As per the plan and design of Robert Tor Russel, this structure was the residence of the British Commander-in-chief. Since India got its independence in 1947, it was converted as the residence of the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.After his death in 1964, it was converted into a museum.
This museum has a research library. The terraced rose garden looks beautiful in full bloom. During the tourist season, a light and sound show depicting his life and the independence movement is held.
At Jawaharjyoti Garden, the historical speech on 15th August, 1947,- the eve of India's independence has been inscribed in stone.