Indian President Ram Nath Kovind has now invited every Indian to visit the Rastrapati Bhavan in Delhi that is known for its larger-than-life grandeur.
The Rastrapati Bhavan, or what Kovind called the ”embodiment of the Indian Republic”, is already a major tourist attraction and it Mughal Gardens is amongst the strongest car pullers.
A virtual tour of the 340-room presidential mansion was recently uploaded on the official social-media page of the President of India in the form of a video.
”I welcome you to visit Rashtrapati Bhavan, the embodiment of the Indian Republic. It belongs to all Indians. Do come and see it,” said the caption in the video post.
“I welcome you to visit Rashtrapati Bhavan, the embodiment of the Indian Republic. It belongs to all Indians. Do come and see it,” tweeted the President.
A glimpse of the entire Rashtrapati Bhawan is available in the 43-second video. It shows the Durbar Hall which is the room where the first independent government of India was sworn in, the too well known Ashoka Hall where the Indian President welcomes and treats visiting foreign delegations by the Heads of Missions of foreign countries are held, the library, the state dining room and the south drawing room.
Two months ago, a similar invitation was issued by President Kovind for Indians two months ago.
While this is not the first time that tourists have been allowed inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan, this time the personal touch to the invitation by President Kovind has created a difference.
The Rashtrapati Bhawan website has also been refurbished where tourists can book an appointment before visiting the mansion. The fee for visiting the Rashtrapati Bhawan is a nominal Rs 50 for tourists over the age of eight year. Tourists can visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan four days in a week – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.