Sabarmati Ashram is also called as Harijan Ashram or Satyagraha Ashram. It is a place which is considered as a base where Mahatma Gandhi let the Dandi March. That march is also known as Salt Satyagraha. It was conducted on 12th March 1930. It is situated on the banks of the river Sabarmati 4.0 miles from the town hall. He lived in this ashram for 12 years with his wife Kasturba Gandhi and followers like Vinoba Bhave.
Sabarmati Ashram History
This ashram was originally established by Jivanlal Desai who was Gandhi’s friend. At that time it was called Satyagraha Ashram. But Gandhi also wanted to carry out various activities like farming and animal husbandry. Thus, there was a need for much larger land and so it shifted on the bank of river Sabarmati. But after the salt march moment, the ashram was sealed by the British government.
Sabarmati Ashram Architecture
The ashram spread over 36 acres of land consists of a museum that houses over 35,000 books, 8,781 pages of manuscript, 34,117 letters, 6000 photographs, and 80 periodicals in English, Gujarati, and Hindi. Further, it consists of a library and some main houses consisting of Charkha and tools used at that time.
Sabarmati Ashram Timings
Mon-Sun: 8:30AM – 6:30PM
How To Reach Sabarmati Ashram
Flight – Sabarmati Ashram is set on the banks of the river Sabarmati. Ahmedabad is well connected to other parts of the city through rail, road and air. Sardar Vallabhai Patel International airport has several domestic and international flights. It connects Ahmedabad with other cities and countries of the world.
Train – Kalupur Railway station is the main station which is connected with different parts of the city to Ahmedabad. Local taxi, cab, buses or auto rickshaws can be boarded from railway station, bus stand or airport to reach Sabarmati Ashram.
Road – Buses are operated by both government and private operators and can be boarded from Gita Mandir or Paldi.