Nehru House front


Nehru House front

Nehru House front



The long drive to the house encompasses a mottled green lawn filled with hopping mynahs and scurrying squirrels, wreathed with towering dita trees. A lone cuckoo heralds the impending rains. To the right is a brass plaque inscribed with an extract from the will and testament of Nehru dated 1954. Past it, rough hewn steps lead to Kushak Mahal the stone-and-mortar shikargarh. Its plain arches synonymous with Tughlaq buildings are home to cooing pigeons and selfie obsessed couples. On the other side stands the planetarium. But it’s the white stone and stucco house built in 1930 that draws a steady trickle of visitors.






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