On the occasion of Independence Day, a tribute is paid to Mahatma Gandhi’s tomb at Raj ghat. Mahatma Gandhi had a major contribution in the independence of India. Rajghat is the place where the tomb of Mahatma Gandhi is built. On October 2, big leaders of the country, from the Prime Minister to the President, come here to pay tribute to Bapu. The mausoleum of Mahatma Gandhi is made of black stone, the place where this mausoleum is built, where Mahatma Gandhi’s last rites were performed. With this samadhi, a flame always burns.
Raj Ghat Museum
The National Gandhi Museum or Gandhi Memorial Museum at Raj Ghat celebrates the life and ideology of Mahatma Gandhi through a collection of pictures, sculptures, books, films, and other memorabilia related to Gandhiji’s life. It also exhibits 23 models of charkhas or spinning wheels along with some of his personal items, such as his dhoti, shawl, walking sticks, a few of his teeth, and even one of the bullets that were used to assassinate him. There is an audio-visual section at the museum where films on Gandhiji’s life and work are shown inside an auditorium of 75 seats.
- Film Show Timings: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm; every Saturday and Sunday
- Film Show Fee: Free
|Location||Behind Red Fort, New Delhi|
|Nearest Metro Station||Delhi Gate Metro Staion|
|Timing||10:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Open||Tuesday - Sunday|
|Closed||Every 2nd Saturday of the Month|
Memorials in the Vicinity of Raj Ghat
There are a few other memorials of famous Indian leaders and personalities that stand in the vicinity of Raj Ghat. Some of the most important memorials in the area include:
- Shantivan (jawaharlal Nehru)
- Vijay Ghat (Lal Bahadur Shastri
- Shakti Sthal (Indira Gandhi)
- Veer Bhumi (Rajiv Gandhi)
- Jannayak Sthal (Chandra Shekhar)
- Sadaiv Atal (Atal Bihari Vajpayee)
Interesting Facts About Raj Ghat
- Rajghat is situated on the banks of river Yamuna in Delhi. There are two museums which will take you back to the old times. If you are going to Rajghat, then you must also visit these museums. This museum will introduce you to every aspect related to India’s independence.
- Rajghat is spread over a large area. Many big personalities of the world have planted trees including Queen Elizabeth-2, US President Eisenhower and Vietnam’s big leader Ho-Chi-Min.
- Apart from the tomb of Mahatma Gandhi in Rajghat, there is also the tomb of other big leaders of the country. Shantivan, the tomb of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, is located north of Rajghat.
- The tomb of Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi is also situated to the north of Rajghat. Rajiv Gandhi was shot and killed in 1991.
- KR Narayan Memorial Ekta Sthal, Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Shakti Sthal is also located near Rajghat.
Best time to Visit in Raj Ghat
The best season to visit Raj Ghat is winter. The weather is pleasant during winter in Delhi, if you go on Gandhi Jayanti, you can come in large crowd to pay tribute to the great leader.
How to Reach In Raj Ghat
The distance from Delhi Gate Metro Station to Raj Ghat is 1.5 km, from there it will take you about 6 minutes to reach Rajghat. One can also walk on foot from Delhi Gate metro station to Raj Ghat.