Ahmedabad culture and ultra-modernity have a charm of its own. No matter what era we belong to, this city has always been everyone’s favourite. Be it the authentic Gujarati cuisines or heritage monuments like Grand Jumma Masjid, Ahmedabad is a vacation spot for not only Indians but also foreigners. So, we bring you the top 10 places you must visit if you are in Ahmedabad:
Sabarmati Ashram is one of the famous places in the history of India. Mahatma Gandhi stayed in this Ashram and therefore this place is famous for its historical importance during the independence struggle against the British rule. The place has a museum with many personal belongings of Mahatma Gandhi.
Ahmedabad is famous worldwide for its heritage and culture. Furthermore, it has gained a position in UNESCO’s tentative lists. Pols are very tightly packed set of houses. This place is famous for celebration of famous festivals like Navratri, Uttrayan and Rathyatra. Pols is a perfect place to feel the old Ahmedabad, the houses are artistically designed with wooden carvings.
Manek Chowk is an important city square in Ahmedabad in the old city. This place serves as a vegetable market and street food market. Best time to come here is in the night time when it converts into a food lovers’ paradise. You can relish fast food to the authentic Gujarati street food served here.
Siddi Sayed Jali
Siddi Sayed Mosque is non-arguably one of the most well-known places of Ahmedabad and its famous ‘tree of life ‘ work which symbolises the city and its grandeur. It is one of the best monuments for photography enthusiasts in Ahmedabad. The major highlight of this mosque is the twin jalis on the western wall that depicts intertwining of tree branches. This Tree of life is the inspiration for the IIM Ahmedabad logo and also has become a distinguished symbol of the city of Ahmedabad.
Kankaria Lake is one of the most beautiful places to visit with family and friends. It is the largest lake in Ahmedabad, India. There are many public attractions like the zoo, water parks and other entertainment facilities. One day or the other cultural and art festivals take place for the people where you can get a chance to taste the exotic Gujrati cuisine and have fun with family.
Law Garden is a public garden in the city of Ahmedabad. This place is also known for selling handicraft goods. The road at the side of the garden, famously known as Khao Gali (eating street) with street hawkers selling all kinds of fast food items.
Shimmering canals and historic ambience make Ahmedabad one of the best waterfront destination in India. This is a 10.4 km long riverfront stretch consists of the walkways, theme-based gardens, amusements parks, flower garden etc. This place offers mesmerising views and adventurous water sports. It is one of the most visually stunning landscapes in Gujarat.
Akshardham Temple is about 25kms from Ahmedabad near Gandhinagar. The temple showcases architecture and style at its best. It is a Lord Swaminarayan temple. The temple is intricately carved out of 6000 tonnes of pink sandstone. Here you can enjoy the light and music show called Sat Chit Anand, water show and audio-animatronic shows.
Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary
About 60kms from Ahmedabad, Nal Sarovar is one of the largest bird sanctuaries in India. The wetlands of Nal Sarovar attract a wide variety of birds like- flamingos, ibis, cranes and pelicans etc. In winters many migratory birds gather here in large numbers from Siberia. Nal Sarovar is the best place to catch sight of Sarus Crane, who perform an amazing synchronised dance. Nal Sarovar is predominantly a birdwatcher’s paradise.
Adalaj Step Well
Step wells are quite prominent in Gujarat as they were the only source of water for drinking and bathing in the arid regions. The Adalaj step well is intricately carved and is five stories deep. These well were also venues for colourful festivals and sacred rituals. Thus these are fascinatingly decorated with floral and geometric motifs. This is a magnificent Stepwells which attracts a large number of tourists.
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