Gandhi in Ahmedabad

Gandhi in Ahmedabad

Duration: 4hrs

What this tour is about:

When Gandhi returned from South Africa, it was in Ahmedabad that he chose to set up his base. He lived in Ahmedabad between 1913 and 1930. It was from here that he launched the historic Dandi March (Salt March) in 1930.

Places we will visit:

In this tour, we will see the following places associated with Gandhi:

  • Kochrab Ashram: Founded in 1915, Gandhi's first home in India created a stir by taking in a family of untouchables.
  • M J Library: Inaugurated by Gandhi in 1933, this is it one of the largest public libraries in India. Gandhi donated 10,000 books to this library from his ashram collection before setting out on the Dandi march.
  • Sabarmati Ashram: The Indian independence movement developed strong roots in Ahmedabad when, Mahatma Gandhi established the Satyagraha Ashram on the banks of the Sabarmati in 1917. The ashram became the centre of intense nationalist activities.
  • Gujarat Vidyapith: This university was established by Gandhi in 1920 as a mark of protest against British education policy. It still teaches courses based on Gandhian ideals, and has an Tribal Research Institute which has dioramas depicting the various tribes of Gujarat.

When:

All days of the week. Please note the following places will not allow entry.

Where:

Starts and ends at your hotel.

Cost:

Rs 7500 for a car tour (max 4 adults). Includes AC Toyota Innova, driver with cell phone, fuel, parking charges, knowledgeable English-speaking guide, bottled water and all taxes. Excludes entrances, meals, tips.