Raj Bhawan, also called as Governor House is a British era building, now serves as the residence of Governor of Uttarakhand. Known for its magnificent looks and old age charming architecture, Raj Bhawan in Nainital previously served as summer residence of British Governors. Governor House or Raj Bhawan is located in splendid landscape and spreads across vast area.
Raj Bhawan is a two storied building consisting 113 rooms used by Britishers as summer residence. British VIP’s and guests stayed at Raj Bhawan during their visit to Nainital. It is built in Victorian Gothic style as a replica of Buckingham Palace.
Architect of Governor House of Raj Bhawan was F.W. Stevens who came from Bombay with Engineer F.O. Oertel and H.S. Wildeblood. Raj Bhawan was constructed between the period of 1897 to 1900. Now a splendid garden, golf course, Swimming Pool and lush green vast area of Deodar and Oak trees increases the attractiveness of Raj Bhawan.
Visit Timings at Raj Bhawan Nainital:
March to April 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
May to August 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
September to October 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
November to December 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Note: Raj Bhawan remains closed on Sunday and on all National Holidays.
Raj Bhawan – Rs 50/-
Raj Bhawan Golf Course – Rs 450/-