Remembering Bapu: Gandhi Experiences

Freedom of any kind is very important, whether it is from an oppressive rule of the British or the freedom of speech and dialogue. We live in those times where we can freely talk about our ideas, more importantly can disagree without being prosecuted for it. There was a man who worked his way out from the turbulent times of British Raj, highly classist, treated Indians as an inferior race, and always wanted them to be serving the Raj. He paved a way for himself by making common people understand the importance of freedom especially from an alien rule.

Yes, we are talking about the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, who was the pioneer of Indian Nationalist movement of the 19th century, disseminated the idea of non-violence amongst the masses; make them realize the importance of freedom. A harbinger of truth and self-reliance, the idea of Swaraj is what constituted the core of his beliefs.

Delhi Walks is specialty travel vertical of “India City Walks”, we conduct experiences to disseminate the iconic message of the Father of our Nation. Our specially curated Gandhian experiences with India city walks provide unique as well as rare insights into the life of Gandhi, his philosophies, the one who preached non-violence, the transformations from Gandhi to the Mahatma, and hear stories of his trivial times in India, South Africa, which traverse the territoriality of modern nation state borders. We take pride in showcasing the heritage and the culture that our nation has been evolving, which is very well reflected by Mahatma Gandhi.

In India, 2nd October is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti marking the birth anniversary of the famous personality who eventually decided the future of the nation. As simple as his philosophies may sound, it is easier said than perceived. One of the prominent leaders of the Congress in the Nationalist movement, he believed in simple ideologies, and stood for the lifestyle which he preached. A man who fought for civil rights of Indians in South Africa, reached India in 1912, subsequently changing the face of the nationalist movement in the later years. His ideological legacy lives on which majorly influences the Indian as well as the International communities. To an extent, that some renowned International Universities have Gandhi studies as a part of the course taught to students. A pioneer of Satyagraha, which is based on truth and resistance to injustice, it is a privilege to follow his footsteps and visit the historical sites related to him. Our especially curated experience offers a unique perspective to the sites which are linked to the episodes of his life and death.

A Gandhi experience, with India City walks, right at the heart of the country, Delhi, aims to give a glimpse of the national stories that were associated with Gandhi, his times, actions and life which eventually shaped the nation. One of the famous sights associated with the life and times of Gandhi can be the Gandhi Smriti, the place where he took his last breath. Immerse into the life of Gandhi, and learn about the last minutes of his life on earth with our exciting storytelling sessions. The National Gandhi Museum, another important place which has a rich collection of original relics, books, documents, journals, photographs as well as audio-visual materials, related to Mahtama Gandhi, Kasturba Gandhi and the freedom struggle. Off late we have seen the development of Gandhian Studies at various places. The place is developing a resource centre for the Gandhian and allied studies and research. By processing the information, data, audio-visual materials, they are making the materials more accessible for use in different categories.

A Stopover at Gyarah Murti or the eleven statues which depict Gandhi’s Dandi March, is an iconic sight at directly resonates the vigor with which he had confronted the oppressive Salt Law against the British Raj. A visit at Rajghat, where Gandhi was cremated, once again reflects how he can never die in our ideas. A black marble platform, which marks his cremation, is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end. Located on the banks of river Yamuna, the place was originally a name of a historic ghat of Shahjahanabad. In fact there was a Raj ghat gate of the walled city which would open towards it.

Book your exciting experience with us which would start from Delhi, and take you the renowned and celebrated places related to his life, to get the best glimpse of the rare insight in the life and works of the Mahatma, how his thoughts resonate even today in the lives of present generations.

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