On the banks of the Yamuna River, this tranquil, very much kept up park contains a basic dark marble stage denoting the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was incinerated following his death in 1948. This commemoration is a provocative spot, engraved with what are said to have been Gandhi’s last words, Hai Ram (‘Oh, God’). Each Friday (the day he kicked the bucket) memorial petitions are held here at 5pm, just as on 2 October and 30 January, his introduction to the world and passing commemorations.

In spite of being impeccable outing an area, you’re not permitted to carry food into the recreation center, and there’s no place to purchase any once inside. Further north you’ll discover dedications celebrating where Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were incinerated.

South from Raj Ghat, just across Kisan Ghat Rd, are some similarly quiet arranged nurseries containing Gandhi Darshan, a structure showing photographs identifying with the Mahatma.

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