If you're looking for a unique way to remember Mahatma Gandhi's contribution to the country, here's one that you can attempt any time of the year.
Here's a list of places you can visit to get a better glimpse into Gandhi's life and struggles. From Porbandar to Ahmedabad, this Gandhi trail by HolidayIQ promises a spiritual experience that will take people back in time and familiarise you with one of the country's most iconic political leaders.
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The birthplace of the Mahatma is in essence a calm, quiet place, much like the man himself. Travellers seeking a spiritual experience, can visit the Kirti Mandir or the Krishna-Sudama Temple, and then round off the day at the serene, secluded beach. Porbandar also features some excellent seafood. Holiday IQ recommends buying some ‘khajli’ from Anand Hotel -- it will perfectly complement that morning cuppa.
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Steeped in history, the beach of this tiny coastal village offers a pristine panorama, especially at sunset, and lies untouched by garbage or litter. The road from Surat to Dandi is well-maintained, and makes for a beautiful hike.
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Now a tourist attraction, Aga Khan Palace in Pune is where the Mahatma served jail sentence. It is also the place where his wife Kasturba died. The palace also features a beautifully-maintained garden, in addition to several memorable pictures of the Mahatma and his wife, Kasturba.
Founded in 1915, Sabarmati Ashram, that housed Gandhi and his wife, remains a cool, serene place to visit. The Ashram is simply structured but very functional. A well-maintained museum takes you through Mahatma Gandhi's life and times and through the tumultuous history of India's freedom struggle in the early half of the 20th century.