02/10/2015 6:02 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

The Ultimate Way To Celebrate Gandhi Jayanti Is By Following This Gandhi Trail

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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.

  • Porbandar
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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.
  • Banaras, Varanasi
    Banaras, Varanasi
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    Established in 1916, the Banaras Hindu University set up by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Mahatma Gandhi, is one of the largest residential universities in Asia. The Mahatma delivered an intense and moving speech at this university's opening. The Varanasi University Complex is also a must-visit, as are the ghats and the Kashi Vishwanath temple.
  • Dandi Beach
    Dandi Beach
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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.
  • Aga Khan Palace, Pune
    Aga Khan Palace, Pune
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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.
  • Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad
    Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad
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    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.

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