Gandhi Mantapam, Guindy, Chennai


The Memorial for our Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, at Guindy in the city of Chennai

Gandhi Memorial or Gandhi Mantapam, as it is fondly known as in Chennai, is a favourite place to visit in Chennai. This Mantapam is built for a man who stood for Ahimsa and won his country its Freedom with his sheer courage, determination and faith in ahimsa and Satayagraha, as his weapons against the colonialists.

This Memorial for Mahatma Gandhi is located in the Sardar Vallabhai Patel Road, near the Raj Bhavan Gardens in Guindy and lies opposite to the Anna University. Elders and Children, all types of people come and visit the place to spend some time there in quest of peace and tranquility.

The temple style Gopuram is built there at Gandhi Mantapam and so you can not miss it. It is a beautiful and serene place, you will feel peceful as soon as you enter the mantapam. They have landscaped Gardens and are very beautiful and enchanting to look at.

Just behind the Gandhi Mantapam there is Children's Park, a little further from the mantapam, lies a Snake Park and Rajaji memorial and on the other side of Gandhi Mantapam there is Kamaraj Memorial. Since these are located in the Eco Reserve Forest Area of the Raj Bhavan, it is being well maintained and you can find small animals, rodents and Deers etc running carefree here and there.

If you are coming to Chennai do not miss to see these places. Just visit them to remember our leaders, at least.


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