Rashtrapati Bhavan

official residence of the President of India

Rashtrapati Bhavan (Hindi: भारतीय राष्ट्रपति भवन, Sanskrit : राष्ट्रपतिभवनम्) is the official home of the President of India, located in New Delhi, India. The present president (now Smt. Droupadi Murmu) stays there.

Rashtrapati Bhavan
Rashtrapati Bhavan
Rashtrapati Bhavan is located in Delhi
Rashtrapati Bhavan
Location in New Delhi, Delhi, India
Former namesViceroy's House (until 1947)
Government House (1947–1950)
Alternative namesPresidential House
General information
Architectural styleDelhi Order[1]
LocationRajpath, Raisina Hill, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Coordinates28°36′52″N 77°11′59″E / 28.61444°N 77.19972°E / 28.61444; 77.19972
Current tenants
Construction started1912
Completed1929; 95 years ago (1929)[2]
Opened1931; 93 years ago (1931)
Technical details
Size130 hectare (321 acre)
Floor area200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectEdwin Lutyens


  1. Kahn, Jeremy (30 December 2007). "Amnesty Plan for Relics of the Raj". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 June 2012. He also invented his own "Delhi Order" of neo-Classical columns that fuse Greek and Indian elements.
  2. "Rashtrapati Bhavan". The President of India. Retrieved 23 December 2011.