Gandhi Smriti or Gandhi Remembrance is the place where Father of Nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi spent his last 144 days of life. It houses a number of articles associated with Gandhi's life and death. A visit to Gandhi Smriti is must to honor and to know the person who believed in non-violence.
Gandhi Smriti is the place where Gandhi lived in his last days before he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse. Government of India acquired this house in 1971 and turned it into a Gandhi Smriti.
Few of the belongings of Gandhi and photos of last few days of his life have been preserved and put on display here.
Brief History of Gandhi Smriti Delhi:
Originally it was the house of B.D. Birla. The Mahatma Gandhi being close to him stayed here from 9 September 1947 to 30 January 1948. He was assassinated here by Nathuram Godse.
Government of India acquired it in 1971 and preserved it as a place to remember Father of Nation i.e. Mr. Mahatma Gandhi.
It was opened to the public on August 15, 1973.
The room where Mahatma Gandhi lived and the prayer ground where he held a mass congregation every evening has been preserved and is being visited by many tourists.
Tourist attraction around Gandhi Smriti:
Delhi Golf Course:
Delhi Golf Course is one of the best Golf Courses in Delhi at present. It hosts many competitions and sees many golfers. It has both a 18 hole course and a 9 hole course.
Tour to Lodhi Gardens of Delhi:
Lodhi Gardens and the structures inside like Mohammed Shah's Tomb, Sikander Lodi's Tomb, Sheesh Gumbad and Bara Gumbad were built during the time of Lodi dynasty. 15th century Old tombs and Dargahs are the best way to get close to age old history of Delhi.
How to reach to Gandhi Smriti:
Tourist alway wondering how to reach to Gandhi Smriti of Delhi during their Delhi Tour. To reaching Gandhi Smriti you can choose metro trains, Buses, Auto Rickshaw or Taxi/Car on Rental.
Nearest Metro Station: Race Course Metro Station
Distance from New Delhi Metro Station: 6 Kms
Distance from IGI Airport: 20 Kms
Hotels near Gandhi Smriti:
General Information about Delhi India:
Weather info of New Delhi:
Average temperature: 32 °C
Minimum Temperature: 3 - 4 °C
Maximum temperature: 45 °C
Best Time to visit:
Tourists can visit Gandhi Smriti at any time, as it remains open throughout the year.
Tourist Spots (Entry fees, Opening & closing time):
To visit Gandhi Smriti of Delhi, there is no Entry Fees require. The Gandhi Smriti remains open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. It remains closed on Monday.
Gandhi Smriti is located at Tees January Marg in New Delhi.
Tourists looking for budget or cheap shopping must try out shopping at Khan Market, which is a famous shopping area near Gandhi Smriti.