New Delhi: The Rashtrapati Bhavan can be visited six days a week from next month. This is the first time that the Rashtrapati Bhavan will be open six days a week, as earlier it was open five days a week except Monday and Tuesday.
Except on official holidays, Rashtrapati Bhavan tours are available from Tuesday to Sunday with seven timings between 9.30am and 4.30pm. The Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex is open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday.
According to officials at the President’s Secretariat, visitors can observe the changing of the guard ceremony in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan every Saturday from 8 am to 9 am. The ceremony will not be held on a Saturday if it falls on a public holiday or if Rashtrapati Bhavan is notified of extraordinary circumstances. It is worth noting that the new parts of the presidential estate have not been made public. Visitors must book their seats online through the official website.
The route of the complex is divided into three circuits. Circle 1 houses the main structure of Rashtrapati Bhavan and its central lawn, as well as important rooms such as Ashok Hall, Durbar Hall, Banquet Hall and Parlors. Round 2 takes in the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex and Round 3 takes in the famous gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan including Amrit Udyan, Medicinal Garden, Musical Garden and Spiritual Garden.