Anand Bhawan, Allahabad

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  • Address: Anand Bhawan Sabjimandi Road, Govindpur, Teliarganj, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211004, India
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-5322467071
  • Ticket Price: 10 INR
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: Historical Site, Architecture
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About Anand Bhawan, Allahabad

Located strategically in the middle of the city, Anand Bhawan has a lot of stories about the struggle for independence to tell you. It was here that the former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi spent her childhood days, spending a lot of time with Jawaharlal Nehru and the national leaders of India. The meaning of Anand Bhawan is ‘The Abode of Happiness’ and when a second house was built adjacent to it, the new building was given the name Anand Bhawan and the original one was renamed Swaraj Bhawan. Indira Gandhi donated it to India in 1970 and it was later converted into a museum.

The two storey building is a palatial structure with high ceilings, spacious rooms and verandahs with a large number of pillars, presenting a wonderful sight to the spectators. It is well maintained and kept in good condition. You will love the furniture in the rooms, which are beautifully designed, reflecting their antiquity and value.

Before you reach the house, you are welcomed by a small board stating the significance of the place and why it is important for the Indian people. Walking inside the majestic two storey house, you are immediately taken back to the pre-independent era and you will see:

  • Jawaharlal Nehru’s own bedroom and study;
  • Indira Gandhi’s living quarters with some of her personal belongings;
  • A room dedicated to the use of Mahatma Gandhi himself and
  • A drawing room containing things that belonged to Motilal Nehru and Jawaharlal Nehru.

These precious sanctuaries can only be viewed through glass, as you are not allowed entry in to the rooms. But that is enough to tell you how simple a life these leaders lived. You will also see a lot of paintings and pictures of the Nehru family.

Anand Bhawan Information

  • A light and sound show is conducted here four times daily.
  • You are not allowed to walk on the well maintained lawns.
  • Young children are given art and craft classes within the premises.
  • Keep silence inside the museum and do not touch or meddle with the artifacts in the museum.
  • During the vacation times the place is very crowded. So try to visit the place on other times.
  • Summer months from March to June are too hot.
  • Do not miss the planetarium.
  • You get auto rickshwas and taxis outside the gate.
  • You can also Contact on +91-5322567093.

Anand Bhawan Ticket Prices

  • Fees of INR 100 for Non-Indians
  • Children below 5 years do not need any entry ticket.
  • Groups of students from schools and colleges get concessions.

How To reach Anand Bhawan by Public Transport

  • Bus stop is not available within 1 km.

Restaurants Near Anand Bhawan

  • Sagar Ratna
  • Cool Breakfast Food Restaurant
  • Chaht Restaurant

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Things to Know Before Visiting Anand Bhawan

  • 95% of people who visit Allahabad include Anand Bhawan in their plan

  • 48.6% of people start their Anand Bhawan visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Anand Bhawan

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Anand Bhawan

People normally club together Allahabad Museum and Jawahar Planetarium while planning their visit to Anand Bhawan.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Anand Bhawan, Allahabad Reviews

  • Nice Historical place, house where Nehru's lived. The political battlefield of Indian history. You would like it if you any interest in history. The place is big and one would need 2 hours to see the place properly. The ticket is priced at Rs 20 for ground floor and Rs70 for the whole building. I would recommend taking the Rs 70 ticket for one to enjoy this place.

  • Nice place. Ambience is peaceful. Many South indian tourist can be found here. People will like the planetarium. If you are interested in the history of India, this is the place you must visit. Many historical decision regarding freedom of India had been taken here. Rare pics of Nehru Gandhi family can be found here.

  • Good place to visit, to see ground and first floor, ticket is of ₹70, only ground floor is ₹40/₹30(not sure). Place is superbly well maintained, gardens are beautiful. Belongings kept inside are neatly kept. *If you are in Allahabad, visit this once!👍

  • Historical place where you can find each and every details of Nehru family. Some old and ancient things are worth watching. Do enjoy the beauty of that place.

  • The residence of Nehrus family 👪. Great security for the tourists. Nice garden and museum. Several pictures of Moti Lal Nehru. Childhood pictures of Indira Gandhi. Rs 20 for ground visiting and you have to pay rs 70 if you want to see the museum.

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