Ahmedabad Tourist Places - Travel Guide

Ahmedabad city is recognized for remarkable history, traditional cuisine, handicrafts, monuments and much more. This city is full of lights and heart of culturally vibrant Gujarat. The city lies on the bank of Sabarmati river and celebrates all carnivals with enthusiasm and vigour. However, it is not one of the most favourite tourist destination but the city has a lot to offer from its amazing charm to delicious food. Before Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad was the capital city of the state of Gujarat, the capital was passed to Gandhinagar in 1970. There are numerous sightseeing, attractions, popular places in Ahmedabad which are must see. 

Here is the quick list of tourist places in Ahmedabad you should experience while you are there -

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Sabarmati Ashram
Sabarmati Ashram was originally setup in 1915, which was earlier known as Satyagraha ashram. This ashram shows a glimpse into the Indian Independence history and life of Mahatma Gandhi. This ashram has now a museum and it features consists of a picture gallery, library, quotations, letters and relics of Mahatma Gandhi. It is opened for visitors throughout the year from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. 

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Jhulta Minar
Sidi Bashir Mosque is situated in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Because of its unique development, the minarets of the mosque are likewise called Jhulta Minar or Shaking Minarets. Shake in one minaret cause vibrations in another minaret after a few seconds and it is an unresolved wonder till now. Demonstrations of the minarets shaking or vibrating are not conducted out anymore.

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Auto World Vintage Car Museum

If you are a car enthusiast then this museum in Ahmedabad is an ideal place for your visit it consists of Luxury, antique, unique and largest collection of cars, motorcycles and utility vehicles. This vintage car museum has almost 150+ cars collection and moreover, you can enjoy paid vintage car ride.

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Manek Chowk
If you are a foodie Ahmedabad has traditional and delicious food to offer in day and night and Manek Chowk of Ahmedabad is one such late night street food market. Food stalls begin to appear in the night and extend till late night with local street food snacks. The entire place is covered with stalls of varying food items. It is quite well-known for its kulfi. 

CG Road (Chimanlal Girdharlal Road)
It is one of the important roads in Ahmedabad, CG road is the expensive retail location in the city and a place for modern shoppers. This place has shopping centers like Iscon Mall, Super Mall and other top of the line stores like Woodland, Nike, Puma, Rado, and so forth. The locality offers a different shopping experience to its shoppers with its high-end stores. This is still one of the most vibrant central business district areas of Ahmedabad city.

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Kankaria Lake
One of the most visited tourist spot in Ahmedabad. Kankaria lake is an extremely delightful place for families who need to spend quality energy with family. It has lovely surroundings which have numerous open attractions such as a zoo, toy train, kids city, tethered balloon ride, water rides, water park, food stalls, and entertainment facilities.

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Dada Harir Stepwell 
The stepwell was built in 1485 by Dhai Harir, it is octagonal in shape and built in Hindu and Islamic architectural style. This is a beautiful example of stonework carving, the present step well has twisting staircases sliding to various stage levels. The temperature inside the step well is quite cool not as much as the outside temperature making the place great to visit in summers.

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Bhadra Fort
One of the few remains of old Ahmedabad city.It was built by Ahmad Shah I in 1411. It is believed the fort borrowed the name Bhadra after a temple of Bhadra Kali. The fortress architecture is Indo-Saracenic with detail carved domes and balconies. Bhadra Fort and Teen Darwaja along with Bhadrakali Temple are pure identities of Ahmedabad.

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Calico Museum of Textiles
India has an unbelievable tradition in textiles; for a large number of years individuals have been turning, weaving, coloring, printing, weaving unimaginable textiles. If you have the desire to understand the strong tradition of textile then this place must be on your list of places to visit in Ahmedabad. This museum has an amazing collection of textiles and artefacts of every possible description with beautiful history and story. The number of guests is constrained to 20 a day and early bookings are essential.

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Akshardham Temple 
The grand Akshardham Temple is constructed using 6000 tons of pinkish sandstone. The temple is an architectural wonder and a perfect mixture of art, culture, education, worship and exhibition. The Akshardham in Ahmedabad is a predecessor to the Akshardham temple at Delhi. If you want to feel the freshness and unwind from your bustling timetable this place is an ideal for your visit. Light and sound show in the night is likewise a noteworthy attraction.

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