Sabarmati Museum, Ahmedabad
Sabarmati Museum, Ahmedabad - Address, Phone Number
Address: Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India- 380027
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
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About Sabarmati Museum, Ahmedabad
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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Sabarmati Museum Information
- You can also contact on +91-7927560569
- 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.
How To reach Sabarmati Museum by Public Transport
- 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.
Restaurants Near Sabarmati Museum
- Dudawat Cafe
- Ashray Restaurant
- E Quality
- Silver Dew
- Advut Parlour
- Havmor Restaurant
- Purple Lotus
- Jai Jalaram House
- Pizza One
- Bhajiya Point
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Sabarmati Museum, Ahmedabad Reviews
Its a place of great importance as Mahatma Gandhi initiated many independence activities here. It should be well maintained. The are gallery is very good, well taken care of, but the ground and parking space is very haphazardly and visitors park their vehicles randomly. Many foreign visitors come here which would present a false image of our mentality about caring such important place of our National father. Overall place is great, you could have great insights into the life of Mahatma Gandhi. And behind the ashram there's Sabarmati river which is an addition to the place.
Very peaceful place! Displays many major events took place during freedom fight. Also has collection of different types of spinning wheel. One side of the Ashram is facing sabarmati river which makes place tranquil during morning and evening. Architectural history of this place is also worth knowing and explains the simplicity of this place. Overall, a heritage place, worth visit.
Great experience, really great place to get kid's and if you want to know more about Gandhi ji, great place to know our history and India's history. Lot of students were studying here. Very calm and quiet place. Amazing atmosphere with a lot of positive energy all around. Please feel free to ask anything specific.
This place is just amazing... It has such a calming effect... All your stress just melts away... On the surface it seems very limited and simple but given time it will settle into you.. my wife said she felt like a million bucks just by walking around the place once... It has a detailed history of Gandhi in relation to the ashram and apart from a nice collection of charkhas... Also a sort of learning centre which imparts life wisdom... I must say I was impressed.. there were a bunch of kids around simply having fun as well... And they have a fair share of squirrels as well... A must visit for family and friends
Good place to visit. Must have 1-2 hrs in hand to enjoy the experience. Need to take out shoes at a couple of places to enter the house. So wear easily removable and wearable footwear.