|Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Delhi (Map)
|Entry Fee & Timings
|Timings :- The timings of Rajghat are from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM. It remains open on all days of the week.
|Govt. Museum & Memorials, Monuments
|Place visit with
|Family, Kids, Married Couples, Solo, Unmarried Couples, Parants, Siblings
|Best time to visit
|October, November, December
|Jama Masjid Metro Station (1 KM) Delhi Gate Metro Station (1 KM)
About Raj Ghat
Rajghat is an important monument in Delhi, India, dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, a prominent leader of India's freedom struggle. Rajghat serves as the final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi. He was cremated at this place after his assassination on January 30, 1948. The memorial is a simple black marble platform, known as the "Samadhi", which marks the place of Gandhi's cremation. An unbroken flame keeps burning at one end of the stage. Rajghat is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, providing a peaceful and contemplative environment. Visitors often come here to pay homage to Gandhiji and reflect on his teachings.
Rajghat also houses the National Gandhi Museum. The museum has a rich collection of over 35,000 documents and books relating to the life and works of Gandhiji, some of which are written by the leader himself. It also displayed some of his personal items, such as his dhoti, shawl, walking stick, some of his teeth and even 23 models of a charkha or spinning wheel along with one of the bullets used to assassinate him.
Architecture of Raj Ghat
Gandhiji's memorial at Rajghat is a square platform built using black marble. A stone footpath will lead you to the monument, which is situated inside a boundary wall. The landscaping of the memorial was done by Alick Percy-Lancaster, the last British citizen to hold the position of Superintendent of Horticultural Operations under the government. There is also a beautiful garden surrounding the memorial. The garden contains several labeled trees that have been planted by famous dignitaries from around the world, including Queen Elizabeth II, Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh, United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and many others.
Interesting facts about Raj Ghat
- The memorial hosts prayer services and celebrations on Gandhiji's birth and death anniversaries, which attract people from across the country.
- The memorial is surrounded by a beautiful garden with trees and well-manicured lawns, providing a serene and contemplative environment.
- The natural surroundings of the Rajghat area are also full of trees planted by public figures and other eminent personalities.
- Gandhiji's last words, 'Hello Ram,' are inscribed on the marble, which is continuously decorated with flowers.
How to reach Raj Ghat
By Metro:- The nearest metro station to Rajghat is Pargati Maidan. It is a 10-minute walk away.
By Rail:- Tilak Bridge is the nearest railway station to Rajghat. It is a 24-minute walk away.
By Bus:- The nearest bus stops to Rajghat are Gandhi Darshan and Rajghat Gandhi Darshan.It is 6 minutes walk.
By Air:- The nearest airport to Rajghat is IGI Airport which is located at a distance of 21 kms. From here you can take an auto till Rajghat.
Nearby famous places
- Red Fort 2.1 km away
- Jama Masjid 2.5 km away
- National Museum of Natural History 3.7 km away
- Agrasen Ki Baoli 3.7 km away
- Connaught Place 4.2 km away
- Jantar Mantar 4.4 km away
- Old Fort 5.1 km away
- India Gate 5.3 km away