President Kovind recently uploaded a video on his Twitter handle, openly inviting everyone to take a trip to the grandiose Rashtrapati Bhavan – the place where the President of India lives.
Take a moment and take a sneak peek into the home of President of India, the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The larger-than-life grandeur of the presidential house would undoubtedly attract one and all and that is what makes the Rastrapati Bhavan a major tourist attraction, apart from being the official seat of the President. After watching the glimpse of Rashtrapati Bhavan in the video posted by President Koving himself, you will certainly not look for any other reason to take a trip to the presidential residence, at least once in lifetime.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 7, 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind has now invited all Indians to visit the presidential house or what he has called the ”embodiment of the Indian Republic.” The video uploaded by President Kovind takes us on a virtual tour of the 340-room presidential mansion of India. Within 43 seconds, the video gives us a glimpse of various corners of the mansion. In the video, the Durbar Hall (where India’s first independent government was sworn in), a wonderfully decorated Ashoka Hall (where introductions for visiting foreign delegations by the Heads of Missions of foreign countries are held), the library, the state dining room and the south drawing room can be virtually seen – leaving us in utter astonishment by its magnificence.
This isn’t the first time Rashtrapati Bhavan has opened its gates for tourists, but President’s open invitation has added a personal touch making it special. So you want to take a trip? Well, you can’t just show up, right? So you need to get yourself an appointment prior to your visit and pay the nominal registration charge of Rs 50 for visitors above the age of 8 years. Also, the presidential mansion is open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – pick a day, enjoy. Bon voyage.