The city is dotted with numerous temples, palaces, mosques, and other grandiose structures that stand as mute yet concrete testimonies of the conurbation’s glorious past. One such edifice is the magnificent structural complex of Gandhi Smriti that is situated right in the heart of the city. Also referred to as Gandhi Memorial, Gandhi Smriti stands proudly in ‘Crescent Circle’ area and houses a picture gallery and an archive.
The memorial is replete with books, documents, souvenirs, photographs, memorabilia, and other trivia that encapsulates and chronicles the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi. The museum archiving the different collectibles associated with M.K. Gandhi is on the first floor while there is a separate floor that stocks countless books dedicated to the Mahatma. The Barton Museum is on the lowermost or ground floor of the memorial.
Ideal Visiting Time
The memorial stays open on all days (excepting Sundays) from 9-1 in the 1st half and 2-6 in the 2nd half. The ideal time to visit Bhavnagar is from October to March.