Indira Gandhi Memorial
The Indira Gandhi Memorial was the abode of Late Shrimati Indira Gandhi who was the third Prime Minister of India and very first female Prime Minister of Republic of India. Painted in the achromatic color of uttermost lightness; featuring little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light, the whole building poses on a monumental area attractively surrounded with well maintained grass fields and bushes.
The building was turned into a museum and a commemoration spot on the remembering of Late Shrimati. Indira Gandhi after she was taken away from the Earth from the premises of this abode on the fateful day of 31st October 1984.
The Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum presents the complete life history of Late Shrimati. Indira Gandhi. Visiting the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum will be a never-before experience for certain that people are sure to experience an unusual silence environing them in no time as soon as they enter the museum. An assorted range of pictures from the personal and public life of the Nehru-Gandhi's families are showcased.
The photographs of Late Shrimati Indira Gandhi from childhood days until her very last photograph broadcasts her entire life in front of the visitant's eyes. The wedding, poses with her father Shri. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Ji (first Prime Minister of Republic of India), snaps with her sons Shri Sanjay Gandhi and Shri. Rajiv Gandhi (Sixth Prime Minister of India), photographs of her last days and many other rare photographs will certainly occupy the visitant’s heart and mind for long time.
The museum division of the building is entirely barricaded with see-through glass fencing through which visitors can witness Late Shrimati Indira Gandhi's sitting room, dining-room and a few other rooms of her residence. The sari which she worn lastly before getting shot on the fateful day is kept on display with blood stains.
The total footpath where she last took the air, and the particular point where she was shot down and the spot where she fell under and turned motionless is fenced with a glass frame. The dried blood spots can be seen through the see-through glass, and it will still take the visitors to feeling of distress and disbelief.
Adding to the amazement of the visitors, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum also displays some of the personal properties and picture taking skills of Shri. Rajiv Gandhi. The right side entrance-way of the museum showcases written works of Late Shrimati Indira Gandhi which discloses the earnestness and love of this good-hearted lady towards Indians and her thoughts to function towards the growth and welfare of the country. Famous speeches delivered by the former Prime Minister can also be listened with the earphones fixed in the bushes of the house complex.
Quick FactsEstablishment of Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum: 1959
Location and Contact Details
No. 1, Safdarjung Road (South Delhi)
New Delhi - 110029
Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport: 16 km
Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat metro station (yellow line)
+91 11 2464 7005,
+91 11 2469 8431,
+91 11 2461 8026
Timings: 9:30 AM to 4:45 PM (Mondays holiday)
Entry Fee: None
Camera Fee: None
Also Read: Museums in Delhi
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