NEHRU MUSEUM & PLANETARIUM
Location : Teen Murti Road, Chanakyapuri
Originally Was : House of the British commander-in-chief
Major Attractions : Jawahar Jyoti, Space module Soyuz T-10
Mostly Visited For : Audio Visual Tours
Nehru Museum, Delhi
On Teen Murthi Road near Chanakyapuri, the colonial residence of the first Indian prime minister, Teen Murthi Bhawan, has been converted into a museum. Several rooms remain as Nehru left them at the time of his death in 1964. The opulent building was originally constructed as the home of the British commander-in-chief. Today, it houses many chronicles of his life and work, including his involvement with the Independence movement and as a champion in leading Indian democracy and establishment of human rights and world peace also calls for an attention. Also in the grounds is the Nehru Planetarium which gives an overview of the Indian Space program via many interesting taped shows on topics of interest to the general public. Get ready for a mindblowing tour through the pages of modern history before the precincts take you to a mesmerising cosmos cruise..
Before you enter the colossal alcove of nostalgia, wander amidst the lush gardens that embrace the building. The colonial structure with its teak paneled rooms and high ceilings, spacious verandas carrying an air of freedom and magnanimity, is an amazing thing to behold. The museum at Teen Murti has been primarily developed as a personal museum, with some of the rooms, such as the bedroom, the drawing-room and the study been maintained as they were at the time of Nehru's death. It is no surprise that you would feel as if Pt. Nehru has just left, keeping items of personal use intact. The experience augments with a visual media that traces Nehru's lineage to Kashmir, overhauls his childhood and youth, his years at Harrow and Cambridge, his toilsome career as a barrister and his glorious activities as a young gladiator who entered nationalist politics in 1917. Travel through myriad photographs and newspaper clippings that give a fascinating insight into the history of the independence movement and his association with Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. Remember to see the excerpts taken from his will and inscribed on tablets around the wall. An object of great interest to holidayers is the Jawahar Jyoti, an eternal flame that keeps burning day and night, symbolizing the ideals for which Pt. Nehru lived and worked during his lifetime.
Jawaharlal Nehru was quite conscious of the fact that an indepth understanding of the spirit and method of science was crucial for children to become responsible citizens of an independent nation. His dream, over a period of time, took the shape of Nehru Planetarium with its elementary aim being the propagation of astronomy and space education. Buy tickets to behold the amazing video tour of the universe accompanied by a live lecture followed by an interactive question-answer session. Tourists can also have the rare privilege of looking at the historic space module Soyuz T-10 which carried India's first cosmonaut Rakesh Sharma, to space alongwith his space suit and mission journal. Don't forget to measure your weight on the moon's and Jupitar's surface.
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Planetarium is situated on Teen Murti Road near Chanakyapuri. Located in south central Delhi, the place is easily accessible from all corners of the state. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm daily. The planetarium offers dual shows - Hindi and English - with a nominal entry fee.
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Nehru Museum
The Home That Became A Museum
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Experience The Sky Above Your Head
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