The city of Ahmedabad is one of the most prominent cities of Gujarat. It is the state’s largest city backed by a 15th-century old history. Apart from being a prominent business hub and educational center, the city also boasts of being a rising locale for scientific, industrial and IT advancements in the state of Gujarat. The city falls into two parts; Old Ahmadabad and New Ahmedabad. The city houses a diverse crowd of ethnic groups, religious communities, artisan communities and posh modern natives too. This makes Ahmedabad the epicenter of flourishing cultural traditions. You can capture the city in its many moods and colors such as the chaos of the bustling C.G Road to the tranquility of the quiet Sabarmati Ashram. The city also hosts two very pompous fests; the Uttarayan and the Navaratri that draw huge crowd to the city from far and wide. If you wish to soak yourself in the true glory and essence of Ahmedabad, make sure to embark on our 02 Nights / 03 Days Ahmadabad Sightseeing Tour Package…Read on to learn more:
Day 01: Arrive Ahmadabad & Sightseeing
Upon arriving at Ahmadabad railway station, our tour representative will greet you and take you to your pre-booked hotel. Check-in, take your time to get freshen up and then we will start our day 1 sightseeing which includes Sabarmati Ashram, Kankaria Lake, Calico Museum of Textile, Jama Masjid, Vastrapur Lake, Teen Darwaza, Nehru Bridge and Ellis Bridge. First of all, we visit the famous Sabarmati Ashram. This ashram had been the residential home of Mahatma Gandhi until the year 1930. You can see the various items used by the ‘father of nation’ in his lifetime well preserved in a museum that the ashram houses. Next, we visit the Kankaria Lake; the biggest among the other lakes in the city. Sultan Qutbuddin had built this circular lake around the 15th century and it used to be the bathing zone for the Royals in the past eras. Today the lake is a happening picnic spot in the city. The lakeside comes with broad illuminated walking tracks and numerous food joints. After Kankaria Lake, we proceed to visit the Calico Museum of Textiles. This unique textile museum is one of its kinds in the whole of the country. The museum came into being in the year 1949 and was set up with the aim of upholding the country’s outstanding textile heritage. A vast collection of very old as well as rare Indian textiles is aptly showcased in this unique museum. Post museum visit we proceed to visit the Jama Masjid; Ahmadabad’s most sacred mosque. This mosque with 260 pillars and 15 domes came into being in the year 1423 AD under the initiative of Sultan Ahmad Shah whose mausoleum is situated in vicinity to the mosque’s eastern gateway. After Jama Masjid, we visit the Vastrapur Lake. This urban lake located in the city’s western part. It is also differently called the Bhakt Kavi Narsinh Mehta Sarovar. The lakeside has become a relaxing picnic spot for the locals. It comes with broad jogger’s pathways, beautiful gardens, marvelous stonework, kid’s park as well as an open theatre. Next, we visit Teen Darwaza. This historical gateway with triple arches has been a witness to many significant historical events and lies eastward of the famed Bhadra Fort. Next we visit the Nehru Bridge. This modern bridge named after Jawaharlal Nehru Ji is an important bridge of Ahmedabad built across River Sabarmati. It serves as a lifeline for the city’s major transports. Lastly, for the day we visit the Ellis Bridge, an important landmark of the city and a bridge dating back to a century. The bridge runs over River Sabarmati and connects eastern Ahmadabad and western Ahmadabad. The bride came into being in the year 1892. After finishing off with the day’s sightseeing, it’s a time to energize yourself with a delicious dinner and then spend your overnight.
Day 02: Rest of the Sightseeing
Next morning post breakfast we will proceed to the further Ahmadabad sightseeing trip and visit places like Siddi Saiyyed Mosque, Sidi Bashir Mosque, Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum and Sanskar Kendra. First, we visit the Siddi Saiyyed mosque, one of the most famed mosques of the state constructed around 1573; i.e. during the last of the Gujarat sultanate eras. The mosque is well known for its architectural finesse that reflects specially through the highly intricate latticework or the Jali work. Next, we visit the Sidi Bashir Mosque. This is another ancient mosque in the city of Ahmadabad. It is said to have been constructed in the year 1452 by a slave of Sultan Ahmad Shah known by the name of Sidi Bashir. Much of the mosque has been destroyed during a battle between the Sultans and the Marathas. The only surviving features of this mosque include the main entrance & the very unique Jhula minars or swinging minarets. After the mosque visit, we proceed to visit the next destination; the Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum. This incredible museum conserves history with passion and was inaugurated for the public in the year 2004. You can witness at the museum a vast collection of rare historical artifacts such as bronzes, miniature paintings, drawings, paintings, manuscripts, sculptures and many more. Next, we visit the last of our sightseeing destinations for the day; the Sanskar Kendra. World known architect Le Corbusier had designed this beautiful culture center. The center houses museums that exhibit various artifacts upholding the country’s cultural magnificence. With this we will end up our 2nd-day sightseeing tour. The evening is left free for you to enjoy at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Ahmadabad Departure
The last day of your Ahmedabad sightseeing trip will start with a healthy breakfast and then we will check-out from hotel. The leftover destinations of Ahmedabad sightseeing will be covered today, the Rani no Hajiro. It is a historic location amid the crowded Manek Chowk in the city of Ahmadabad. Rani no Hajiro is actually a mausoleum with several tombs of the various female members of the royal family of Sultan Ahmad Shah; the founder of the city of Ahmedabad. Apart from the tombs of the queens of Ahmad Shah, the mausoleum also houses many tombs of the queens’ close relatives. This Mausoleum was in the year 1445 AD by the then Sultan; Sultan Ahmed Shah. After spending some time at the Rani no Hajiro, you’ll be dropped at Ahmadabad railway station where our representative bids you adieu as your journey ends here. We are sure that you must have many astonishing memories of Ahmedabad by now.