Mani Bhavan is situated on Laburnam Road, Mumbai, near the
August Kranti Maidan, where the 'Quit India' movement was launched in
The building where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his frequent visits to Mumbai between 1917 and 1934 has been turned into a modest museum. It was the home of diamond merchant and Indian National Congress supporter Revashankar Jhaveri.
Gandhi's room and belongings including his books are on display. Gandhi's simple room remains untouched and contains little more than his trademark 'Charkha' (spinning wheel) and 'Charpoy' (rope bed). It's said that this is where the Mahatma first learned how to use the spinning wheel, which became such an important part of his philosophy.
There's a library of Gandhian literature and also a cabinet marked "Books Read By Gandhi", which includes lots of Tolstoy and Shakespeare and a well-thumbed copy of 'Les Miserables'. The rest of the museum is devoted to photographic exhibits, framed letters and 3-D tableaux of key events in Gandhi's life.
Timings: 9.30 am- 6.00 pm
Closed On: National holidays
Mumbai being the capital city is well connected by air, rail and road with the important places within and beyond the state. For local transportation taxis, city buses and local trains are available.
Accommodation is available at the hotels in Mumbai.