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Central Secretariat Complex, New Delhi

The Central Secretariat is a set of two office blocks situated on opposite sides of the Rajpath in New Delhi, India. The two blocks are called the North Block and the South Block where the most important offices of the Indian Government functions. The North Block houses the Home Ministry and the Ministry of Finance while South Block houses the Ministry of External Affairs.

The building was designed by British architect Herbert Baker and resembles Mughal and Rajputana style of architecture. This complex is a prestigious monument within the capital city and is located adjacent to the Rashtrapathi Bhavan (the President’s official residence).

Tourists from around the world visit this place and the best time to be here on the Republic Day on 26th January every year. Seen in this video is the Central Secretariat complex illuminated after the Beating Retreat ceremony on 29th January marking the closure of the Republic Day celebrations.