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About Raj Bhavan

The Raj Bhavan was the official accommodation of The Viceroy of India before India got freedom. Later in 1911 it was declared as the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of West Bengal. After the independence, the building became popular as Raj Bhavan. Raj Bhavan was designed by Captain Charles Wyatt and is built according to the neoclassical architectural style. The building has been through several transformations over the time. It has a metallic dome and huge gateways. It spans across an area of 84,000 sq. feet and has six gateways. You can capture a splendid view of the gateway from the Northern doorway which is the main entrance gate of the building. The layout of the building is well planned and executed with perfection. There is a total of 60 rooms in the Raj Bhavan excluding the public halls, courtyards, and banquet halls. You will find a residential suite of four kinds. The President, vice president, and prime minister stay in the first suite during their visit in the state. There are yellow drawing room, blue drawing room and brown dining room in the Bhavan. The Marble floor on the basement is used for the meeting and conferences of the state.

Historical Context: It is an official resident of the Governor of West Bengal, and was constructed in 1803.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Closed On Sundays
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera

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