Anand Bhawan Overview

Ranked 2 of 52 sightseeing in Prayagraj (Allahabad)

Anand Bhawan, located in the heart of the city is the ancestral home of the first Prime-Minister of India and the freedom fighter, Jawaharlal Nehru. The bhawan has also been home to Indira Gandhi, who was also known as the "Iron Lady of India". At present, this place has 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 Government of India by Indira Gandhi. However, this place was later converted into a museum on her behest. The exhibits inside the house highlight the events, which describes the participation of prestigious family in independence of India. The most beautiful parts of the museum are the bedroom of Nehru and his study.

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

Another interesting section of the place is the study where tourists can glance through several bookshelves that are equipped 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.

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Nehru Planetarium!

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Exhibition and Book Shop at Anand Bhawan

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Living area in the museum

Living area in the museum  Video Review
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Library in the museum

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Entry to the museum

Entry to the museum  Video Review
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A crowded museum

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Inside and backyard of the museum

Inside and backyard of the museum  Video Review
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Entrance of the Museum

Entrance of the Museum  Video Review
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Museum view

Museum view  Video Review
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What travellers are saying about Anand Bhawan

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:30 AM -5:00 PM
Saturday:
9:30 AM -5:00 PM
Sunday:
9:30 AM -5:00 PM
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99% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Mike balla Niti

Mike balla Niti4.6/5

4 reviews

Nehru, s Place

He Anand Bhavan is a historic house museum in Allahabad, India focusing on the Nehru Family. It was constructed by Indian political leader Motile Nehru in the 1930s to serve as the residence of the Nehru family when the original mansion Swaraj Bhavan (previously called Anand Bhavan)

srivastava

srivastava4.3/5

8 reviews

Historical place

Must visit to understand freedom movement of India, some used articles of Gandhiji also kept here. It has very good feeling if you involve yourself with surroundings.

Venkat Uppaluri

Venkat Uppaluri3.9/5

22 reviews

Remembering Nehru's family

Nice place to visit. Some artefacts still preserved from Nehru's time. A nice book store (offered 10% discount) and a planetarium are inside the complex. Rs. 15 entrance fee.

Kriti Gupta

Kriti Gupta4.3/5

2 reviews

History revisited

Birthplace of our First Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and 1st woman prime minister Ms. Indira Gandhi. Their home has now been turned into a museum with all the antique items and belongings of our great leaders. Must visit with children.

Vivek Mishra

Vivek Mishra4.3/5

2 reviews

Beautiful garden and historical museum

Good for sightseeing and every one have to go to see the first PM of India Pandit Jawaharlal Lal Nehru House with beautiful sight and gardens. Planetarium for children's and garden with historical museum are beautiful sight to see with good transportation and food availability.

Narendra Pandey

Narendra Pandey5.0/5

4 reviews

See the old things of our leaders

Visit the place take the entry ticket, see all the clothes, amenities available from the time of Jawaharlal Nehru. Gandhi ji memories are also attached in Anand bhawan. One charkha is seen while visiting the place.

Donarun Das

Donarun Das4.3/5

213 reviews

The origin of our Freedom Struggle

Anand Bhavan is where all the plannings of our freedom struggle started. The place has been converted to a museum of sorts detailing our entire freedom struggle. Anyone who is a history fanatic, can spend the entire day delving into the beautifully detailed history. Must Visit.

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