Sabarmati Ashram

Sabarmati Ashram
Vital Information for Visitors

Ashram Road, Old Wadaj, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 380027.

Open & Close:

From 08:30 AM to 06:30 PM

Entry Fees:

No entry fee


Approx 2 Hours & 30 Minutes

Founded in 1918 by Mahatma Gandhi, Sabarmati Ashram was for a time the most important centre of political activities in the pre independence era. It is situated by the river Sabarmati and treasures several objects associated with Gandhiji. Away from the city, on the banks of the Sabarmati River, you can visit the Gandhi Ashram, considered the starting point of the nonviolent resistance movement. Established in 1917, this ashram - a kind of monastery in which one retired to meditate - was called Satyagraha Ashram and was only renamed after Gandhi made it the starting point of his journey across India. It was from there that he set off to visit the Indian populace, who expressed their dissatisfaction at the taxation of salt imposed by the British Empire. One can still see the small building in which he lived, Hridaya Kunj, and which was elevated to the rank of national monument. If you are interested in the life of the great man, you can also visit the museum and watch the shows dedicated to him.

The admirers of the Mahatma will not miss a visit to the Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi, on the right banks of the Sabarmati river. Small, very simple pavilions, covered with red tiles, are scattered in a shady park. Objects belonging to Mahatma Gandhi are exhibited there: wooden sandals, spinning wheel, walking stick, watch, several dhotis of cotton etc. One enters the small room where he received his visitors, sitting on a thick mat, against a large cushion & his squatted desk. We can also see photos illustrating the highlights of his action: fasting, Salt Walk, extracts of spiritual thoughts from his wife Kasturba with, in particular, a photo where she looks at her husband.

Located on the banks of Sabarmati River, 7 kms north of the city, Gandhi Ashrama was Mahatma Gandhi's Hriday Kunj and for many years it was the nerve center of the freedom movement of India. It was from here, in 1930, Mahatma began his famous Dandi March to sea to protest against the salt tax imposed by the English. Gandhi Ashram has a commemorative center, library and a sound show to offer to its visitors.

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