About Program

Live Gandhi for a While

The Kochrab Ashram was established by Mahatma Gandhi which is today managed by Gujarat Vidyapith, the famous educational institute which was also established by Mahatma Gandhi, preserving the values of Mahatma in this modern time.

Tourist will be facilitated to stay in the Kochrab Ashram, follow the rules of Ashram defined by Mahatma Gandhi himself. They will take Vrat (vow) like Satya (Truth), Brahmacharya (Chastity), Ahimsa (Non Violence), Shram (Physical Labour) etc and also will enact certain special activities of Gandhi like Spinning Wheel, Correspondence/Writing, Community Visit, and Cooking etc. They will also wear the Khadi (hand woven cloths) throughout the program.

Mahatma Gandhi was probably the first Responsible Traveler who travelled across the country, connected with many communities, walked down many villages, stayed in their homes, tried helping them, solving their problems and also with a minimal impact on the environment. That's what Responsible Tourism is all about.

The objective of this program is to allow people to find various ways of sustainable lifestyle, enjoy the simplicity of Gandhi, experience the virtue of Mahatma. This might change perceptions of the tourist towards life, society & our natural resources. This might also help tourist find peace & satisfaction within.

This is a unique program which will actually bring change in the society gradually at an individual level and hopefully we will witness a sustainable future.

In order to stay at Kochrab Ashram, guests must observe Gandhi's 11 vows:

  • Ahimsa – non-violence
  • Satya – truthfulness
  • Asteya – no stealing
  • Brahmacharya – self-restraint, including chastity
  • Aparigraha – no possessions
  • Sharir Sharma – working for daily food
  • Aswada – control of diet
  • Sarvatra Bhayavarjana – fearlessness
  • Sarva Dharma Samanvaya – equality of faiths
  • Swadeshi – use of local goods
  • Sparsh Bhavana – against notion of untouchability

Contact Us

Kochrab Ashram
(Satya Graha Ashram)
Nr. Paldi Cross Road
Kochrab, Ahmedabad

+91 999 807 0606