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   Raisina Hill

 

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Raisina Hill in the Indian capital New Delhi, is the spot where the most important Government buildings are located.

 

This area is locally known as Lutyens' Delhi and among its structures are the Secretariat Building, which houses the Prime Minister's Office and several other important ministries.

 

  Raisina Hill

 

  Raisina Hill

 

It is also the location of the Parliament House, a circular edifice, which is locally known as Sansad Bhawan.

 

At Raisina Hill, Rajpath (fig.), the main boulevard, which is on 26 January annually used for India's Republic Day Parade, splits the Secretariat Building into two, i.e. a North and a South section.

 

  Raisina Hill

 

  Raisina Hill

 

At the top of Raisina Hill is Rashtrapati Bhawan, i.e. the Presidential Palace, the official residence of the President of India. The entrance is guarded by a metal fence held in place by decorative stone posts, that are adorned with figures of elephants.

 

Rashtrapati Bhawan has a large central dome and in its front stands a huge pillar, which is referred to as the Jaipur Column.

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  Raisina Hill