mahatma Gandhi Tourist places in Delhi

Must Visit Gandhi-Destinations When in Delhi

03:40:00 Surojit Ghosh 2 Comments


He led India to Independence. 

mahtma gandhi places to visit in Delhi
Mahatma Gandhi with Einstein
He did it because he was thrown out of Train. Watch this.

Mahatma's Two Weapons were "Truth" & "Non-Violence". (Click to Tweet)

Nominated five times for Nobel Prize(Click to Tweet)

Einstein once said, "Generations to come, it may will be, will scarce believe that such as this one ever in flesh and blood walked upon this(Click to Tweet )

Yes, You are right!-Mahatma Gandhi. People called him with great love and respect Bapu, meaning Father.

When in Delhi, it is almost like a Crime to Yourself (I am exaggerating though..he he) not to Visit well preserved attractions/destinations of Mahatma Gandhi. Have I got your attention yet? So without further ado...I will take you to a visual journey of these places and you will learn how to reach there, What to expect, and much more. So are You ready? Lets Go!


Delhi has three major attractions. Let me introduce them to you in the order of popularity (rating based on Tripadvisor.com )

1. Gandhi Smriti 
Smriti means "Memories"
Gandhi Belongings
This place is not to be missed when in Delhi without a doubt. 
This is the place where Mahatma spent his last 144 days. Post independence of India, here he used to spun the khadi. 
The place really immerses you in his life and philosophy. It is marvelous being at a place where you know an Amazing human being once lived.

Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum
Foot Steps
It is so moving to find Gandhi raised foot-steps along the path of the garden only going out and not returning. The whole place has an extraordinary feeling of peace and spirituality.


In the museum, you can find his simple room and glasses. There are lots of photographs, information and artifacts, so have 2-3 hours in hand to spend here.

Birla house preserves the site of Mahatma Gandhi. You will also find - Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum established in 2005. The museum presents historical records of Gandhi's life.

"Did You Know: At the age of 61 he decided to walk barefoot, 388 kilometers, the famous Dandi March (Salt March)" (Click to Tweet) Timing : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
Closed : Monday
Nearest HOHO Bus Stop: Indira Gandhi Memorial
Distance: 1 km
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/5lSsb
Website:http://gandhismriti.gov.in

Let's move on to our next destination.
President Bush at RajGhat in his Delhi Visit

2. RajGhat

This is a Open-air memorial to Mahatma  Gandhi. This is the place where he was cremated after his assassination in 1948.

VIP's like earlier US President George Bush, Bill Clinton, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited here to pay their homage. Every day hundreds of people visit to bow in reverence to Gandhi's Memorial, made of Big Square Granite Stone. 
The memorial is set in a beautiful garden, very pleasant surroundings.  It has a peaceful aura to it. 
It also has a huge landscape and you are certainly going to love it!
30 - 45 minutes is sufficient to explore the place.  

Timing : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
Closed : Open all days
Nearest HOHO Bus Stop: Raj Ghat
Distance: 0 km
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/E2wcQ
 
3. National Gandhi Museum 
Located hardly 350 metres from Rajghat, across the road.

The museum collects and preserves Gandhi's records, like his letters, correspondence, films, books, photographs, including voice records.

Coutesy: national gandhi museum
The museum first opened in Mumbai, but then later moved to Delhi in 1961.
The Museum boasts of a library with more than 27,000 titles. You can find a nice collection of rare photographs.
you can easily spend 1 to 1.5 hours exploring the place, reading books and scanning the huge collection of photographs. on Saturdays and Sundays film shows are screened between 4 to 5 pm.

Timing : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
Closed : Open all days
Nearest HOHO Bus Stop: Raj Ghat
Distance: 350 meters
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/75RSB
Website: http://www.gandhimuseum.org 

4. Larger than Life Painting 
Mahatma Gandhi Mural at Delhi Police HQ
Courtesy-Hindu


As I write this post a black and white work of art of Mahatma's face being painted on the wall of the Delhi Police Head Quarters.

As you can see on your right, courtesy : TOI . The portrait spread over a gigantic 150ft x 38ft wall, is being touted as the tallest Gandhi mural in the country.  

It will be finished on 30th January, 2014.

You can take a glimpse of this gigantic portrait with a Hop on Hop Off Bus drive pass, between Raj Ghat to National Gallery of Modern Art on Red Route.   


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