About Gandhi Smriti

Earlier known as the Birla House or Birla Bhavan, Gandhi Smriti was originally the house of the Indian business tycoons, the Birla family. It has now been turned into a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. It is here that Mahatma Gandhi Ji spent the last 144 days of his life and was assassinated on 30 January 1948. On 15th August 1973, Birla House opened to the public and was renamed the Gandhi Smriti. Gandhi Ji was shot during his prayers at this place where the Martyr's Column now stands. This building is an insight into the final hours of Gandhi's life and honors his efforts in the freedom struggle.

Must See

  • Museum spotlighting Mahatma Gandhi, site of Gandhi's assassination.
  • There is a brief animated documentary that you can watch in the main hall.
  • On the first floor, hear the beautiful musical instruments and melodies which show harmony and richness of culture.

How to reach

DTC buses 522, 610A, 544, 181, 620 and 610 connect the Gandhi Smriti to the rest of the city.
By Metro: Lok Kalyan Marg metro station, Udyog Bhavan Metro Station and Khan Market Metro stations are the nearest to Gandhi Smriti.

Tips

  • Not a huge site to visit but worth going to experience the reality of Gandhi and his passion for peace.
  • The house where he lived contains a lot of multimedia presentations of his background and life, so you can see that.
  • There are a number of his quotes on display as well as information about his life and key events, so read them carefully.
  • The bookstore has a great assortment of his writings and the prices are cheap, so you can buy them.
  • Visitors can tour the building and grounds, view the preserved room where Gandhi lived and the place on the grounds where he was shot while holding his nightly public walk.
  • Outside the house stands a pillar that contains a swastika symbol. See the symbol and try to find out the meaning of that. The same pillar also contains the Sanskrit symbol for the meditation sound, Om.
  • Take a sufficient amount of water with you.

Visit Time

Monday: - Closed
Tuesday: - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours

 

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Haze 21.05°C

 

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