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Ahmedabad is the most colourful, happening and enthusiastic city in Gujarat, India. The place will leave you contented and always wanting to come back. These are some places to visit in Ahmedabad to make the most out of your trip to the “Manchester of India”

Grab a kulfi and explore what a beauty this city is!

Here are 15 Interesting Places To Visit In Ahmedabad

Take A Walk At The Sabarmati Riverfront

The Sabarmati waterfront is being developed on the banks of river Sabarmati since the year 2005 with the purpose of helping nature by saving the soil from erosion, whilst providing a picnic spot to tourists and localities.

Swaminarayan Temple Ahmedabad

The riverfront is a stretch of beautiful and modern-looking gardens with sitting space, it stretches over 10km and is a place for daily strolls and for kids to play, creating a lively environment.

Sabarmati Riverfront is perfect for visiting during the evening to sit and relax or take a stroll along the river shore. All of this makes it one of the perfect places to visit in Ahmedabad.

I was amazed to see that there is a website with all of the information about the Sabarmati Riverfront! Read in detail and discover more about Ahmedabad and this riverfront here

Stroll And More At The Vastrapur Lake

Among places to visit in Ahmedabad, this is the location that best portrays the city’s natural beauty. It now serves as a place where cultural and festive events are regularly held, and I assure you that they are worth the hype!

Vastrapur Lake Ahmedabad

The well maintained garden around this lake also has vibrant lights that give you a break from the rush of the city, and an adventure park for family and friends to unwind in.

Named after Narnish Mehta, this lake has a beautiful open-air theatre and a park with fitness equipment, pavement for walks and a children’s playground.

Read in detail about this lake and more info here

Manek Chowk

The shopper’s paradise, Manek Chowk is a wonder in itself! The second largest jewellery market in India, with many many shops to choose from, each selling the finest gold and silver jewellery possible.

Manek Chowk Ahmedabad

This place becomes nothing less than a food fest as the evening comes. All sorts of delicious delicacies, sweet and savoury. People come here to devour onto the special kulfi Manek Chowk, and other foods authentic to Gujrat and Ahmedabad, such as khakra, dhokla, dabeli and much more.

From Ahmedabad’s original to the weirdest combinations such as chocolate pizza, you can find anything at the Manek Chowk to fill your belly and content your mind. This place deserves to be on every list of places to visit in Ahmedabad, owing to its uniqueness and creativity.

For more facts and details about the Manek Chowk, visit here

Feel The Past At Sabarmati Ashram

Sabarmati ashram is situated on the banks of the Sabarmati River, which is an important source of water for the city as well as for agriculture. The Sabarmati Ashram was home to Mahatma Gandhi and his wife for more than a decade.

Sabarmati Ashram Ahmedabad

Here, you can see some original letters written by Gandhi and his personal belongings such as glasses and his famous charkha, along with a vast collection of 35,000 books in Hindi, English & Gujarati.

Also called Gandhi Ashram, this place has a lot of historical importance being the house of one of India’s greatest freedom fighters. The aura of Sabarmati Ashram tells tales of patriotism.

Visit a site with original information about the ashram and all things related here

Explore The Grandeur Of Bhadra Fort

Bhadra Fort was built by Ahmad Shah in 1411 as a royal court when the city was founded. It was later used as a prison during the British Raj. The fort was renovated in 2014 by the Amdavad Municipal Corporation.

Bhadra Fort Ahmedabad

A pristine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture, the fort is built using red stone and bricks. The fort also has 14 towers, a temple and well-maintained gardens.

Bhadra Fort, also called Aark Fort is now used to hold government offices and for flag hoisting on Republic Day and Independence Day Of India. You can visit this place every day from 9 am to 5 pm without an entry fee, for more such details visit the official site here

Vist The Holy Swaminarayan Temple

Swaminarayan temple is the biggest temple in Gujarat. It is located in the Kalupur district of Ahmedabad. It was built in the nineteenth century with sandstone and rocks.

Swaminarayan Temple Ahmedabad

Swaminarayan Temple is famous among tourists for its architecture. The temple is built with relentless hard work and passion which shows up when you observe how intricate the cravings are, from the columns to the ceiling, nothing is left empty. You can feel the presence of the lord surrounding you.

Also known as Akshardham Mandir, this temple is visited by devotees all around the year with never-ending faith towards their lord Narayana.

For more details about the Swaminarayan Mandir, visit the official site here.

Learn Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Museum

Among the must-visit places in Ahmedabad, this museum is named after another freedom fighter from Ahmedabad who integrated the princely states of India. This museum always shows the reality of India’s struggles.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Ahmedabad

The museum showcases real pictures taken during the time of the national struggle in India and other such memorials.

A memorial of India’s first home minister, this place also has political importance. And hence it is famous among history enthusiasts and anyone who is interested in making of India as an independent country.

For more details about the museum, visit the official site here.

Sarkhej Roza -The Special Mosque

Sarkhej Roza is an antique mosque built with sandstone and marble in a traditional Islamic style in 1451 by Mahmud Begada who was a sultan of the time, it glows with the light of the sun, as well as with the shadow of the moon.

Sarkhej Roza Ahmedabad

Sarkhek Roza was used by the sultans to offer special prayers, and thus this place is considered sacred and has a divine aura and hence continues to have a special place is the heart of its visitors.

Also called the Acropolis of Ahmedabad, this monument preserved the early Islamic style of architecture, it is vast and consists of courtyards made with great detail.

Go in-depth about this mosque’s history, and discover new facts and information here

Adalaj Stepwell -A Real Memorial

The Adalaj stepwell was built in 1498 as a memory of Rana Veer Singh by his wife, Rudadevi. The stepwell has tombs of the six masons that built it, surrounding the well, which is 20 km away from central Ahmedabad city.

Adalaj Stepwell Ahmedabad

It is an Indo-Islamic style five-storey monument made of sandstone with a lot of detailing which depicts daily activities of the time and also has various deities carved on the walls all the way to the bottom, in addition to that the vav was made holy by saints.

Adalaj Stepwell is also called Rudabai Stepwell, is famously known amongst photographers and couples for wedding shoots and of course Instagram enthusiasts. Adalaj Stepwell has a story behind it that will definitely leave you shook, read it here

Admire The Calm At Kankaria Lake

Kankaria Lake is the largest one in Ahmedabad. Stretching over 4km, this polygon shaped artificial lake has 34 sides with steps built along the sides leading to the 6m deep lake water which is occasionally let in through the Narmada River to keep it from drying.

Kankaria Lake Ahmedabad

Its construction began in the 15th century by a sultan of the time for bathing purposes. And revived in 1872 by a British officer, the history and beauty of the lake have always kept me intrigued!

Surrounding the lake are multiple places where you can go for a little adventure, like the Kankaria lake zoo, kids city, hot air balloon ride and much more at a minimal entry fee. It is one of the most peaceful places to visit in Ahmedabad. For details about fees and timings, visit a reliable source here.

Calico Museum of Textiles- The Wonder Of Ahmedabad

Established in 1949, this is one of the oldest museums in Ahmedabad. Built by Gautam and Gira Sarabhai and was inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. This beautiful museum has a unique collection of fabrics woven in the traditional style. The process of textile making even mesmerised me!

Calico Museum of Textiles Ahmedabad

The Calico Museum has one of the finest types of textiles in India. The weaving techniques used all around the world today originated here. The museum also showcases various other art pieces such as bronze art and Jain art amongst others.

If you are looking for places to visit in Ahmedabad which actually show what this wonderful city is really known for, you can not miss this place.

For more details about the museum, visit the official site here.

A Car Enthusiast’s Dream, The Auto World Vintage Car Museum

As the name suggests, this museum has a collection of over 100 vintage cars. It is a dream come true for people like me who are crazy about cars, and engines. This museum is at the top in the list of car enthusiasts’ places to visit in Ahmedabad.

Auto World Vintage Car Museum Ahmedabad

The Auto World Vintage Museum was established in 1927 by Shri Pranlal Bhogilal and is now maintained by the Vintage and Classic Car Club of India.

Here you can find some of the oldest models of classic Rolls Royce, Austin, Mercedes, and Jaguar some of these were owned by the royals in the 1900s here are some more facts and info about the Auto World Vintage Car Museum that I found fascinating.

Spark Your Curiosity In The Gujarat Science City

Founded in 2001, the Gujrat Science City is a place perfect for all science lovers in Ahmedabad. This place has also led to a lot of people developing an interest in science including me!

Gujrat Science City Ahmedabad

The science city has soo much to offer that you can spend hours and hours here, just widening your knowledge about the most interesting topics. They also have a robotics gallery, nature park an amphitheatre and much more! 

Popular for school trips, the Gujrat Science City also hosts talk shows, workshops and exhibitions.
For more details about the science city, visit the official site here.

Visit The Wonderful Dada Hari Vav

Built during the 15th century, Dada Hari Vav is a 5-storey deep stepwell, made in an octagonal shape out of sandstone, in Solanki architectural style, this stepwell is among the most wonderous places to visit in Ahmedabad.

Dada Hari Vav Ahmedabad

It is also called Bai Harir Sultani. This stepwell was built as a memorial, it also has a beautiful mosque next to it. The walls depict various life schemes and some of them also have inscriptions on them.

This memorial has two beautiful columns towering through the five storeys, with intricate designing. These columns have been assembled with the interlocking system which was new to that time. For more such interesting facts visit here

Indulge In Nature At The Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary

Nalsarovar is one of India’s biggest bird sanctuaries. Further away from the city, this sanctuary is a mind-boggle for bird lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary Ahemdabad

It is home to more than 250 species of birds! They have both, native and migratory birds roaming the area, such as Black-winged Slit, Kingfisher, Wood Sandpiper, various kinds of Flamingos and many more. The sanctuary is also home to other animals such as the wild ass and black buck.

The best time to visit the Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary is during the winter season when you can observe large flocks of migratory birds.
For more details about the sanctuary, visit the official site here.

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This article compiles some of the places to visit in Ahmedabad, which spark curiosity and invoke wonder. The joyous aura of this city is admirable, so much so that anyone who visits the city never wants to leave.

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