The World According to Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi travelled across the world for work and later to fight for Indian independence from the British colonial empire.

The places he visited in India and outside of India include

Geography of Gandhi

A map of the world showing the various places Gandhi had been to and been referenced in the book.


  • Porbandar
  • Rajkot
  • Calcutta
  • Varanasi
  • Satyagraha Ashram
  • Champaran
  • Kheda
  • Ahmedabad
  • Mumbai
  • Calcutta
Heritage Images

South Africa

  • Durban
  • Johannesburg
  • Pietermaritzburg
  • Phoenix Settlement
  • Old Fort, Constitutional Hill, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
  • Tolstoy Farm, The Brickworks (previously Tolstoy Farm), close to Lenasia

Rest of the World

  • Southampton
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Paris
Can you find these places on a map and calculate the distances from where you are? What kind of transport would Mahatma Gandhi have used during his time?

Did you know – in 1896 it took 24 days to travel between South Africa and Calcutta on a ship. Today you can travel the same distance by air in roughly 13 hours.