Raj Nivas is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. It is located in Puducherry's capital city of Pondicherry. The present lieutenant governor of Puducherry is Dr. Kiran Bedi. Once it turned into the legit house of the French Governors. Much later the Southern Verandas had been in the end widened and its frontage became beautified and given a face-carry. Since then the southern gate has been the respectable front of the Raj Nivas.
The Governor’s palace affords lodging for state in addition to non-public visitors of the Governor and these suites are named after the diverse regions, namely Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam. The new House of the Governor was built on the former website online of the Hotel de l. A. Compaigne which changed into the foundation of the present Raj Nivas. Initially, the Governor's House became built inside the French Baroque style but it was destroyed in the year 1761 by way of the British. Later, the building changed into rebuilt within the Rococo fashion from 1766 onwards.
The Raj Nivas changed into a square, unmarried storied structure going for walks east to west with porticoes on either side of the flanked through different rectangular wings on the east and west. It changed into later transformed into a double storied House. Le Palais Du governor now known as the Raj Nivas is located surrounded by way of the Rue Jawaharlal Nehru at the North, Rue De Rangapoule on the South and Rue Saint Louis at the East and Rue Francois Martin at the West with access from the north and south. The Governor’s House has a records of its personal.