Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad (Gujarat)

Ahmedabad is the 7th largest metropolitan city of India and the biggest industrial hub of Gujarat state. Ahmedabad got its name from the name of its founder Ahmed shah, who was the sultan of Gujarat.  A number of Hindu-Islamic architectural style monuments are the main tourist attraction of Ahmedabad. Culture of Ahmedabad is a perfect mixture of traditional and modern customs. People also know it by the names of Karnavati and Amdavad. The beautiful city is situated at the bank of Sabarmati River.This is a best place for foodies as here you find assorted range of food flavors.

Climate: Summer season is pretty hot. Winter season is mild cold in Ahmedabad and requires normal winter wears.

Accessibility

By Air: Nearest airport is The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport situated in Hansol around 15 km away from city center

By Train: Ahmedabad Railway Station located in Kalupur

By Road: Ahmedabad has well connected road network

Delhi- 946 kms

Surat- 265 kms

Mumbai- 527 kms

Places of Interest

Sabarmati Ashram: 

Location: 4.8 km away from Ahmedabad city

Best month to visit: All days of the week 8:30 am to 6:30 pm

Sabarmati Ashram is situated in the Sabarmati suburb of Gujarat. This was the residence of Mahatma Gandhi. He lived here for approximately 12 years. You can see his living quarters and personal daily usable things like spectacles and spinning wheel etc. The ashram preserves all the memories of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalay. People also called it Gandhi Ashram.

Bhadra Fort: 

Location: 1.3 km away from Ahmedabad city center

Beast month to visit: October to March

Bhadra Fort was built in 1411 by Ahmad Shah. It's perhaps not too much away from the town. There is a famous temple located in the premises of the fort which is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. It is a very beautiful monument mainly famous for the lovely pattern works. You can explore the history of the fort on the arches crafted at the entry gate of the fort.

Akshardham

Location: Around 29 kms away from Ahmedabad city in Gandhinagar District

Best month to visit: Tuesday to Sunday (9:30am to 6:30 pm)

Akshardham temple is a grand monument of Gujarat. This is a very large and beautiful Hindu temple dedicated to Swaminarayan. The astonishing architectural structure is made from pink stone. Magical atmosphere of this place makes you calm and blissful.

Jama Masjid: 

Location: In old city at Manaek Chowk of Ahmedabad

Beast month to visit: Everyday 7 am to 6 pm

Jama Masjid is among the most popular tourist places in Ahmedabad. It is made of orange sandstone and stands on 260 pillars, which help and support 15 domes at various elevations. The whole design of Jama Masjid was planned by the Mughal Emperor Sultan Ahmed Shah.

Kankariya Lake

Location: 5 km away from Ahmedabad

Beast month to visit: All Days of Week 10 am to 4 pm

The Kankariya Lake is the biggest lake in Ahmedabad. The lake was built by Sultan Qutbuddin in the fifteenth century. People also know it by name of 'QutbHauz' or 'Hauz-e-Qutb'. It is extremely beautiful and breath taking and one of the most visited places of Ahmedabad.  

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