The historic grounds of the Governor’s residence, Raj Bhavan, opened to the public for sightseeing last week with tours to be conducted in the premises thrice a week.
On-line and prior booking is however mandatory for the trip with an entry fee of Rs 300 per person and payment to be made online. The tours are open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Mridula Sinha, Governor, inaugurated Raj Bhavan Darshan tours in the presence of Manohar Ajgaonkar, minister for tourism, Dayanand Sopte, chairman, GTDC and officials from the tourism department.
With a ticket in hand tourists and locals can visit the Raj Bhavan for a glimpse of its heritage and history, mesmerizing view, gardens and initiatives introduced in solid waste management, water harvesting, solar energy etc. The tours will be conducted in two batches, each batch of 50 visitors.
The first batch starts 2:30 pm till 4 pm and the second until 6.30 pm. The tours are being conducted by GTDC. Prior registration on the portal at least three days before the date of visit is essential and entry will be subject to police verification. On booking visitors will receive a confirmation of the same via SMS/e-mail.