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Mahatma Gandhi Mark at Delhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born today about a century and half ago and he breathed his last in Delhi.  To celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Delhi Department of archaeology has illuminated three monuments with the three colours of the national flag – Saffron, White and Green. The chosen heritage structures are Gol Gumbad near Lodhi Hotel, Bijri Khan’s tomb near Sector 3 in R.K. Puram and mausoleum of Paik at Mukarba Chowk on Delhi- Karnal bypass. This illumination on monuments will remain from 7pm to 11pm till 9th October 2018.

Mahatma Gandhi made 80 visits and stayed 720 days in Delhi.  So, as other tourist Mr. Gandhi and wife took a horse cart to visit Red Fort and Qutab Minar in 1915. Here are a couple of memorial places in Delhi that bear impressions from his life:

  1. Gyarah Murti
  2. Gandi Smriti
  3. Raj Ghat
  4. Valmiki Temple
  5. Kasturba Kutir
    This is located at the premises of Harijan Sevak Sangh near Kingsway Camp. This is a museum after renovation and both Mr. Gandhi with his wife spend 180 days.
  6. Charkha Museum
    This museum is the one of the latest addition in tourist attractions list of Delhi.  The location is at Connaught Place, narst metro Station is Rajeev Chowk.  You will find a large stainless steel Charkha
  7. National Gandhi Museum:
    Mahatma Gandhi’s heartbeat reverberated through the National Gandhi Museum which is located near Rajghat on the occasion of his 149th birth anniversary.  The sound of his heart left tourists emotionally charged and felt connected to the Father of Nation.
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Delhi Darshan

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