mahatma Gandhi Tourist places in Delhi

Must Visit Gandhi-Destinations When in Delhi

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He led India to Independence. 

mahtma gandhi places to visit in Delhi
Mahatma Gandhi with Einstein
He did it because he was thrown out of Train. Watch this.

Mahatma's Two Weapons were "Truth" & "Non-Violence". (Click to Tweet)

Nominated five times for Nobel Prize(Click to Tweet)

Einstein once said, "Generations to come, it may will be, will scarce believe that such as this one ever in flesh and blood walked upon this(Click to Tweet )

Yes, You are right!-Mahatma Gandhi. People called him with great love and respect Bapu, meaning Father.

When in Delhi, it is almost like a Crime to Yourself (I am exaggerating though..he he) not to Visit well preserved attractions/destinations of Mahatma Gandhi. Have I got your attention yet? So without further ado...I will take you to a visual journey of these places and you will learn how to reach there, What to expect, and much more. So are You ready? Lets Go!

Delhi has three major attractions. Let me introduce them to you in the order of popularity (rating based on )

1. Gandhi Smriti 
Smriti means "Memories"
Gandhi Belongings
This place is not to be missed when in Delhi without a doubt. 
This is the place where Mahatma spent his last 144 days. Post independence of India, here he used to spun the khadi. 
The place really immerses you in his life and philosophy. It is marvelous being at a place where you know an Amazing human being once lived.

Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum
Foot Steps
It is so moving to find Gandhi raised foot-steps along the path of the garden only going out and not returning. The whole place has an extraordinary feeling of peace and spirituality.

In the museum, you can find his simple room and glasses. There are lots of photographs, information and artifacts, so have 2-3 hours in hand to spend here.

Birla house preserves the site of Mahatma Gandhi. You will also find - Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum established in 2005. The museum presents historical records of Gandhi's life.

"Did You Know: At the age of 61 he decided to walk barefoot, 388 kilometers, the famous Dandi March (Salt March)" (Click to Tweet) Timing : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
Closed : Monday
Nearest HOHO Bus Stop: Indira Gandhi Memorial
Distance: 1 km

Let's move on to our next destination.
President Bush at RajGhat in his Delhi Visit

2. RajGhat

This is a Open-air memorial to Mahatma  Gandhi. This is the place where he was cremated after his assassination in 1948.

VIP's like earlier US President George Bush, Bill Clinton, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited here to pay their homage. Every day hundreds of people visit to bow in reverence to Gandhi's Memorial, made of Big Square Granite Stone. 
The memorial is set in a beautiful garden, very pleasant surroundings.  It has a peaceful aura to it. 
It also has a huge landscape and you are certainly going to love it!
30 - 45 minutes is sufficient to explore the place.  

Timing : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
Closed : Open all days
Nearest HOHO Bus Stop: Raj Ghat
Distance: 0 km
3. National Gandhi Museum 
Located hardly 350 metres from Rajghat, across the road.

The museum collects and preserves Gandhi's records, like his letters, correspondence, films, books, photographs, including voice records.

Coutesy: national gandhi museum
The museum first opened in Mumbai, but then later moved to Delhi in 1961.
The Museum boasts of a library with more than 27,000 titles. You can find a nice collection of rare photographs.
you can easily spend 1 to 1.5 hours exploring the place, reading books and scanning the huge collection of photographs. on Saturdays and Sundays film shows are screened between 4 to 5 pm.

Timing : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
Closed : Open all days
Nearest HOHO Bus Stop: Raj Ghat
Distance: 350 meters

4. Larger than Life Painting 
Mahatma Gandhi Mural at Delhi Police HQ

As you can see on your right, courtesy : TOI . The portrait spread over a gigantic 150ft x 38ft wall, is being touted as the tallest Gandhi mural in the country.  

You can take a glimpse of this gigantic portrait with a Hop on Hop Off Bus drive pass, between Raj Ghat to National Gallery of Modern Art on Red Route.    
2017 Update:  The samadhi at Rajghat, which is visited by more than 10,000 domestic and foreign visitors every day has undergone a makeover and will be inaugurated on Monday, January 30, on the occasion of the 69th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Source

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delhi in February

What to Expect in Delhi in February: Weather, Clothes, Places and More

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May be you are planning your first visit to Delhi, India this February. As a traveler, you want to go well prepared to make the most out of your visit.
travel to delhi in February

Is February the right time to visit? What weather to expect at this time, Is it going to be too cold ? Is it going to Fog a lot? Should I book my accommodation in advance? Read on to find out all this and more in the following post.

What Weather to expect in February?
Pleasant Weather in Delhi
As the January Comes to an end, it is still colder in Delhi. By the time February comes the temperature hovers between 4 deg to 20 deg. Celsius. Normally it's colder in the mornings and in the Evenings. During the day it is very pleasant. It rarely rains in February. Humidity Level is fine too. Overall February is a good time to visit to Delhi.

Is it going to Fog?

As far as Fog is concerned, in North India it starts to reduce by the time Feb Starts. There should not be any Fog Problems by Mid-Feb.

What Clothes to pack?

Packing for February visit to Delhi
Packing Clothes, Not really!
If you come from Western world, I do not think you would require too many warm clothes.. light sweater for early morning and late evening would do. In the day time you wear anything light. However, same may not be true for Indians, as we feel change of weather packing warm clothes, a jacket might go with the packing.

Book Accommodation in Advance?

It is a good idea to book accommodation in Advance, rather than looking for them in the final hours of your due travel date. Mainly because Delhi travel season starts October and lasts till March. The prices of hotel room is always on the higher side during this time of the year, so better book in advance.

Places to Visit around Delhi?
Nainital lake
Nainital Lake

Delhi happens to be the entry point for many and, it is well connected to important tourist attractions in North & West India. You have many options depending on your interest. Some of the popular destinations worth visit are mentioned below.

Agra - Taj Mahal
Jaipur - Forts
Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand- See Tigers & Elephants, Camping
Nainital - Beautiful Lakes
Shimla - Hill Stations
Kullu/Manali - Himalayan View 

What are the Shopping Options?

pahmina shawl shopping
Pashmina Shawl
You have multiple options for shopping and to buy souvenir. There are plenty of shops where you can get Pashmina Shawl, like Karol Bagh, Dilli Haat, Connaught Place. If you are looking for Sarees and traditional wears- Chandni Chowk market is a very good option. There would be sale on branded items till February End in Connaught Place. 

Things to do in Delhi in Feb: 

Mughal Garden - Rashtrapati Bhawan will be thrown open from 15-Feb till 17-Mar for general public. The Entry is Free. Do not miss this in your Feb-Mar visit to Delhi.
Surajkund Craft Fair (Mela) a fortnight Festival from 1-15 Feb, Surajkund, Faridabad, 8 Kms from Delhi 
Valentine Day in Delhi : There are myriad of ways you can make your Valentine special, like never before in Delhi!  

So all in all February is a great time to visit Delhi. 

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School Group Delhi-Tours: Prices & Facilities

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Delhi School Group Tours by HOHO Bus
Students Enjoying a School Trip with HOHO Bus

Students dancing in HOHO Bus

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Ticket republic day 2014

7 Easy Ways to Republic Day Parade Tickets 2014

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Buy  Republic Day tickets

Every Year on 26th January, I and My Family position ourselves in front of the Television, eagerly waiting for the LIVE telecast of the Republic day parade to start on Doordarshan. Since 2013 it has started telecasting it LIVE on it's Youtube Channel. Here is the Link in case you are curious ;)

Yesterday, I was wondering if I could see 65th Republic Day of India Live at Vijay Chowk, you know.. witnessing the parade and the Colorful Procession (Jhankis)  for real would be a Life Time Experience Indeed! But the Question was, from where can I buy the Tickets? And if the tickets are actually available or not?

Here came our Friend GOOGLE. I typed "Buy Republic Day Ticket 2014" ..and TADANG! 

I got all the basic information I needed . Thanks to Sharell Cook ( :).  With the Help of HOHO's Guest Relation Executive (Ms. Dolly Sharma) who knows nook and corner of Delhi roads and where-about, I have prepared a quick list of Ticket Counters.

If You are like Me looking for Republic Day Tickets, then Read on. 

Tickets are available from 10th to 25th January. Following are the 7 Easy Ways you can buy one for Yourself. Some of the ticket counters are painted in white, "Republic Day Tickets Available Here" mentioned on top of them.

1. India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) Travel Counters 

I did not know the Office were located at  Ashok and Janpath Hotels. Open only on Working days, so you better get them on or before 25th Jan. For Directions Click Here, (I have taken HOHO Delhi Counter as Reference point as it is centrally located in Connaught Place) 

2. Tickets are available at all the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) counters

At a Stones throw distance from HOHO Centre is Coffee Home at Baba kharak Singh Marg. Besides that you can find it at Dilli Haat -INA and Pitampura. For Directions Click here

3. Departmental Counters at South & North Block Entrance

which happens to be adjacent to President House, near Vijay Chowk. For Direction Click here.

4. At Jantar Mantar Entrance 

just next to ticket counter of Jantar mantar monument . Click here for Directions.

5. At Outer Circle of India Gate, near Shanjahan Road 

you will find small white painted iron counters. Click here for Directions  

6. Parliament house reception Office 

Tickets are available between 11am and 4pm. Satuday, Sunday and Holidays Closed. For Directions Click here 

7. Government of India Tourist Office

Centrally located just opposite to Janpath Market, Connaught
Place. Closed on Sunday. For Directions Click here 

Ticket Price for 2014

I am not sure of the Ticket Price for 2014, as per Press Information Bureau, Government of India 2013 release, prices are as follows:

The price of tickets for the Republic Day Parade on 26th January 2013 will be Rs. 300/- and Rs 150/- for reserved seats and Rs. 50/- and Rs. 10/- for unreserved seats. The tickets for the Beating Retreat Ceremony (Full Dress Rehearsal) on 28th January 2013 will be in the category of Rs.50/- and Rs.20/- respectively and will not have reserved seats.  

Beating Retreat Ceremony
3 days after republic day Beating Retreat Ceremony is organized in the afternoon on January 29 each year. Tickets are also available for this event at the above outlets. 

Thanks Sharell Cook of goindia, and Dolly Sharma of HOHO Delhi for helping me write this post. 

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