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Ahmedabad: Gandhi Ashram

  • Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram is another historical place worth visiting in the city of Ahmedabad
  • One of the residences of Mahatma Gandhi who lived here for 12 years along with his wife Kasturba Gandhi
  • Gandhiji led the famous Dandi march also known as the Salt Satyagraha on 12 March 1930 from this Asharam
  • In recognition with the significant influence the Ashram had on Indian independence movement the Indian government has established it as a national monument
  • Gandhi's India ashram was originally established at the Kocharab Bungalow of Jivanlal Desai, a barrister and friend of Gandhi, on 25 May 1915
  • On 17 June 1917, the ashram was relocated to an area of thirty-six acres on the banks of the river Sabarmati, and known as Sabarmati Ashram
  • The ashram now has a museum, the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya
  • Sabarmati ashram receives about 700,000 visitors a year
  • Ashram remains open for visitors every day of the year from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm
  • Archives preserve the legacy of eternal Gandhi in 34,000 manuscripts, 150 felicitations, 6,000 photo negatives, and 200 files of photostats
  • It's Library has 35,000 books including 4,500 books from Mahadevbhai Desai's personal collection and books on Gandhian thoughts
  • Official website: https://www.gandhiashramsabarmati.org/en/
  • Detailed History: https://www.gandhiashramsabarmati.org/en/about-gandhi-ashram-menu/history-menu.html

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