Rashtrapati Bhavan (राष्ट्रपति भवन)
Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official house of the President for a period of five years up to which the President period is there in India. It is also known by the name Presidential Residence and Viceroy’s House. The location of Rashtrapati Bhavan is to the west of Rajpath which is a road connecting India Gate to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Rashtrapati bhavan Design
The Rashtrapati Bhavan has 340 rooms in the building which includes president’s residence, guest’s rooms, offices, reception halls, etc. It has four floors in it and it is one of the largest residences of the head of the state in the world in terms of area. The architect who designed the building of Rashtrapati Bhavan was Edwardian Baroque. It was constructed in Delhi in the year 1911 because the Britishers decided to shift their base from Kolkata to Delhi.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan has Mughal Garden, also called as presidential garden, which is situated at the back of of it and it is famous for wide variety of naturally occurring flora species. It is basically a garden made for the President such that they could take a walk around for a healthy environment. The Mughal Garden has two types of garden which are Main Garden, Terrace garden. It is open for the public also in the month of February and March. The common people can visit the Mughal Garden and admire the beauty of the nature.
Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum
There is a museum inside Rashtrapati Bhavan which was opened in July 2014, and was inaugurated by the former President of India Pranab Mukherjee. The museum describes the history of art and architecture of the Rashtrapati Bhavan describing the details regarding the construction. One can get the details of it by visiting out there.
Since the construction of Rashtrapati Bhavan in the year 1911, there was no restoration process that was done. So, it was very much necessary to repair out the faults that occurred in the construction. The restoration process of the Rashtrapati Bhavan was also held in the year 1985 and was ended in the year of 1989. The second restoration also occurred in the year 2010 when the Common Wealth Games were held.