Explore Rashtrapati Bhavan

On the opposite of the Rajpath is residence of the President of India. Not among the typical tourist places in Delhi, access to this grand piece of architecture is restricted.

With four floors and 340 rooms in a floor area of 200,000 square feet, it has a huge presidential gardens (Mughal Gardens), large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls.

This grand architectural building is the largest residence of any head of state around the world. The architectural design of the building is based on the design of the Edwardian Baroque. The middle dome of the building is the perfect amalgamation of the Indian and the British architectural styles. Just a walk past the monument will give you an idea of how grand the monument is.

Opening hours: 9 am till late evening. For an inside visit, one can pre book at the official Rashtrapati Bhawan website.

Must visit: Stroll through the road and you will get a glimpse of Parliament House, National Secretariat and Defence Headquarters

Tip: Entry is restricted to only those who obtain a permit in advance.

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