On Thursday, December 21, President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated 6 beautiful tourist attractions at Rashtrapati Nilayam in Hyderabad. Built in 1860, this is one of the three Presidential retreats in India and the only one established in South India. So, when you’re in Hyderabad, let’s take you through why you should visit Rashtrapati Nilayam and what’s new to explore here.
President Droupadi Murmu Inaugurates 6 Tourist Attractions At Rashtrapati Nilayam
President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated various tourist attractions at Rashtrapati Nilayam which include a replica of a historic Flag Post; Maze Garden and Children’s park; Restored step wells and traditional irrigation system; Shiva and Nandi sculptures on the rock water cascade;… pic.twitter.com/gj7zzrvvj9
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During her annual 5-day southern sojourn, President Droupadi Murmu spent her few days in Hyderabad. She inaugurated 6 tourist attractions at the iconic heritage bungalow, Rashtrapati Nilayam. The President’s retreat once served as a country house of the British before the Independence. For one year, the 90-acre campus has opened its doors to visitors every day except on Mondays and government holidays.
Here’s Where You Should Go
Here are the 6 new tourist attractions at Rashtrapati Nilayam that President Droupadi recently inaugurated.
1. Replica of Historic Flag Post
This is a 120-foot high teak wood Flag Post which historically marks the integration of Hyderabad state into the Indian Union in 148. It’s a symbol of unity and national pride.
2. Maze Garden and Children’s Park
A beautiful source of recreation, the Children’s Park offers children a space to run around and play joyfully. Adults too can unleash their inner child. The Maze Garden features the fragrant and stunning Murraya Exotica.
3. Restoration of Step Wells and Traditional Irrigation System
President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated step wells and traditional irrigation systems at Rashtrapati Nilayam. Restoring the step wells not only preserves the historical architecture but also promotes sustainability. Visitors can view the traditional irrigation systems which pose useful educational tools for the present generations.
4. Shiva and Nandi Sculptures On Rock Water Cascade
Another mesmerising addition to the already beautiful landscape is the Dakshinamurthy Shiva and Nandi sculptures on the rock water cascade. Visitors can worship the sculptures that offer tranquility and add to the spiritual allure of the place.
5. New Enclaves in the Knowledge Gallery
The Knowledge has two new exclaves. The first one sheds light on the history of Hyderabad. The second one educates visitors about India’s esteemed line of Presidents who played an integral part in the nation’s sound governance.
6. Rock Paintings Depicting “Ek Bharat, Shresth Bharat”
Right outside the knowledge gallery are vibrant rock paintings that showcase the various aspects of “Ek Bharat, Shresth Bharat.” This includes its culture heritage, diverse art forms, scientific achievements and defence achievements.
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So, when are you planning to visit Rashtrapati Nilayam with your loved ones?
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