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Ahmedabad City Travel Guide



Ahmedabad, famous as the textile city of India, is also the town of an array of important monuments and recreation spots. One of the most highly industrialised cities of India, Ahmedabad was also a major base in the freedom struggle. Ahmedabad has also been an important centre for the study of Indo-Saracenic architecture.

Fast Facts
Area 220 sq km
Location Gujarat state in India
Languages Gujarati, Hindi, English
Climate Summers hot; Winters cold
Best Time To Visit November to February

City Travel Attractions
City Travel Spots Famous For
Kankaria Lake popular recreational spot
Shaking Minarets if one minaret is shaken other also starts moving
Teen Darwaza arched gateways built by Sultan Ahmed Shah
Jama Masjid one of the most beautiful mosques in Western India
Dada Hari Vav a stepped well built in 1501. Among finest examples of Gujarati architecture. It remains cool even on the hottest days
Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi Yatra started from here
Sidi Syed Mosque known for its amazing screen
Bhadra Fort it once housed royal palaces and well-laid gardens
Akshardham Temple beautiful impressive architecture
Vaishnodevi Temple replica of famous Vaishnodevi temple near Jammu
Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum one of the best arts displaying museum
Shreyas Folk Museum displays traditional arts and crafts
Calico Museum textile displays


Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram
Sabarmati Ashram, today the biggest tourist attraction in Ahmedabad, was founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1915. The Ashram is located on the serene stretch ofthe Sabarmati river. Gandhiji began his renowned 'Dandi March' in 1930 from the Ashram.

Shaking Minarets
Sidi Bashir Mosque is famous for its shaking minarets or jhulta minars. When one minaret shakes, the others move in tandem. The British tried to find out how they were built but were unable to do so.

Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid of Ahmedabad is one of the most important monuments in western India. It is fine specimen of the skills of Gujarati architects.

Kankaria Lake
A popular recreational spot, Kankaria Lake was made by Qutub-ud-din in 1451. A beautiful island palace is located in the middle of the lake. The historic lake is encircled by gardens and also boasts an aquarium on its banks.

Teen Darwaza
Erected by Sultan Ahmed Shah, these arched gateways served as royal entrance to the Royal Square. The Sultans used Teen Darwaza to watch processions.

Dada Hari Vav
Vav is stepped well built for providing cold water and a pleasant resting place to the travellers. Built in 1501, Dada Hari Vav is a fine example of Gujarati architecture.

Sidi Saiyad Mosque
Sidi Sayed Mosque has gained prominence, known for its amazing jhali screen which are framed in ten semi-circular windows. One is advised not to miss this fine example of delicate carving.

The Museums
Calico Textile Museum
One of Gujarat's famous wooden havelis hosts Calico Textile Museum, which is included among the finest textile museums in the world. The museum exhibits an impressive collection of rare textiles harking back to the 17th century.

NC Mehta Museum
NC Mehta Museum presents an impressive collection of miniatures from various Indian painting schools.

Shreyas Folk Museum
Shreyas Folk Museum holds some of the finest examples of the traditional arts & crafts of Gujarat. Those interested in folk art would find it very cute.

Expeditions
Adlaj Vav, Lothal, Sarkhej, Patan, Gandhinagar, Nalsarovar Wildlife Sanctuary

How To Reach
Air: Ahmedabad has an international airport operating flights for well-known global cities like New York, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Muscat, Sharjah, Qatar, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Flights for important Indian cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata are also available from Ahmedabad.

Rail: Fast moving trains connect Ahmedabad to Delhi and Mumbai. The city is also well-connected with other towns of India.

Road: Buses link Ahmedabad to other parts of Gujarat and the country. One can also hire a car for travelling.

Intra Ahmedabad Travel
City buses ply in Ahmedabad. They are the cheapest mode of transport in the city, though they consume lot of time to reach their destination. Auto-rickshaws and taxis are much faster ways of transport. Rickshaws can take commuters to narrow alleyways.

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