04 Nights / 05 Days
Please Note: – We have mentioned few places which you may pick and choose. As per your liking we will take you these places depending upon the time available.
Day 01: Ahmedabad Arrival
Morning on arrival at Ahmedabad Airport our representative will receive you and will drive towards Hotel. Check in to the hotel.
Rest till Lunch. After Lunch we will visit the following places:
- Kochrab Ashram: In 1818, the British East India Company entered the scene and took over the city from the Marathas. However, the Indian Independence movement laid deep foundations in the city in 1915 when Mahatma Gandhi set up the Kochrab Ashram near Paldi.
- Gujarat Vidyapith was founded by Mahatma Gandhi on 18th October, 1920. Gujarat Vidyapith is a deemed university since 1963. Gujarat Vidyapith is funded by the U. G. C. (University Grants Commission) for higher education programs. It was started as Rashtriya Vidyapith (National Institute of University Education) and was the wake of the Non-cooperative Movement. Mahatma Gandhi remained its life-long Kulpati (Chancellor). The Institute imparts higher education with an integrated system of education teaching from the Nursery to the Doctorate level. The main objective is to prepare workers of character, ability, culture and dedication for the conduct of movements connected with the regeneration of country in accordance with the ideals given by Mahatma Gandhi. The guiding principles on which the integrated system of education, from Nursery & Basic Schools to Higher Secondary and from Bachelors to Master, M. Phil. & Doctorate level degree in various disciplines, is evolved include:-
- Adherence to truth and non-violence
- Participation in productive work with a sense of dignity of labor
- Acceptance of equality of religions
- Priority for the need of villages dwellers in all curricula and
- Use of mother-tongue as a medium of instructions.
- M J Library – Inaugurated by Gandhi in 1933, this is it one of the largest public libraries in India. Gandhi donated 10,000 books to this library from his ashram collection before setting out on the Dandi march
Overnight stay at Ahmedabad
Day 02: Ahmedabad
After breakfast we will visit Sabarmati Ashram:
- Sabarmati/Gandhi Ashram: The ashram was the residence of Mahatma Gandhi in the 1920s till the Salt March to Dandi in 1930. A memorial to the Mahatma, the ashram complex has his cottage-house with his simple belongings. The museum and galleries depict tales of Mahatma Gandhi’s life. The ashram still supports activities like handloom weaving and handmade paper-making in keeping with Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of self-reliance. It is here that Mahatma Gandhi developed his ideas and ideals that played a pivotal role in the freedom movement in India.
Afterwards we will drive towards Gandhinagar (55 km – 1 hr. 30 mts drive).
On reaching at Gandhinagar we will visit the Dandi Kutir.
- Dandi Kutir: Dandi Kutir – The experiential museum of Gandhiji at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat’s capital city. Looking like a big mound of salt from the exterior, visitors can step in to find an even more dramatic biographical narrative on the life of Gandhi Showcased through technologies such as 3D mapping, holography, 360’ projections and transparent LED screen. In the magical use of technology in four sprawling stories of the museum you can experience a never before proximity to the life and times of Gandhiji. It is a nearest thing to living with the Mahatma.
Afterwards we will drive back to Ahmedabad
Overnight stay at Ahmedabad
Day 03: Ahmedabad – Delhi
After late breakfast we will drop you at Ahmedabad Airport to board a flight for Delhi.
On arrival at Delhi check in to the hotel. Rest for the day or you can visit Local Market of Delhi.
Overnight stay at Delhi
Day 04: Delhi
After breakfast we will visit the following places:
- Gandhi Smriti: A museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, this is the site where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and was assassinated on 30th January 1948. The 12-bedroom house was built in 1928 by Ghanshyamdas Birla. Sardar Patel and Mahatma Gandhi were frequent guests of the Birla’s. They sold this house to the government and when the House was opened to the public, it was renamed as Gandhi Smriti. The museum in the building houses a number of articles associated with Gandhi’s life and death. Visitors can tour the building and grounds, viewing the preserved room where Gandhi lived and the place on the grounds where he was shot while holding his nightly public walk. Gandhi was shot during his prayers at the place where Martyr’s Column now stands. Outside the house stands a pillar that contains a swastika symbol. The prominence of the pillar means that it has been used as a visual example of the way the ethical meaning of the swastika symbol had changed in the West in the 20th century. A large collection of photographs with a few personal belongings and a series of small doll houses and terracotta dolls illustrating Gandhiji’s life are the attractions at this museum. The preserves include the room where Mahatma Gandhi lived and the prayer ground where he held a mass congregation every evening. It was here that the assassin’s bullets felled Gandhiji. The building and the landscape have been preserved as they had been in those days.
The Memorial consists of: (a) Visual aspects to perpetuate the memory of Mahatma Gandhi and the noble ideals he represented, (b) Educative aspects to focus concentrated attention on certain values of life that made Gandhi a Mahatma, and (c) Service aspects to introduce activities in order to sub serve certain felt needs.
On display in the Museum are photographs, sculptures, paintings, frescos, inscriptions on rocks and relics pertaining to the years Mahatma Gandhi spent here. The meagre personal effects of Gandhiji too are carefully preserved.
A larger than life statue of Mahatma Gandhi, with a boy and a girl holding a dove in their hands standing on either side, emerging out of the globe, symbolising his universal concern for the poor and the deprived, welcomes the visitor at the main entrance of the Gandhi Smriti. It is the work of the renowned sculptor Sri Ram Sutar. The legend at the base of the sculpture says, “My Life is My Message”.
- Rajghat: A memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, this place is an open air, black marbled platform, which is the cremation ground of Mahatma Gandhi. Located on the banks of river Yamuna, this place is the burial ground of many other people, like Jawaharlal Nehru, who has been dedicated a portion of Rajghat called the Shantivan. There are properly maintained gardens in the vicinity.
- National Gandhi Museum and Library: The National Gandhi Museum has a very rich collection of original relics, books, journals and documents, photographs, audio-visual materials, exhibitions, art pieces and other memorabilia closely connected with Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba and Indian Freedom Struggle. It is developing into a Resource Centre for the Gandhian and allied Studies and Research. It also processes the information, data, audio-visual materials, etc., for the use of different categories.
Overnight stay at Delhi
Day 05: Delhi
As per your schedule of flight today we will drop you at Delhi International Airport to board a flight for your hometown.