Kirti Mandir information
This memorial to Gandhi was built in 1950. Reflecting Gandhi’s age when he died, it’s 79ft high and has 79 candle holders; symbols from all the world’s major religions are incorporated. There’s a small bookshop and photographic exhibition (take the stairs by the entrance). Next door is Gandhi’s birthplace – a three-storey, 220-year-old house. He was born here on 2 October 1869 (the very spot is marked on the floor by a swastika), and it was his home till the ripe old age of six. The house is an interesting warren of 22 rooms.