Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum

Rashtrapati Bhavan, home to the President of the Indian democracy, is a symbol to many of India’s strength and democratic traditions. Rashtrapati Bhavan was the creation of architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker and is situated in New Delhi. It was Sir Lutyens who conceptualized the H shaped building, covering an area of 5 acres on a 330 acre estate. This mansion has a total of 340 rooms spread over four floors, 2.5 kilometres of corridors and 190 acres of garden area. Originally built in 1929 as the residence for the Viceroy of India, Viceroy’s House as it was then called, has metamorphosed into today’s Rashtrapati Bhavan. From being a symbol of imperial rule and power, it is today emblematic of Indian democracy and its secular, plural and inclusive traditions. Today civilians can visit parts of the palace which comprises of the museum, clock tower, stables and garages. The Museum showcases artifacts for lovers of art, culture, heritage and history. (Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum)

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