• President Droupadi Murmu dedicated the Rashtrapati Niwas at Mashobra, earlier known as the Presidential Retreat, to the general public.
  • People can visit the heritage building of the Rashtrapati Niwas, which is 13 km from here, from April 23.
  • Spread over an area of 10,628 sq feet, the Rashtrapati Niwas has expansive lawns and a tulip garden.
  • The then medical superintendent of Shimla built the wooden building with ‘dhajji’ walls in 1850.
  • The Retreat was taken on permanent lease from the Raja of Koti in 1895.
  • Earl of Elgin was the first Viceroy of India to use this Retreat as the viceregal residence.
  • Thereafter, it was used by all the viceroys, who used to spend the weekend here.
  • The Retreat at Mashobra and Rashtrapati Nilayam in Hyderabad are the two residences of the President of India outside Delhi.
  • All Presidents have visited the Rashtrapati Niwas at Mashobra in summer.
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