India is an interesting land with an interesting story behind it. Ruled by the kings during the British time, the fight for independence or the beginning years of democracy, we have an amazing legacy to remember. Looking back helps to understand the country in a better way. And this is exactly what the museum at Rashtrapati Bhawan is offering you. The museum is located in the underground making it one of a kind in India. The building features the personal things of all the Presidents of India, the President's vehicle and other fascinating items. A hand-shadow show is also organized, which describes how the President is elected in our country.
Note: you will have to wait till October 2nd for the museum to open to the public.
There in the museum, one can see Mahatma Gandhi talking to Lord Irwin on the screen. And then, when he walks out of the Rashtrapati Bhawan — then Viceroy’s House — during this journey, one can join him and relive that glorious time. Feel free to click pictures and experience. There is a tabloid featuring Gandhi’s Dandi March.
To give an insight on how the President is elected, the museum offers a hand shadow show with a running commentary. It makes you aware about the election process and other key aspects of the country like- the Parliament building, the Rashtrapati Bhawan, Indian villages and the Pillars of Ashoka using the movement of hands.
It appears to be a simple, see-through glass. But when the projector rays a live video, it becomes a TV telecasting daily news. Viewers can go behind the screen and continue to watch the show.
There is an imitation of the room where the President of the country meets the visitors in his office.
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The museum at the Rashtrapati Bhawan gives you the real opportunity to meet the president of the country. There is a small cubicle where you could go and press a button. After that a large screen on the wall appears where the visitors can see himself/ herself meeting with the president of India. Visitor and the President will be talking to each other through that channel.
A unique box shafts of light with 3D holographic images, one after another, speeches of Indian Presidents. Stand anywhere and witness them delivering their speeches, as if in real life.
The museum also displays a complete floor full of exotic gifts that Presidents has received from different parts of the world. The collection is very huge and consists of variety of luxurious items
The place in different windows displays personal belongings of all the 13 Presidents India has so far with glimpses of their lives. There lay stuffs representing the choice of their clothes, habits and lifestyle of presidents.
One gets to see rare photographs of the President’s house and the pictures during the freedom movement. Various moments from the glorious history of the country lay there on the table and takes you to the different era altogether.
Under the building there is one ancient yet famous presidential buggy drawn by a life-size horse along with a Merc presented to late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi by the King of Jordan. The car was later handed over by Gandhi to the Rashtrapati Bhawan.