On your travel trip to Delhi visit the magnificent Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi, a colonial structure also known as President House. Take a stroll at Rajpath and view Rashtrapati Bhawan monuments made during British era.

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The Rashtrapati Bhavan (the residence of the Indian president) is undoubtedly one of the best known monuments of the British Empire and remains to be the best creation of architect Lyutens. Bigger than the grand Palace of Versailles made at a whopping cost of 12, 53,000 pounds at that time is the official residence of the president of India. The splendor of this monument is multi dimensional and architecture is simply breathtaking. Unquestionably the Rashtrapati Bhavan as we know it today architectural masterpiece that involves symmetry, discipline and more over a distinctive sense of royalty that shines out just as intended by its former colonizers.

The present Rashtrapati Bhavan today was once served as the residence of the Viceroy of India. The building was constructed after the capital of British India was shifted from Calcutta to New Delhi in 1911. The building was aimed to be a perpetual durbar and a monument in stone that would fittingly last for ages to come. This perpetual durbar and symbol seat of Imperialism was converted into the permanent institution of democracy. It is interesting to note that the building was scheduled to be completed in four years but on the contrary took 17 years for completion. The vast mansion has 4 floors and 340 rooms, with a floor area of 20,000 square it was built by using700 million bricks and three million cubic feet of stone. An interesting fact is that not a single piece of iron has been used for the construction of the monument.

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