Amazing Facts about Rashtrapati Bhavan

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Amazing Facts about Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official home of the President of India.

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Amazing Facts about Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan has 340 rooms which have the President’s office, guest rooms, halls and offices.

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Amazing Facts about Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan was designed by the well-known architect Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens.

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Amazing Facts about Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan was originally known as Viceroy’s House.

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Amazing Facts about Rashtrapati Bhavan

Dr Rajendra Prasad became the first President of India on 26 January 1950, and it was during then that the building was renamed Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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Amazing Facts about Rashtrapati Bhavan

This four-storey mansion has been built using 700 million bricks. Three million cubic feet of stones was used in the construction of the building.

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Amazing Facts about Rashtrapati Bhavan

The Mughal Gardens behind Rashtrapati Bhavan are open to public in February every year.

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Amazing Facts about Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan is located in Raisina Hill, New Delhi. Raisina Hill is named after the Raisina and Malcha villages which were cleared to make way for Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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Amazing Facts about Rashtrapati Bhavan

When APJ Abdul Kalam was the President, a small hut was built in the premises of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Kalam used to spend his free time here. The hut was demolished later.

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Amazing Facts about Rashtrapati Bhavan

The construction of Rashtrapati Bhavan started in the British Era. Although it was scheduled to be completed in 4 years, it took about 17 years to complete.

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Amazing Facts about Rashtrapati Bhavan

The architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan is a combination of Indian and European styles.

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