“The three new tourist circuits will be the Rashtrapati Bhavan main building, two museum complexes and the gardens which the visitors can visit separately or in combination,” said a Rashtrapati Bhavan press statement.
“These circuits will be inaugurated on July 25,” it said.
Secretary to the President Omita Paul held a meeting with 24 prominent tour operators at Rashtrapati Bhavan in order to publicise these three tourist circuits.
Paul said the Rashtrapati Bhavan is looking forward to serving as a major tourist destination and asked tour operators 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 President Pranab Mukherjee have been to demystify every aspect of Rashtrapati Bhavan and bring it closer to the general public.
“It was important that as many people as possible have the opportunity to view this great monument of living heritage,” Paul 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 of Rashtrapati Bhavan will be added to the tourist circuits.”