Rajghat in Delhi
Gandhi ji shall always be immortal and so would be his ideologies.
Rajghat is one of the most popular memorials of the national capital, New Delhi. Rajghat Delhi is dedicated to the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Just 4 km from Janpath, Mahatma Gandhi Samadhi is one such place in Delhi that attracts foreign and international tourists alike.
Structure of Rajghat
The structure of Rajghat comprises square platform of black marble. It is on this spot that Gandhi ji was cremated after his assassination in 1948.
The memorial has the words ‘Hey Ram’ which translates to “Oh God” inscribed the marble surface. It is believed that these were Gandhi ji’s last words.
There are two museums dedicated to Gandhi ji that are also located near Rajgaht. It is a great place to get in touch with history and the simple yet thoughtful philosophies of Gandhi ji.
Timings of Raj GhatThe memorial is open on all days from 5:00 am to 7:30 pm, April to September and 5:30 am to 7:00 pm, October to March. There are no admission charges for national or foreign tourists. Photography and videography is allowed and visitors need not pay any extra fees for this.
Things to Remember
Quick Facts/ GuideLocation: Mahatma Gandhi Marg, on the banks of river Yamuna, Delhi
How to Reach: Take an auto rickshaw from Pragati Maidan Metro station (Blue Line).
Timings: 5.00 am to 7.00 pm
Important Information: All visitors must remove their shoes before entering the premises
Approx. distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport: 20 kms