Secretariat Building

New Delhi, India

Popularly known as British Garh or central secretariat, this is a place where the cabinet secretariat is housed which administers the Government of India. This building was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and was built in 1930. The building consists of two blocks, namely North block and South block. Each block is surmounted by two domes which make these blocks 217 feet high. Situated at Raisina hills the secretariat building is home to some of the most important ministries of the Cabinet of India having office of these ministries. The buildings have about 1000 rooms and roughly about eight miles of corridor. The Secretariats displays admirable features of the modern day British architecture combined with Mughal and Rajasthani stylehaving graceful columns, purest marble screens, and high arched portals, richly carved Windows, Porticos and Balconies. The interior decoration is also very stunning having numerous beautiful paintings.

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