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Shakti Sthal

Symbolizes Power And Persistence

Shakti Sthal is the memorial site of the first lady Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. It is named for her powerful and positive attitude for the betterment of the nation. The site name means “Place of Power and Strength.”

Shakti Sthal is located between Mahatma Gandhi Marg and the banks of River Yamuna at the southeast direction of Red Fort. The Marg is known as the main Ring Road, which is in proximity to Raj Ghat, the memorial site of Mahatma Gandhi, and at the north of Vir Bhoomi, the memorial site of Mrs. Indira Gandhi’s son Rajiv Gandhi.


The night before she was assassinated, Mrs. Indira Gandhi gave a speech. An excerpt from it read: “I do not mind if my life goes in the service of the nation. If I die today, every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation.”


The last rites of Mrs. Indira Gandhi were performed at Shakti Sthal. The spot where she was cremated is covered with a grey-reddish monolith stone today. The memorial spot features a marble platform. The place is enveloped with greenery, including shady trees that offer a tranquil and soothing environment around.

The main design of Shakti Sthal features elements like rock, earth, water, and nature. The memorial structure is 16 feet in height. About 60 tonnes of iron ore is used to create it. This symbolizes strength and stamina of the Prime Minister’s character.

Timings and Entry Fee

  • Timings: 5:00 am -7:30 pm from April to September and 5:00 am – 7:00 pm from October to March.
  • Entry Fee: Free

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Delhi is in autumn and spring seasons. Winters are good too, especially for visiting open places like Shakti Sthal. Summers can be too hot and humid for strolling around.

How to Reach

Delhi is well connected to the rest of India through an impressive railway, roadway, and airway network.

The nearest metro station to Shakti Sthal is Kashmiri Gate Metro Station. Tourists can also hire auto rickshaws and cabs. They can avail  of local bus services.

Tourists with their own vehicles can find good parking facility at the area.

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