Raj Ghat is the name of a ghat of Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad), on the banks of river Yamuna. It was here that Mahatma Gandhi was cremated on 31st January, 1948 a day after his martyrdom. A memorial was built here to pay homage to Father of the Nation. A stone footpath from the main gate leads to the enclosure that houses the memorial, which is a block marble platform left open to the sky. On the one side in the centre an eternal flame burns perpetually and on the other side the last utterances of Gandhiji ‘Hey Ram’ meaning ‘O God’ is inscribed. The memorial reflects the simplicity of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi’s life. A Spinning Programme and Sarva-Dharma-Prarthana is held every Friday at the Samadhi premises.
Rajghat Timings, Entry Fee
- Timings of Raj Ghat are from 5:00 AM to 7:30 PM in Summer(April to September) and in Winter from 5:30 AM to 7:00 PM (October to March).
- It remains open on all days of the week.
- No weekly off for Rajghat.
- Entry is completely free for Indian and foreigners.
- Visitors must have to remove shoes while entering to the memorial.
- Free parking facility is available for the visitors.
- Free RO Drinking facility is available for the visitors.
- Barrier Free movement for Divyang.
- Cafeteria facility is available for the visitors.
- Souvenir Shop, Library, Interpretation Centre, Book Shop is available for the visitors.