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Tracing the Footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi – 8 Best Places to Visit in Gandhi Circuit Tour in Gujarat

Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation was born in the land of Gujarat. This destination is home to many museums and ashrams dedicated to the Bapu. If you are a history geek, then this place offers you everything you need to know about the isotropic life of Mahatma Gandhi. Gujarat was a crucial place for all the freedom fighters and a starting point for most of the movements for independent India. From Sabarmati Ashram to The Dandi March, this Gandhi Circuit Tourism guide will discuss all the important destinations and the history behind their establishment.

From Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi: Exploring the 8 Must-See Places in Gujarat’s Gandhi Circuit

  • Sabarmati Ashram
  • Kocharab Ashram
  • Mahatma Gandhi Museum
  • Dandi Kutir Museum
  • Kaba Gandhi No Delo
  • Gujarat Vidyapeeth
  • Kirti Mandir
  • Dandi March & National Salt Satyagraha Memorial

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Sabarmati Ashram

Sabarmati Ashram Gujarat

Sabarmati Ashram, which is located in the Northern part of Ahmedabad has served as a home to Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi. The ashram comes in the must-visit places in Ahmedabad. The ashram is surrounded by tranquillity and peace and is among the best destinations for peace lovers. As the place is sandwiched between a prison and a cemetery, Mahatma Gandhi believed that a Satyagrahi is supposed to end on either side of this Ashram– a prison and a cemetery. The main attraction of the place includes a museum, which is filled with Bapu’s photographs and letters. Mainly because the Ashram has witnessed many Historical events during our independence, it has become one of the popular historical sites in India.


The Ashram is constructed in a contemporary style will stone floors and tiled roofs; it was an Ideal residence during the Swadeshi movement. The history of this place is related to the Dandi March, which started on 12th March 1930, this place was the starting point of this legendary movement. All the Khadi-related activities like farming, cow breeding, and animal husbandry were performed in this Ashram mainly because of this sufficient land surrounding. The place soon became the epicentre of all these activities which ultimately led to the independence of India.

Timing: From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

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Kocharab Ashram

Kochrab Ashram Gujarat

These years, the Kocharab Ashram has been under the Gujarat Vidyapeeth University. Many students come here to research more about the life of Mahatma Gandhi. They are given access to enter this Ashram to get inspired by the footsteps of Gandhi in the struggles of independent India. This peaceful and simple Ashram is made for the public, and the sole reason behind it is to enjoy Gandhi tourism. You will be able to enjoy your life like Bapu for a few days which will work like rejuvenating your soul from the bustling city lives. There are many major destinations nearby for you to enjoy during your stay.


Being the first Ashram in India, which was established by Mohandas Gandhi, the Kocharab Ashram was constructed on 25th May 1915 near the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The place is an epicentre for the students of Gandhi University, who are curious about Swadeshi work, like a posting of untouchables, and poor, and promoting better education and health facilities for people. The main goal behind the establishment of this Ashram was to spread equality among the natives and Bapu was successful in doing it. As it was the first Ashram under Bapu, many activities like farming and animal husbandry started here but because of the small land, these activities were shifted to the Sabarmati Ashram.

Timings: From 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location: Kocharab, Paldi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

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Mahatma Gandhi Museum

Mahatma Gandhi Museum Rajkot Gujarat

The Mahatma Gandhi Museum also referred to as the Gandhi Museum is located in the city of Rajkot. As the name signifies, you can tell that the museum is solely dedicated to Bapu. It is recommended to visit this place if you are interested in history, culture, and the isotopic people of the bygone era– mainly Bapu.  you will be able to get a chance of exploring the 39 galleries in this museum with all the works and quotes on Gandhi’s ideology. The place also offers all the necessary concerns like restrooms and medical stores.


This exotic museum was built in 1963 in memory of Mahatma Gandhi and was designed by Charles Correa. This museum has the best collection of photographs, paintings, about 34,117 letters, and many personal items of the father of our nation. My life is my message by Mahatma Gandhi, this inspiring quote has changed the lives of many great leaders.  the notion of turning this exotic Heritage site into a stunning Museum came in 2017. Till now the museum is under the supervision of the Rajkot Municipal Corporation.

Timings: From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

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Dandi Kutir Museum

Dandi Kutir Museum Gujarat

As the name suggests, the Museum is full of audio-visuals to elaborate Gandhi’s strategy and plans for the Indian Independence movements. You will be able to take a glimpse of his life, from his early age when he was a shy and unique student to the age when he got married to Kasturba Gandhi, you will be able to witness everything in this exotic museum. If you are curious about the Dandi March movement, then the Dandi Kutir museum will leave you in a daze offering the audio-visuals of plans before the movement of civil disobedience.


Built in 1930, The place has served as a prime location for Dandi March against the British salt monopoly. When everyone was fed up with the continuous increase in salt taxes, Bapu came up with the idea of this movement. Mainly because the museum has witnessed all the changes the nation has gone through from the British colonial law to the democratic and independent India, it is a paradise for history lovers. Like other Gandhi museums, the place is filled with his signatures and all paintings.

Timing – 10:30 AM – 5 PM from Tuesday to Sunday.

Location – Salt Mount, Sector 13C, Gandhinagar

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Kaba Gandhi No Delo

Kaba-Gandhi-No-Delo Gujarat

If you want to enjoy the fascinating views of Mahatma Gandhi’s former years then Kaba Gandhi No Delo is an ideal destination for you. You will be able to witness authentic handicrafts and art and crafts including the photographs and books written by Bapu. The paintings of Gandhi hanging on the walls will take you to the bygone era of struggles. Currently, an organization overseeing this destination supports young girls by giving them, embroidery classes. The Kaba Gandhi is now converted into a well-known museum or exhibition named Gandhi Smriti.


The primary family of Mahatma Gandhi lived in Kaba Gandhi No Delo until 1915. Later he shifted to the Kocharab Aashram in Ahmedabad. This house was in the name of Karamchand Gandhi the father of Mahatma Gandhi also known as Kaba Gandhi. He lived here for many years and the residence was named Deewana of Rajkot state. Mahatma Gandhi lived here in his early days from about 1881 to 1887 AD.

Timings: From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Jawahar Road, Rajkot, Gujarat

Also Read: Rajkot Tourism Information

Gujarat Vidyapeeth


The Gujarat Vidyapeeth is located behind the Kocharab Ashram and was started for a purpose of promoting educational destinations for Indians during British colonial rule. All the funds that were needed to keep this institution were collected by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in his personal capacity. This university is helping many natives by promoting a system of prime education for all Indians. Although the institute is modernized by the time now, it still focuses on the simplicity of students. This prime university is governed by the Union Ministry of human resources development.


Gujarat Vidyapeeth was established on 18th October 1920, when Gandhiji started a movement to boycott the British awards and honors. He also inspires people to avoid English education at young Indian youths. But at the same time, he wanted the Indian kids to have the privilege to study in an Ideal Institute. the Gujarat Vidyapeeth with four other such institutes were founded by Bapu with the goal to prepare the young youth for the reconstruction of Hind Swaraj. Since 1963, the University has become one of the most famous and premier education destinations for many students.

Location: Income Tax Office, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

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Kirti Mandir

Kirti Mandir Porbandar Gujarat

Kirti Mandir is a peaceful place to rejuvenate the soul. This museum was built in memory of Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi. On this trip, you will be able to witness many oil paintings of Mahatma Gandhi engaging with any discussion or activities. This museum is home to many exotic books and slogans written by him. You will be able to take a tour of the ancestral house of the Gandhi Family, where our nation’s father was born. Hundreds of big leaders from all over the world have visited this enormous haveli for inspiration. The Kirti Mandir comes in the best places to visit on Gandhi Circuit Tour.


About 200 years ago, Shree Harjivan Raidas Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandfather, purchased the haveli in Porbandar. You can say that there weren’t as many floors in the house as there are now. After Bapu’s great-grandfather acquired it, they were constructed. Uttamchand Gandhi, Karamchand Gandhi, and Tulsidas Gandhi, Bapu’s uncle, father, and their respective spouses and kids all resided in this area.  As the great Industrialist Nanjibhai Kalidas Mehta bought the whole residence of the Gandhi family, he came up with the idea of including it in the Kirti Mandir complex.

Timings: From 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location: Porbandar, Gujarat, India

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Dandi March & National Salt Satyagraha Memorial 

National Salt Satyagraha Memorial Gujarat

In order to help visitors, visualize and comprehend the history of the legendary Salt March and Satyagraha, which played a significant role in our Independence from British colonial rule, The “National Salt Satyagraha Memorial” was made. You will be able to witness the life-sized statues of Gandhi and his volunteers made up of bronze. At the apex, there is a glass similar to a salt crystal illuminating laser lights at night. There are many places nearby representing the salt movement including Solar salt-making pans, an artificial lake, and many inspiring murals on our independence.


Dandi March also referred to as Salt March was led by Mahatma Gandhi with his 80 followers. The sole reason behind this non-violent act was to alter the salt law in British colonial rule. The act inspired many people to follow Gandhi’s path of civil disobedience in colonial India. This act from 12 March to 6 April covered about 24 days of continuous struggles of thousands of Indians. At last Mahatma Gandhi was successful in breaking the British salt law on 6th April 1930, sparking a new hope in the eyes of millions of Indians.

Timings: From 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location: Dandi, Gujarat, India

Also Read: Complete Gujarat Tourism Information

These are some of the best places to visit in Gujarat in the Gandhi Circuit tourism list. However, it might be difficult to book hotels because of the crowd– mainly in winter. We would recommend booking hotels online before your visit. Book a tour package that includes a nice stay and all activities you must experience as well as sightseeing. We experienced our best time there and we hope the same for you too. Good Luck!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Gandhi Tourism Circuit in Gujarat?

The Gandhi Circle tourism in Gujarat consists of many popular historical sites in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi. Some of them include:

  • Mahatma Gandhi Museum
  • National Salt Satyagraha Memorial
  • Sabarmati Ashram
  • Kocharab Ashram
  • Kirti Mandir

What are the main attractions on the Gandhi Tourism Circuit tour in Gujarat?

The main attractions on the Gandhi tourism circuit involve:

  • Sabarmati Ashram
  • Mahatma Gandhi Museum
  • Gujarat Vidyapeeth
  • Kocharab Ashram
  • Dandi March

How many days are required to explore Gandhi Tourism Circuit Gujarat?

It is recommended to spend at least 3-4 days exploring the Gandhi Circuit in Gujarat.

What is the best time to visit the Gandhi Tourism Circuit in Gujarat?

The best time to visit the Gandhi tourism circuit is in winter when the weather is pleasant.

What is the cost of a tour of the Gandhi Tourism Circuit Gujarat?

If you are planning your trip for at least 3 days then the cost may vary from 12k to 20k according to your convenience.

What is the cultural and historical significance of the Gandhi Tourism Circuit of Gujarat?

Mainly because of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, the place is very popular among tourists.

Published: 13 Feb, 2023

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