This really should be on a tour itinery as an absolute must in Delhi - be prepared for a little over enthusiastic security - I had my passort checked five times but that said there was no aggression or hostility and the setting and design are a must see
Written August 11, 2020
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Gl0balCitizen2013
United Kingdom2,837 contributions
Jul 2019
Rashtrapati Bhavan is the secret gem of New Delhi. I had no idea one could visit Rashtrapati Bhavan inside, but when I discovered that one could, I prioritised visiting it, rather than other New Delhi attractions.You have to book the tickets online and it includes a guided tour of the building and entry into the museums. Photography is not allowed inside the building and security is tight. If you are visiting by car, please keep your RB ticket handy and tell the guards that you are a visitor. We were shooed away, most aggressively. And after we disembarked & sent our car away, were told by another guard that we could take the car inside and the parking was inside the complex! So, we had to wait for our car to come back and then we went inside the building and parked inside. We saw peacocks and monkeys on the grounds. We could take some pictures of the outside portico, but inside we had to deposit all our belongings, including phones.

We had a real buzz from the tour and saw the hall, where the President gives the highest awards of India, the grand hall, with the murals on the ceiling, some amazing artefacts from the great Darbar, a thousand headed Buddha sculpture from Vietnam and the State Banquet rooms. The Rashtrapati Bhavan Museums were also wonderful - one can spend hours inside. For me, the most wonderful exhibits were the veena of President Kalam and his notebooks, along with the medals like the Bharat Ratna.

Also, there is this unique opportunity to get a truly amazing personalised souvenir, whereby, you can get your own personalised stamps, with your face, along with the logo of Indian Army/Navy/Airforce. What is amazing is that the stamp actually works- if you deliver a letter or postcard with your own stamp, it does get delivered! I tried it and it really works!

Every Indian should visit Rashtrapati Bhavan, especially the Museums, which have the Ashoka Chakra, the Constitution of India and other such historic things. We could not explore everything in the museums, so give yourself plenty of time, when you visit.
Written May 4, 2020
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MUKUL GUPTA, ADVOCATE
Ghaziabad, India3 contributions
Jan 2020
Our 12 friends from Sweden got a fair idea of our country's present structure of governance as well as grandeur of our President House which they were earlier seeing on TV News. The newly developed Museum has used the most innovative Information Technology tools which immediately creates interest and absorbs the attention of the visitor. The intricate art work inside the halls & rooms is fully preserved with utmost care. The memories and teachings of our past presidents are very emphatically communicated. The official guide was very well informed and authentically took care of queries of our Swedish friends. We could also had the opportunity to have a glimpse of Mughal Gardens.
Written April 16, 2020
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Nitin V
New Delhi, India35 contributions
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 March 22, 2020
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Santosh R
Pune53 contributions
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 April 4, 2023
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Dennis P
Melbourne, Australia2,107 contributions
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 March 23, 2023
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Mayur986
Pune, India54 contributions
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 January 8, 2020
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VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
New Delhi, India7,195 contributions
Sep 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 January 7, 2024
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mssundaram
New Delhi, India36 contributions
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 February 16, 2020
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GoPlaces527029
Yangshuo County, China41 contributions
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 February 2, 2024
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