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India 2011 – Delhi – Gandhi Smriti

July 6, 2011

(Oops, I have totally been remiss – I have a feeling it’s going to take me the rest of the year to bang out the rest of my India blog posts at this rate. FINGERS CROSSED!! If you’re new to my blog, you might like to start here: India 2011)

The rest of our time in Delhi was spent hitting the usual tourist hotspots:

Gandhi Smirti – the place where Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life, and also the place he was assassinated in 1948.


Since then, the sprawling white building and its surrounding gardens have been converted into a shrine and museum to Gandhi and his teachings. Walking through the halls and reading about his life was very moving.

Gandhi's material possessions
A humbling sight

What I loved most about Gandhi Smriti however was the complete contrast between the austere lower level – and the completely wacky upstairs rooms that are full of completely modern and sophisticated interactive exhibits that interpret aspects of his life and teachings. Wow.

Giant kaleidoscope

Families having fun on the giant musical instrument


Toy mandalas

As we were leaving Gandhi Smriti – we came across a street wedding. So much music and colour!

The groom on his white horse

One thing I learnt about India is that it is a land of many fine moustaches

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