Government of India

Dandi Kutir is an experimental museum of Mahatma Gandhi in the capital city of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. It is a 41-meter high conical dome which symbolizes a salt mound. This salt mound is a representation of Gandhiji’s famous “Dandi March” of 1930 against the salt tax imposed by the British regime.

Visitors can step into this dome to find an even more dramatic biographical narrative on the life of Gandhiji showcased through cutting edge technology. Through this technology, one can experience a never before proximity to the life and times of Gandhiji. It is the nearest thing to living with the Mahatma.

Satyagraha Ashram was set up first at Kocharab in Ahmedabad by Mahatma Gandhiji on his return from South Africa. He moved to its present location on the banks of the Sabarmati river on 17thJune 1917 with the objective of creating a better society through non-violence, truth and a respect for all humanity.

It was from here on March 12, 1930 that Gandhiji launched the famous Dandi march. He vowed that he would not return to the Ashram until India won independence. India did win independence and was declared a free nation on 15 August 1947, but before he could return to the ashram, he was assassinated in January 1948.

Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust was set up in 1951 to preserve Sabarmati Ashram as National Heritage.