Friday, April 3, 2009
Rashtrapati Bhavan/President House India Delhi Photo Gallery
President House/Rashtrapati Bhavan designed by Edwin Lutyens to be the focal point of New Delhi during british rule, the house built for the Viceroy, which is today the President of India's official residence.it has a large courtyard to its front and a Mughal style garden at its back.This 20th-century architectural masterpiece covers an area of 4.5 acres of land. The cupola of its copper and sandstone dome rises 55m above the ground. Built in a neo-classical, Victorian-gothic style, Rashtrapati Bhawan has 340 large rooms, 37 salons, 74 lobbies and loggias, 18 staircases and 37 fountains. To some extent, the style can be said to be Classical or Greek. This claim is supported by the presence of large pillars and domes.