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Places of Interest

Adi Nivas (the first cottage) and Prayer Ground:

Adi Nivas was the first hut built in the Ashram, hence the name. Gandhiji lived in it with other Ashram members in the early days. The northern verandah was used as dining hall. Below the open sky on this sand-bed, morning and evening prayers of various religions were held and that has continued even today.

Ba Kuti (Kasturba's Cottage):

This was the place of residence for Kasturba Gandhi.

Bapu Kuti (Gandhi's Cottage):

This, as the name suggests was the place of residence of Gandhiji. His belongings of daily use are kept here. His massage table and sleeping cot are kept in the adjoining room. The daily morning prayers are held in the verandah of Bapu Kuti even today.

Gandhiji's Secretariat:

Gandhiji kept in touch with the whole world through correspondence from this room. The telephone, which was brought here by the British authorities for consultations with Gandhiji and a cage and wooden scissors used to trap snakes and later leave them in the forest) are displayed here.

Akhiri Nivas (The last abode):

Initially used as a hospital for the villagers, Gandhiji lived here to cure his cough and cold before leaving for Noakhali, from there he never returned and thus the hut got its name, Akhiri Nivas. A weighing machine used by Gandhiji is displayed here.

Bapu's Kitchen:

This kitchen used by Gandhiji is still used as such. A flour grinding machine, sometimes used by Gandhiji is kept here.

Adya Adi Nivas:

This is the place where Gandhiji first rested after coming from Wardha.

Parchure Kuti:

A Sanskrit scholar and a constructive worker, Shri Parchure was served by Gandhiji in this hut when he was afflicted with leprosy.

Mahadev Kuti:

Gandhiji's secretary, Mahadev Desai lived with his family in this hut near Bapu Kuti.

Kishore Nivas:

The residence of Kishorilal Manshruwala, a close disciple of Gandhiji and the part time editor of the Harijan weekly. As Manshruwala was suffering from asthma, Gandhiji allowed this house to be built with bricks and cement.

Gandhiji Exhibition:

The newly developed (1991) Gandhi Photo Exhibition, exhibiting the life and works of Gandhiji, is on the western side of the road.

Yatri Nivas (Visitor's Residence):

Built by the government in 1982, it is managed by the Ashram for the benefit of visitors and for holding training camps and conferences by various constructive work institutions.