10 Things to Do In and Around Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad is one amongst the most renowned cities in India, identified for its grounded culture and aesthetic modern versions of infrastructure. Often called Amdavad is a modernized cultural place in Gujarat. It is also called a powerhouse of business due to recent ventures and growth of globalization happening in and around the city.
Ahmedabad is one of the most visited tourist places in India, as travellers find combinations of classic and old school art here.
If you are planning to visit Ahmedabad, here are 10 Unmissable Things to do in and Around Ahmedabad, that should definitely be there on your Gujarat Travel Bucket List and on your Ahmedabad Weekend Travel Itinerary.
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Sabarmati Ashram is where the greatest freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi’s records are preserved, and is without a doubt one of the Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Gujarat. It is evident that Sabarmati Ashram proved to be an iconic headquarters during the freedom struggle due to its location placed at exactly halfway of the jail periphery. Visitors could find a detailed case study of all the records and used belongings of Gandhiji. These are preserved and cherished as an asset here.
THE CALICO MUSEUM OF TEXTILE
Here visitors can witness the complete textile journey right from the 1800s. Kashmiri Shawl, Banarasi Silk and other forms of textile process can be witnessed. India has a hold over the best textiles across the world maybe due to the Saree’s women use here. This premier textile mill allows people to witness the manufacturing, processing, refining and molding of clothes right from scratch.
AHMEDABAD HERITAGE WALK
The first city in India to be included in the list of World Heritage sites is Old Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad Heritage Walk is one of the Best Things to Experience in Gujarat, which enables visitors to witness the authenticity of culture and the way people have formed communities making together a bigger community. All tribes, caste and religious people come together to preserve the old aesthetic art of sculptures, statuses and monuments.
The walk begins from Swaminarayan Temple to Jama Masjid, and is often referred as the Mandir to Masjid walk. Usually takes a lot of walking and could feel tiring but is worth one to do.
The Government of Gujarat has defined some timelines and slots to visit the heritage place. The knowledgable guides of Ahmedabad Heritage Walks will accompany you and make you travel through time with their interesting stories and facts.
KAMLA NEHRU ZOO-LOGICAL GARDEN
Spread across 117 acres, Kamla Nehru Zoological park is located on the outskirts of Kankaria Lake. Established back in 1951, It has been a home to many rare species.
However now it is completely transformed into a cozy and protected place for wild species apart from only concentration to please audiences. This is what makes the place purely authentic to visit.
This Breathtaking temple located 28 kms from Ahmedabad is acknowledged as an architectural masterpiece, and should definitely feature on your Gujarat Travel Bucket List. Lord Swaminarayan Temple attracts the devotees of Swaminarayan creating a pleasing and calm environment for the visitors. One could sit in the middle of a beautifully crafted place and meditate solely. It adds ons to a lake and a waterfall nearby to witness.
The temple has around 93 pillars and a huge pink sandstone weighing around 6000 tones which stands firm and straight to the position without any external support.
GUJARAT SCIENCE CITY
Intention behind the origin of Science City in 1960 was to familiarize people with the updating technologies. Here are a few attractions to visit in the science city.
- Exhibition Hall
- IMAX 3 Dimensional Theater.
- Hall of Space
- Hall of Science
The must visit attractions in Science City that you shouldn’t miss out on are the Aquatic Centre (Home to India’s largest Aquarium) and The Robotic Centre (Home to the first Robot centric cafe in India, where food is served by Robots).
AUTO WORLD MUSEUM
Are you an admirer of Vintage Cars? If yes, then this place is for you. A Huge collection of vintage cars and rare models can be found on display. More than 100 cars, motorcycles, amazing modular classics, racer versions and finely modified versions of common cars pleases the hearts of auto lovers.
Sultan Kutubuddin made this lake in the 15th Century in the southern regions. Since then, it holds the title of the biggest lake in Ahmedabad. Fun loving people would really enjoy the place as it’s full of colors and consists of lively elements. Water rides, trains, roller coasters, gun shot games, balloon rides and other fun activities usually grab the attention of kids and younger people. A beautiful garden is also located near the lake. People can visit and spend happy time within nature here.
This place is every food lovers paradise, who want to witness the taste diversity of Gujarat. Manek Chowk is basically a jewelry spot during the day and evening times. One could find all the jhumkas and kali jewelry here within affordable budgets.
During the night the food stalls come up giving the strike to all taste buds. Deserts are the most consumed items over here. These stalls serve till very late nights around 3.00 am.
Jama masjid is a mosque built in 1423 by Sultan Ahmed Shah. Beside the mosque there are graves of Sultan, his son and then the grandson. The speciality of the place is the sculpture found on the walls of the mosque. It comprises lotuses and some Hindu originated traces. This is because the mosque is built using the residue of demolished Jain and Hindu temples.
Visitors can see the integration among the religions here, for what India is actually known for.
Gujarat Surely is an experience to have. Out of which Ahmedabad being a prominent place is cherry on the cake if you are planning for a memorable Gujarat Trip. Make sure you visit all these places and experience them to the fullest.
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