We are pleased to announce that the Rashtrapati Bhawan – the official residence of the
President of India has agreed to host a tour and an evening reception on 8th September
2015 for CIDOC participants.
Influenced by Indian and Western schools of architecture, it was completed in 1929
under the gaze of British architect Edwin Landseer Lutyens. Home to the Viceroys of
India under British rule the edifice has endured a tussle and transfer of power that has
only added to its already magnificent architecture. Through guided tours of the Ashoka
Hall, Durbar Hall and the Rashtrapati Bhawan Museum, participants will get to experience
the rich cultural and political history of this building and the Indian nation.
To enable this visit it is requested that all participants, those who will be presenting and
those who are only attending, kindly send us a photocopy of the first and last pages of
their passports along with details of their current designation. We urge you to send these
details to us latest by 30th of July 2015. Without these details you will not be permitted
to avail the tour of Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Please note that the tour is scheduled for 3:00 PM, 8th September 2015.