Raj Niwas

Raj Niwas, Pondicherry

Architectural Buildings • Government Buildings
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Deadman17
Mumbai, India568 contributions
Can see from outside
Jan 2020
The place is the residence of the LG of Pondicherry and hence entry is not permitted. One can however have a look at the expansive garden and the intricate carvings on the various statues.
Written May 30, 2020
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Honisoiquimalypense
Derby, UK1,355 contributions
Big white palatial building.
Mar 2020 • Couples
Guarded by gendarmes with their red Kempis, this is the official residence of the lieutenant governor of Pondicherry. You can’t get in however, so you peer through the gates! Really not worth the effort unless you are on a rickshaw trip!
Written March 8, 2020
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Donna_in_India
New York City, NY472 contributions
Beautiful Architecture
Dec 2019
An interesting combination of Indian and French architecture, Raj Niwas, is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governors of Pondicherry. Completed around 1738, it is a beautiful "house".

Built in typical Indian fashion there is a courtyard on the ground floor of the house. Beautifully carved wooden pillars surround the courtyard. Decorated masonry columns of European design support a first floor terrace.

Outside a water monument is placed in the middle of a well-maintained garden. The lawns are decorated with sculptures. Two canons sit on either side of the main gate. Unfortunately you will only get a glimpse of the elegant white mansion from outside the gates since it is not open to the public.
Written February 12, 2020
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AURELIO L
ANDRIA ITALY1,066 contributions
nice place
Dec 2019
all the palces that you can see in the town are beatifull and speck about the past of this town about the importance that this town had,all of them are nice no on is extraordinary,the best thing to do is to walk and to discover the town
Written February 8, 2020
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Margery P
Southampton, UK181 contributions
Very impressive Governors Residence.
Jan 2020
Present Governor is a Lady and in their Police Force.
Parking not allowed so you have to walk down.
Very impressive building with lovely gardens.
Written February 3, 2020
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_rnshuklag
Miami, FL112 contributions
Very good
Dec 2019
It the Governor House(actually (Lt. Governor). Historical building. Well maintained with lots of greenery. Inside visit is not allowed.
Written December 8, 2019
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Nikhil P
Mumbai, India1,327 contributions
Nice place
Oct 2019
Located opposite to the Bharti Government park, this building as the name suggest is the house of governor of Pondicherry. I had heard that they issue passes for 40 visitors per day to visit certain sections of raj bhavan but on inquiring from guards, I came to know it is subjective to governor’s decision and visits are authorised by governor so couldn’t visit inside of the place.
Written October 27, 2019
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Sinjana .
Bengaluru, India100 contributions
A beautiful building in a charming place
Sep 2019
Right opposite to the entry to Bhathi park and a few steps away from the Aurobindo Adhram stands this monumental building where the governor of Pondicherry resides.
Written September 5, 2019
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kekad
Bengaluru, India30 contributions
Governor's House
Jul 2019
A gorgeous old building where the Governor of Pondicherry resides. It's opposite to the main park. You can stroll down here in the evenings and then go to the Rock Beach for an ice candy!
Written August 28, 2019
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ranjanapathak
Orlando, FL1,446 contributions
Palatial
Mar 2019 • Couples
This luxurious house is official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Pondycherry. It is situated in White Town, and very near to the sea side Promenade. Opposite to The Raj Nivas, Bharathi Garden is there. So if you are going to the beach, you can see on the way Raj Nivas from road side as entry to the general public is permitted only on some special occasions.
Written March 21, 2019
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  • Mon - Sat 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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