Head to the Sabarmati Ashram and go back in time with this quaint space. The display of the archival material here drives you back into the Gandhian Era, when Sabarmati served as a hub for the freedom movement of India.
1. SABARMATI ASHRAMSabarmati Ashram is one of the famous places in the history of India. Mahatma Gandhi stayed in this Ashram and therefore this place is famous for its historical importance during the independence struggle against the British rule. The place has a museum with many personal belongings of Mahatma Gandhi.
It was 4 when Deepak left for Bharuch to pay visit of his relatives and I stayed back alone. I sat inside the ashram only and got to mingle up with one foreigner group, who were from different countries to combine for India tour. We talked about India, Indian food, Indian culture, how beautiful and versatile India is. It was 7.30 when I left the ashram to catch my onwards train which was from Ahmedabad to Mumbai.The sceneI reached the Ahmedabad station and started finding the screen where the waiting list chart is being displayed. I am so dumb in railway quota like WL, PQWL and all. When I booked my ticket I considered as its WL and by the time it was showing 91% of confirmation probability. I checked the list and couldn’t find my name on it, I started getting panic attacks. I rechecked on Google by PNR but the page got sucked. I called my friends for checking up the status but ‘jarurat ke time kaam aaye to wo kaha ke dost’.Luckily Google baba shows some mercy on me and I could see my current status which was PQWL22. Oh no, now I was so panicked and cursing me for not knowing railway quotas very well. It was around 8, by the time I checked buses starting from Ahmedabad to Mumbai but I was miserably late for that and at any cost I have to reach Mumbai next morning and then to office else would been welcomed by termination letter by my boss.I had only option left and which was to travel by same train but in general compartment. On a very honest note I hate travelling from general compartments. I went on platform and frightened to see long lasting queue for general compartment. Upon seeing the line I was sure that I wouldn’t make it anyhow so didn’t put any efforts. I boarded very next sleeper compartment and waited for TC to arrive. TC came, I asked him if he could adjust with any seat but there were no seat left. He was great human being and offered his own seat, which was lower side berth. I was dam tired, my last night was sleepless and today too I was roaming here and there. I requested some aunties in compartment to allow me to sleep in between the seats. Earlier they were so hesitated but upon pleading they agreed and this is the way I slept on the floor for the very first time in my life, which was not at all great as half of the times I was shivering like hell.The journey ends when I reached Dadar by 6.30am then to my home Dombivli with loads of memories. The whole tour coasted me 2600 rs.
Sabarmati AshramThe memory of the Father of the Nation draws tourists from all parts of India to the Sabarmati Ashram! Located along the banks of river Sabarmati, the Ashram is a serene and peaceful place. One cannot help get moved by its historical significance - there are numerous letters, paintings and other artefacts on display at the 'My Life is my Message' gallery.Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi spent 12 years of their life at this Ashram, and it was from this place that Gandhi ji started the historic Dandi March.Visit the splendid 'My Life is my Message' gallery with paintings, letters, and artefacts from the life and times of the great man. Walking into the cottage, Hridaya Kunj, is an experience like no other. The simplicity of the life Gandhi led is indeed a lesson for all of us!Spend a few moments of quiet and peace along the periphery of the Ashram that overlooks the pristine Sabarmati river.Opening hours: Daily, 8:30 am – 6:30 pm