Raj Bhawan (Nainital, Uttarakhand) – The Foundation Stone was laid on 27th April 1897

Raj Bhawan, Nainital, Uttarakhand

Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd.(KMVN) welcomes you to Raj Bhawan.

And we at the gate of Raj Bhawan waiting for the ticket counter to open to buy tickets. KMVN organize Raj Bhawan tour.

11 am to 3:30 pm

Sunday, Gazetted holidays closed.

Rs. 20 per person – The ticket.

Jagdish Chandra Arya – The Guide and the narrations as we walk following the path.

‘Koi Mil Gaya’ Hindi movie starring Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta shooting was held at the entrance.

Do you remember police station scene – it was done here only.

Raj Bhawan area is in 220 acres.

Nainital was discovered in the year 1839 by P. Barron an Englishman. He built the first building at Aayar Pada above Mallital bada bazaar. The building now-a-days is known as Pilgrim Lodge. During English rule Governor house was situated up into the hills now known as Old Governor’s House. One can reach by rope-way. There are 7-8 rooms now-a-days used as tourist bungalow. 1880 it is said there was a huge landslide at that location. Approx. 150 people died. Old Governor’s House was destroyed. Then Englishmen started construction of Governor’s House at this very location where we are standing now.

In the year 1897 the construction started and completed in the year 1899. Governor’s House resemble Buckingham Palace, London. The lush green garden, lawns are taken care by Horticulture department, roads, buildings by P.W.D., Forest by Forest Department and Golf Course by Golf Secretary. Jagdish ji showed names of people associated with the construction of the Raj Bhawan – C.W. Odling – Chief Engineer, Sir A.P. Macdonnell, H.S. Wildeblood – Executive Engineer written on top of Bhawan.

The trees you are watching is Deodar and other ones are Tilonj as known in Hindi and Oak trees the English word.

The gate of Golf Course to visit. We walk further.

45 acres Golf area established in the year 1926. Eighteen Holes Golf Course is open to associate members, visiting golfers with temporary passes.

Tee, Par 3, Stroke 11, Distance, Hole In One, 1 Bogey – few Golf words I learn during talks with the person present within the Golf-area supervising grass cutting.

Open All Days

March to April – 8 am to 5 pm

May to August – 8 am to 6 pm

September to October – 8 am to 5 pm

November to December – 8 am to 4 pm

And with that I return. Many many thanks to Jadgish ji.

If you are visiting Nainital, Raj Bhawan one should visit. It is approx. 3 – 4 km from Naini Lake up into the hills. I prefer walking and suggest if you can walk you should because more you walk up into the hills the scenery is amazing.

It is a dream Bhawan that I saw in reality. Thanks to Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam. Thanks a lot.

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