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Raj Ghat


Raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Firstly it was the name of a historical ghat of Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad) on the banks of Yamuna river. Later the memorial area was called Raj Ghat. It is located in central Delhi at an approx. Distance of 5 km from Janpath. It is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Mahatma Gandhi's cremation, Antyesti (Antim Sanskar), a day after his assassination on 31 January 1948, The landscaping and planting of these memorials, was performed by Alick Percy-Lancaster, who was the last Englishman to hold the post of Superintendent of Horticultural Operations, Government of India.


As everyone knows that Mahatma Gandhi is known as Father of Nation and father is always an inspiration and as this place shows the presence of Father it inspires the visitors to known there contribution towards there country as the Father Mahatma Gandhi did a great job regarding his nation, He with the help of non violence gathered peoples and motivated them for freedom and finally became the reason behind the freedom and later also known by the name of Father of Nation. Other than Mahatma Gandhi many more Legends memorials can be found here And every section is named separately Like a block of First Prime Minister Of India Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru designated as SHANTI VANA, First Lady Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi named as SHAKTI STHAL, also the great leader of Indian democracy Rajiv Gandhi Son of Indira Gandhi named as VEER BHOOMI, and the one of the popular and the second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri named as VIJAY GHAT. Every section found here inspires people in the path of patriotism. Many dignitaries visit here and pay there homage to the Father and they plant trees in remembrance of him Like Queen Elizabeth II, Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitman, Ho Chi Minh, Former US President Dwight Eisenhower these are few names who planted some trees here.

Full Address

Raj Ghat, Behind Red Fort, New Delhi, Delhi 110006


Type of Place

  • Historical
  • Monuments
  • Park
  • Picnic Spot
  • Romantic

Prefered For

  • Couples
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Kids


  • IGI Airport.
  • Pragati Madain Metro Station.
  • New Delhi Railway Station.

Important Information

  • Daily, Except Monday Gandhi's Philosophy is projected here in picture, photos and sculpture from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm. ◆ Film show in nearby museum between 9:30 am to 5:30 pm except on Thursday, Also on Sunday it is shown in Hindi at 4 pm and in English at 5 pm. ◆ All guest must remove there footwear before entering Raj ghat lawn. ◆ Opening time - 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. ◆ Entrance charge :- Free ◆ Camera fee :- Free


  • It's Scenic beauty with the peaceful environment along with the green trees, and beautiful lake attracts everyone. A black memorial stone with the inscription "Hey Ram,"i.e., the last word pronounced by the Mahatma Gandhi.

Things to Buy

  • Handicrafts can be buyed near Rajghat, and many more lovely toys can aslo be purchased near this.

Things to Eat

  • One can eat the Local foods of delhi like pani pudi, pakode outside the Rajghat, one can also eat the desert like icecream found near the parking section.

Things to enjoy

  • One should enjoy the Gandhi's life cycle which is represented herein projected form one can also enjoy the philosophy of Sarvodaya Movement projected in a film in the nearby museum. If you reach here on Friday you must enjoy the prayer held here on the day when Mahatma Gandhi died.