In Hindi, Mahatma means ‘great soul,' and it is to this greatness of soul that you pay tribute to by visiting the Raj Ghat. Located south of the Red Fort on the banks of the Yamuna, this memorial is where Gandhi, who was brutally murdered in 1948, was cremated. An eternal flame burns at one end of the slab of black marble.
Not far away, the National Gandhi Museum also pays moving tribute to Mahatma through his photos and personal effects, like his dhoti and his spinning wheel.
In Safdarjung Enclave, stop by the Gandhi Museum, which houses the Birla House, where he stayed the last 144 days of his life.
After the tears, go into the Khadi Gramodyog store where cotton, silk, and wool are woven in the finest tradition of the Father of the Nation, using the famous ‘Charkha' spinning wheel.
Mahatma Gandhi Road
Raj Ghat, Vikram Nagar
7, Tees January Lane
Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan
Shop No. A-1, Emporia Complex
Baba Kharak Singh Marg