A pilgrimage to all the patriotic
Indians, this place was where the Father of The nation, Mahatama
Gandhi, was cremated after his assassination in 1948. It consists
of a simple square platform with the words 'Hey Ram' written on
it. People come here and offer flowers at the place as a tribute
to the great apostle of peace buried here. There is a Gandhi
Memorial Museum nearby, where once can see and buy books and
tapes containing the writings, speeches and memories of Gandhiji.
A short distance to the north of Raj Ghat is Shanti Vana where
Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, his daugher
Indira Gandhi, who herself was a prominent figure in Indian
politics and is till now the first and only women Prime Minister
of India and her two sons, Rajiv (also the beloved Prime
Minister) and Sanjay, were cremated.