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Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum rests on a huge expanse of area draped with shady trees, well trimmed lawns, fringed plants, lovely flowers, dense bushes and is set in off white color. Later, with the progress in time, it was transformed into a Museum and a Memorial Site, which was dedicated to the Late Mrs. Indira Gandhi’s memory post assassination within the premises of this Mansion dated on 31st October 1984. Few of the nicely furnished rooms and some personal belongings are seen through massive picture windows. Also, it has a collection of photographs that covers the nationalist movement and along with few others showcasing the Nehru Gandhi family.

Features of Indira Gandhi National Museum

The museum conserves Indira Gandhi’s blood stained sari, which was worn by her on the day of her assassination. The place where she had fallen down is exclusively marked as well as covered with a glass frame. It has been erected as a Memorial Site in the honor of Indira Gandhi and through this; you can witness the spots of her dried blood even today. The museum takes you back in time to witness and experience entire life cycle of Indira Gandhi, right from her childhood to the day she passed away.

On Exhibit

The museum is filled with beautiful collection of photographs depicting the Nationalist movement, and personal as well as public life of Nehru-Gandhi family. A visual narration is offered through this collection representing her life from childhood to her final days. Along with few of the personal belongings of Mrs. Gandhi, visitors are also fortunate enough to view her simple yet elegant drawing room and the study room through a huge glass. Her blood stained sari, which she wore on the day of her assassination is also there. Apart from this, the museum also houses personal exhibits of Rajeev Gandhi, her son. This includes the burnt clothes and shoes, which he wore on his assassination day; a bomb blast during the period of May 1991. Rajeev Gandhi being a trained photographer, the museum has few of his best photographs focusing on some good times of his life. On the outside area of the house, is the garden where Mrs. Gandhi was shot.  The entire stretch she last walked is enclosed in a glass like frame providing with a rippling effect of a river.

Information for Visitors

  • Timings: 9.30am To 5:00 pm; Closed on Mondays
  • Ticket Cost: Free
  • Location: No. 1, Safderjang Road, New Delhi- 110 011.
  • Attractions: Residence of the former Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, this house presently shelters collection of Nationalist Movement’s rare pictures and personal moments of Nehru-Gandhi family along with Indira Gandhi’s childhood.

How to Reach

By Road

Roads to Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum are nicely connected and maintained by the State Government. Visitors can choose from multiple options available, like, cabs, autos or even the sharing taxis. Travelling to Indira Gandhi National Museum is quite flexible by road.

By Air

All the domestic as well as international flights run to and fro at regular intervals from Delhi airport. Delhi, being the capital of the country is well connected to most of the prominent parts of Europe and even other continents through Airways. Throughout India, most of the cities have god Airway commute to Delhi. So, travelling to this place through airways doesn’t seem to be a much bigger deal anyways.

By Train

Undoubtedly, travelling to local areas of Delhi can’t get simpler without the Metro Rails. It is one of the most opted and convenient options. One of the most efficient commutation systems in Delhi is the Metro trains. They move really fast and cover all the significant areas in the city. The New Delhi Railway Station is the nearest railway station from the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, Delhi. The nearest metro station from the national rail museum Delhi is Central Secretariat Metro Station.

By Bus

Indira Gandhi National Museum can be easily visited by the DTC bus services as they have properly maintained and planned roadways and location routes.






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