A textile, hub, an urban metropolis city, a city with a glorious past, and an educational center- these are the terms that define the charm and the importance of this industrial city in Gujarat. Ahmedabad attracts thousands of tourists coming from all across the globe every year as the city is pretty popular for its rich heritage and history. The city showcases a beautiful symbiosis of different religions and religious places viz. striking mosques, beautifully designed temples, and also the interesting museums, pristine lakes, remnants of Gandhi heritages, and the pleasing river-front. Continue reading this article and get to know about some of the most popular attractions to explore and things to do in Ahmedabad. Grab any of our Gujarat Diu holiday package and plan a tour to Ahmedabad as your next destination.
1. Swaminarayan Temple
Dedicated to Narayan Dev, Swaminarayan Temple is established in the Kalupur district in Ahmedabad. Swaminarayan who founded the Swaminarayan sect of Hinduism established this magnificent temple in the year 1822. This huge temple is one of the finest examples of the architecture in the nineteenth century which is beautifully adorned with intricate carvings on the walls and is painted nicely with vivid colors.
2. Sidi Sayyed Mosque
Also called as Sidi Sayyed Ni Jaali, this ancient mosque was constructed in the year 1573 and since then has gained the reputation of the most popular and beautiful mosques in the city. This architecture is called as a perfect place in Ahmedabad for photogenic and history buffs. Ten stone latticework windows and its architectural grandeur have made this religious place gained reputation and admiration over the years.
Lakes and Natural Bird Sanctuary
1. Vastrapur Lake
Located in the western region of the city, Vastrapur Lake falls under the maintenance of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. One of the most popular and spectacular places to visit in Ahmedabad, this pristine lake is a man-made wonder where families come to spend some quality time. One can indulge in the boat ride activity to enjoy the company of your companions on the trip.
2. Kankaria Lake
Renowned as the largest lake in the city, Kankaria Lake is situated in the southern region of Ahmedabad. This pristine lake has been emerging out as an astounding entertainment spot equipped with various features like a tethered balloon ride, Water Park, water rides, Kid’s city, zoo, etc. If you are planning to visit Ahmedabad then December is going to be the most ideal time for your trip as you can also participate in the week-long festival in the city.
1. Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Museum
As the name suggests, the museum and the memorial is dedicated to Sardar Vallabhai Patel who was the first deputy Prime Minister of India. Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Museum is encircled by adorable and beautiful gardens and is quite popular for housing the umpteen exhibits and also the photographs collected from the Indian National Movement.
2. Vechaar Utensils Museum
Established in the proximity of Vishalla Village Restaurant located in Ahmedabad, Vechaar Utensils museum was constructed by Mr. Surender C (the famous architect). One can find a beautiful and exotic collection of utensils which were used during ancient times ranging from approx. hundreds of years old.
Shopping Centers in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad, the city also called the “Manchester of the East” is associated with the textiles and fabrics in India. The first textile mill in the city is believed to be constructed in the year 1861 and presently there are numerous markets and shopping centers which are famous for selling the world-class clothing and the best quality fabrics. Rani No Hajiro, Lal Darwaza Market, Sindhi Market, Dhalgarwad Market, etc. are some of the most popular places where one can shop out the pieces of stuff.