Rashtrapati Bhavan now a tourist spot

Rashtrapati Bhavan now a tourist spot

Rashtrapati Bhavan now  a tourist spot
The Rashtrapati Bhavan’s main building, museums and gardens are being developed into a tourist circuit, with President Pranab Mukherjee’s efforts to “demystify every aspect” of his official residence premises.

“The three new tourist circuits will be inaugurated on July 25. The visitors can see them singly or in combination,” the President’s office said in a statement on Thursday, after Secretary to the President, Omita Paul, held a meeting with 24 prominent tour operators to discuss ways to publicise the three upcoming tourist circuits within the Rashtrapati Bhavan premises.

Addressing the tour operators, Paul said the Rashtrapati Bhavan is looking forward to serve as a major tourist destination. She asked them to create greater awareness and attract visitors from both India and abroad.

“Since the beginning of the 13th Presidency in July 2012, the efforts of President Pranab Mukherjee have been to demystify every aspect of Rashtrapati Bhavan and bring it closer to the general public. It was important as many people as possible have the opportunity to view this great monument of living heritage,” she said.

Visitors to the Rashtrapati Bhavan now have the convenience of booking and paying for their visits online. In addition to the Rashtrapati Bhavan building, two museum complexes and beautifully manicured gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan will be added to the tourist circuits now, the President’s office said.
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