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“Visit to the Mughal Gardens”
Review of Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan
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Ranked #12 of 433 things to do in New Delhi
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The 200,000-square-foot palace, completed in 1929, is the largest residence of any head of the state in the world.
Reviewed July 1, 2013

I took my family ...rather my family insisted that we visit the Mughal gardens that are located in the Rashtrapati bhawan complex in the heart of New delhi. It was a worthwhile experience and great feeling to see the Presidential complex from such close range... The gardens are truly amazing, very well kept and there was adequate provision of basic amenities. There is a wide variety of flowers, herbs, Bonsai, musical fountains etc. located in front of the Presidential palace. although you are not allowed to take any cameras, mobile, even remote car locking system ... It was a nice visit and would love to go again :)

7  Thank HarryHSR
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

I was lucky enough to reach on time to be part of the HOHO Delhi bus which was going to take me to Change of guard parade at Rastrapati bhavan. This ceremonial event take place every Saturday when guards at Rastrapati bhavan handover the duties another team of guards. its a ceremony of half an hour but its nice to see a parade with majestic Rastrapati Bhavan in background.

4  Thank Kamlesh1979
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

visiting mughal garden was very nice expererince.... mughal garden opens in the month of march.........every one must visit......

3  Thank Sam G
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Thanks to Pranab Mukherji for opening the visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan for common people .Always got a chance to see the president house from a mile away so I did not want to miss the chance to actually visit this place. Today I went along with my spouse and 4 yr kid.I got the 3:00 PM slot . The whole visit is of around 1.15 hrs. It's a guided tour and your questions will be answered. The tour includes museum, Ashoka Bhavan, British Viceroy gallery , souvenir to president hall, Banquet hall,Mughal garden, forecourt and few other important places which we generally see over the television. During the tour you will definitely going to praise the mansions architect Edwin Lutyens for the design and its breadthtaking architecture. The most prominent and distinguishing aspect of Rashtrapati Bhavan is its dome which is superimposed on its structure. It is visible from a distance and the most eye-catching round roof with a circular base in the heart of Delhi.Guide will share some masala (unbelievable) information with you, but the truth.

How you can start :

Visit http://presidentofindia.nic.in/ ( see right side bottom) for online booking to visit Rashtrapati Bhavan. Or you can directly visit http://164.100.23.71/rbvisit/rbvisit.aspx . Your request acceptance chances gets increase if you upload your passport size picture during the application procedure.Mansion is open only for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Weekends slots are difficult to findout so be patient. Once the request is completed , It took me 3 weeks to get the "Approval" email from the authority.

Things to remember :

1. Do not bring any camera, laptop , Ladies purse etc ..etc...even if by mistake you have any of these items during the visit, you can deposit tham at reception. So good idea to cary camera and get it deposit at reception or leave it in your car ( I did this because its the safest place :-) )so that you can take the pictures from forecourt area after the tour.

2. If you are coming with your own conveyance then use gate no2.

3. Best mode is to use the metro for central sectriate and its a 10 min walk from there.

On the reception, There is a small tuck and souvenir shop and you can visit there after the tour.


Though there is no fun but I think its worth to visit at least once!

Hope This IS Helpful !

25  Thank Ankur V
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Rashtrapati Bhawan is a must see 'monument' in Delhi. The building is huge and a great piece of architectural marvel. Now with the Rashtrapati Bhawan open to public, make sure to go in and check out the place where our Country's Head lives !

5  Thank Atulmaharaj
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