Raj Ghat – A memorial of the father of Nation “Mahatma Gandhi”, situated on the banks of the River Yamuna and surrounded by beautiful gardens. This is the place where “Bapu” was cremated after being shot died by Nathuram Godsy.
This place is most sort-after by Foreign Dignitaries as well, making it one of the most famous places for pilgrimage. Enough space is allocated for parking vehicles outside Rajghat. You can also buy books from the stall near the gate, which will take you through the courageous journey of this great leader and his achievements.
A historic day for every Indian – 30th January 1948 when Mahatma Gandhi was died, each year on this day thousands of people pay homage to him at this place. Black stony slabs are used to make Samadhi with his last words “Hey Ram” inscribed on it and the eternal flames burn at one end. Don’t forget to put your shoes off while entering the memorial.
You can visit any day of the week between 6:00 Am – 7:00 PM and is just about 4 Kms away from Janpath. The entry to the place is free. This place is frequently visited by the people who look for some Peace and Tranquility away from city’s hectic schedules.
Spend some good time here with a long health and mind awakening walk, away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Amidst all, in case you feel hungry, a restaurant at the car parking area offers impeccable Masala Dosa and other snacks to help you out.
It shall be a soulful experience to pay tribute to this legend of 20th century, who believed in Satyagraha and Ahimsa and got the nation free from the British Empire following his principles.
Address: Gandhi Smriti, Raj Ghat, New Delhi (Map)
Contact No.: 011 2336 3607
Timings: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM