Raj Bhawan

Open Time : 08:00 am to 5:00 pm

Entry : paid

Address : Raj Bhawan Governor House, Amghari, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India

Why to visit Raj Bhawan

Raj Bhawan, also known as Governor House, is a British-era building that now serves as the Governor of Uttarakhand's residence. It is a two-story building with 113 rooms that is known for its magnificent appearance and old-world charm. It is a replica of Buckingham Palace built in Victorian Gothic style.

The Raj Bhawan Golf Course, constructed in 1936, is one of India's vintage golf courses and is affiliated with the Indian Golf Union. Other attractions in the complex include Jhandidhar Modi Heights and Munshi Heights.

Interesting Facts

  • A few scenes from the hugely successful Bollywood film "Koi Mil Gaya" were filmed at the Governor's Residence.
  • Golfers are only granted 'Permission to Play' from 2009 onwards, and no membership is permitted.

Nearby Attractions

  • Naina Devi Temple (0.2 km)
  • Nainital Lake (0.9 km)
  • Tiffin Top (0.6 km)
  • Khurpa Taal (0.7 km)

Entry Ticket:  INR 50/- per person
Entry Ticket for golf course: INR 450/- per person

Distance From Tallital Bus Stand: 3.5 km
Ideal Duration: 1 hour

FAQ on Raj Bhawan

What time does Raj Bhawan open?

Raj Bhawan is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from March to April and September to October, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from May to August, and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from November to December. It is, however, closed on Sundays and national holidays.

How to reach Raj Bhawan?

The Governor's House is located in Nainital's Tallital neighbourhood, approximately 3 km from the Mall Road. It is easily accessible by taxi. The cheapest way to get to the site is to rent a motorcycle.

What are the nearby attractions close to Raj Bhawan?

The nearby attractions include: Naina Devi Temple (0.2 km), Nainital Lake (0.9 km), and Khurpa Tal (0.7 km).

How much does it cost to enter the Raj Bhawan?

The Raj Bhawan entry charge is INR 50, while the golf course entry price is INR 450.

Special Tip

It remains close on Sunday and all national holidays. This one is a destination that will take you close to the past amidst nature. Do not forget to keep the region clean and enjoy at best. Do confirm the visiting hours prior your visit.

By Rebecca Lal

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