Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
This video features Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India. It was designed by the famous architect Sir Edward Lutyens. This prestigious building is located opposite Rajpath in New Delhi, the capital city of India. This imposing structure is considered as one of the most significant landmarks in New Delhi.
Rashtrapati Bhavan was constructed as the Palace of the British Viceroy of India. In 1950 when India became a republic and Dr. Rajendra Prasad became the first President of India, he was housed in this building and it was re-christened Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The building spreads over an area of 330 acres and has 340 rooms with 12 separate courtyards. Rashtrapati Bhavan is a sovereign structure and it stands as a proud symbol of the republic.