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“Good place” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home

Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home
Gandhi Smarak | Sangrahalaya, Ahmedabad 380 027, India
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Ranked #2 of 105 things to do in Ahmedabad
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New Delhi, India
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“Good place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

You get to know a lot about Indian History. Further it has a good library stuffed with lots of writings on M.K. Gandhi.

Visited February 2013
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“A POOR TRIBUTE TO BAPU”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The greatest landmark in Ahmedabad,dedicated to the Mahatma, disappoints. It stands as a stark example of Gandhi appropriated by the bureaucratic officialdom that takes Bapu away from his people and deifies him, something he would have scoffed at. It seems to have been redeveloped as an afterthought and thus feels artificial. Bapu's original ashram is dwarfed by the modern building which houses poorly labeled photographs of the bygone era in various galleries, without throwing any light on the moments captured in them. The only section I liked was the representation of Gandhiji in the various cartoons published in the newspapers in his lifetime. A gallery has been devoted to justify various actions and decision by him that were often used by his critics-the official verbosity here is pathetic considering that Mahatma Gandhi was brutally honest about himself. Do not expect anything from the museum,just focus on Hridaykunj to connect with the Mahatma,mercifully that hasn't been ravished by the officialdom.

Visited August 2013
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Visakhapatnam, India
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“sabarmati ashram and its outskirts”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

serene place on the bankrmatis of river sabarmati
can understand the austere life of not so great Gandhi
visit the samadhi od morarji desai nearby,
ask ant about jail inmate bhajiya house and enjoi
pakodas made by jail inmates

Visited May 2013
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“Peace, Tranqility define this wonderful piece of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I frequent this wonderful piece of history - a monument of Peace, a place to discover yourself. The best part is the fact that it retains the simplicity of the by gone era. Almost everything in the Ashram defines the life of the Mahatma.
The natural surroundings - tree, birds, squirrels and the Sabarmati river banks add a bliss of vividness to this place. If you are in Ahmedabad and want to spend sometime with yourself - this is the place to be.
The exhibition halls are basic and have maintained the sanctity of what the Mahatma stood for "Simplicity". You feel like walking through the history of Indian Independence. You must visit the souvenir store and compliment your visit by picking a book or anything else that interests you.
The road outside the Ashram is studded with KHADI Stores, one must visit and see the magic of this basic fabric.

Visited August 2013
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Hyderabad-Deccan, Andhra Pradesh, India
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“Great recall and learning put together”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I happened to visit this ashram first time when I was posted there on election observer duties and I must admit that the visit changed my outlook totally. There are things you learn about Gandhi only after seeing what is there. I am always reminded of the quote which Albert Einstein wrote about Gandhi and that summarizes the life of Gandhi absolutely. I suggest all people to visit this ashram to learn about India and its journey through Gandhi over those tumultous decades.

Visited October 2012
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