New Delhi: Rashtrapati Bhavan will be open for public viewing for five days a week from December 1, an official statement said on Monday.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan tour will be available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (except on Gazetted Holidays) in five time slots of one hour each, from 10 am, 11am, 12 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm.
They can also visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex six days a week from Tuesday to Sunday, except on gazetted holidays, the statement issued by the President’s secretariat said.
Every Saturday, people can also witness the Change of Guard Ceremony at the Forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan from 8 am to 9 am, it said.
This event will not take place on Saturdays that are gazetted holidays and on days so notified by the Rashtrapati Bhavan, it said.
The change of guard ceremony is a military tradition held every week to enable a fresh group of the President’s Bodyguards to take charge.
Visitors can book their slots online at http://rashtrapatisachivalaya.gov.in/rbtour.
Registration charge for the visit is Rs 50 per head. Children below the age of 8 years will be exempt from the payment of these charges.