National Emblem
National Flag

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Yellow Drawing Room

Yellow Drawing Room
Yellow Drawing Room, is used for smaller State functions like swearing-in of Comptroller and Auditor General, Chief Election Commissioner and induction of a solitary Minister in the Union Council of Ministers. Grey Drawing Room is adjacent to Yellow Drawing Room and is used for reception and is used for serving refreshments to guests at these meetings.[Panoramic View]

Jaipur Column

Jaipur Column
The main structure is 640 feet wide and its sides are 540 feet deep (roughly 195 by 165 meters). The circumference at the base is a kilometere long. There is a vast court in front, T-shaped, with the horizontal line aligned with the front of the building. In the center of this jutting section stands the Jaipur Column, 145 feet(44.2 meters), topped by a bronze lotus from which rises a six-pointed glass star. The name of the column comes from the fact that its cost was borne by the Maharaja of Jaipur. An intresting details about the column is that inside the stone shaft runs a steel tube which tethers the lotus and the star, which weigh a little more than five tonnes, to a concrete block in the foundation. [Panoramic View]

Banquet Hall

Banquet Hall
State Dinning Hall, now known as Banquet Hall. Can seat 104 persons. Portraits of all former Presidents embellish its walls. An assortment of medieval arms on display.[Panoramic View]

   

Ashoka Hall
The Ashoka Hall,which gives the feel of a large jewel box, is a rectangle measuring 32 metres by 20 metres.It was originally built as the State Ballroom:it has a wooden floor,a central dance space, and three vestibules. Unlike most halls and chambers in Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Ashoka Hall has a painted ceiling. The painting is in the Persian style. The main painting on the roof depicts a royal hunting expedition while those towards the corners show scenes from court life.Dark colours predominate. And because the painting has been done on leather, even white takes on a brown tint. The work was commissioned by Lady Willingdon when her husband was Viceroy.[Panoramic View]

   
North Drawing Room

North Drawing Room
North Drawing Room for receiving visiting Heads of State.Two paintings are conspicuous: Transfer of power on August 14 by Shri S.N.Goshal and Swearing-in ceremony of First Indian Governor General by Shri Thakur Singh.[Panoramic View]

 
Museum

Museum
Museum has etchings of Thomas Daniel and William Daniel and autographed photographs of several Heads of States. Also on display are a number of gift items received by the President during visits abroad or during India and from visiting Heads of State at New Delhi including a dry sunflower which adorned the mortal remains of Mahatma Gandhi on January 31, 1948, 1 K.M. long thread of superfine Khadi spun by a weaver in Nadia Dist. (West Bengal), the 640 Kg. silver chair used by King Emperor at the Delhi Durbar in 1911-12.[Panoramic View]

   
Marble Hall (Left Gallery)

Marble Hall
Statues of King George V and Queen Mary, life size and bust size oil portraits of former Viceroys and Governors General, the silver chair for the Queen, the brass replica of British Crown.[Panoramic View]

   
 
Durbar Hall

Durbar Hall
Durbar Hall - 2-ton chandelier hanging from a height of 33 meters. Known during the British rule as Throne Room. There were 2 separate thrones for the Viceroy and Vicereine which have now been replaced by a simple chair for the President.Statue of Gautam Buddha belonging to Gupta period, 5 Century, A.D, benedicting from behind. Used for State functions: Defence Investiture ceremony, conferring of Padma Awards, etc.[Panoramic View]