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Sabarmati Ashram

This place has been in my bucket list for a long time. The Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, the residence of Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba Gandhi and many of his followers during the important decades in the history of India’s freedom struggle. Today I got to visit the place, complimenting my visit last year to the Raj Ghat in Delhi, the memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.

Walking through the corridors and the cottages here, it is astonishing to note that from this humble place of peace, Gandhi was able to challenge and take down the mighty British Empire. While there is not much to see here, still this place is a must-visit for every Indian for its place in history.

Sabarmati Ashram Timeline (1915-1930)
Sabarmati Ashram Timeline (1915-1930)
Cottages and pathways in Sabarmati Ashram
Cottages and pathways in Sabarmati Ashram
A simple Hindu shrine inside Sabarmati Ashram facing the Sabarmati River
A simple Hindu shrine inside Sabarmati Ashram facing the Sabarmati River
Historic photographs of Mahatma Gandhi including a model of his Attorney Office in Britain
Historic photographs of Mahatma Gandhi including a model of his Attorney Office in Britain
(Bottom) Smt. Kasturba Gandhi's Room. (Right) The simple kitchen.
(Bottom) Smt. Kasturba Gandhi’s Room. (Right) The simple kitchen.
View of Hridaya Kunj, The Residence of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi
View of Hridaya Kunj, The Residence of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi
(Right) View of Mahatma's simple room facing Sabarmati River - humbling to see!
(Right) View of Mahatma’s simple room facing Sabarmati River – humbling to see!
Dated 28 March 1945 Gandhi's letter on the importance of spinning and models of various spinning wheels
Dated 28 March 1945 Gandhi’s letter on the importance of spinning and models of various spinning wheels
On 1928, Gandhiji had written to Mira who was managing the ashram operations on noise in the kitchen - an interesting read!
On 1928, Gandhiji had written to Mira who was managing the ashram operations on noise in the kitchen – an interesting read!
Sabarmati River bank
View of Sabarmati Riverbank
Store selling books written by Gandhi and various memorabilia about Gandhi
Store selling books written by Gandhi and various memorabilia about Gandhi

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