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Anand Bhawan

The previous ancestral home of the Nehru family, the Bhawan has witnessed several histories - making events of the Indian freedom struggle. Donated to the Indian government in 1970 by Indira Gandhi, it was turned into a museum. Here one is offered a glimpse of the lifestyle of the family that retained for a long time the status of the most important political dynasty in India.

The exhibits in the two-storied building seen through glass panels include personal items of Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, Indira Gandhi (Prime Minister 1966-77, 1980-84) and her sons Sanjay Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi (Prime Minister 1984-1989). It has many rooms including the one where Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi used to stay during his visits.

Swaraj Bhawan – the old Anand Bhavan

It is old Anand Bhawan. Swaraj Bhawan, lying close to Anand Bhawan, is the house where the former Prime Minister of India Mrs. Indira Gandhi was born. Built by Pt. Moti Lal Nehru, the building was donated to the nation in 1930 to be used as the headquarters of the Congress Committee. In today’s times, the Swaraj Bhawan houses the Jawaharlal Nehru Trust.

It was the headquarters (center of operation) of provincial Congress Committee. When Gandhiji started salt satyagraha in 1930, Allahabad took a leading part.

Jawahar Planetarium

Jawahar Lal Nehru planetarium unfolds the wonders of outer space to all its visitors. It is situated inside the Anand Bhawan. Here one can measure own weight on Moon and Jupiter. It also contains a model of moon and lots of pictures of planets and stars. Various educational/scientific models are also available on sale to be used mainly by the students and children.