What is Raj Ghat famous for?

What is Raj Ghat famous for?

Raj Ghat is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi in Delhi, India. Originally it was the name of a historic ghat of Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad). Close to it, and east of Daryaganj was Raj Ghat Gate of the walled city, opening at Raj Ghat to the west bank of the Yamuna River.

Where is situated Shanti Van?

Shantivan in Delhi Shantivan, or the Forest of Peace, is the Samadhi, or cremation spot of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. The samadi in the form of a large base covered with a lawn is located north of Raj Ghat, the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi.

Who shares birthday with Gandhi?

Gandhi shared his birthday with another legendary personality, second Prime Minister of India Lal Bahadur Shastri. He was born in 1904. Shastri served as the PM from 1964-66 and earlier served in key positions in Jawaharlal Nehru’s cabinet.

Which city is the capital of India?

New Delhi
New Delhi, national capital of India. It is situated in the north-central part of the country on the west bank of the Yamuna River, adjacent to and just south of Delhi city (Old Delhi) and within the Delhi national capital territory.

What are the timings of Raj Ghat in Delhi?

Raj Ghat timings are from 6:30 am in the morning to 6:00 pm in the evening. It is open on all days of the week. On every Friday of the week a special prayer meet is conducted at the Raj Ghat at 5.30 PM. Raj Ghat Delhi is located between the ring road and the Yamuna River banks.

What is the history of Rajghat?

The location of Rajghat is quite close to the Yamuna River and was originally known as a historic ghat. The ‘Raj Ghat Gate’ of the walled city opened to Raj Ghat at the river. Over time, the entire area came to be known as Raj Ghat. It was here where Mahatma Gandhi’s last rites were performed on January 31, 1948, one day after his assassination.

How to reach Rajghat from New Delhi Metro station?

The nearest metro station to Raj Ghat is New Delhi Railway Station. The distance between New Delhi Metro Station to Chandni Chowk is almost 3 KM. From New Delhi you can hire auto or E- Rickshaw to reach Raj Ghat. Bus number bus no. 331 and 753 can take you to Rajghat as well.

Why you should visit Rajghat of New Delhi?

The Rajghat at Delhi is visited by the nationals as well as by the foreigners who wishes to pay their homage to Mahatma Gandhi. Beside Rajghat of New Delhi, you will find a Gandhi Memorial Museum. The museum displays the life cycle of the great soul and the philosophy of the Sarvodaya Movement through a movie.