The walled city of Ahmedabad founded 600 years ago, is a city full of paradoxes- owing to its blend of colorful history filled with conquests on one hand and its association with the martyr of peace and Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, on the other. The cheerful co-existence of the new tourism spots with the old heritage presents its visitors with a virtual kaleidoscope of hues, languages, traditions, festivals and cultures.Hailed as the Manchester of the East, Ahmedabad is a business hub juggernaut and also one of India’s important seats of learning too owing to a high number of reputed institutions located here. Its well-connected roadways, rails and airways; modern malls, multiplexes, as well as heritage museums, mosques and monuments mark this city to be of huge importance in varied avatars.
One of the best places to witness the sunset in Ahmedabad is the artificial lake of Kankaria constructed in 1451. It has an island garden, called Nagina wadi
Adalaj Ni Vav
Built in 1499 by Queen Rudabai, wife of the Vaghela chief, Veersinh, this five-storey stepwell was not just a cultural and utilitarian space, but also a spiritual refuge. It is believed that villagers would come everyday in the morning to fill water, offer prayers to the deities carved into the walls and interact with each other in the cool shade of the vav.
Gujarat Science City
Gujarat Science City is part of a government initiative to draw more students towards education in science. The center hosts an IMAX 3D theatre, an energy park, a hall of science, Planet Earth, an amphitheatre,Life Science Park and dancing musical fountains among others.
Sidi Saiyyed Mosque
The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, popularly known as Sidi Saiyyed ni Jali locally, built in 1573, is one of the most famous mosques of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. As attested by the marble tablet fixed on the wall of the mosque, it was built by Sidi Saiyyed in the retinue of Bilal Jhajar Khan, general in the army of the last Sultan Shams-ud-Din Muzaffar Shah III of the Gujarat Sultanate.
Sabarmati River Front
Sabarmati Riverfront is a waterfront being developed along the banks of Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad, India. The project is two-level promenade situated on both sides of the river where the lower level serves only pedestrians and cyclists while the upper level is capable of hosting numerous cultural and educational events, leisure activities, large public parks and plazas and a few areas for commercial and retail development.
Lying opposite to Mahatma Gandhi Road, on the eastern side of Teen Darwaza, Jama Masjid is one of the most splendid mosques of India. Constructed in the year 1423 A.D Made by using yellow sandstones, the architecture of this mosque is a blend of Hindu and Muslim styling.
The Gandhi Ashram situated alongside the Sabarmati River, was the nerve center for the Indian Freedom movement. The beautiful Ashram complex with its shady trees offers a refuge from the loud streets of the city. There is a museum on life and work of Mahatma Gandhi.
A rich Jain merchant built this temple outside Delhi Gate in 1850. It is built of pure white marble and profusely decorated with rich carvings, dedicated to Dharamnath, the 15th Jina or Jain apostle.
About 8 kms. from the city, Sarkhej comprises one of the most elegant architectural complexes of Ahmedabad. The buildings are remarkable for the complete absence of arches and the use of pierced stone trellises throughout.
Manek Chowk (Night Food Bazar)
Manek Chowk is a notable city square in Old Ahmedabad, India. It is surrounded by historical structures. It is a vegetable market in the morning, a bullion market in the noon and the street food market at night.