Raj Ghat

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FoxyFauz FoxyFauz
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Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Jan 19, 2016
The Raj Ghat or Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in Delhi was the last site we visited in Delhi before heading to the hotel to clean up and catch our plane home.

This memorial was built in honour of Mahatma Gandhi whom I do not need to make any intro to who he was and how important he was to India. The memorial was built on the actual ground where the late Gandhi-ji was cremated. The place as a whole was a huge garden and you will plenty of people, locals mostly just walking around, lying or picnic on the grass. It happened to be a long weekend due to some festivities when we were there so there was huge crowd of people.

Honestly, I was a bit disappointed by the whole place. It was just 1 huge black marble built and there was a constant flame being lit, symbolic of course and visitors can just walk on the green carpet that was placed around the marble slate to pay respect. I was expecting something more...like maybe a statue to be built and a museum showcasing Gandhi's contribution WITHIN the site since the ground was so spacious..so that a visitor does not need to go so many places to just pay respect or visit something about Gandhi. I felt like it was a waste of time but thats just my personal view.
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FoxyFauz says:
Yup I think you did! Nothing much can be learn from this monument, a visit to a museum would be more interesting.
Posted on: Feb 12, 2016
spocklogic says:
While in Delhi we debated whether to see this or Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum. Went with the later and sounds like it was the right choice.
Posted on: Jan 19, 2016
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Toonsarah Toonsarah
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Raj Ghat Oct 17, 2015
Raj Ghat is the site of the cremation of Mahatma Gandhi in January 1948, and serves as a permanent memorial to him. A black marble plinth marks the actual spot of the cremation, at one end of which burns an eternal flame. It is set in peaceful gardens with paths that allow visitors to walk past and pay their respects, although when we were there the peace was somewhat disrupted by the several groups of boisterous schoolchildren visiting the site. Several other memorials to prominent figures are located nearby, including former Prime Ministers Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, but we only visited this one.

We were somewhat surprised to learn from our guide that Gandhi is not so much respected among Indians these days. Many feel that his policy of non-violence was too restrained and they admire more active revolutionaries such as Rani Laxmi Bai, Bhagat Singh and Subhas Chandra Bose. But from what I observed, many more Indians than foreigners seemed to be visiting this shrine and doing so with great respect, so it seems opinion may be divided on this, as on so many political matters.
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Vipin Vipin
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Respect Mar 02, 2013
Raj Ghat is a memorial which is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. He was cremated at this site after he was assassinated in 1948, and the site still attracts many people to this day. The people are usually domestic and international tourists, school groups and even faithful admirers who come to attend the prayers that are held here every Friday (and on his birthday). The whole place is wonderfully calm and serene; the lawns are immaculately kept, the solid lines and slabs of stones, the array of inspiring quotes and the eternal flame. Whether you admire Gandhi as a politician, inspiring ambassador of peace and non-violence, or as the father of modern India, it is hard not to be moved at this site. I was very proud to come and pay my respects here, and would imagine this to be an essential pit stop for many visitors.
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distances_co_in says:
Rajghat is one of the best and Modern Historical place in delhi
Posted on: Oct 29, 2015
Vipin says:
thanks Brian!
Posted on: Mar 02, 2013
spocklogic says:
Succinct and well said - thanks for sharing your impressions!
Posted on: Mar 02, 2013

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