In 1947, when India became independent, the Vicefroy’s house was re-named Government House and when the country became a republic in 1952 it was re-christened as Rashtrapati Bhavan (President Quarters). The total cost of constructing the Rashtrapati Bhavan crossed £12, 53,000 in British India.
Visitors require official permission from Government of India Tourist Office to visit Rashtrapati Bhavan. To the west of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, there is a wonderful Mughal garden which is open to the public every spring. The timings are from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm on all days except Mondays. Every Saturday at 10.30 am, mounted and un-mounted troops parade in full uniform, at the front of gates of the secretariat and the Rashtrapati Bhavan, which is worth attending.
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