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The Splendour of Rashtrapati Bhavan revealed on Discovery Channel

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NEW DELHI: Coinciding with India's 67th Independence Day celebration on 15 August, Discovery Channel is telecasting a series with an exclusive journey inside the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Having its premiere at 9 pm on 15 August, Revealed: Rashtrapati Bhavan captures the story of Rashtrapati Bhavan from its conception to its completion and the changes undergone as the home of the respective Indian Presidents. Rashtrapati Bhavan, which is amongst the largest presidential estates of the world, was the heart of the British plan for a new imperial capital.

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific senior vice president and general manager - South Asia Rahul Johri said, "Discovery Channel is privileged to present the breathtaking splendour of the Rashtrapati Bhavan - the office and residence of the President of the largest democracy in the world. On the occasion of this Independence Day, we are delighted to take viewers inside the corridors of the presidential palace rarely seen on the Indian television."

Especially produced for Discovery Channel by AIM Television, Revealed: Rashtrapati Bhavan charts the history of this building on two parallels. One story follows the shift of the capital and the efforts of Edwin Landseer Lutyens as the architect of this house while the other takes viewers through the sprawling palace and its magnificent rooms. Every element in the Rashtrapati Bhavan has evolved over the past eight decades where the building has witnessed the transition from an imperial occupation to being the home of the head of the largest democracy in the world.

The palatial residence is an extended expression of architect Edward Lutyen's passion and finesse. From the most spectacular room in the palace, Ashoka Hall, to the Dwarka Suite now used for serving the state guests - this exclusive insight into the President's house answers a spectrum of questions on what lies behind the high gates. The programme also brings to light the design of the residence, the creative culinary quotient as well as the history and intense security.

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