Shantivan in Delhi

Feel at peace at the Forest of Peace!

Feel at peace at the Forest of Peace! | Photo credit: Sreejithk2000/Wikipedia

Shantivan Overview

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Shantivan, or the Forest of Peace, is the Samadhi, or cremation spot of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. The samadi in the form of a large base covered with a lawn is located north of Raj Ghat, the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi. Shantivan is visited by many visiting dignitaries and heads of state who come here to pay their respects. Special prayer services are organised on the birth and death anniversaries of Nehru. Cultural programs by children also take place, since Nehru loved children and they in turn fondly called him Chacha Nehru.

  • Opening Closing Time 5:30 am to 7 pm

  • Entrance Fee Entry is free and open to all

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