Quick Facts

Location  Between the main Ring Road (Mahatma Gandhi Road) and the banks of the sacred Yamuna River, just southeast of Red Fort, near Rajghat
Time to visit  Open on all days
Admission  Free and open to all.
Preferred Timings  April-September :  5.00 am-7.30 pm / October-March / 5.30 am-7.00 pm
Photography charges  nil
Nearest Railway Station  Old Delhi Railway Station
Nearest Metro Station  Kashmiri Gate
Functional Metro Station  Kashmiri Gate
Nearest International Airport  Indira Gandhi International Airport
Time required for sightseeing  40 minutes

About Shantivan

On the banks of River Yamuna, the memorial of Jawaharlal Nehru is located.

The first Prime Minister of country has his memorial built in Shantivan and he always worked on the trail of developing the country. He served the country as Prime Minister for the longest period of time. The memorial in Shantivan has a gravestone that stands vertically.

The memorials of other great leaders of India that are located near to Shantivan are Raj Ghat, Vijay Ghat, Shakti Sthal and Vir Bhumi. There is no fee charge to visit the memorial.


The memorial is located as one travels through southern east direction of Red Fort from Raj Ghat to the banks of River Yamuna.


Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of the country and he was born on 14th November, that day is also marked as Children’s Day. A memorial was created at this place after he died in 1964. The surroundings of the memorial are adorned with green trees and different colored flowers are also grown all over the garden that surrounds the memorial. The green and lush garden is very inviting for the visitors. The surroundings of the memorial are very peaceful and serene and hence the name Shantivan is given to this memorial.

How to Reach

To visit the monument the visitors can travel through the local buses that ply from almost every part of the city of Delhi. The taxi or auto-rickshaw can also be hired to visit the memorial. The closest railway station is Old Delhi Railway station while the nearest metro rail station is the Kashmiri Gate station. The closest international airport is the Indira Gandhi International airport.

Tourist attraction around Shanti Van

Visit to Raj Ghat Delhi

Mahatma Gandhi who is the father of the Nation had his last rituals performed at Raj Ghat. The memorial is located close to Shantivan. The memorial is surrounded by green lush garden. The memorial has a raised platform that has been made using the black colored marble. The place is visited by political leaders, known local and foreign dignitaries to pay their reverences to Mahatma Gandhi on eve of his birth and death anniversary.

Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium Delhi

One of the world’s best stadiums that have also been the second existing stadium in India is the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium that is part of the Delhi. Both the domestic and international matches are played in this stadium. Few of the world cup 2012 matches have also been played in this stadium.

Nearby Places to Eat

The mouth watering different varieties of Paranthas can be taken from the well known Paranthewali Gali. The eating joints at Jama Masjid also provide finger licking street foods. The most famous Ghantewala sweet shop is also located in close vicinity of this monument.

Nearby Shopping Venues

The major shopping places that are located very close to this monument are Chandni Chowk that is famous for wedding clothes and jewellery, for buying books visit Nai Sarak, electronics can be taken from Chor Bazaar, special book market on Sundays in Daryaganj and to get contemporary and conventional jewellery and hand made goods visit Chatta Chowk that is also close to Red Fort.

To buy the dresses for ones special occasion in life that is the wedding must visit the very known market of Chandni Chowk that not only provides wedding dresses but other various accessories to be used in an Indian Wedding. All types of books can be bought from Nai Sarak while Chor Bazar is famous for electronics goods.

Annual Event/ Special Event

14th November is marked as the Children’s Day and is also the birthday of Pandit Nehru. The birthday and death anniversary of Nehru Ji are marked with the cultural programme. Children have always been Nehru Ji’s favorite and they perform various activities every year to celebrate the Children’s Day.


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