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Sabarmati Ashram

Established in the year 1915, Sabarmati Ashram was known to be the central point from where struggle for independence of India started. Until the year 1930, the ashram served as the residence of Mahatma Gandhi. The entire ashram is beautifully encompassed by lush trees. Visitors can feel peace and tranquility all around. This ashram was referred to as the Satyagraha Ashram during the struggle of independence. Home to a fabulous and enlightening museum, a huge library, picture galleries, auditorium and many more. The museum beautifully exhibits Mahatma Gandhi’s life. Visitors can have a close look at an archive of letters written by Bapuji in person. The museum also comprises of several manuscripts of Mahatma Gandhi’s articles and many of the movies made on the life of Bapuji, India’s freedom fighter, and struggle for freedom. Visitors will be delighted to see an enormous variety of books in the library to provide you with an insight into Mahatma Gandhi’s life. When to Visit There are no restrictions on who would visit the ashram. In fact, anyone can visit the Gandhi ashram situated conveniently by the pious Sabarmati River. This ashram is open from 8.30 in the morning till 6.00 in the evening. What attracts a lot of people to this ashram is its serenity and tranquility. It serves as an absolute retreat from the maddening rush of the city. Being the official residence for the Father of Nation, Sabarmati ashram holds a lot of significance for Indians. It is believed that the great man lived here from 1917 to 1930. All those looking forward to know a lot about Indian freedom struggle, this is the best place to be. The ashram is visited by around 700,000 visitors in a year. Interestingly, the charkha used by Mahatma Gandhi to spin Khadi is preserved here. Also the writing table used by Bapuji combined with some other priceless items are displayed. A visit to this amazing place will leave you mesmerised. It will enlighten you with the facts and events connected to freedom struggle. All in all, this is a must visit place for all Indians planning for a trip to capital city of Gujarat, Ahemdabad. You would feel proud to know about the country and Mahatma Gandhi’s grand contributions to freedom struggle of India.

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