11 Amazing Facts about Rashtrapati bhavan , New Delhi

The Rashtrapati Bhavan, or the Presidential Palace, stands as the second largest in the world, yielding only to Rome's Quirinal Palace in Italy in grandeur and magnificence.

A prodigious endeavor that spanned 17 years, its construction commenced in 1912 and reached fruition in 1929, requiring the collective efforts of nearly 29,000 laborers. 

This opulent edifice boasts over 300 chambers, encompassing the presidential sanctuary, guest accommodations, and the staff's quarters.

Housing a workforce of 750 individuals, the President's Secretariat alone employs 245 dedicated personnel.

 The Rashtrapati Bhavan is a testimony to craftsmanship, comprising a staggering 700 million bricks and a colossal 3 million cubic feet of stones in its construction.

In the pre-Independence era, this imposing structure was referred to as the Viceroy's House and ranks as India's most expansive residential complex. 

A February tradition unveils the resplendent Mughal Garden, a horticultural marvel nestled behind the Rashtrapati Bhavan, known as Udyanotsav.

The landscape harbors an assortment of gardens, each bearing a distinct shape – rectangular, elongated, and circular. Particularly enchanting is the Circular Garden, 

Adding historical depth, the Rashtrapati Bhavan harbors a statue of Gautama Buddha, a relic hailing from the golden epoch of art and culture during the Gupta era, approximately in the 4th-5th century. Notably, it stands at the same elevation as the India Gate.