Ahmedabad is the largest city in Gujarat. It is a bustling and modern town full of old world charm and modern aesthetics. The city is steeped in history and has a beautiful balance of culture. Ahmedabad is UNESCO’s first World Heritage City. The confluence of various religions and people gives this city a unique charm. You can find Mughal, Jain, and Hindu influence in the architecture and history of the city. The people are so warm and down to earth, that it is indeed a pleasure to spend time among them. The city has something for all kinds of travelers – foodies, photographers, history buffs, shopaholics, and explorers. Beautiful pristine lakes, buzzing bazaars, temples with intricate architecture and carvings, ancient step wells, and interesting museums adorn the city and make is a delightful experience to explore its myriad facets. The festival of Navratri is celebrated with great zeal and fervor. All nine days are like a big celebration, so try and plan your trip around that time to witness euphoric energy.
Sabarmati Ashram, Jama Masjid, Akshardham Temple, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque
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Muslim ruler Sultan Ahmed Shah established Ahmedabad, which is now the sixth largest city in India. This city in Gujarat state is India's first UNESCO listed World Heritage City. Along with being a commercial hub of Gujarat, it is also gearing up as a popular tourist place. The local people, primarily Gujaratis - known for being warm hosts, are making this city tourist friendly and the city is growing rapidly as a popular tourist destination. Plethora of temples, interesting museums, beautifully done lakes, classy restaurants, and fascinating market, all of these accentuated with some colonial history & relics of the past make this place a wonderful destination to explore. Above everything, is the down-to-earth lifestyle of the people of Ahmedabad’s and what can better epitomize this than the Sabarmati Ashram. The pride of Ahmadabad, Sabarmati Ashram is situated right on bank of river Sabarmati and is a peaceful ashram built by Mahatma Gandhi. Ahmadabad has many structures & remains that were a part of Bapu’s life like his living quarters, Dandi Salt March point and other places. These places hold much importance in India’s history and are some must see places here.
King Karandev 1 formed Ahmedabad, called Karnavati, in the 11th century and ruled for 400 years until Sultan Ahmed Shah captures Gujarat and renamed it Ahmedabad. The city was constructed sprawling on open & spacious plains of Sabarmati, which included the less known Bhadra Fort. As Ahmedabad city grew it expanded in every direction with planned & beautiful buildings, lakes and mosques. British annexed Ahmedabad in 1818 and later post-independence it became a part of Indian Sovereign.
Ahmedabad has several artfully made historic monuments and relics including the step-wells, swinging minarets, forts and mosques. The city also has many well maintained and interesting museums and art galleries. The Gandhi Aashram near Vadaj and the Sabarmati Aashram was once house of Mahatma Gandhi are the most visited places. The ashram was established by Mahatma Gandhi in 1915, on the peaceful bank of the Sabarmati River. The place is also called the Satyagraha Ashram as if was from here, Mahatma initiated his famous 'Dandi March' in 1930. However, the city has many other points of tourist interest such as Sidi Sayed Mosque, Bhadra Fort, Heritage Houses of poles - 100-600 years old structure with people living in there, Akshardham Temple, Science City, Vaishnodevi Temple, Amar dham, ISKCON) temple, Kankaria Lake of 1451, Kamla Nehru Zoo, Vastrapur Lake, Law Garden, Sarkhej Roja city, Hathisingh Jain Temple, Calico Textile Museum – world finest textile museums, Juma Masjid - mosque of 1423, Jhulta Minara – an unusual structure of swaying minarets, Darpana Academy of Performing Arts for theatre & drama, Ahmedabad Metal Scene, Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Swaminarayan Gurukul, S. G. Highway - the recent entertainment hub, Dada Hari ni Vav (step well) in Asarwa, Veechar Utensil Museum, National Insitute of Design, Husain Doshi Gufa, Auto World Vintage Car Museum, Trimandir that houses the lords of Hinduism : Jainisam, Vaishanav & Shaiv.
Ahmadabad is lots more that sightseeing. The most colorful festival here is the 9 days celebration of Navratri and it is worth planning a trip during those days
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