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Ahmedabad(Amdavad) , Gujarat

The largest city and the former capital of Gujarat, Ahmedabad resides on the banks of river Sabarmati in all its glory. A forerunner in the struggle of India s independence it has always held a very important part in the history and making of our country. Tus not surprisingly this is the fastest growing city in India and the third fastest growing city in the whole world. Ahmedabad is moving forward to a very bright future at a pace which every single city in the country should match up to. This is a beacon of our country and an example of how cities should conduct themselves. Always been a flourishing city under the Mughal and the British rule, this is one city that has carried the legacy of moving forward with great elan. A city that boasts of building s that are ancient to the very modern, this is a wonderful mixture of the past and the future right in the middle of the present. Persian architecture takes root in many parts of the city and give it a very regal feel. The havelis with their carvings in the old lanes take you right back to an era which is somehow lost to us. Yet at the very next moment a skyscraper plummets you to the ever brightening future. This is one place which has host of important buildings supervised by more important architects. It upholds modernity in every sense of the word. A very well planned city indeed, it has a number of garden, parks, flora and fauna. Just enough to balance out the escalating urbanisation taking place here. Yet the traditional festivals of Uttarayan and Navratri balance the feel of the city and makes it as craszy and approachable as every other city in India. This is one place where your dreams may just come true.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 31.0°C /88.0°F 70 mm 147feet 22473.0 /km2 Jan-Mar,Sep-Dec Coming Soon

Places of Interest

  • Bhadra Fort

    "Bhadra Fort is situated in the walled city area of Ahmedabad, India. It was built by Ahmad Shah I in 1411. With its well carved royal palaces, mosques and gates, it is being renovated by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and Archeological Survey of India (ASI) as a cultural centre for the city.It is believed the fort adopted the name Bhadra after a temple of Bhadra Kali, a form of Laxmi which was established during Maratha rule [1][3][4] but a plaque near fort tells a different story: The Bhadra Gate - C.A.D. 1411 - The massive fortified gate was built in or about 1411 to serve as the principal eastern entrance of the palace erected here by Sultan Ahmad Shah I (1411-1442), the founder of Ahmedabad. The palace called the Bhadra after the ancient Rajput citadel of that name at Anhilwada-Patan (Baroda State), which the first three kings of the dynasty of Gujarat Sultans had held before Ahmedabad became the capital. Three inscribed slabs on the walls connecting this gateway with two ancillary gates behind are now almost completely defaced. One of these appears to show a date of the time of Jahangir (1605-1627). [5]"

    Bhadra Fort

  • Dada Hari Vav (Stepwell)

    "Dada Harir-ni-Vav is situated in the area of Asarva belonging to the period of Sultan Muhammad Begada. The inscription on the vav appears \"Antahpur dware Sarvadhikari Bai Harir\". It is said that Muhammad Begada had a son named Khalilkhan, who ascended the throne under the name of Mujaffarshah II. His mother's name was Harirbai. She was the daughter of a Rajput King of Mahikantha.\nAccording to some historians, Harir must be a foster mother of Muhammad Begada or any of his princes. This lady established a village called Haripur near Asarva. According to the stone inscription in Sanskrit, the construction work was over on 15th December, 1499.\n"

    Dada Hari Vav (Stepwell)

  • Science City

    "Science City, the largest science centre in the sub-continent, under the National Council of Science Museums (the apex body of science museums/centres in India), consists of two facilities, the Science Centre and the Convention Centre. The Science Centre complex comprises Space Odyssey, Dynamotion, Evolution Theme Park, Maritime Centre and a Science Park. The Space Odyssey houses India's first Large Format Film Theatre, Time Machine, 3-D Vision Theatre, Mirror Magic and exhibits on space science, motion, electricity and virtual reality. The Dynamotion Hall has a Butterfly Corner, Aquaria, an exposition on giant robotic insects and host of interactive exhibits on science & technology for both education and entertainment of the visitors. \nThe Convention Centre complex comprises the Grand Theatre (2232 seating capacity), one Mini Auditorium (392 seating capacity) and a Seminar hall building with 11 halls ranging from 15 to 100 seating capacity, indoor (270sq.m.) and open air exhibition ground (20000 sq. m). The auditoria's and the seminar halls are fully air-conditioned. The Convention Centre of Science City is the most sought after destination for conventions, meetings, company AGMs and cultural programmes."

    Science City

  • Shaking Minarets

    "The Sidi Bashir Mosque is located in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Due to its unique construction, the mosque is also called Jhulta Minar or Shaking Minarets.It is believed that the mosque was constructed by Sidi Bashir, a slave of Sultan Ahmed Shah. A conflicting story is that the mosque was built by Malik Sarang, a noble in the court of Muhammed Begada, another Sultan of Gujarat. The mosque was completed in 1452.[1]There are two minarets in the mosque, each of which is three stories tall with carved balconies. A gentle shaking of either minaret results in the other minaret vibrating after a few seconds, though the connecting passage between them remains free of vibration[citation needed]. The actual cause of this is not yet known. This phenomenon was first observed in the 19th century by Monsier M. Williams, an English Sanskrit scholar.[2]"

    Shaking Minarets

  • Teen Darwaza

    "Old Ahmedabad city, Gujarat's commercial and financial centre, was encompassed within a fort. Bhadra Fort once believed to have 12 darwajas (gates) actually has 21 darwajas. Each of the darwaja has beautiful carvings, calligraphy and some of them even balconies.\nThese entrances to the city has a unique name. Pretty much the area surrounding these gates have adopted the name of darwaja as the name of the locality.[1]"

    Teen Darwaza

  • Kankaria Lake

    "Kankaria Lake is one of the biggest lakes in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. A lakefront was developed around it which has many public attractions like zoo, toy train, kids city, tethered balloon ride, water rides and water park, food stalls and entertainment facilities. Kankaria Carnival is a week long festival being held here in last week of December. Many cultural, art and social activities are organised during carnival.[1] It is located in the southern part of the city, in Maninagar area"

    Kankaria Lake

  • Vastrapur Lake

    "Vastrapur Lake is situated in western part of Ahmedabad. It is officially named after Narsinh Mehta. The lake was beautified by the AMC after 2002 and has since become a popular spot in the city.\nEvery weekend, a large number of people visit this lake. It currently boasts an open air theater and children's park. There is a pathway all around the lake which serves many walkers and joggers in the early mornings and in the evenings.\nThe lush green lawns surrounding this lake also serve as a central hub of Ahmedabad, wherein various cultural events take place regularly.\nAt times, the water from Narmada River is allowed to flow into this lake. The lake has pretty gardens with lots of stone work in them. [1]"

    Vastrapur Lake

  • Kamla Nehru Zoo

  • Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

    "Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, consisting primarily of a huge lake and ambient marshes, is situated about 64 km to the West of Ahmadabad near Sanand Village, in the Gujarat state of India. Mainly inhabited by migratory birds in winter and spring, it is the largest wetland bird sanctuary in Gujarat, and one of the largest in India.\nThe lake measures 123 sq kms, attracts over 210 species of birds in the winter, and harbors a variety of flora and fauna. Thousands of migratory waterfowl flock to this sanctuary just after the Indian monsoon season. The shallow area and ponds on the outer fringes of the lake attract the wading birds that feed in the shallow waters. Besides a few mammalian species including the endangered wild ass and the black buck, its migratory bird population includes Rosy Pelicans, Flamingoes, White Storks, Brahminy Ducks and Herons.\nMillions of birds visit the delightful bird sanctuary in winter and spring. It harbors over 250 species of wetland birds. Winter migrants from the north including Rosy Pelicans, Flamingos, White Storks, Brahminy Ducks and Herons visit Nal Sarovar.\nBetween November and February, this 123 km2 lake, is home to vast flocks of indigenous and migratory birds. Ducks, geese, pelicans and flamingos are best seen early in the morning and in the evening and the sanctuary is best visited as a day excursion by taxi, as buses are infrequent and there is no convenient accommodation.\nThe best time to reach there is just before Sunrise as the lake is calm and quiet and flock of birds waiting for their regular food. The water in the lake is only about 4 feet deep and the boatmen are quite friendly guides. The vast lake comprises several places of interest. You might just find the original Gujarati Food in its simplest form and yet so yummy at one of the bet(small islands between the lake).\nYou can take a Horse Ride with a number of white and brown horses at the lake side.\nMigrating Bharwad shepherds populates the islands of the lake and on the banks are the Padhars, who are excellent folk dancers, artisans and boatmen. One can hire country boats on the lake for bird viewing, and picnic at shacks the on the islands."

    Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

  • Akshardham Temple

    "Akshardham (Gujarati: ???????????? ????????, Devnagari: ???????????? ????????) is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi, India.[1] Also referred to as Delhi Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham, the complex displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture. The building was inspired and developed by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual head of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, whose 3,000 volunteers helped 7,000 artisans construct Akshardham.[1][2]\nThe temple, which attracts approximately 70 percent of all tourists who visit Delhi,[3][4] was officially opened on 6 November 2005.[1] It sits near the banks of the Yamuna adjacent to the 2010 Commonwealth Games village in eastern New Delhi.[5] The temple, at the center of the complex, was built according to the Vastu Shastra and Pancharatra Shastra. In addition to the large central temple crafted entirely of stone, the complex features exhibitions on incidents from the life of Swaminarayan and the history of India, an IMAX feature on the early life of Swaminarayan as the teenage yogi, Nilkanth, a musical fountain on the message of the Upanishads, and large landscaped gardens. The temple is named after a belief in Swaminarayan Hinduism.[6]"

    Akshardham Temple

  • Gandhi Ashram (Sabarmati Ashram)

    "Sabarmati Ashram (also known as Gandhi Ashram, Harijan Ashram, or Satyagraha Ashram) is located in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, adjoining the Ashram Road, on the banks of the River Sabarmati, four miles from the town hall. This was one of the residences of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, generally called Mahatma Gandhi, who lived there for about twelve years, with his wife Kasturba.\nIt was from his base here that Gandhi led the Dandi march also known as the Salt Satyagraha on March 12, 1930. In recognition of the significant influence that this march had on the Indian independence movement the Indian government has established the ashram as a national monument."

    Gandhi Ashram (Sabarmati Ashram)

  • Hathisingh Jain Temple

    "The construction of the temple was initiated originally planned by Sheth Hutheesing Kesrising, a wealthy Ahmedabad trader who unfortunately passed way at 49. The construction was supervised and completed by his wife Shethani Harkunvar. The total cost was approximately Rs. 8 lakh.,[2] then a major sum. The temple is dedicated to Dharmanatha, the fifteenth Jain Tirthankar.\nLockwood de Forest who was a business associate of Muggenbhai Hutheesing, the son of Sheth Hutheesing, estimated the cost as \"over a million dollars\".[3]\nThe temple was built during a severe famine in Gujarat. Building the temple employed hundreds of skilled artisans which supported them for a period of two years.\nThe temple is managed by a Hutheesing family trust."

    Hathisingh Jain Temple

  • ISKCON Temple

    "Sri Radha Krishnachandra Temple (Hindi: ???? ???? ?????-?????? ?????? ) or [3] has deities of Krishna and Radha located at Rajajinagar, in the North Bangalore, Karnataka, India. It is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world.[4] The temple is a huge cultural complex that was inaugurated in 1997 by Shankar Dayal sharma following the wishes of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of ISKCON to promote Vedic culture and spiritual learning."

    ISKCON Temple

  • Sidi Sayed Mosque


    Sidi Sayed Mosque

  • Vaishnodevi Temple

    "In Hinduism, Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani and Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess. The words \"maa\" and \"mata\" are commonly used in India for \"mother\", and thus are often used in connection with Vaishno Devi.\nThe words \"mandir\" and \"mandira\" are commonly used in India for \"Hindu temple\", and so these words are also often used in connection with Vaishno Devi. Vaishno Devi Mandir (Hindi: ?????????? ??????) is one of the holy Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti, located at the Trikuta Mountains within the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir."

    Vaishnodevi Temple

  • Law Garden

    "Law Garden is a public garden in the city of Ahmedabad, India. The market outside the garden is very famous for the handicraft goods sold by local people. The road at the side of the garden is filled with street hawkers selling all kinds of food items.\nThe Law Garden eatery market would be regularized. The standing committee has asked the municipal commissioner to get the design and policy prepared. The regularization will help generate employment and will help the civic body to keep a close watch on the quality of food served there."

    Law Garden


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