Sabarmati Museum

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  • Address: Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India- 380027
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  • Timings: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-7927557277
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: History Museums, Family And Kids

Sabarmati Ashram was set up by the Father of Nation- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or better known as Mahatma Gandhi. He was also referred to as ‘Bapu’ by many out of love for him. Gandhiji thought this place just near Saint Dadeechi’s temple, the jail and the crematorium was just perfect to carry on his activities for the search and establishment of truth, pure culture and freedom for the countrymen. He said that this place was perfect as the power of Mother Nature was much more powerful than the power of the foreigners together. The ashram was opened fully in 1917.

Gandhiji used to stay in this ashram along with his followers and other freedom fighters and carried on his acts of fearlessness to again bring back the dignity and glory of India. He stayed here for many years till he left for the Dandi March or the protest against the salt law on 12th march 1930 and promised that he would not return to the ashram before the country was freed.

The renovations of the museum were later completed in the year 1963. The main attraction in this ashram is the museum whose objective is to put up the memories and historic events in the life of the great man. This museum has been named as The Gandhi Smarak Sangrahanalaya and was established in the year 1951. It also houses many books, manuscripts and photocopies of important documents.

The beautiful things include portraits of Gandhiji with his wife Kasturba and other things used by Gandhiji himself like his study table and his spinning wheel, which is the major symbol of this ashram. There is a wide range of books in Indian languages and most importantly the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi. The ashram highly promotes local handicrafts and these are sold along with other books, etc for no profit at all.

The ashram does many other activities, such as-

  • Preserving the old photographs, paintings, etc related to Gandhiji.
  • Microfilming, lamination and preservation of negatives.
  • Putting up the entire history of the freedom struggle of India.
  • Promotion of the Gandhian School of thoughts and activities.

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  • School or group tours should be informed earlier.
  • Smoking & alcohol is prohibited. Making wall stains of tobacco is not allowed.
  • Parking is free of cost.
  • Photography is allowed.
  • Donations are welcomed humbly by the ashram officials as they maintain the ashram only with the funds provided by a trust.

  • The nearest railway stations are Sabarmati, Ahmedabad Junction, Chandlodia, Jakhvada, Asarva, Mani-Nagar.
  • Nearest airport is at SardarVallabbhai Patel Airport.
  • The nearest bus stop is Salangpur and Ahmedabad.

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  • Sabarmati Museum Address: Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India- 380027
  • Sabarmati Museum Contact Number: +91-7927557277
  • Sabarmati Museum Timing: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm
  • Sabarmati Museum Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Sabarmati Museum(preferred time): 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sabarmati Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Ahmedabad include Sabarmati Museum in their plan

  • 81.82% of people start their Sabarmati Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Sabarmati Museum

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sabarmati Museum

People normally club together Teen Darwaja and Sabarmati Riverfront while planning their visit to Sabarmati Museum.

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  • Serene. Clean. Nice. This place is at the heart of the city,near the bridge over the river. The riverfront has been decked up nicely and is very popular with locals. The ashram is serene and clean. Guide is not needed,as its self explanatory. The pictorial depictions are large and eye catching. Parking is free. It remains almost always filled with locals, and even youngsters. Hit LIKE if you find this review useful.

  • Glad to know the history behind the ashram and see Gandhiji's life but it wasn't up to my expectation. I expected more items to be displayed in the ashram. The rooms were found empty and did not have feel of an old heritage place as they have been renovated, it has lost the authenticity. It had more of photographs and written history. On an all it was a good experience. A very peaceful place to spend time with nature and go in some other aura.

  • Serene place, very calm and quiet. Even animal knows that non violence is principle in this area. So they are not scared of human. You feel as if you are visiting a place where Mahatma Gandhi lived just few days back. You can feel his presence felt...

  • Glad to know the history behind the ashram and see Gandhiji's life but it wasn't up to my expectation. I expected more items to be displayed in the ashram. The rooms were found empty and did not have feel of an old heritage place as they have been renovated, it has lost the authenticity. It had more of photographs and written history. On an all it was a good experience. A very peaceful place to spend time with nature and go in some other aura.

  • Everything from Mr. Gandhi's life has been systematically documented there as he progressed from his formal education to his stint in South Africa to his freedom movement of the country. The ashram is basically what used to be Mr. and Mrs. Gandhi's living quarters and one can even find the utensils used by them. There is a souvenir section where one can get khadi clothes and other products that have been locally manufactured.

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