Donald Trump India visit : 24 Feb 2020 . Day 1 : Sabarmati Ashram

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Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat , India

Destination type : Historical Destination

Sabarmati Ashram visit was the first thing in itinerary of US president Donald Trump’s visit to India on 24/02/2020. Sabarmati Ashram was home to Mahatma Gandhi from 1917 until 1930 . The self relience and nn violence which were two main principles Mahatma Gandhi advocated , were practised here. Now Sabarmati Ashram receives around 700,000 visitors a year.

History of  Sabarmati Ashram

  1. Mahatma Gandhi started an Ashram at Kocharab Bungalow in 25th March 1915
  2. Later it was relocated to an area near Sabarmati river on 17 June 1917
  3. Mahatma Gandhi lived here during the period when he was not travelling across India
  4. On 12th March 1930 Dandi March started from here. He vowed that he will ot return to Ashram until India becomes independent
  5. A museum ( Gandhi Samarak Sangrahalaya) was built on request of Late Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru on 1963 by the famous architech Charles Correa

Activities for tourists at Sabarmati Ashram and Ahmedabad

  1. Pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s memories at Hriday Kunj, the house where he lived
  2. Visit Vinoba Kutir, where Gandhi’s deciple and scial reformer Vinoba Bhave lived
  3. Spent time at Gandhi Memorial Museum
  4. Visit My life is my message gallery where over 250 photographs of Gandhi are displayed, some depecting important events in India’s history
  5. Visit Step well of Dada Hari Vav

Photo courtesy:By AquaMellon 11:07, 24 September 2006 (UTC) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

How to reach there


Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad which is the nearest airport, provides domestic and international flights


Ahmedabad Railway station has trains to different parts of India including Delhi and Mumbai.


Ahmedabad weather is hot from March to June with average summer maximum is 43 °C (109 °F), and the average minimum is 24 °C (75 °F). From November to February, the average maximum temperature is 30 °C (86 °F), the average minimum is 13 °C (55 °F), and the climate is extremely dry. 

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Swamy Narayan Temple ( 24 kms away)
  2. Gandhinagar (27 kms away)
  3. Vadodara (111 kms away)
  4. Lothal ( 66kms away)
  5. Champaner ( 146 kms away)

Some hotels in Ahmedabad for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Radisson Blu Hotel Ahmedabad

Cama Hotel

Ginger Ahmedabad

Urbane The Hotel

Hotel Pinnacle


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