States of India
This shrine to the Nehru family and it is the best kept museum in the country, indicating the high regard in which this famous dynasty is held in India. The family home was donated to the Indian government by Indira Gandhi in 1970. The exhibits in the house show this well-off family became involved in the struggle for Indian independence and produced four generations of astute politicians - Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. You can see Nehru's bedroom and study, the room where Mahatma Gandhi's used to stay during his visits and Indira Gandhi's room, as well as many personal item connected with the Nehru family. You can also see the extensive bookshelves (full of Marx and Lenin) indicate where India's post-Independence faith in socialism sprang from. In the manicured garden is an outbuilding housing a pictorial display of Jawaharlal Nehru's life. Next door is Swaraj Bhawan, where Motilal Nehru lived until 1930 and where Indira Gandhi was born. It houses a museum featuring dimly lit rooms and an audio-visual presentation 'The Story of Independence'.