The Rashtrapati Bhavan (pronunciation , rásh-tra-pa-ti bha-vun; lit. 'Presidential Palace'; originally Viceroy's House and later Government House) is the official residence of the President of India at the western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India. Rashtrapati Bhavan may refer to only the 340-room main building that has the president's official residence, including reception halls, guest rooms and offices, also called the mansion; it may also refer to the entire 130-hectare (320-acre) Presidential Estate that additionally includes the presidential gardens, large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls. In terms of area, it is the largest residence of any head of state in the world.
The Governor-General of Fort William resided in Belvedere House, Calcutta, until the early nineteenth century, when Government House, Calcutta (now Raj Bhavan, Kolkata) was constructed. Lord Wellesley, who is reputed to have said that ‘India should be governed from a palace, not from a country house’, ordered the construction of a grand mansion between 1799 and 1803 and in 1854, the Lieutenant Governor of Bengal took up residence there. The decision to build a residence in New Delhi for the British Viceroy was taken after it was decided during the Delhi Durbar in December 1911 that the capital of India would be relocated from Calcutta to Delhi. When the plan for a new city, New Delhi, adjacent to the end south of Old Delhi, was developed after the Delhi Durbar, the new palace for the Viceroy of India was given an enormous size and prominent position. About 4,000 acres (1,600 ha) of land was acquired to begin the construction of Viceroy's House, as it was originally called, and adjacent Secretariat Building between 1911 and 1916 by relocating Raisina and Malcha villages that existed there and their 300 families under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894.
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Deepan Tripathi | Mar 5, 2018
It is awesome garden just what can you expect from the prime minister of India, although he doesn't always in here but it's his and it's maintained by our money so it's good. There are plenty of different types of flowers to smell from and the place is just mesmerizing. The beauty of this place engulfs you and you can float in the air while smelling the beautiful scent of above 400 different flowers. This is just heaven of flowers and the greatest thing of beauty India could offer. Although it's not open all year round but when it's open you must take your time to go in there and enjoy the beauty of the nature. Overall this place is wonderful.
Arpan Aggarwal Official | Mar 12, 2018
Why there is a need of such signboards in India where it says "Cameras not allowed". Everyone was taking their cameras inside the garden. Though the security was good, but checking was not. Everyone was taking pictures, everyone is uploading pictures. This a Mughal Garden just behind the President's residence & that is why it is good & nicely maintained. Lot of flowers,herbs,trees & fountains are there. You can spend 1 hour here if you are interested in these things.
Vaibhav Kushwaha | Mar 9, 2018
Ethereal beauty, regal history and the reincarnating vibes ... I'm falling short of vocabulary to describe the most exceptional experience I had here. A great diversity of Ficus species makes the bonsai garden adorable. For the first time in my life I saw the rare green rose. Numerous other gardens, each with a unique aura that transcends reality into something divine. Mughal garden is a must visit if you happen to be in Delhi in the spring season.
Abhiroop Banerjee | Apr 3, 2018
Beautiful human made landscaping, complete with British-inspired follies made in Mughal-inspired styles. The gardens are dense with flowers of a wide variety. Visit the Bonsai enclosure and the patches of medicinal herbs, all labeled with their scientific and common name. Stroll past sparkling fountains and feast your eyes on the spectacular circular garden, and take in what for most people is their only chance to see the magnificent Rashtrapati Bhavan from close quarters. Parking is limited so using public transport is recommended. Wheelchairs, rest stops, free and clean water and a relatively clean public toilet make this one of the better managed tourist spots in the Capital. Refreshments are disappointing, with a severely limited menu of junk food sold in a barren park without ANY seating. Take a look at the souvenir shops though, if you care for mementos. Photography is permitted. Wear airy clothing and comfortable walking/running footwear. Keep 2-3 hours aside for a leisurely experience.
Ahmed Mobeen | Mar 13, 2018
Open every year around February, Mughal Garden is epitome of floral beauty. A must visit place to see varieties of splendid rose, tulips, daffodils, and what not. Has a section for Bonsai plants where one can appreciate the species of ficus, banyan, figs etc. The entry is free: accessible from Presidential Estate entry gate no 35, North Avenue; one is not suppose to carry bags, water bottles or ladies purses (money containing wallets are allowed).
Sudhansu Mishra | Apr 4, 2018
This place its nice garden with the beautiful and have vary collection of trees and flowers. Where you can have fun with friends and have a good day. It was totally open place for everyone without any charge. We can see ancient plants which included all types like herbs, shrubs and animals last but not the least musical fountain. Flowers really attracts towards them due to their elegance.
Abhilash Pandey | Apr 26, 2018
Awesome place with all the flora fountains natural beauty. Best thing is you get to see the president residence, tax payers money we spent 😜. Nicely maintained and water and food stalls are available. Water is free food not. You may face issues with commute as it’s far from metro and local transport not easily available so take your own ride or book a cab.
Ravi Raushan Singh | Apr 26, 2018
We went to Mughal Garden in the month of March. The place was jam packed as it was last day of its opening for this year. I had very high hopes with Mughal Garden.It took us a while to reach the actual part of Mughal Garden where you will see various flowers like species of roses, tulip, marigold, etc. The garden also has a botanical garden with the names and its use of all the plants and shrubs. The place opens for a very short period during the months of Feb - March every year. A visit to Mughal Garden is necessary if you are in Delhi.
Vikash Thakur | Jun 2, 2018
Mughal garden is very beautiful place. There are most of variety of flowers and this is open in a year only one time. Garden opening month is February. If you are going to visiting there please don't try to destroyed the flowers because it's very beautiful garden.
kumar sudip | Jun 18, 2018
Its a garden one must visit. Even though its open for brief period of one month.. most of the time near feb to march. Its beautiful and so colourful. You can see flower of many variety. But one thing u should keep in mind that it really gets crowded and lots of shoving happens as people race to get the photo op.
Akshay Koul | Jun 26, 2018
Definitely a must visit. The place has its own charm. But the visitors need to show some etiquette towards the garden as plucking flowers and littering is a common sight. Although arrangements are provided for water and resting area.
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