About the location: Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat, located north of Ahmedabad, was originally the residence of Mahatma Gandhi and his spouse Kasturba. The ashram is flanked by a calm and quiet stretch by the Sabarmati River. This is also the location where Gandhi started his Dandi March from. Because it was located in between a prison and a cemetery, Gandhi believed that a Satyagrahi would certainly end his life in either a prison or a graveyard. Sabarmati Ashram will reawaken your sense of independence. The museum is the most well-known of the many institutions within the Sabarmati ashram's grounds.
Various personal letters and images of Gandhi are displayed throughout the space. Upasana Mandir, Magan Niwas, Vinoba, Nandini, and Kutir are some of the ashram's other structures. The ashram is now a historical site, having witnessed numerous historical occurrences. You can also visit this place and learn more about India's ancient history.
History: The original ashram was founded in May 1915 at Jivanlal Desai's Kochrab Bungalow (approximately 10 kilometers from here), who was a barrister associate of Gandhi, as Satyagraha Ashram. Mahatma Gandhi required additional space to carry out tasks such as farming and animal husbandry so it was transferred to a 36-acre site on the banks of the river Sabarmati on June 17, 1917.
Timing: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Ashram is open every day of the Year)
By Road Gujarat has one of the better developed road networks in India. Ahmedabad is well connected with all major cities and towns by road.State and private buses are a great option to travel between smaller towns in the state.
By Train Major Indian cities are also connected via the Ahmedabad railway station that lies on the western railways network.. The main railway station is located in Kalupur area. This station falls under the prominent national railway circuit and is connected to all major cities of India. India’s first bullet train project will be connecting Mumbai to Ahmedabad by December 2023. It will run at a speed of 320kmph and cover the distance in 3 hours.
By Air Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport in Ahmedabad connects all major cities in India and key cities abroad to the state.