India has 3 Presidential retreats across the country and the one in Secunderabad, Hyderabad was recently declared open to the public. Rashtrapati Nilayam is the Presidential retreat in Telangana where the President of India visits and stays at least once every year. For a ₹50 ticket, the public will be able to visit this heritage building.
Rashtrapati Nilayam Is Now Open To Public
When President Draupadi Murmu stated that structures like the Rashtrapati Bhawan and Rashtrapati Nilayam belong to all Indians, the decision to open them to the public was made. This marked a first for this heritage building. Earlier, only the gardens were open to the public but that too wasn’t the case all year round.
Now, the Nilayam will be open throughout the year except for during the President’s stay at the estate. This Nilayam will be available for access to the public 6 days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM. With a ₹50 ticket, people will be able to indulge in the magnificence of the structure. The ticket is priced at ₹250 for foreign tourists.
The Nilayam Will Have Much To Offer
To make it more interesting for the visitors, a Knowledge Gallery is also being established in the Nilayam. This gallery will focus on the history of the Nilayam, Rashtrapati Bhawan as well as the heroes of independence. Special attention has been given to this initiative to honour those who deserve their due credit for India’s independence.
With a goal to reconnect the youth of India to their rich heritage, President Draupadi Murmu urged them to visit the Nilayam. While exploring the structure, they will come across the dining area and the Presidential Wing. On the tunnel that joins the dining hall and the Nilayam Kitchen, they will find the Cheriyal paintings of Telangana.
A trip to the Nilayam will open visitors to the rich culture and history of India, Rashtrapati Bhawan and Rashtrapati Nilayam. They will also learn more about India’s constitution and the President’s role.
It is definitely going to be a one-of-a-kind experience that everyone must opt for at least once.
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