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  • Address: Raj Ghat, New Delhi 110 002, India
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National Gandhi Museum Tours

Known as the father of the nation for his leading role in India’s independence, Mahatma Gandhi is among the most important activists of the 20th century. The National Gandhi Museum was inaugurated in his honor in 1961, and today attracts visitors interested in Gandhi, the Independence Movement, and the struggle for peace.
 
The Basics
This small museum houses numerous artifacts related to Gandhi’s life, including old documents, photographs, audiovisual recordings, and personal effects. The museum also houses 23 models of spinning wheels in honor of Gandhi’s devotion to self-sufficiency through weaving. The museum’s library houses a huge collection of documents of academic interest; you can search the entire catalog online ahead of your visit.
 
Most visitors go to the museum before or after paying their condolences at Raj Ghat across the street, where Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Private and small-group Gandhi-themed tours stop here and at Raj Ghat, as well as at the Gandhi Smriti, where the leader was killed.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The National Gandhi Museum is a must for fans of history, politics, social justice, and Gandhi himself.
  • Still photography is permitted in the museum.
  • There’s a small on-site bookshop with many hard-to-find books.
  • The museum is accessible to wheelchair users. 
 
How to Get There
The museum is located just west of the Yamuna River, across the street from Raj Ghat. It’s about a 10-minute walk from the Purple Line’s Delhi Gate Station and a 15-minute drive from Connaught Place and Old Delhi. Most visitors arrive by car or as part of an organized tour.
 
When to Get There
The museum is open 9:30am to 5:30pm Tuesday through Sunday. It’s always a good time to visit, though Sundays can be quieter due to the absence of school groups. If you plan to pair a trip to the museum with the outdoor Raj Ghat, you may want to avoid hotter months such as May and June, or come earlier in the day, before the heat reaches its full intensity.
 
India’s Many Gandhi Museums
This museum is just one of many dedicated to Gandhi located across the country. Others include the Gandhi Memorial Museum in Madurai, South India; the Mani Bhavan in Mumbai; three museums in East India; and the Mahatma’s own ashram in his home state of Gujarat. Also in New Delhi, the Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum is housed in the Gandhi Smriti, where the leader was assassinated, and features all sorts of audiovisual materials and exhibits that tell Gandhi’s story by mixing computer-generated imagery with physical objects.

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Delhi Footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi Half-Day Tour, New Delhi, null
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Delhi Footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi Half-Day Tour

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Discover the Journey of Indian Legend Mahatma Gandhi and his role in India's independence. Learn the message of Non-Violence that he spread all across the ...  Read more

Location: New Delhi, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.00
Private Half-Day Mahatma Gandhi Tour in New Delhi, New Delhi, City Tours
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Private Half-Day Mahatma Gandhi Tour in New Delhi

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Discover the sites around Delhi commemorating the iconic Mahatma Gandhi on this half-day tour led by a local English-speaking expert. Visit the National Gandhi ...  Read more

Location: New Delhi, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Gandhi's Delhi Small Group Adventure Tour, New Delhi, Half-day Tours
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Gandhi's Delhi Small Group Adventure Tour

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Follow in the footsteps of Indian legend, Mahatma Gandhi and learn about his message of non-violence and truth. Visit all the historical sites associated with ...  Read more

Location: Delhi, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.00
Private Tour: Full-Day Madurai Tour Including Meenakshi Amman Temple and Gandhi Museum, Madurai, ... 
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Private Tour: Full-Day Madurai Tour Including Meenakshi Amman Temple and Gandhi Museum

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Enjoy this private day tour of Madurai, which is considered to be the cultural capital of Tamilnadu. It is inseparably connected to Mahatma Gandhi, the father ...  Read more

Location: Madurai, India
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Delhi Sightseeing Private Day Tour, New Delhi, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Delhi Sightseeing Private Day Tour

Private Sightseeing tour of Delhi Private Vehicle from/ to Your destination (any parts of Delhi) Select any 6 to 7 places to visit with your guide ...  Read more

Location: New Delhi, India
Duration: 8 to 10 hrs

From USD $23.00

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