Tuesday, 20 February 2018

INCREDIBLE INDIA - Gandhi Hill - Vijayawada

Gandhi Hill or Gandhi Stupa was formerly known as Orr Hill and is located at an elevation of 500 ft. It is the first Gandhi Memorial with seven stupas (a mound-like or semi-hemispherical structure). Located in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh it was constructed to pay tribute to the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The Gandhi Hill provides a panoramic view of the city of Vijayawada. The city lights, the calming breeze and the crowd together turn the place into one of the
travel attractions of Vijayawada.


The huge Gandhi Memorial structure, 52 ft. in height, was unveiled on October 6, 1968 by Dr. Zakir Hussain on this hill to spread the teachings and ideas of Mahatma Gandhi. It is considered as the first Gandhi Memorial in India to be constructed on a hillock.

When it was newly constructed, this monument was the tallest structure on the Vijayawada skyline.

Attractions At Gandhi Hill

A planetarium and a Light and Sound show which unfolds the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi is a huge draw.  Gandhi Hill has a well maintained library known as Gandhi Memorial Library which houses a huge collection of books. Books on and by Mahatma Gandhi will give you rare insights into the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. A toy train which skirts the Gandhi Hill is one of the attractions of the place. A ride on this toy train will give visitors a 360 degree view of
Vijayawada city. Gandhi Hill is really a monument dedicated to India’s freedom struggle. Stone slabs with the inscriptions of teachings of Mahatma Gandhi can be seen here.

When To Go?                                                                          What Should You Know ?
Operating Hours : Mon-Sun                                                      Address : Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.     
Holidays : Tuesdays

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