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President House

President House

President House is the official residence to the President of India, located in New Delhi, India. This was known as ‘Viceroy's House’ and served as the residence of the Viceroy of India till 1950.


This beauteous house has four floors, 340 rooms and includes a floor area of 200,000 square feet. It is comprised of 700 million bricks and three million cubic feet of stone.The fascinating aspect of this edifice presents inclusion of 700 million bricks and 3.5 million cubic feet of stone, with only marginal use of steel.


The President House or Rashtrapati Bhavan is one of the most splendid buildings in New Delhi.This was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker after the capital of India was shifted from Calcutta to Delhi as announced by the King George V on 12 December 1911.This showcases truly the fine mixture of Mughal and Western styles of architecture and decorations.


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The Rashtrapati Bhavan symbolises the Indian architectural forms of jaalis, chhajjas, Buddhist railings and chhatris. The most prominent and identifying view of this glorious architecture is its dome bedded on its structure.


The design of this edifice gets settled on a large square with umpteen courtyards and open inner areas. There are separate wings for the Viceroy and another wing for guests in the house of President. The Durbar Hall, also known as the Throne Room, stands among most popular rooms of this palace that is renowned for its 2 ton chandelier hanging at a height of 33 meters.


A house to the supreme of Indian Forces.

 

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