Anand Bhawan


The Anand Bhawan is a historic house museum in Allahabad, which belongs to the Nehru family. It was constructed by Motilal Nehru in the 1930s to serve as the residence of the Nehru family when the original mansion Swaraj Bhawan was transformed into the local headquarters of the Indian National Congress. The Bhawan houses the Jawahar Planetarium.

Jawahar Bal Bhawan

The Bal Bhawan operates from the Swaraj Bhawan complex. It was established by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, who felt that the Bal Bhawan is a movement that can harness the capabilities of nation’s students. The Bal Bhawam movement today continues to help children become future creative thinkers, compassionate and responsible citizens who contribute to society.

Swaraj Bhawan

Swaraj Bhawan in the Anand Bhawan complex was a palatial mansion owned by the prominent politician Motilal Nehru. It served as the ancestral home of the Nehru family, Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi was born here. In the 1920s, Motilal Nehru donated the house to the Indian National Congress, and it served as the launch pad of several key movements that defined the history of the Independence movement; it was then called Swaraj Bhawan, the house for self-rule.

Photo Gallery

  • Front View of Anand Bhawan
  • Side View of Anand Bhawan
  • Aerial View of Anand Bhawan

How to Reach:

By Air

Bamrauli Airport, Allahabad - 6 km Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport, Varanasi - 150 Km Amausi International Airport, Lucknow - 200 Km

By Train

Allahabad Railway Junction - 4 km Prayag Station - 2 km Rambagh Station - 3 km

By Road

Civil Lines Bus Stand - 5 km