The Change of Guard Ceremony


Note: 1. Closure of Rashtrapati Bhavan Visit from 22nd to 24th Nov 2019:
It is hereby informed that due to official function of the Hon'ble President at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 22nd, 23rd & 24th November 2019, Rashtrapati Bhavan would be closed for Public Visit on these days, i.e. 22nd to 24th November 2019. All those who have booked online for the above-mentioned dates may please contact VMC and reschedule their Bookings. As a special case Rashtrapati Bhavan would be opened on 20th, 21st, 25th and 26th November only for the visitors who have booked for 22-24th November 2019.

2. Cancellation of Change of Guard ceremony on 23rd Nov, Saturday:
Change of Guard ceremony will be closed on 23 November 2019, Saturday Morning due to Official function at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

3. Inconvenience is deeply regretted.

Change of Guard Ceremony is held on every Saturday and Sunday at Rashtrapati Bhavan.


On Saturday
12 Oct 2019 to 14 Nov 2019 : 0740 hrs – 0840 hrs
15 Nov 2019 to 14 Mar 2020 : 0940 hrs – 1040 hrs

On Sunday
13 Oct 2019 to 30 Oct 2019 : 1630 hrs – 1730 hrs
01 Nov 2019 to 14 Mar 2020: 1610 hrs – 1710 hrs
15 Mar 2020 to 30 Apr 2020 : 1710 hrs – 1810 hrs
01 May 2020 to 10 Oct 2020 : Closed due to hot weather conditions.
(To recommence on 2nd Sunday of October 2020)

Note: Change of Guard Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan will not be carried out on Sunday, 01 Dec, 2019 at 1610hrs - 1710hrs due to unavoidable circumstances.

A request to witness the Change of Guard Ceremony can be made online through a link on the website

A person with valid photo ID Card would be allowed to witness Change of Guard Ceremony free of cost subject to availability of seats. Entry will open 40 minutes prior to Ceremony and close 15 minutes prior to commencement of Ceremony.

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