When one travels from Madurai in Tamilnadu along the highway leading to Coutrallam the famous waterfalls, what comes strikingly into view at the 40th kilometre is the Gandhi Niketan Ashram- one of the few surviving Gandhian Institutions in India, still vibrant with Gandhian thoughts and ideals.

On entering the campus of this institution located in a sprawling 40 acres of land one can feel the peace and tranquility that pervades the place.