Anand Bhavan
Anand Bhavan

Anand Bhavan is a large mansion established by prominent Indian political leader Motilal Nehru in the nineteenth century. It served as the ancestral home of the Nehru–Gandhi family (late prime ministers of India, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi were born there). The premise stands as a mute testimony to the Indian freedom struggle.

It is the ancestral home of the first Prime-Minister of India and the freedom fighter, Jawaharlal Nehru. The Bhawan has been home to Mrs. Indira Gandhi, who was known as the "Iron Lady of India". At present, this place has been turned into a fine museum. Several momentous decisions and events related to the freedom struggle also took place inside this Bhawan. The main building houses a museum, which showcases the memorabilia of the Nehru family.

In 1970, Anand Bhawan was donated to the Government of India by Mrs. Indira Gandhi. This place was later converted into a museum at her behest. The exhibits inside the house highlight the events, which describes the participation of prestigious family in the struggle for independence. The most beautiful part of the museum is the bedroom of Nehru and his study.

In addition, there is a room which is especially dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. He used to stay in this room during his visits to the city. Besides, there is a room which is dedicated to Mrs. Indira Gandhi where all her belongings are housed. The drawing room of the museum houses the belongings of Mr. Moti Lal Nehru as well as of Jawaharlal.

Another interesting section of the place is the study where tourists can glance at the several bookshelves that are filled with titles dedicated to Marx and Lenin. Outside the Bhawan, there is an outhouse that houses a picture gallery. This gallery is entirely dedicated to the life of Jawaharlal Nehru.

Anand Bhavan remains open between 9:30 am and 5.00 p.m. It is closed on Mondays and central government holidays.

Other Allahabad Darshan

  • Yamuna Bridge

  • Khusro bagh

  • Triveni Sangam

  • Anand Bhawan

  • Allahabad Fort

  • Swaraj Bhawan

  • St Joseph's Cathedral

  • Allahabad University

  • All Saints Cathedral

  • Allahabad High Court
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