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.
City Travel Attractions
||220 sq km
||Gujarat state in India
||Gujarati, Hindi, English
||Summers hot; Winters cold
|Best Time To Visit
||November to February
Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram
|City Travel Spots
||popular recreational spot
||if one minaret is shaken other also starts moving
||arched gateways built by Sultan Ahmed Shah
||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
||it once housed royal palaces and well-laid gardens
||beautiful impressive architecture
||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
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.
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 of Ahmedabad is one of the most important monuments in western
India. It is fine specimen of the skills of Gujarati architects.
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
Erected by Sultan Ahmed Shah, these arched gateways served as royal
entrance to the Royal Square. The Sultans used Teen Darwaza to watch
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
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.
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
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
Adlaj Vav, Lothal, Sarkhej, Patan, Gandhinagar, Nalsarovar Wildlife
How To Reach
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
Fast moving trains connect Ahmedabad to Delhi and Mumbai. The
city is also well-connected with other towns of India.
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.