The state of Delhi is located towards the northern part of India and is surrounded by Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The state is the capital of the country, India. Although a lot of development has been undertaken by successive governments ruling from here, the state has two sides to its coin much like most modern cities across the globe. The old part of Delhi is dotted with the presence of narrow lanes and a lot of havelis, whereas the imperial part of the state is well maintained and is adorned with the presence of large and dominating Government buildings and avenues which are lined with rich green cover of tall trees.
Delhi has always been the political hub of the country with most major political parties having their headquarters here. Besides, the state also has a unique character, and treats various people from all walks of life in an equal manner. The various cuisines which are served here are one of the major boosters for the great number of tourists who visit the state. The roads in Delhi have something special and intriguing to offer ranging from the food options to the options for indulging in a shopping spree. The region of Connaught Place, South Extension and Kamla Nagar are some of the major shopping hubs in the state.
Being the rich cosmopolitan city, Delhi has splashed vibrancy in each and every selection, be it the choice of entertainment or the choice of profession. There is abundance of locations where one can indulge in the visual treat of the mystic monuments. The locations such as Red Fort, India Gate etc. provide a great sense of pride to the tourists. The city never sleeps; this can be concluded from the nightlife of this state, with bars and clubs raising toasts till the wee hours.
Home to the President of the world’s largest democracy, Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi stands as a symbol of national strength. The nation’s most important democratic functions like the swearing-in ceremony of its elected leaders are carried out in these very grounds.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan has been witness to honour giving ceremonies of the country’s bravehearts and achievers, signing of historic pacts between India and other nations, of India’s independence and republic day ceremonies, and the hosting of many world leaders.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan is a true architectural masterpiece in its own right. The magnificent building spreads across 320 acres, including the splendid ‘Mughal Garden’ and the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum. The design of the Rashtrapati Bhavan mainly imparts the Mughal architectural styles blended with classical and grand European signatures, credited to the British architects- Edwin Lutyen and Hebert Baker.
The building is also diversified with a number of other typically Indian motifs such as ornate Elephant statues on the outer wall or the main gate of the building with the ‘Jaipur column’. All in all, it is quite a visual treat to behold!
The building is open to visitors by three different segments or tour circuits. The first circuit comprises of the Main building and the Central Lawn. The second circuit houses the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex. In the same circuit, you can get a tour of the Clock Tower, the Stables, and the Garages.
The third circuit has the magnificent Mughal Garden and other ancillary gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Tourists can request a trip of each of the circuits separately on the days assigned for each segment respectively for daytime visits from 9 AM to 4 PM.
There is much to take in and marvel at around the complex-- the intricate craftsmanship of carved marble statues, the sprawling Mughal Gardens featuring masterful landscaping concepts, the Clock Tower, and a myriad of presidential mementos preserved inside the Museum. Upon exit, you can explore the premier surroundings of this important historical site, often called as the ‘Lutyens Delhi’.