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11 Popular Places to visit in Ahmedabad

06 May, 23

Savita Bansal

11 Popular Places to visit in Ahmedabad

Gujarat, a wide spectrum of culture and religious beliefs is a state that has incredibility in all its aspects and has some of the most significant world heritage sites of the country. The culture of the state has worldwide recognition and is appreciated by all around the country.

The state is famous for its vibrant and colorful lifestyle and the zeal with which the Gujarati’s live. It hosts innumerable celebrations every year and the garba ad dandiya of the state is praised by all. During Navratri, the state gets most of the tourist's attention and is visited by many of them coming from across the Indian borders. 

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Whenever we hear about Ahmedabad one thing always strikes into our mind and that is, it is the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi who is the father of our nation. Another important highlight of the city is its kite museum which displays around 125 kites which have been preserved for years by Mr. Bhanubhai Shah whose kite collection is now a part of it. Also known as “Manchester of the East”, the city has all what one can get attracted to.

It is a rapid growing metropolis city which is also an educational spot and an industrial hub. It has most of the textile industries of India and is the second largest producer of cotton in Indian continent. The city has been credited as a World Heritage City because of its rich cultural heritage and strong cultural influence. It has certain renowned temples, markets and museums of the country which one would like to visit once if they are heading to the city.  

If we talk about where one should visit in Ahmedabad, then there are some of the best places which surely will make your visit to Ahmedabad a memorable one. There are numbers of famous places in in the city which has visitors' attention from all around the country. To experience the culture of the city and to stroll around these places you can take a bus or car rental in Ahmedabad can also ride two wheelers as per your convenience. Let us discuss about some most popular worth seeing places.

1. Sabarmati Ashram



It is the most popular place of Ahmedabad. It was when Gandhiji returned from South Africa and had set up the Ashram on 25 May 1915.

Sabarmati Ashram was home of Mahatma Gandhi. It is now turned into a tourist place. The ashram opens between 8:30 am to 6:30 pm daily. Everybody is allowed to enter the ashram.

There is no charge for the entry to the Ashram. Something like -smoking, liquor, tobacco, drugs are not allowed here. A number of activities for freedom movement took place in ashram.

2. Kankaria Lake



It is the most beautiful place of Ahmedabad. Most of the tourists come to see the lake. It is the place of amusement. It is situated near the area of Maninagar, and its lakefront is popular for zoo, balloon safari, amusement park and toy trains.

The lake offers a plethora of options like gymnastics, water rides and archery. We can do many activities like-water ride, balloon ride etc. Most of the food items are available here. It has a complete package for tourists.

3. Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple



If you are religious and wants to see God Swaminarayan, you should visit Akshardham temple. The name Akshardham is referred to as an abode of God which states that when God Swaminarayan appeared on earth, he would have brought his Akshardham with himself.

The idol of God is made of gold. The temple was built by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha whose highlighted leaders were Yogi ji Maharaj and Pramukh Swami. It was their efforts which turned this classical piece of architecture into a magnanimous temple. 

The temple has significance among the Swaminarayan Sampraday people but because of its divinity it is visited by thousands of devotees every year. This beautiful and magnificent temple is located in Gandhinagar which speaks epitome of architectural skills of more than 900 artisans. 

4. ISKCON Temple



If you are a true devotee of Radha Krishn, you must watch beauty of this temple. It is spread in 4 acres. It has decorated pillars, a hostel and a restaurant. It is one of the best places in the city to experience divinity and mental joy.

The temple is a perfect spot for calm and peaceful environment and one can always hear chanting's of Hare Krishna Mantra. The temple is a perfect blend of knowledge and spirituality where the spiritual leaders guide the visitors of the temple towards attaining life lessons which can prove to be worth living a happy and joyous life. 

5. Sabarmati River Front



It is the most attractive place, where thousands of visitors come every day. This waterfront was developed on the banks of Sabarmati River. They enjoy very much here because of it lush green promenades. Boating is another attraction of this waterfront.

It is also a picnic place for all. The aim of this project was the sustainable development and environmental improvement. Its surrounded by beautiful plazas and parks all around with a soothing and peaceful ambience.

6. Calico Museum of Textiles



If you want to know about textile industry, it is the place where you can get all information about textiles. It was set up by the Sarabhai family who were renowned businesspersons of the city. The museum was established in 1949 and has been since then preserving various colorful and designer fabrics, antique weaving materials from different parts of the country. It is a well-known museum of textiles in India. 

The museum has presently been managed by Sarabhai Foundation which is an NGO set up by the Sarabhai family. Apart from being a dedicated textile museum, it also beholds various antique South Indian bronze art, furniture's, temple hangings, Jain artefacts and miniature artworks. It has a library section and a textile gallery as well.  

7. Jama Masjid



It was constructed by Ahmed Shah. It has the grave of Ahmed Shah, his son, his queens and grandson. The expanse of the Jama Masjid is a magnificent sight to see with a beautiful blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture styles. There is a history behind its making according to which it was constructed using the demolished Hindu and Jain temples.

It was made of yellow sandstone and is the famous Islamic site of the city. Its intricate stonework, splendid courtyard, an abolished pool all speaks about the uniquity of the mosque. It has a prayer hall which is designed by unique meshwork that allows illumination into the hall without any direct sunlight.

8. Bhadra fort



The fort is located in the area of 44-acres. It was built by Ahmed shah in the year 1411. It has mosques, gates and open spaces. The fort has inherited its name from the Bhadrakali temple which was installed by Marathas during that time.

The entrance of the fort has impeccable arches and inscriptions engraved on it. The fort comprises of traditional lattice work, intricate cravings and unique frescos. The fort is also known by the name of Arak Fort. It hosts various events on Independence Day and Republic Day.  

9. Manek chowk



If you are food lover never forget to visit Manek chowk. It is one of the most popular places in Ahmedabad. Here you can get all type of Guajarati foods. It is situated in the old city.

It is a bustling city square which is surrounded by historic structures. If you are fond of shopping, you must visit this place as it serves three roles in a day, one of a vegetable market in the morning, other of a bullion market during noon and during evening it becomes a foodie's hub. The chowk is named after the Saint Manikantha. Localities hang around with family & friends during the evening time and enjoy watching the busiest market of the country.  

10. Auto World Vintage Car Museum



If you like to drive vintage car, you have to visit Auto World Vintage Car Museum. It has almost 120 vintage cars and they provide you to drive these vintage cars as well. It has a wide collection of vintage cars. The museum is a connoisseur of such cars including motor vehicles, utility vehicles and ancient carriages.

Shri Pranlal Bhogilal Patel has a private collection of such cars whom he transformed into a museum. It has now presently been managed by the legal heirs of his family. Some of these cars belongs to the prominent Kings and notable colonists of the country. It has an amazing collection of some famous cars like Rolls Royce, Minerva, Phantom including French Hotchkiss cars.  

11. Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary



It is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in India. It is located at a distance of 93 km from the city and is sprawling over an area of 5954 sq ft. It was set up in 1972 and since then is a home to many different species of flora and fauna.

The sanctuary has ideal surroundings for it inhabitants as the seawater around it makes the ground marshy. It has an irregular grassland grown all over known as baits which is also the major vegetation of the area. Here you can see species of wild horses, species of birds and animals. It is the home to wolf, blue bull, jungle cat, Indian foxes, jackal and hare.


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