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Governor's House Raj Bhawan, Nainital

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Governor's House Raj Bhawan is a Tudor-style building that serves as one of two official residences of the governor of Uttarakhand. The building was erected at the end of the 19th century from local limestone and dark grey marble. Out of its original 113 rooms, only the few featuring displays of old arms and medals are open for visitors. The complex also includes a golf course, built in 1936, and a swimming pool. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Governor's House Raj Bhawan and many more Nainital attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Nainital day trip tool.
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  • A beautifully maintained property which can be visited by buying a ticket. Although the property can be seen fully from outside, however , entry is restricted to certain areas inside for obvious... 
    A beautifully maintained property which can be visited by buying a ticket. Although the property can be seen fully from outside, however , entry is restricted to certain areas inside for obvious...  more »
  • This is the official summer residence of Governer of Uttarakhand. This place is closed when the governer or other dignitaries are staying. The place can be visited at a nominal entry fee. The guided.....  more
    This is the official summer residence of Governer of Uttarakhand. This place is closed when the governer or other dignitaries are staying. The place can be visited at a nominal entry fee. The guided.....  more »
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  • 125 years old building with amazing wood work in interiors and beautiful outer architecture. There will a guide who will give a tour of the building and he will be in a bit hurry so don't hesitate to take ur time to click pics. Cameras are not allowed inside the building. Opening time is 11 am and it remains closed on Sunday.
  • The Governor House of Nainital is named as the Raj Bhawan which is a symbol of British heritage in Nainital. This British era building is now the Governor residence of Uttarakhand which once used to be the summer residence of British Governors. Architecture of Raj Bhawan The Raj Bhawan has strategically been built around the exceptional landscape and is spread across a vast area of 205 acres with a Golf Course which is spread in 45 acres of land. There is a swimming pool and a garden as well within the premises of the castle. This Scottish-look castle was built in the pre-independence era in the year 1897 and took two years to complete. The architecture of the castle is Gothic and is built on European pattern. The name Raj Bhawan was given to it post-independence. The Raj Bhawan is a two-storeyed building with 113 rooms which were used by Britishers during summers. Mostly the British VIPs and guests stayed at the Raj Bhawan during their visit to Nainital. Post-independence, Sarojini Naidu was the first Governor of Uttar Pradesh (now comes under the state of Uttarakhand) to reside in this historic monument. Lush green gardens, Deodar and Oak trees, increase the beauty of this place and attract a lot of tourists. Golf Course at Raj Bhawan The Golf Course at Raj Bhawan is one of the oldest and vintage Golf Courses in India. It was built in 1926 and is affiliated to the Indian Golf Union. This golf course was the exclusive preserve of Erstwhile United Province, later called Uttar Pradesh. It was opened to the public in the year 1994. Set in the lush greens of the hilly landscape, this 18-hole golf course is a delight to the players. 1. The architecture of the Raj Bhawan resembles that of Buckingham Palace. 2. The Golf Course at Raj Bhawan was made open to the public in order to promote Golf as a sport. 3. The year 2009 onward only 'Permission to play' is granted to golfers and no membership is allowed.

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