We started our day with a visit to the famous Sevagram Nagpur, which was well-known because of Mahatma Gandhi. This was the first residence of this great leader and as the name depicts it was a village that was open for service. The village had a rich history associated with it. During the Salt Satyagraha, Gandhiji was arrested and jailed for two years. After his release, he spent a lot of time by travelling to various places. However, he planned to make a village after reaching Sevagram. It was probably the month of April in 1936 when he built this village and named it as Shegaon, which was further renamed to its current designation, which is Sevagram. He was 67 years old when he came to this village and since then it has become a historical place. We saw that many followers of the great leader from different parts of the world had visited the place on the same day.
Sevagram was approximately 70 kilometres away from the main area of the city and we hired a car for reaching the place. We learnt that it was around 8 kilometres away from Wardha located in Maharashtra. One old man from the village told us that Gandhiji preferred to stay alone in this place alongside Kasturba but the work pressure forced him to keep a few colleagues alongside him. There was no facility of post or telegraph in that area during those times. The Sevagram railway station was nearly 6 kilometres away from the ashram. We learnt that the railway station was also famous for having the steepest turn in the world.
We spent many hours in Sevagram Nagpur as we were enchanted by its picturesque natural beauty. The place was completely calm and helped us to relax a lot away from the loud noise of cities. We heard that the government had promised to develop the surrounding areas of Nagpur, which also included Sevagram due to its rich history. The houses in the village had received electricity connections just a few days before and the place was connected through roads and railway tracks.