"Shantivan" Delhi Things to Do Tip by Rupanworld

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Shantivan is the memorial of great Indian leader and India's first prime minister, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. He was the longest serving prime minister of India for about 17 years from 15th August 1947 till 27th May 1964. I don't want to discuss politics here, but he is definitely a big figure in India. He died in 1964 and was cremated at Shantivan. A memorial has been set up here and the entire area is surrounded by lush green lawns. His birthday, 14th November every year is celebrated as 'Children's Day' and he is fondly called 'Chacha (uncle) Nehru' by kids and he is said to have been very fond of kids. Nice area also for a leisurely stroll.

Directions: Between the Mahatma Gandhi Road and the bank of the Yamuna River. Close to the Red Fort.

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  • Written Feb 1, 2009
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