residence of the Governor of Uttarakhand, the Raj Bhawan is a British-era
building in Nainital. The architecture of the building is stunning, and
tourists pay a special visit to the building to admire its magnificence. This
is one of the few Governor houses that are open to the visitors in India.
people also call this building a replica of Buckingham Palace. This is because
it is built in the Gothic style architecture. It was built in the year
1897-1900. The building was used as the summer residence of the British
Governors before independence. The guests of the British Governors used to stay
in this building when they visited India. It is spread over a large area and
covers a beautiful landscape. The building now houses a Golf Course, a garden,
a swimming pool, and other amenities. You can even play golf here by paying a
two-story building has 113 rooms, but today, visitors are only allowed to
access the lawns and the exterior areas of the building.
Timings: The Raj Bhawan is open during the day at
different timings on different days of the week. It remains closed on national
holidays and Sundays.
Entry Fee: Entry to the building
isn’t entirely free. You need to pay a minimal fee for entry into the premises.
fee for regular people: Rs.50 per head
fee for Golf: Rs. 450 per head
How to reach: The building is located
in the Nainital district, very close to the Tallital area. You can take an auto
from the Nainital bus stand to reach the Raj Bhawan. Kathgodam Railway Station
is the nearest railway station to reach Nainital. You can also take a taxi from
you are in Nainital, you should not miss the opportunity to visit the Raj
Bhawan and admire its architecture and beauty.