The British introduced the concept of Governor’s house or Raj Bhavan, when they built a residence for the Governor of North West Province. Currently, the official residence/accommodation of the Governor of Uttaranchal, the Raj Bhavan also serves as a guesthouse to state guests coming over for a holiday to Nainital. A prior permission for the stay is mandatory.
The Raj Bhavan is a beautiful property, well developed and maintained. Golf links, swimming pool and a splendid garden add to the glamour! Munshi heights, and Jhandidhar Modi heights are also located in the premises and are worth the watch! Standing tall at two stories housing 113 rooms, the Raj Bhavan bears a close resemblance to the Buckingham Palace!