Sabarmati Ashram, which is located at banks of the Sabarmati River, was found in 1915. This ashram was the residence of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi till 1930. During the time of independence movement, the ashram was referred to as the Satyagrah Ashram. This ashram was the inception point for famous Dandi March in 1930, due to which it has been declared as the national monument. Today, this ashram is basically a museum, known as Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya. Along with the museum, this ashram houses a library, auditorium and photo galleries depicting the life of Mahatma Gandhi. The exhibition in the museum consists of 8 life-size painting and around 250 photo-enlargements historic events of Gandhi's life. Visitors can also see the archive of letters written by Gandhi, displayed in the galleries of the museum. Library holds a collection of 35,000 books, all of which are based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi and Indian freedom movement. The reading room within the library comprises around 80 periodicals in English, Gujarati and Hindi. Visitors can explore the ashram in the 90 minutes guided tour that is organised by the trust, which runs this ashram. The tour starts with the slide show and takes the tourists to various parts of ashram like Magan Niwas, Upasana Mandir, Hriday Kunj and Vinoba-Mira Kutir. Other parts like Nandini, Udyog Mandir, Somnath Chattralaya, Teacher's Niwas and Gandhi in Ahmedabad can also be visited. The 90 minutes long tour ends after visiting Painting Gallery, “My life is my message”, and Library and Archives.
Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Ashram Rd, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380027, India
7 Nights / 8 Days