Shanti Vana

Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

A tranquil tree-shaded area marks the 1964 cremation site of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Indian prime minister, just to the north of Raj Ghat. The cremation sites of Nehru’s daughter, Indira Gandhi, and grandsons Sanjay and Rajiv are lined up along the riverbank in their own memorial parks.

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Nearby Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad) attractions

1. Mumtaz Mahal

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South of the Rang Mahal in the Red Fort is this pavilion, thought to have been built for Arjumand Banu Begum (also known as Mumtaz Mahal) – the Taj Mahal…

2. Museum of Archaeology

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Before the renovations, this museum set inside the Mumtaz Mahal in the Red Fort, displayed a fascinating collection of royal vestments, miniature…

3. Sunehri Masjid

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Built in 1721, this mosque has gilded domes, hence its name. In 1739, the Persian invader Nadir Shah stood on the roof and watched his soldiers massacre…

4. Rang Mahal

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So-named because its exterior was once a riot of colour, Rang Mahal in the Red Fort was the home of the emperor's chief wife. Like the other Red Fort…

5. Khas Mahal

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South of the public area of the Diwan-i-Khas in the Red Fort is the Khas Mahal, where the emperor lived and slept, shielded from prying eyes by lace-like…

6. Raj Ghat

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On the banks of the Yamuna River, this peaceful, very well maintained park contains a simple black-marble platform marking the spot where Mahatma Gandhi…

7. Gandhi Memorial

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Mahatma Gandhi was cremated here in this spot in Raj Ghat following his assassination in 1948. The simple black-marble platform is inscribed with what are…

8. Diwan-i-Khas

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This Hall of Private Audiences in the Red Fort was used for bowing and scraping to the emperor. Above the corner arches to the north and south is…