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Visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan

Note: 1. Closure of Rashtrapati Bhavan Visit from 22nd to 24th Nov 2019:

It is hereby informed that due to official function of the Hon'ble President at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 22nd, 23rd & 24th November 2019, Rashtrapati Bhavan would be closed for Public Visit on these days, i.e. 22nd to 24th November 2019. All those who have booked online for the above-mentioned dates may please contact VMC and reschedule their Bookings. As a special case Rashtrapati Bhavan would be opened on 20th, 21st, 25th and 26th November only for the visitors who have booked for 22-24th November 2019.

2. Cancellation of Change of Guard ceremony on 23rd Nov, Saturday:

Change of Guard ceremony will be closed on 23 November 2019, Saturday Morning due to Official function at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

3. Inconvenience is deeply regretted.

Instructions for Visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan

1. A request for visit to the Rashtrapati Bhavan can be made by online Booking system through a link on the websitehttp://rashtrapatisachivalaya.gov.in/rbtour/

2. The visiting days of Rashtrapati Bhavan are as under:

Circuit 1: Rashtrapati Bhavan Main Building and the Central Lawn will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Circuit 2: The Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex(RBMC) comprising the Clock Tower, the Stables and the Garages will be open on all days except Monday.

Circuit 3: The Mughal Garden and other Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan will be open from August to March on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

3. Timings will be from 9 AM to 4 PM.

4. Entry to Rashtrapati Bhavan for visit is through Gate No. 2(Rajpath), Gate No. 37(via Dalhousie Road-Hukmi Mai Marg) and Gate No. 38 (via Church Road-Brassy Avenue) of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

5. Indian citizens are required to carry valid photo ID Cards. In case of foreigners, they should make their request for visit along with photocopies of their passport. On the day of visit, they are required to carry their original passport for identification.

6. Registration charges of Rs. 50 per visitor are introduced w.e.f. 25th July 2016. The registration charges are payable online and will be non-refundable and non-transferable.

7. Visitors below the age of 8 years will be exempted from the payment of registration charges. Visitors individually or in a group of less than 30 persons will be charged Rs. 50 per visitor per visit. Visitors in a group of 30 persons will be charged Rs. 1200 (Rs. 50x30 less 20% discount) per visit. Visitors in a group of more than 30 persons will be charged Rs.1200 plus Rs. 50 per additional visitor.

8. Online booking is subject to confirmation through Email/SMS.

9. For security reasons, the President’s Secretariat reserves the right to approve / reject the permission to visit Rashtrapati Bhavan.

10. The permission to visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan Tourist Circuits is subject to cancellation, as and when deemed necessary by the President’s Secretariat.

11. The Change of Guard Ceremony is held on every Saturday and Sunday at Rashtrapati Bhavan.


On Saturday
12 Oct 2019 to 14 Nov 2019 : 0740 hrs – 0840 hrs
15 Nov 2019 to 14 Mar 2020 : 0940 hrs – 1040 hrs
On Sunday
13 Oct 2019 to 30 Oct 2019 : 1630 hrs – 1730 hrs
01 Nov 2019 to 14 Mar 2020 : 1610 hrs – 1710 hrs
15 Mar 2020 to 30 Apr 2020 : 1710 hrs – 1810 hrs
01 May 2020 to 10 Oct 2020 : Closed due to hot weather conditions. (To recommence on 2nd Sunday of October 2020)
Note: Change of Guard Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan will not be carried out on Sunday, 01 Dec, 2019 at 1610hrs - 1710hrs due to unavoidable circumstances.

"The above schedule is subject to change, as may be notified by Rashtrapati Bhavan."

12. A request to witness the Change of Guard Ceremony can be made online through a link on the websitehttps://rb.nic.in/rbvisit/visit_plan.aspx

13. A person with valid photo ID Card would be allowed to witness the Change of Guard Ceremony free of cost subject to availability of seats.

14. Entry will open 40 minutes prior to the Ceremony and close 15 minutes prior to commencement of the Ceremony.

15. For any queries and assistance reelated to the visit, please contact the Visitors’ Management Cell: Tel. No. :011- 23013287, 23015321 Ext.: 4662, Fax No.: 011- 23015246, Email: reception-officer@rb.nic.in

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