Located on the popular Safderjang Road, this museum was converted from Indira Gandhi’s permanent residence. It was shortly converted into a memorial after her assassination on 31 October, 1984.
The memorial has left many things within the bungalow unchanged, with several of the then Prime Minister’s personal belongings on display. The wall bear several antique pieces of art while shelves and glass cases display several other items she used on a regular basis, like her spectacles and other accessories. There is also a wall that bears the most popular newspaper cuttings that featured the Prime Minister. Another intriguing section displays personal photos of the Gandhi family, that date back to when Jawaharlal Nehru was Prime Minister.
The point of assassination is within the memorial grounds as she was shot while taking a walk around her bungalow. The last few metres of her walk are covered with crystal glass to signify a flowing river.
The museum also features a section that is dedicated to her son Rajiv Gandhi, who was Prime Minister from 1984 – 1989. The museum is closed on Mondays and open the rest of the week from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.
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