Photos: A capital tour on Gandhi’s trail in Delhi

Over the last few years, Delhi has emerged as a popular Gandhi tourism destination, with tour companies taking tourists on the Gandhi trail from Gandhi Smriti, where the father of the nation spent the last days of his life and was assassinated on January 30, 1948, to the National Gandhi Museum, Raj Ghat, the Gandhi memorial, and Gyarah Murti, a statue depicting the Dandi march, among others.Many tourists come to Delhi after doing the Gandhi trail in Gujarat, to explore the capital’s relationship with the Mahatma after visiting Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad.

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Tourists inside the Gandhi Museum, near Rajghat, in New Delhi. The national capital has, in recent years, emerged as a popular Gandhi tourism destination, with several tour companies taking foreign tourists on the Gandhi trail across the city. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Tourists inside the Gandhi Museum, near Rajghat, in New Delhi. The national capital has, in recent years, emerged as a popular Gandhi tourism destination, with several tour companies taking foreign tourists on the Gandhi trail across the city. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Gandhi Smriti, at Tees January Marg. “We started exclusive Gandhi tours after a lot of foreign tourists visiting Delhi demanded that we should also take them to places associated with Gandhi, ” said Suraj Jha, founder, Go City Adventures, a city-based tour company. According to tour guides, of all the places on the Gandhi trail in Delhi, people are most moved by the Gandhi Smriti. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Gandhi Smriti, at Tees January Marg. “We started exclusive Gandhi tours after a lot of foreign tourists visiting Delhi demanded that we should also take them to places associated with Gandhi, ” said Suraj Jha, founder, Go City Adventures, a city-based tour company. According to tour guides, of all the places on the Gandhi trail in Delhi, people are most moved by the Gandhi Smriti. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Tourists at Rajghat. “They are very intrigued why a man of non-violence would be put to death in such a violent manner. The Britishers find more affiliation with him than tourists from other countries. Everyone wants to know if the Gandhian philosophy of non-violence is practical in today’s stressful and intolerant world,” said Chetan Shankar Jha, a travel guide at Intrepid Travel. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Tourists at Rajghat. “They are very intrigued why a man of non-violence would be put to death in such a violent manner. The Britishers find more affiliation with him than tourists from other countries. Everyone wants to know if the Gandhian philosophy of non-violence is practical in today’s stressful and intolerant world,” said Chetan Shankar Jha, a travel guide at Intrepid Travel. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Charkha museum, at Connaught Place. The Gandhi tours --- which last four to five hours and even figure on Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor--- are mostly booked online, and cost anything between Rs 1,500 and Rs 3,000, depending on the size of the group. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Charkha museum, at Connaught Place. The Gandhi tours --- which last four to five hours and even figure on Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor--- are mostly booked online, and cost anything between Rs 1,500 and Rs 3,000, depending on the size of the group. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Tourists use old telephones during their visit to the Gandhi Museum. The Mahatma visited Delhi 80 times between 1915 and 1948, spending 720 days in the city, including the last 144 days of his life. His relationship with the city was recently chronicled in a book -- Gandhi’s Delhi -- by writer and journalist Vivek Shukla. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Tourists use old telephones during their visit to the Gandhi Museum. The Mahatma visited Delhi 80 times between 1915 and 1948, spending 720 days in the city, including the last 144 days of his life. His relationship with the city was recently chronicled in a book -- Gandhi’s Delhi -- by writer and journalist Vivek Shukla. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Tourists take selfies during their visit to the Dandi March Statue, near Mother Teresa Crescent Road, in New Delhi. While Raj Ghat and Gandhi Smriti are two of the most famous places on the city’s tourist trail, there are little-known places such as Valmiki Basti and Kasturba Kutir near Kingsway Camp in north Delhi where Gandhi spent a lot of time. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Tourists take selfies during their visit to the Dandi March Statue, near Mother Teresa Crescent Road, in New Delhi. While Raj Ghat and Gandhi Smriti are two of the most famous places on the city’s tourist trail, there are little-known places such as Valmiki Basti and Kasturba Kutir near Kingsway Camp in north Delhi where Gandhi spent a lot of time. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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The Mahatma lived for 180 days at Kasturba Kutir in the 1930s and 40s with Kasturba Gandhi. While Kasturba Gandhi lived on the ground floor, the Mahatma lived on the upper floor. National leaders such as Jawaharlal Nehru, Bhimrao Ambedkar and Sardar Patel used to visit him here. Kasturba Kutir was restored a couple of years back and is now a museum, but it does not attract many visitors. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

The Mahatma lived for 180 days at Kasturba Kutir in the 1930s and 40s with Kasturba Gandhi. While Kasturba Gandhi lived on the ground floor, the Mahatma lived on the upper floor. National leaders such as Jawaharlal Nehru, Bhimrao Ambedkar and Sardar Patel used to visit him here. Kasturba Kutir was restored a couple of years back and is now a museum, but it does not attract many visitors. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Bapu Niwas, where Gandhi stayed at Valmiki Basti. “Gandhi and Delhi are inseparable,” Shukla said, adding that the Mahatma spent more time in Delhi after his return from South Africa than in any other city in India. “Very few people know Gandhiji taught English and Hindi to young people when he lived at Valmiki Temple in Delhi.” (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Bapu Niwas, where Gandhi stayed at Valmiki Basti. “Gandhi and Delhi are inseparable,” Shukla said, adding that the Mahatma spent more time in Delhi after his return from South Africa than in any other city in India. “Very few people know Gandhiji taught English and Hindi to young people when he lived at Valmiki Temple in Delhi.” (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Tourists look at the charkhas during their visit to Gandhi Museum. Delhi Tourism, to commemorate the 150 birth anniversary of Gandhi, has brought out a calendar featuring Kasturba Kutir and 11 other places associated with Gandhi in the capital. “Our endeavour is to promote the city as a place to learn about the life and times of Gandhi,” said Sudhir Sobti, chief manager, public relations, Delhi Tourism. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Tourists look at the charkhas during their visit to Gandhi Museum. Delhi Tourism, to commemorate the 150 birth anniversary of Gandhi, has brought out a calendar featuring Kasturba Kutir and 11 other places associated with Gandhi in the capital. “Our endeavour is to promote the city as a place to learn about the life and times of Gandhi,” said Sudhir Sobti, chief manager, public relations, Delhi Tourism. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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