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Gandhi Hill

History

The Gandhi Hill is one of the popular attractions in Vijayawada and is also known as the Gandhi Stupa features a mammoth Gandhi statue 16 mts tall that was unveiled by the then President of India Dr. Zakir Hussain on 6th October 1968. The hill also features seven stupas that are almost 150 mts tall.

Situated at an elevation of 500 ft above the main town of Vijayawada, the Gandhi Hill Memorial features several stone slabs that have been inscribed with the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. This apart, there is a well-stocked library that houses a large collection of books, a planetarium as well as the Light and Sound show that portrays the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

The Gandhi hill offers a spectacular view of the city of Vijayawada, and you may also enjoy a toy train ride as well.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Vijayawada is between the months of November and March.

Trivia

Gandhi Hill holds the distinction of being the first Gandhi Memorial in India to be built on a hillock!

Timing

The Gandhi Hill is open to the public from 4:00 pm to 8:30pm from Wednesday to Monday. The hill is closed to the public on Tuesday.


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