Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most charismatic leaders in Indian history. He lived from 1869 -1948, when he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse while climbing the steps to address a prayer meeting. Gandhi was the political and spiritual leader of India during its Independence Movement away from the British Empire. He strongly believed in and practiced non-violent forms of protest, including fasting, and inspired forms of peaceful protest worldwide. In India he is seen as the Father of the Nation and his birthday, October 2nd, is a national holiday. Internationally, October 2nd is marked as the Day of Non-Violence.
As soon as he was killed, devotees began collecting documents, books, manuscripts, personal relics, photographs and other artifacts from Ghandi's life to make an historic collection. In 1961, the current museum was inaugurated in the current location opposite the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, a memorial at the place where he was cremated on the Raj Ghat.
Excellent guide, friendly and very informative. I really enjoyed this tour and learnt so much more about Gandhi who is truly an inspiration
An excellent experience. The tour guide Audesh C. Mishra was a great guy who went out of his way to make our trip special and memorable, and even longer than the schedule as we were taking our time to see and indulge in the experience. He was very knowledgeable. Highly recommended on every level.
We enjoyed our Gandhi Tour very much! The sites were very interesting and our tour guide, Indira, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We wanted to spend the morning learning as much about Gandhi and his work as possible and we were very pleased with our tour. Highly recommend! Jim G.
Located across the road from the Raj Ghat where Ghandi was cremated, the easiest way to get there is by taxi or auto-rickshaw.