Places for Kids

Shanti Van at Raj Ghat

Shanti Van – The Nehru Memorial Raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. It is located on the banks of Yamuna river. It was earlier a name of historic ghat. The black marble platform is set which leads to the cremation of Mahatma Gandhi. It is completely under the open sky. An eternal flame burns perpetually. The stone footpath is set and the guests must remove their footwear before entering the Raj Ghat walls. If you are longing to see the National Shrine which is surrounded by lush green trees, you must visit Shanti Van.


It is located towards north of Rajghat. Shanti Van is popularly known as Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial. It is the samadhi place of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who was the first prime minister of India. India witnessed a lot of progress during his tenure. He holds the record of being the longest Prime MInister of Independent India. He loved children, hence children's’ day is celebrated on his birthday i.e. November 14. He passed away on 27th May, 1964.


Thus, a tombstone has been constructed at his funeral place in Shanti Van. The memorial is open to the public on all the days. There is no entry fee and one can click photographs without any restrictions. There are no camera charges as well. The cultural programmes are organized on November 14. A prayer is also performed in memory of Jawaharlal Nehru. The political leaders also visits this place to pay homage to their great leader.

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