INDIAN LEADER ASSASSINATED
– see the memorials to 2 great Indian leaders.
Today we travel to the #RajGhat, memorial site of #MahatmaGandhi who was assassinated on 30 January 1948 in the compound of Birla House (now Gandhi Smriti). Raj Ghat is the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. A black stone platform in an open air complex marks the spot where Gandhi was cremated. A flame constantly burns at one end of the platform and visitors are required to remove their footwear before they enter Raj Ghat.
We then continue to the #IndiraGandhi Memorial #Museum. Indira Gandhi was prime minister of India, the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of Independent India. On Wednesday, October 31, 1984, Indira Gandhi was gunned down by her own bodyguards as she left her house on the way to do a television interview. This historic museum was initially her residence. By visiting this museum, you can get a fascinating insight into the Indian independence movement as well as her life. The museum also displays the saree which she wore at the time of assassination. There is a glass plaque at the site she fell.
Join us on the continuing story of our four week stay in #NewDelhi, #India, where we spend time in an Airbnb apartment in #LajpatNagar, and take side trips to #Agra and the #TajMahal as well as #Jaipur.