A crowded metropolis, a textile hub, world-wide known educational hub, and a city with a rich and glorious past. Ahmedabad is one of the most happening and highly frequented cities in Gujarat as the city boasts a number of things to offer its guests with vivid interests. This beautiful city is adorned with a plethora of tourist destinations which one can explore on their Ahmedabad tour. Scroll down the page to check the list of some best and mind-blowing places to visit in Ahmedabad.
1. Swaminarayan Temple
One of the most visited ancient temples in Gujarat, Swaminarayan Temple is dedicated to Lord Narayan Dev. The temple is believed to be constructed as per the instructions are given by Swaminarayan in the year 1822. Adorned with intricate carvings and painted with beautiful colors and is believed to one of the finest examples to showcase the beauty of architecture in the nineteenth century. Inside the main sanctum of the temple, the deities are studded with precious ornaments and also with the beautiful clothes.
Visiting Time: 6 am to 7 pm
2. Sidi Saiyyed Mosque
Constructed in the year 1573, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque is widely known in the city as Sidi Saiyyed Ni Jaali. The place has never lost its charm and has gained much reputation in past some years and all the credit goes to its architectural grandeur and more specifically its ornate lattice works which are called as Jali in the colloquial terms. If you are a history buff and a photogenic then this is going to be one of the most liked places in Ahmedabad. When the state was under the control of British then this mosque was used as a government office but at present, this ancient mosque is under the protection of ASI.
Visiting Time: 7 am to 6 pm
3. Hutheesing Jain Temple
This two-storied spiritual architecture is designed with white marble and is dedicated to Dharmanath, the 15th Tirthankar of Jains. Its tiled courtyard is the other major attraction of the temple which is surrounded by a chain of Pergolas containing 52 shrines where each shrine is adorned with incomparable designs and also the intricate carvings. This stunning temple looks alike Dilwara Jain Temples in Rajasthan.
Visiting Time: 8 am to 5 pm
4. Sabarmati Ashram
An ultimate place where one can acquire calm and peace, Sabarmati Ashram is located on the banks of River Sabarmati. Gandhi Ashram, Satyagrah Ashram, and Harijan Ashram are the other names by which the place is called. Sabarmati Ashram was constructed by Mahatma Gandhi in the year 1915 when he returned to India from South Africa. At this ashram, Gandhiji performed various functions associated with animal husbandry, agriculture, and also the Khadi Udyog. Make a visit to this place and witness the reminiscences of the lifestyle of Gandhiji, his struggles, and other works related to Indian independence.
Visiting Hours: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
5. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial
During its construction time, the museum was used as British Cantonment but soon after independence, it became the residence of the governor. This huge architecture was constructed between 1618 and 1622 and at present, it serves as the museum where one can spot the belongings and the artifacts of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who was one of the great freedom fighters.
Visiting Hours: 9:30 am to 5 pm (Tuesday to Sunday) and closed on Monday.
6. Vechaar Utensils Museum
A centuries-old museum which contains an exotic collection of centuries-old collection of utensils, Vechaar Utensils Museum was built in the year 1981. On your visit to this magnificent museum, you can explore almost 4500 samples of the utensils which have been picked up from all across the globe.
Visiting Time: 1 pm to 3 pm (Tuesday to Sunday) and closed on Monday.
7. Kankaria Lake
Renowned as the largest lake in Ahmedabad, Kankaria Lake is situated in the southern region of the city and is believed to be an ideal picnic destination. The front area of this placid lake has been emerged out as an entertainment zone as it is adorned with various other beautiful features like a tethered balloon ride, toy train, zoo, water rides, food stalls, and various other entertainment facilities. Also, you can participate in a week-long festival at this place if you visit Ahmedabad in the month of December.
Visiting Time: 4 am to 8 am and 9 am to 10 pm
8. Vastrapur Lake
Located in the western region of the city and is under the maintenance of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. Vastrapur Lake is a man-made lake and is reckoned as one of the most spectacular places to visit in the city where one can spend some amazing quality time with their family and friends. You also enjoy the boat ride here with you dear ones.
Visiting Time: 8 am to 10 pm
9. Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary
One of the largest bird sanctuaries in Ahmedabad, Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary is spread over a huge area of 115 sq. km. and is home to almost 250 species of water animals including pelicans, cormorants, cranes, flamingoes, geese, ibis, spoonbills, and storks. If you are visiting the place in the winter season then you get the chance to spot various migratory birds also. Also, if you want to witness the beautiful dance of Siberian Cranes then you must visit the place.
Visiting Time: 6 am to 5:30 pm
None of the trips is said to be complete without taking out time for shopping and especially if you are in Ahmedabad then shopping must be added in your things-to-do list.
10. Rani No Hajiro Cloth Market
Locater close to the tomb of Ahmed Shah’s Queens is one of the most frequented markets in Ahmedabad. It is the place where you don’t only get cheap yet beautiful clothes but also well-designed pieces of jewelry, and the apparels fit for a queen. Mashrush, Lkat, and Ajrakh which are some of the best quality cloth fabrics can easily be found here.
Visiting Time: 11 am to 11 pm
11. Sindhi Market
This is the market where one can buy everything they desire for ranging from traditional Sarees to new and trending dress collections. Sindhi market tops the list of preference of shopping places in Ahmedabad as here you get all kinds of stuff and that also at a very reasonable price.
Visiting Time: 11 am to 10 pm