Ahmedabad and its tourist attractions
Ahmedabad is one of the largest cities in India. This popular tourist city is also known for its world-famous cotton fabrics and fine cuisine.
Ahmedabad, also known as Amdavad, is one of the largest cities in India and the former capital of Gujarat. This popular tourist attraction city is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River and is known for its world-famous cotton fabrics, fine cuisine, diamond cutting and more.
Sabarmati Ashram is a quiet abode on the banks of the Sabarmati River. As a place that witnessed the initiation of many freedom movements and where Mahatma Gandhi spent some of his important years, this Ashram is an important Ahmedabad landmark. It represents a testament to the efforts of Mahatma Gandhi during the pre-independence era.
The ashram today mainly serves as a museum and is divided into several sections describing different parts of Gandhi's life. The exhibition consists of paintings and photos highlighting various events. You can also see some of the letters exchanged between him and other prominent personalities of the time.
Stepwells was the only water source in the old days. Whether people needed water for drinking or for doing other household chores, they needed to get it from one of these. Therefore, people paid special attention to step wells.
In addition to being a lifesaver during the water crisis, Adalaj Stepwell (or Adalaj ni vav, in Gujarati) is also an impressive piece of architecture. It is located about 20 km from Ahmedabad and was built in the 15th century by order of Queen Rudabai. It is a classic five-story monument adorned with detailed carvings on the walls.
Jama Masjid is a sacred mosque and one of the most interesting places to visit in the old city of Ahmedabad. Built by Sultan Ahmed Shah, the founder of the city, this mosque stands on 260 finely carved pillars. There were once two beautiful minarets near the main door, but they collapsed in an earthquake.
Known for its majestic architecture, the temple is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan. And this holy place is located in Gandhinagar district, about 25 km from Ahmedabad. It occupies a vast area of 23 acres, with a 100 foot tall structure and halls supported by approximately 100 pillars. To its magnificence are added the large domes and the delicate artistic engravings on the stone. The large well-kept garden on the premises further contributes to its beauty.
As stated earlier, Ahmedabad is famous for its textile industry and is known as the textile hub of India. You will find a wide variety of clothing that reflects the culture and tradition of this beautiful place. Tourists can head to the textile museum - Textile City - and witness some of the ancient Indian textiles, each glorifying India's rich textile history. However, the museum is only open in the morning hours. So, plan your visit accordingly.
Law Garden is Ahmedabad's most famous public garden. The garden is not only known for its greenery, but also for the hundreds of stalls selling delicious Gujarati and Chinese dishes, handicrafts, traditional jewelry, and a wide variety of other items. Visitors can enjoy all the beauty of this garden at night while the lights are on and people are busy shopping and eating.
Are you planning a romantic trip with the love of your life? Then this place is a must visit for you! Formerly known as Hauz-e-Qutub, Lake Kankaria was where royalty bathed. The lake has a beautiful garden in the center, known as Nagin Wadi. There is a path for visitors to stroll around this mini-paradise and a number of food stalls to enjoy delicious delicacies. You can also take a boat ride in the evening while enjoying the fascinating sunset view!
Yes, you read that correctly! There is a kite museum for all kite lovers. Founded in 1985 by Mr. Bhanu Shah, this museum is located in Paldi. You will find a range of rare and unique kite types. Currently, the museum has 125 different varieties of kites. If you want to relive your good old days, this place definitely deserves a spot on your travel list.
Lal Darwaja market
An affordable shopping destination, Lal Darwaja Market is one of Ahmedabad's most popular markets. Here you will find hundreds of stalls selling handicrafts, electronics and clothing. You will lose track of your time while window shopping in this busiest market in Ahmedabad.
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