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Western Court Building

The Western court building was built by Robert Tussell who was a native of England. It is the guest house run by government authorities which has spacious rooms and lush green lawns. The building has a very old architecture and is near to many historic buildings in the capital city. The building has  ample car parking space and comes with less room tariff. The hotel acts a stopover or guest house to get off from a journey, which is mostly used by members of parliaments or their immediate family. For most months of the year the hotel is vacant. Similar to western court there is an eastern court hotel building which is always filled with commotion. The eastern ghat hotel houses Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd, Central telegraph office and other government offices. The nearby places to western ghat building are Ram Park, Welcome Colony, Shahdara, and Seelampur. A transit hotel located in the area of Connaught place acts as a transit boarding house for ministers and members of parliament.

History

In the olden days this designed building of Western ghat acted as a hostel for the legislators. There is no history behind why the name “court” was given to the hotels. The verandahs are made up of white colored edifices. The present building of western court are of colonial design and have great heritage value. In future this building can be converted into art gallery or a museum.

Architecture

The western court building has a classic royal architecture; the property was designed by R J Russell in the year 1920. It is known to be one among the supreme and grand monuments of Delhi. There are huge palm trees in front of the white building. The western court has 78 rooms with basic services and minimum luxuries. The hotel is near to Connaught place and easily reachable from Janpath metro station. Some ITDC hotels are also present in the same area.

Attractions

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is located on Sansard marg, Connaught place and consists of 13 architectural astronomical images constructed. The purpose of building these images was to predict the movement of planets. Jantar Mantar was built by Maharaja Jai Sing II of Jaipur in the year 1724. There are three images which are famous, Samrat Yatra, Jayaprakash Yatra and Misra Yatra. It is a major tourist attraction and can be visited from Monday to Sunday from 06:00am to 05:00pm.

India Gate

It is located on Rajpath and always witnesses some or the other events organized in front of the gate. It is a 42 meters arc style gate honoring and commemorating the Indian soldiers who were killed in the First World War. The gate was originally named as All India war memorial and was formerly known as Kingsway. The architectural icon was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. In-spite of being a war memorial, India gate brings the memories of a massive architecture in Paris or Rome or even the gateway of India in Mumbai. The nearest metro station is Pragati Maidan. India gate is open to all visitors all days without any entry fees.

Art Heritage Gallery

Located on Tansen Marg is Art Heritage Gallery which is open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm and is closed on Sunday. The gallery was established in the year 1978 to create art awareness and to give a platform to budding artists. The creators Mr. E. Alkazi along with his wife, Roshan Alkazi formed the gallery to enter the art scene which was non-existent that time. There are various forms of art like drawings, oil and acrylic paintings, reverse paintings, graphic art, ceramics, sculptures, traditional art, and photography which the visitors can look in the gallery. One can contact the gallery personnel on Email: artheritagegallery@gmail.com or find information on
Website: www.artheritagegallery.com.

Online Bookings

For online accommodation bookings please refer to http://www.tripadvisor.in/
www.cleartrip.com/hotels/india/new-delhi

How to Reach

By Air

The Western court building is located 16kilometers away from Indira Gandhi International airport.

By Rail

Anyone who wants to visit Western court building will need to reach Delhi by railways, and disembarking on Nizamuddin railway station. The western court building is 9 kilometers away from the railway station and tentatively takes 22-25 minutes to reach the destination.

By Road

The Delhi bus stands carry out various local taxis and rickshaws to reach Western court building in Janpath area.

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