Ahmedabad is a spectacular city that is also known by the name of Karnavati. Beautifully stationed on the banks of River Sabarmati, the awe-inspiring place is the abode of several tourist attractions. People vouch for its charm, magnificence, and ethereal serenity. Once you visit the Capital City of Karnataka, your heart will never want to go back home. You can come to Ahmedabad anytime during the year, and yes, it never fails to impress you.
People visiting the place can book their affordable stays with Treebo Ahmedabad Hotels at a very discounted price. The Hygienic rooms will help you relax after a long day of exploring the city.
Ahmedabad city likes to stay close to its cultural roots, and this is very evident in the events and festivals celebrated here. There are dance, music, and art programs that educate the crowd about the ethnic richness of the place. Apart from that, there are several tourist attractions that speak volumes about our Indian heritage.
Here are some of the must-visit locations in the exemplary city –
1. Sabarmati Ashram
Sabarmati Ashram was the abode of the infamous Indian freedom fighter, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He stayed here along with his wife from 1917 to 1930. This ashram now stands as a museum that displays his renowned work, residential space, personal library, and prayer hall. People visit the ashram from across the world to study his simple life, non-violent principles, and unique approach to achieving Independence from the British colonisers. It is a well-maintained space surrounded by plush greenery. You will slowly feel the tension leave your body as soon as you step in here.
2. Kankaria Lake
The Kankaria is a circular man-made lake that is home to several fishes and reptiles. It is surrounded by a lakefront that has a children’s park, a toy train, and several water activities. Kankaria is the second largest lake in the city of Ahmedabad and also happens to be the most visited tourist spot. Adults must check out boating and the balloon safari water ride at this spot. Near the lake, you will find the ‘One Tree Hill’ garden which is famous for its Dutch-themed architecture. The lake has an artificial island-like walkway called Nagina Wadi. It gives you a breathtaking view of the water and the surrounding city.
3. Jama Masjid
Thanks to the Sultanate rule, we have some of the finest Islamic architectural delights in Ahmedabad. A very notable place is the Jama Masjid in the old city area. The Muslims offer their Friday prayers in this holy place. The Indo-Islamic style construction is a visual treat for the eye. The huge pillars have Arabic calligraphic inscriptions and carvings that resemble the lotus flower. It was built in 1423 CE by Sultan Ahmed Shah and to date stands as a major tourist attraction in the city of Ahmedabad.
4. Kamla Nehru Zoological Park
Named after the wife of India’s First Prime Minister, the Kamla Nehru Zoo Park is the perfect spot to spend a day with family and friends. It houses several mammals, birds, and reptiles. There is a separate section where you will find the Butterfly garden, children’s park, and walking track. It is present on the outer perimeter of Kankaria Lake so you can check out both places at once. There is a musical fountain with a laser show that is going to grab the attention of children. Moreover, several educational activities and events are conducted in the zoo to promote love for animals and help people understand the beauty of biodiversity.
5. Swaminarayan Temple
This temple is dedicated to Lord Narayan and has the best spiritual vibe in the city. The pristine white walls add to this energy. The Indian-ethnic architectural style will mesmerise people, and you are sure to appreciate the keen craftsmanship of the ancient artisans. There are nine tombs in the temple that are also called ‘Nau Gaz Pir’. The literal English translation would be ‘Nine Yard Saints’. You should definitely check them out. Lastly, take your share of the satvik prasad and leave the temple with the blessings of the Lord.
6. The Automobile Vintage World Museum
This museum is going to blow the minds of automobile enthusiasts! You will see the evolution of some of the finest cars in the country and famous models from across the world. You begin with cars that had cotton covering as shade on the top and move to roofless speeding giants. The vintage classic collection is a must-see. You will come across cars, bikes, and vintage buggies along with the likes of Bentley and Mercedes.
7. Manek Chowk
Manek Chowk is a food street in the city of Ahmedabad. If you ask any local where you can get authentic Gujarati cuisines, they’ll point their fingers toward Manek Chowk. The food stalls have a diverse menu. They offer everything from Pav Bhaji to Masala Dosa. It is a very bustling place and is completely filled with the crowd by late evenings. You should try out Khandvi, Dhokla, Fafde, Undhiyu, and Kulfis from this market.
8. Adalaj Stepwell
The Adalaj stepwell is the fine work of some of the most intelligent artisans in the past. In the absence of modern plumbing systems, this place is the best source of groundwater for our ancestors. The stepwell has a cold and mesmerising atmosphere because of the construction plan. It is intentionally kept that way to maintain the temperature of the waters under the scorching sun. The different floors of the stepwell have beautifully carved designs. The pillars depict the events of Hindu mythology.
9. The Calico Textile Museum
The Calico Textile Museum is a colourful display of the clothing style of the Sultanates, Mughals, and Rajputi warriors. You will find feminine designs along with the tough coats that men used to wear to war. There is a section that shows textiles worn by regular men, artisans, farmers, and sellers. The place gives a subtle glimpse into the fashion scene of the past and how people used to appear in the early centuries. It is a great place to be if you are a fashion student.
10. Jhulta Minar
The Shaking Minarets or Jhulta Minar is one of the most exciting tourist spots in the city of Ahmedabad. It consists of mysterious minarets that no one could decode. When you shake one of them, you feel vibrations in the other minaret. However, the central passage connecting the two points doesn’t pass the vibration. The government no longer allows tourists to shake the minarets, but you get ample time to see and explore the tourist spot
People who are travelling to the capital city of Gujarat for the first time can book their rooms with Treebo Hotels in Ahmedabad. The spacious interiors and hygienic surroundings make this place a top choice for families, friends, and solo travellers. You can also get additional perks like –
- Complimentary breakfast and Free WiFi access
- Discounts and seasonal coupons are available while online booking on the website/app
- Hassle-free online payment system and also an option to book at your convenience and pay while checking in
- World-class amenities in all the rooms
Ahmedabad is a captivating city that has some of the most flawless tourist attractions in the world. It is also recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site and attracts a large tourist crowd from across the world. These are the 10 best places to visit in the city. If you plan on exploring more, ask the locals for directions. They are warm and welcoming people who will prove to be the perfect travel guides!
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