Gandhi Ashram Sabarmati
Gandhi Ashram is established by Mahatma Gandhi on a quiet stretch of the Sabarmati river in 1917. During the lifetime of Mahatma Gandhi it was known as Satyagraha Ashram and was the center of India’s freedom movement. It was from here, in 1930, that the Mahatma began his famous “Dandi March” to the sea to protest against the Salt Tax imposed by the British. ‘Hridaya Kunj’, the simple cottage where he lived, is preserved as a National Monument. A Gandhi Memorial Center, a Library and a Sound-and-Light spectacle offer an interesting display of the Mahatma’s life and work.
Kankaria is one of the most popular and favorite tourist attractions in Ahmedabad. It is a circular lake constructed in 1451 by Sultan Qutubub-Din. In the center of the lake is an island garden with a summer palace known as Nagina Wadi. The lake is a popular recreation center, surrounded by parks, ‘Bal Vatika’, an aquarium, a boat club, a natural historical museum and a zoo. The local authority has recently done wonderful changes to the surroundings with the whole perimeter blocked for vehicular traffic to make it wholly a walkway for the tourist to enjoy. The toy train is also very popular amongst the tourist, which lets you to travel the whole Kankaria lake circle in the slow-moving train.
Science City Ahmadabad
Located at the Sarkhej Gandhinagar Highway, Science City is an ambitious initiative of the government of Gujarat to trigger an inquiry of science in the mind of a common citizen with the aid of entertainment and experiential knowledge. Covering an area of more than 107 hectares, the idea is to create imaginative exhibits, virtual reality activity corners, and live demonstrations in an easily understandable manner. Currently the 3D IMAX Theater, musical dancing fountain, Energy Park and simulation rides interest visitors. It is hoped that as this place develops, the investment helps to create awareness and sensitivity to better care for our ecology and people through the appropriate use of science and technology. 12pm to 9pm. For more information call 079-65220111, 65222127-128.The park is open from 12PM to 9PM. For more information call +91 79 6522 0111 , +91 79 6522 2127 , +91 79 6522 2128
Hussain Doshi’s Gufa
Hussain Doshi’s Gufa is also popularly known as Amdavad ni Gufa located at the Kasturbhai Lalbhai campus. It is a creative union of two of India’s most imaginative minds, the celebrated architect B. V. Doshi and painter M. F. Hussain. If you are looking for a quiet refuge in the midst of this bustling city, which is surrounded by trees, art and fantasy, than a visit to this underground cave gallery will do you good.It is a lively whimsical fusion of modern art and natural design with undulating interconnected domes inlaid with mosaic tiles. Sit here to watch the sunset or enjoy a cup of coffee in its Zen Cafe. This place also houses an art gallery by the same name and becomes a nourishing hub of creative exchange.
Adalaj is a small village, situated at a distance of 18 km to the north of Ahmedabad. Vav means a step well. Adalaj Vav was built by Queen Rudabai, in 1499 AD. A beautifully chiseled step well, Adalaj Vav is counted amongst the finest architectural structures of Gujarat.
Known as Shaking Minaret or Jhulta Minar, this is an epitome of historic architecture. When one minarets is shaken the other one begins to vibrate. The mosque was built by master craftsmen and the crucial mechanism that causes the vibration is still a mystery.
The Bhadra Fort is named after the famous temple of Bhadrakali. Its foundation was laid in 1411 and it once enclosed the royal palaces and gardens. The wall, which fortified the city, has mere than ten entrance gates. Each Gate is unique in its self and has a little history behind it like the Gate facing Delhi is named Delhi Gate.
Teen Darwaja is a triple arched gateway, situated in the city of Ahmedabad. It is the landmark of the city and is an architectural masterpiece. The gateway was built by the founder of Ahmedabad, Sultan Ahmed Shah. The foundation of the splendid monument was laid down in the year 1411 AD. Teen Darwaja serves as the entrance to the Royal Square (Maidan Shahi). The imposing structure in the city is known for its extraordinary proportions and ornamentation. It is one of the sought after tourist spots in the city.
Calico Textile Museum
Calico Museum of Textiles is one of the finest museums to be set up in India. It was inaugurated in the year 1949 by the then Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru. The museum houses one of the rare collections of textiles, dating back to the 17th century. It is presently located in the Sarabhai Foundation, in the Shahibag premises. Calico museum is the world’s best museum on textiles. Ahmedabad has been a major textile trade center since the 15th century, and is popularly known as the Macherster of the East.
Sardar Patel National Memorial
Sardar Patel National Memorial is one of the most important buildings in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat. It is a museum as well as an exhibition center, dedicated to the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It is located in the Moti Shahi Mahal, in Shahibag area.
A popular temple of goddess Vaishno devi located on S.G.Road (Sarkhej-Gandhinagar highway). It is modeled based on Vaishno devi temple situated in Jammu & Kashmir. It can be seen crowded everyday, and on weekends devotees from all over the India visits this temple. Located on Sarkhej-Gandhinagar highway Vaishno Devi temple boasts of huge crowd round the year that includes devotees and tourists as well. Principle deity being Vaishno Devi the temple is considered to be a true replica of the famous temple in Jammu & Kashmir for what devotees of Goddess Vaishno Devi flocks here round the year. The only difference between the two is that one at Ahmedabad can be visited with in a couple of hours. The Vaishno Devi temple of Ahmedabad also remains flooded with followers during Navaratri and is decorated beautifully when the devotee offers coconut, clothes, fruits, rice etc. The temple draws huge crowds of devotees from all over India.
ISKCON is the abbreviation for International Society for Krishna Consciousness. This temple depicts Lord Krishna with his beloved lover Radha, who is regarded as the epitome of true love. Also called as the Hare Krishna Temple, ISKCON temple situates in a vast area with lovely trees, which gives a serene and tranquil environ to the devotees. Experience spirituality and mental bliss in the ISKCON Temple in Ahmedabad. This temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna and his consort Radha, is one of the most beautiful temples of the city. Everyday thousands of devotees come to this huge temple to offer their prayers to Lord Krishna. The term ISKCON stands for International Society for Krishna Consciousness. The ISKCON Temple in Ahmedabad offers the perfect spot for mediation.
Hutheesing Jain Temple
This remarkably elegant temple created out of white marble has been sacred to many Jain families, generation after generation. It was built in 1848 A.D. at an estimated cost of 10 lakh rupees by a rich merchant Sheth Hutheesing as a dedication to the 15th Jain tirthankar, Shri Dharmanatha. Traditional artisans working in stone belonged to the Sonpura & Salat communities. The Salat community constructed masterpieces of architecture ranging from forts, palaces to temples. The work of the Hutheesing Jain temple is attributed to Premchand Salat. One scholar has remarked, “Each part goes on increasing in dignity as we approach the sanctuary. Whether looked at from its courts or from the outside, it possesses variety without confusion and an appropriateness of every part to the purpose for which it was intended.”
The Swaminarayan Temple was built in 1822, and is the first temple of the Swaminarayan sect to have been built. The land was given by the British government to do so, and Lord Swaminarayan himself entrusted the responsibility for the construction of the temple to Ananandanand Swami. The temple is carved in Burmese teak, and every arch and bracket is painted with bright colors, a defining characteristic of Swaminarayan temples everywhere. There are several idols installed by Swaminarayan himself, as well as a display of some of his personal items and sculptures. In the adjoining haveli, there are quarters for pilgrims of the sect, a special section for women, and an area where ceremonies and teaching sessions are held for women only. Located near Kalupur in the eastern part of the old city, the Swaminarayan Temple is a splash of color in the midst of the city�s grey and is also the starting point for the Heritage Walk through the pols of the old city.
Dada Hari’s Vav & Mosque
Dada Harir’s Vav is a deep cascade of stairs and columns plunging down several stories, with shafts of light falling on beautiful carvings and birds and bats flitting in and out of the shadowy corners. Built around 500 years ago by Sultan Bai Harir, this stepwell is like others around Gujarat, with elaborate craftsmanship and construction built underground to provide access to a permanent source of water. For many years stepwells like this one provided most of the water for the city during the long dry seasons. On the walls as you descend, you will find carvings of all type, including some in Sanskrit as well as in Arabic script.
Jumma Masjid of Ahmedabad is one of the most beautiful mosques in India. It was built in the year 1423 by the founder of the city, Sultan Ahmed Shah, and is located in the old city. Built in yellow sandstone, this monument is capable of outshining any other monument of Ahmedabad. Jama Masjid is a fine example of Indo Saracenic architecture, with the special touch of the Sultan himself. It presents an extraordinary blend of Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture.
Rani Rupmati’s Mosque
Named after the Hindu wife of Sultan Mohmed Beghara, Rani Rupmati’s Masjid in Mirzapur was built between 1430 to 1440 A. D. It has three domes supported by pillars with the central dome slightly elevated so as to allow natural light into the mosque. The mosque has richly carved minarets, balcony windows and perforated stone lattices. Its three domes are linked together by a flat roof. However, the mosque and tomb of Rani Sipri at Astodia surpasses it for its planning, structural arrangement richly carved minarets. Popularly known as Masjid-e-Nagina, this mosque is the most exquisite gem of Ahmedabad.
Sidi Sayed Mosque
The mosque of Sidi Sayed is one of the most prominent mosques in the Ahmedabad city. Constructed in the year 1573, the mosque was established by Sidi Sayed, a slave of Sultan Ahmed Shah. Sidi Sayed mosque in Ahmedabad, India consists of ten semi circular windows, the appeal of which is accentuated by the splendid mesh covering them, which is more popularly known as ‘Jali’. This monument has gained a worldwide recognition, due to its splendor. This skillfully carved mosque is truly the one of its kinds in the whole world. The Jali screen windows represent the Indo-Saracenic styling, which is admired by people all over the world. Consisting of delicately carved windows, the mosque is known for its stone tracery. The construction work of the Sidi Sayed mosque was taken up in the last year of the Sultanate rule in Gujarat.
Vechaar Utensil Museum
Vechaar Utensils Museum, built in 1981 within the vicinity of Vishalla Village Restaurant, is a brainchild of architect Mr. Surender C. Patel. VECHAAR is an acronym for Vishalla Environmental Centre for Heritage of Art, Architecture and Research.It is an effort to cherish and preserve our rich cultural heritage and rare artistic skills and wisdom of our craftsmen. It is an extensive study of utensils from thousand years old to present times, that have evolved over different periods of history as a result of our changing needs and environment.The range varies from leaves or a gourd jug, to modern stainless steel and glass utensils. The metal utensils cover everything from brass, copper, bronze, zinc to German silver.
Auto World -Vintage Car Museum
Auto World Museum, the largest and the biggest automobiles collection of India and one of the best in the world, is in Ahmedabad.It has antique vehicle collection of cars, motorcycles, buggies etc. It is developed by Pranlal Bhogilal family having more than 100 finest cars in the world such as Rolls-Royce, Bentleys, Daimlers and many other makes of USA, UK and Europe.Auto World has facilities for auditorium, souvenir shop and a station for fun drive in vintage carts etc.
- Alfa One Mall – 1.5 KM
- Gulmohar Mall – 2KM
- Dev Arch Mall – 2KM
- Law Garden – 5KM
- Nehru Nagar Evening Market – 2KM
- McDonalds / KFC / Subway / Dominos / Food Court in Alfa One ( 1.5 km )
- KFC (prahlad nagar – 3KM)
- Dominos SG Highway – 1KM
- Vastrapur Chopati – 1KM
- Cinepolice Alfa one Mall – 1.5KM
- PVR Cinemas SG Highway – 1.5KM
- Cinemax SG Highway – 1.5KM
- Mukta Arts – 1.5KM
- K Sera Sera Miniplex – 1KM
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