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Nehru Memorial Museum

Location:Teen Murti Bhavan on Teen Murti Road

Time to Visit:Tuesday-Sunday, Monday closed

Preferred Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Admission Fee: Free and open to all

Photography charges: nil, permission required

How to Reach: Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach this museum or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or metro rail.

Nearest Railway Station: New Delhi Railway Station

Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Functional Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Time required for sightseeing:Approx 40 minutes

Nehru Memorial Museum is located in one of the most imposing and stately buildings of Lutyen's New Delhi, Teen Murti Bhavan on Teen Murti Road. Originally the official home of the British commander-in-chief of the Indian army, this graceful colonial building became the residence of India's first Prime Minister and national leader, Jawaharlal Nehru, who lived here for sixteen years.

Depicting various facets of life of the great statesman, the memorial has a fine collection of rare photographs from his family album, his personal letters and newspaper clippings providing detailed information on National Movement of India.. The visitors can view Nehru's bedroom, study room and drawing room as he left them through large glasses. These spacious teak-paneled rooms with high ceilings are laid with some very personal belongings of the able leader. There are also on display his stylish clothes of summer and winter reflecting his elegant taste apart from gifts, treasured curios, presents and precious awards he received during his lifetime from various countries and organizations.

An eternal flame burns representing the values and foresightedness of Nehruji just near the beautiful flower garden at the back of the house. Besides it, there is also a rock carved out with thankful words of the dynamic person for his countrymen.
Teen Murti House also has a rich library, Nehru Memorial Library, which is an excellent research center for Indian History. The library has the provision to give temporary membership to interested persons.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, Gandhi Smriti, Dilli Haat, Safdarjung Tomb, Rastrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Jantar Mantar, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Hanuman Mandir

Nearby Places to Eat

Hotel Le Meridien, Imperial Hotel, Hotel Inter-Continental, Parikrama Revolving restaurant, Gaylord, El Rodeo, Bercos, Zen restaurant, Delhi Darbar, Nizam's Kathi Kebabs and Standard Restaurant. For snacks and fast foods: Bengali Market (sweets and chat), Kake da hotel (Indian food), Wenger, Mc Donalds, Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza, Nirula's, Ruby Tuesday, Sona Rupa, Starbeans, Barista, Café Coffee Day, Dilli Haat, and innumerable roadside foodstalls and good Indian restaurants in INA market, Yusuf Sarai Market, Green Park and South Extension market.

Nearby Shopping Venues

Sarojini Nagar Market (all types of things but especially trendy and fashionable clothes), South Extension Market (most commercial shopping destination), Connaught Place (jewellery, books, art galleries, leather goods and the list goes on), Baba Kharak Singh Marg (it has emporium of all states of India dedicated to state's unique art and craft created by traditional and skilled artisans), Central Cottage Industries (merchandise and curios), Janpath (clothes and low priced gifts, souvenirs and curios), Panchkuian Road (ethnic things), Khan Market (local residential market) and Palika Bazaar (electronic items)

Last Updated On: 2011/07/04