Government School Students Can Now Visit Rashtrapati Nilayam In Hyderabad For Free

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Government School Students Can Now Visit Rashtrapati Nilayam In Hyderabad For Free

The official retreat of the President of India in southern India, Rashtrapati Nilayam, in Hyderabad, is now open to the public. This retreat in Bolaram, Secunderabad, was announced open to the general public for 6 days by the office of the President of India. According to recent developments, all government school students can visit this place for free for a limited period of time. 

Free Entry To Rashtrapati Nilayam In Hyderabad  

Government school students can now visit the Rashtrapati Nilayam in Hyderabad for free. The registration fee to enter the retreat is ₹50 for all Indian nationals, while for foreign nationals it is ₹250. But the President has asked the officials here to provide absolutely free entry to all the government students. 

The Rashtrapti Nilayam officials sent out a press release urging the government schools and junior colleges to bring in their students here. They are asking them to make use of this opportunity, which is introduced for students studying in classes 12 and lower. 

On March 22, the Rashtrapti Nilayam was thrown open to the public by Draupadi Murmu, President of India. This took place via video conferencing in the presence of Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan. (As per The Siasat Daily)

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Key Attractions At The Heritage Building

Rashtrapati Nilayam was formerly known as the Residency House. It is situated in Hyderabad, Telangana, and is where the President spends at least two weeks each winter conducting official business. It also serves as a guest house for dignitaries who are in town.

The retreat is open to the general public six days a week except on Mondays and public holidays. The timings for the same are from 10 am to 5 pm. The last entry allowed here is at 4 pm. 

The Nilayam Heritage Building, underground tunnel, gardens, art gallery, and premises are all key attractions at this 162-year-old building. 

The building, which has a total land area of 90 acres, was built in 1860. It became the President’s retreat and southern sojourn following the incorporation of the princely state of Hyderabad into the Indian Union.

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