Vir Bhumi

Quick Facts

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 Vir Bhumi

Rajiv Gandhi, the sixth and the youngest Prime Minister, has his memorial named Vir Bhumi. His parents were Indira Gandhi and Feroze Gandhi. He dreamt of taking his country and its people to the skies by bringing strong reforms and development. After the assassination of Indira Gandhi in year 1984,he was elected as the Prime Minister of India within few hours. He also triumphed at the landslide general elections that happened within two months after he vowed as the Prime Minister of the country.

He was brutally murdered by the LTTE suicide bomber in 1991 in month of May while his visit toSriperumbadur located at a distance of 40 km from Chennai. He also received Bharat Ratna in 1991.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

  • Vijay Ghat
  • Shakti Sthal
  • Rajghat
  • Shanti Van
  • National Gandhi Museum
  • Zinat-ul-masjid
  • Feroz Shah Kotla and Khuni Darwaza

Nearby Places to Eat

The sweet shop at Ghantewala is the most famous place located near veer bhoomi where people can enjoy good food. Apart from this, there are various small stalls located close to the Jama Masjid. Paranthe wale Gali is the other favourite eating point among the visitors.

Nearby Shopping Venues

Chandni Chowk, Nai Sarak etc, is the famous shopping places near this monument. Traditional wedding dresses and jewellery are the main attractions at the Chandni Chowk and Nai Sarak has a very large market of books. At Daryaganj, special book stalls can be seen on every Sunday.

How to Reach

To visit the monument, local bus services can be opted that ply from all parts of the city. The location of the monument is just in middle of Old and New Delhi that can be visited by hiring auto-rickshaw, metro or a taxi.


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