ANAND BHAWAN : PrayagRaaj
Anand Bhawan, formerly known as Swaraj Bhavan, used to be the ancestral mansion of the Nehru family. One of the most important and oldest families in Indian politics, Nehru lived here since 1930 when it was built under the personal care of family guardian Motilal Nehru. His son Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of Independent India in 1947. Jawaharlal Nehru himself lived in this huge mansion. His daughter Indira Gandhi, who became the Prime Minister of India in later years, spent her initial years here. That is why it goes without saying that this house has a special place in the modern Indian political realm. Anand Bhawan has been decorated brilliantly with wooden furniture imported from China and Europe and decorated with various artifacts from around the world. In 1970, Indira Gandhi donated this mansion to the Indian government and has now been converted into a museum, in which the life and time of the Nehru family is depicted. The exhibitions inside the museum highlight the events, which describes the participation of the iconic family in the struggle for freedom of India. Apart from these, there is a room dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi in the museum, which is often known as Father of the Nation. The influential figure of India's independence movement was in this room whenever he came to Allahabad.
The "Iron Lady of India", Indira Gandhi donated the Anand Bhawan to the Indian government in Allahabad in 1970, which was finally converted into a museum by an order given by her. The museum is very well maintained and well kept and definitely worth a visit.
In India, Anand Bhawan is very interesting and exhibits historical objects and things in Allahabad. Nehru's bedroom and study is certainly the most interesting part of the museum. There is a room in the museum specially dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, where "the Father of the Nation" lived during his visits.
There is another room, which was dedicated to Indira Gandhi, who displayed many of her belongings. Some of the items of Moti Lal and Jawaharlal Nehru are also displayed in the drawing room.