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GANDHI TOURIST PLACES > Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Sabarmati Ashram formerly known as Satyagraha Ashram, was witness to many historical events that shook up the British Empire. Set up in 1915, the Ashram was also a perfect example of a model community based on rules and values.
It is situated about 5 km from the center of Ahmedabad, (Gujarat State), on the west bank of Sabarmati river.
The main attraction: The Ashram premises houses a museum, which has five units – office, library, two photo galleries and an auditorium. It is perhaps having the largest number of original manuscripts of Gandhiji’s letters and articles.
The museum has eight life-size colour oil paintings and an exhibition on Gandhiji’s life “My life is my message” and “Gandhiji in Ahmedabad”. An archive is also set up, which stores 34,066 letters written by Gandhiji, manuscripts of his 8,633 articles, negatives of 6,367 photographs, 134 reels of microfilms of his writings and 210 films on Gandhiji and the freedom struggle. The library has over 30,000 books, 155 letters of felicitation received by Gandhiji besides miscellaneous memorabilia comprising coins, postal stamps and the like.
The Ashram is open from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm throughout the year and admission is free.
How to get there: Ahmedabad is easily reached by train and air from Delhi and Mumbai.
Best Time to visit: October to March.
Address: Sabarmati Ashram, Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya,
Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad-380027,Gujarat, India
Telephone: (O) +91-79-2755 7277 (R) 2755 6659
Fax: +91-79-2756 0569
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