Three new tourist circuits in President’s estate

New Delhi: Three new tourist circuits, including one in the main building of Rashtrapati Bhavan, will be opened to the public from next month.

A meeting was today held by Omita Paul, Secretary to President Pranab Mukherjee, with 24 prominent tour operators to publicise three tourist circuits that are being developed within Rashtrapati Bhavan.

“The three new tourist circuits will be the Rashtrapati Bhavan main building, museums and the gardens which the visitors can see singly or in combination,” a press release issued by the President’s office said.

These circuits will be inaugurated on July 25.

Addressing the tour operators, Paul said Rashtrapati Bhavan is looking forward to serving as a major tourist destination. She asked them to create greater awareness and attract visitors from both India and abroad.

Paul informed the tour operators that since the beginning of the 13th Presidency in July 2012, the efforts of the President have been to demystify every aspect of Rashtrapati Bhavan and bring it closer to the general public.

“It was important as many people as possible have the opportunity to view this great monument of living heritage,” she said.

Visitors to Rashtrapati Bhavan now have the convenience of booking and paying for their visits online. In addition to the Rashtrapati Bhavan building, now two museum complexes and beautifully manicured gardens there will be added to the tourist circuits, the release said.