There are more than rooms. The building has the plinth area of 2 lakhs sq. Previously Calcutta was the capital city of India. But anyone who wishes to visit this building, must write or E-mail to the officer concerned, disclosing personal details and get the nod of approval, quoting the date of your visit. WOW Way to Rashtrapati Bhawan from the parking The ground in front of the main building Ground towards the Rajpath We are in front of the main building The North Block of Ratrapati Bhawan administrative office We told ourselves that this is the place where every high profile visitor gets the guard of honor.
We reached the entrance reception, which was a tiny gate near the main building. A beautifully managed reception welcomed us. There were a small souvenir and snack shop along with the reception. You can utilize your waiting time munching something or buying some souvenirs of your visit. After scanning our ID proof, they took a group photo of us and generated a pass, which was handed over to the guide.
You can deposit the same in the security check. We, a group of around 30 people of the scheduled time gathered outside after the security check and a guide and a protocol officer welcomed us, gave brief description regarding a minute guided tour and requested us not to get separated from the group.
Considering the high security zone, any intruding attempt of guest can be take them jail without any excuse. Children can see and feel the models and read massages by Dr. The hall is named after a big single piece of Marble, once used as a table. In the marble hall, they had displayed some antique paintings of the British royals, which had been retouched to preserve.
A mixed metal Chair of King George V was kept there. With the advent of independence, its importance has increased manifold and Delhi has now became the political, economic and culture capital of country. The built - up heritage of Delhi are to be found in groups in the successive cities.
Indeed, millennium come and go, Delhi goes on forever. As Pt. Jawharlal Nehru said, "Even the stones of Delhi whisper in our ears of the ages of long ago and the air breathe is full of the dust and fragrance of the past, as also of the fresh and piercing winds of the present.. The traditions of millennia of our history surrounds us at every step and the procession of innumerable generations passed before our eyes. Lutyens said the design evolved from that of the Pantheon in Rome,  although externally it has little resemblance to that, either in the curve of the dome or the high drum; both have an oculus in the centre.
The exterior of the dome was modelled partly after the early Buddhist stupas , such as that at Sanchi , which it resembles far more in the exterior profile. There is a Buddhist-style "railing" design around the section of the drum below the dome. The dome is supported by evenly spaced columns which form a porch with an open area between.
In the New Delhi summer heat haze this gives an impression of the dome being afloat. Workers began to form the reinforced concrete shell of the outer dome at the beginning of The last stone of the dome was laid on 6 April Other features Illuminated fountain near the Rashtrapati Bhavan Water features are present throughout the mansion, such as near the Viceroy's stairs, which has eight marble lion statues spilling water into six basins.
These lions were symbolic of the heraldry of Great Britain. There is also an open area in one room to the sky, which lets in much of the natural light. Mughal Gardens Mughal Gardens fountain The Mughal Gardens are situated at the back of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, incorporate both Mughal and English landscaping styles and feature a great variety of flowers.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan gardens are open to the public in February every year. Main garden: Two channels running North to South and two running East to West divide this garden into a grid of squares. There are six lotus shaped fountains at the crossings of these channels. Whereas the energetic fountains rising up to a height of 12 feet 3. In the channels at appropriate times of day can be seen reflections of the imposing building and the proud flowers.
There are wooden trays placed on stands in the centre of the channels where grain is put for the birds to feed upon. Terrace garden: There are two longitudinal strips of garden, at a higher level on each side of the Main Garden, forming the Northern and Southern boundaries. The plants grown are the same as in the Main Garden. At the centre of both of the strips is a fountain, which falls inwards, forming a well.
On the Western tips are located two gazebos and on the Eastern tips two ornately designed sentry posts. Long Garden or the 'Purdha Garden': This is located to the West of the Main Garden, and runs along on each side of the central pavement which goes to the circular garden. Enclosed in walls about 12 feet high, this is predominantly a rose garden. It has 16 square rose beds encased in low hedges. There is a red sandstone pergola in the centre over the central pavement which is covered with Rose creepers, Petrea, Bougainvillea and Grape Vines.Like White House to American President, we have one too. That is called Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. I recently visited there. The very sight of this four-storeyed building built way back in when the British government ruled India, made me catch my breath!
However, the Chief Engineer, Hugh Keeling and many Indian contractors were also part of its designing and construction.
The hall is named after a big single piece of Marble, once used as a table. It has 16 square rose beds encased in low hedges. The plants grown are the same as in the Main Garden. Terrace garden: There are two longitudinal strips of garden, at a higher level on each side of the Main Garden, forming the Northern and Southern boundaries. The two state drawing rooms, the state supper room and the state library are each on the four corners of Durbar Hall. After 3 days of online registration, we got an SMS and mail from Rastrapati Bhawan, accepting our application for visit on the said date.
Took 17 years for its completion as its construction was started in and completed in , around 29, people have worked. You have to capture all those beauty in your eyes, no option to save it in the camera.