Ahemdabad Tour

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Ahemdabad is the largest city and former capital of the Indian state of Gujrat. Ahmedabad is located on the banks of the River Sabarmati, 32 km from the state capital Gandhinagar. Ahmedabad has a number of architectural monuments and edifices of historical importance which has become common places of interest in Ahmedabad.


Places to Visit

Akshardham Temple

The well known Akshardham Temple is located at Gandhi Nagar. The Akshardham Temple is an architectural masterpiece where you will witness the hoarded wealth of Gujarati architecture. The Akshardham Temple is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, the father of Swaminarayan Faith. You will find a big idol of Lord Swaminarayan inside this grand temple. 

You will be amazed to see the unique sandstone carvings which proves to be the unique example of great craftsmanship, which is in fact an architectural marvel of the century. The Akshardham Temple near Ahmedabad is a 10 storied edifice made out of 6,000 tonnes of pink sandstones. An interesting aspect of the Akshardham Temple is that, the structure of sandstone stands erect without the use of a single iron rod during its construction. The Akshardham Temple comprises of 93 sculpted pillars. The whole structure of the Akshardham Temple was completed with the help of nearly 900 skilled craftsmen.

Calico Museum

The Calico Museum of Textiles at Ahmedabad, India, is the premier textile museum of the country, and one of the most celebrated institutions of its kind in the world for its distinguished and comprehensive collection of textiles and artifacts.

The Calico collection along with those of Sarabhai Foundation’s collection of outstanding Bronzes, Pichhwais, Jain art objects and Indian miniature paintings are housed at the Retreat complex of Sarabhai Foundation in the Shahibag area of the city.

 

Dada Hari Vav (Stepwell)

An ancient monument that depicts the art and craft of the bygone eras, Dada Hari Vav were built during the reign of Mehmud Begda in the year 1501. This octagonal shaped step well was constructed as a tranquil retreat for the vacationer. Right from stamped floral caucuses to the wavy sculptures, each facets of Dada Hari Vav is marvelously festooned.

It’s highly ornamented arches, columns and panes shows exquisite carvings and classy designs. Though these step wells boast of Muslim traditions, one can witness the handwork of Hindu artisans in its elaborate carving. 

Ellis Bridge

Ellis Bridge is a century old heritage bridge situated in Ahemdabad, Gujrat. It is across Sabarvati river. This bowstring arch truss bridge was the first bridge of Ahmedabad constructed in 1892. Later new concrete wings were constructed on either side in 1997 and it was renamed as Swami Vivekananda bridge but is still known to people by its old name.

Kankaria Lake

Kankaria Lake is one of the biggest lakes in Ahemdabad. A lakefront was developed around it which has many public attractions like zoo, toy train, kids city, tethered balloon ride, water rides and water park, food stalls and entertainment facilities. Kankaria Carnival is a week long festival being held here in last week of December. Many cultural, art and social activities are organised during carnival. It is located in the southern part of the city, in Maninagar area.

Sabarmati Ashram

It is located in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahemdabad Gujrat, adjoining the Ashram road on the banks of the River Sabarmati, four miles from the town hall. This was one of the residences of Mahatma Gandhi, who lived there for about twelve years along with his wife, Kasturba Gandhi.

It was from his base here that Gandhi led the Dandi march also known as the Salt Satyagrah on March 12, 1930. In recognition of the significant influence that this march had on the Indian Independence movement the Indian government has established the ashram as a national monument.

Sidi Sayed Mosque

Located near Lal Darwaza in Ahmedabad, 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.