Sabarmati Ashram is one of the most important places to see in Gujarat. It is located around 5km north of the center, near the west bank of Sabarmati river and is a peaceful place with an aesthetic beauty. The place holds a special significance in the history of India. It was the place where Mahatma Gandhi lived most of the time. The Ashram was set between the jail and the cemetery and Mahatma Gandhi believed that these two were the main destinations for any Satyagraha or a non-violent protester.
The famous Dandi Yatra of 1930 began at this place only when Mahatma Gandhi decided to make salt and not return here until India had gained independence. The Ashram was disbanded in 1933 and later it became a place for Dalit welfare activities. After the death of Mahatma Gandhi the place was restored to preserve his memoirs.
If you are in Ahmedabad, you can easily reach there with a bus or auto rickshaw. The place is beautiful and serene. The architecture of the Ashram is majestic and the interiors are equally good. Inside it, there are memories of Mahatma Gandhi being preserved in form of pictures, texts and various other forms. There is a small museum too. The Ashram is well maintained and one falls in love with the place instantly. It will also help you in quickly going through the pages of Mahatma Gandhi’s life and the struggle of Indian independence. The Ashram remains open every day from 8:30am to 6:30pm.