Almost everyone is aware of the historic India Gate in Delhi. Right in front of it is the building located in the heart of Delhi, where the first people of India live. Yes, we are talking about ‘Rashtrapati Bhavan’. This building is not just a building but it is a witness to the Republic of India. A huge building and its architecture is worth seeing. This building tells many such stories about which very few people know about, from becoming a symbol of the British Empire to the Palace of His Majesty. Today in this article we are going to tell you some interesting facts about Rashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi, about which you probably do not know yet. So let’s know.
Historical story of the building
Maybe you know. If not, then let me tell you that when the British rule decided to make Delhi the capital instead of Kolkata in the year 1911, they wanted to build a building from which the whole country could rule. In such a situation the British government decided to build a magnificent palace and in the year 1912 it was decided to build this building, which was built on Raisina Hills.
Not made in scheduled time
Yes, the construction of these buildings for the British Viceroy on Raisina Hills has not been done within the stipulated time. It is mentioned in many articles that it was to be constructed in just four years, but, it took almost 17 years to be fully completed. Let us tell you that these palaces were architected by the British citizen Edwin Landseer Lutyens. Till 1950, it was called Viceroy’s House. Checkout this blog- Sad Quotes About Pain And Love In Hindi
Built at the time of around one crore forty lakh rupees, this palace has about 340 rooms. In this palace, one can easily get a glimpse of ancient Indian style, Mughal style and Birtish style. The dome of this palace has been constructed in such a way that it cannot suffer any damage even in earthquake. It is said that bells of Indian temples have been built on many pillars of the building.
Change over time
From the first President of India to Ram Nath Kovind, there have been 14 presidents here. It is said that almost every president has his own memories attached to this building. As the second President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a teacher, due to which many good books can be seen in the library here. President Zakir Hussain loved rose flowers very much, so he built the Mughal Garden in these buildings. Likewise many other presidents also made changes to this palace over time.
When can we go for a visit here!
It is not that a common citizen cannot go for a walk in this huge palace. Registration has to be done to roam here and after registering, one can go for a walk in a part of the palace. In the month of February, thousands of tourists visit the Mughal Gardens in Rashtrapati Bhavan. Registration is not required to go here.