Located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad is the former capital of Gujarat and the largest city in the state of Gujarat. A confluence of old world charm and state-of-the-art technology, Ahmedabad is advancing at a rapid pace of development. Apart from decaying roads, growing industries and educational institutions, the city has a colorful culture that provides unforgettable experiences to travelers.
Ahmedabad is a great example of how a city can still retain its old parts. There are many places in Ahmedabad where tourists are not only about the city but about Indian history and some prominent personalities. Know who helped shape the country. Its delicious food, colorful culture and amazing hospitality attract a large number of tourists throughout the year. Here in this article we will tell you about some important tourist places to visit in Ahmedabad.
1. Sabarmati Ashram
The Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad was once home to our Father of the Nation Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi as well as his wife Kasturba Gandhi. It has historical significance because the Salt Satyagraha March started from here. Now there is Gandhi Memorial Museum in the ashram. Situated on the Sabarmati River, the Sabarmati Ashram is also known as ‘Gandhi Ashram’, ‘Mahatma Gandhi Ashram’.
The Mahatma Gandhi Ashram has many other establishments. The most famous of them is the ‘Gandhi Memorial Organization’, which houses some personal letters and photographs of Gandhi. The museum was initially located in Hriday Kunj, Gandhi’s own cottage in the ashram, but was formally shifted here when the museum was built in 1963. There are other buildings and sites within the Gandhi Ashram called Nandini, Vinoba cottage, Upasana Mandir. These buildings are named after those who were close to Gandhi.
2. Sidi Sayyid Mosque
The Sidi Sayyid Mosque, popularly known as Sidi Sayyid ni Jali, was built in the year 1573 and is one of the most popular and beautiful mosques located in Ahmedabad. It is no doubt that this place is great for photographers and history lovers.
The monument is one of the last few mosques built under the Gujarat Sultanate and completed in the last year of his reign before the Mughals invaded and defeated Gujarat.
The construction of this magnificent mosque is credited to Siddi Syed, the retired army officer of Bilal Jhajjar Khan, in the army of Shams-ud-din Muzaffar Shah III, the last Sultan of the Sultanate of Gujarat. The mosque is particularly famous for its beautiful ten stone lattice windows, also known as the jaalis side and rear arches.
3. Kankaria Lake
Kanakariya Lake was built during the reign of Sultan-Qutbuddin. In the center of the lake is an island on which the Nagina Wadi is built, a palace specially built during summer.
Presently, this lake is an activity center for tourists with a wide variety of facilities. There is a toy train that runs on one side of the lake, a children’s garden which is specially made for children.
There is also a boat club where tourists can also enjoy boating. As well as a bird house and a natural historical museum are also located here. Colorful light shines in the colorful waterfalls of Nagina Wadi in the dark of night, providing breathtaking views.
4. Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid in Ahmedabad is one of the largest mosques in India which was built in 1424. The construction of this wonderful building was a large part of the old walled city and was built by Emperor Sultan Ahmed Shah, the founder of Ahmedabad.
Apart from being a revered pilgrimage, the Jama Masjid also houses the graves of Ahmed Shah I, his son and his grandson, followed by the tomb of the king’s queens. A beautiful blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles is seen here.
It was constructed with the purpose of serving as a private temple for the sultans and took about 13 years to complete. It is interesting to note that the mosque was built with stones.
5. Sabarmati Riverfront
The Sabarmati Riverfront is a waterfront developed on the banks of the Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad. The Sabarmati Riverfront was started with an objective for sustainable development and environmental improvement. The beautiful park and plaza and an all-pleasing atmosphere has become a major tourist attraction.
6. Parimal Garden
Situated on the Parimal Cross Road in Ahmedabad the Parimal Garden is a beautiful garden in the center of Ahmedabad. The park equipped with swings with stone benches is popular among both adults and children. The park is mostly used for morning and evening walks, the garden also has a Laughing Club for the elderly.
7. Vaishnodevi Temple
Located on the Sarkhej-Gandhinagar highway road, Vaishnodevi Temple in Ahmedabad is a true replica of the famous temple. Thousands of devotees as well as tourists visit this temple every year as the temple can be visited in one to two hours. Those who cannot go to Vaishnodevi come here and see the mother.