Gandhi Jayanti – A tour to places associated with Gandhi

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October which marks the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, GTK Travels traces back the roots of the places associated to him and takes you to the walk down memory lanes to know what the father of the nation has done for the country. If plan a travel to any of these cities, these places dedicated to him are worth a visit.

  • Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad

Located on the banks of Sabarmati River, Sabarmati Ashram depicts the life of Mahatma Gandhi which once acted as a residence to him and his wife and a quick recap to the pre-independence history. This showcases a walk into his life, the movements which he took like Salt Satyagraha and Dandi March.

  • Gandhi Smriti, Delhi

Formerly known as Birla House, Gandhi Smriti is the place where Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life. This is now a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, where one can visit and see the room where he lived or the prayer ground where he was martyred. The Gandhi Smriti museum is a popular attraction among travellers visiting the Indian capital from different parts of the country and the world. National Gandhi Museum is another place in the capital which showcases the life and principles of Gandhi.

  • Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, Mumbai

If one has to witness Gandhi’s political greatness, Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum in Mumbai is the place to be. This was considered as Gandhi’s political headquarter for 17 years, where he initiated the Non-Cooperation, Satyagraha, Swadeshi, Khadi and Khilafat movements. The major attraction of this place is library on the ground floor which houses more than 50,000 books by and on Mahatma Gandhi.

  • Aga Khan Palace, Pune

Aga Khan Palace is the place which is associated with Indian freedom movement. This was the place which served as a prison for Mahatma Gandhi, his wife, and Secretary after the launch of the Quit India movement. Located near River Mula in Pune, the Aga Khan Palace is now a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi and his life. It also served as the location for the shooting of Sir Richard Attenborough’s iconic film, Gandhi.

Happy Gandhi Jayanti to everyone!