Ahmedabad is a major city and former capital of Gujarat and one of the most important metropolitan cities in western India. From fascinating buildings, excellent museums, restaurants, markets to, the malls, stadium, heritage sites, Ahmedabad has a lot to offer. The city is famous for its cotton textiles, street food, and diamond cutting because of which it attracts many tourists.
There are many things to do in Ahmedabad and if you are visiting this city your trip won’t be complete until and unless you do some of these things listed below.
Here’s A List Of 13 Best Things To Do In Ahmedabad
Sabarmati Ashram / Best Things To Do In Ahmedabad
Sabarmati Ashram is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Ahmedabad, where once Mahatma Gandhi resided for 12 years during India’s freedom struggle. This place has now turned into a museum that has a collection of Gandhi Ji’s belongings like his eyeglasses, wooden slippers, teachings and is well maintained by the authority. This was the main center of India’s freedom struggle which is located near the banks of the Sabarmati river.
Akshardham Temple is the best example of contemporary architecture that is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan. This place is considered as a place of educations, enlightenment, and entertainment which was built over 13 years and is a tribute to Lord Swaminarayan’s teachings. It has a 10 story tall golden statue of Lord Swaminarayan. This place also has a herbal garden, a lake, and a waterfall.
This spectacular site is also known as Jumma Masjid which was built by Sultan Ahmed Shah I in 1424. This mosque is built in yellow sandstone and is carved with very complicated design. It has a wide-open courtyard, white marbled floors and some of the central domes are carved like the lotus flower which is closely linked to Jain temples. Some of the pillars inside the mosque are carved like a bell hanging from a chain in Hindu temples. A window in the innermost part of the mosque has an ‘Om’ symbol carved on it.
Stepwells are also known as ‘vavs’ in Gujarat. This was built by Queen Rudabai in the memory of Rana Veer Singh in 1499. Adalaj Well provides refuge to travelers for drinking, bathing, etc as this is an arid region. Since this is an octagon-shaped well which allows light and air for ventilation, the temperature here is almost 6 degrees lower than the outer atmosphere. This is the spectacular example of Indo-Islamic architecture and is five stories deep.
Kankaria Lake is the biggest lake in the city located in the south-eastern part of the city which was initially known as Hauz-E-Qutub. It was built during the reign of Sultan Kutubuddin. This place has water rides, tethered balloon rides and much more. This place has a lot of lip-smacking street food stalls for the people who come here to enjoy the scenic beauty. This place is a perfect family entertainment stop to spend time with your loved once.
Auto World Vintage Car Museum
Auto World Vintage Car Museum holds the best and biggest automobiles collection in India. All types of antique cars and motorcycles are on display. A collection of 100 vintage cars from Rolls-Royce to Bentleys is in the museum. You can also take a ride in these cars available in the museum and is one of the best things you can do in Ahmedabad.
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The Calico Museum Of Textiles / Best Things To Do In Ahmedabad
This place is India’s premier textile museum which contains all antique and exclusive Indian textile collections which are more than 500 years old. This was set up in 1949 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Within this museum, another building consists of a fine collection of bronze coins and paintings. This is a must-visit place for you if you want to more know about India’s rich textile history.
Science City was set up by the Gujarat government in 1960 to spread the knowledge to everyone about the importance and advancement of science and how it has changed human life for years now. It has an amphitheater, IMAX 3D theater, musical fountain, hall of space and science and much more. It is an amazing and fun experience for the visitors and of course the science enthusiasts.
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Shanku’s Water Park
Shanku’s Water Park is one of the most well-known oldest and biggest water park built in Ahmedabad which spreads across 75 acres. It’s the best place to chill and have fun with your family and friends during the weekends. This is designed by the world-renowned U.K. based company, White Water leisure Ltd. It gives the best possible experience for the visitors with high standard security, safety and quality treated water.
Law Garden is well maintained by the locals and is known for shopping amazing handicrafts, jewelry, food, Gujarati outfits, and everything else associated with Gujarati tradition and also can bargain for anything you like. Here you can find every kind of traditional dress made in Gujarat. This place is most visited during the Navratri season. It’s a luscious green place to rest your souls after shopping with your family and friends.
Manek Chowk is situated in old Ahmedabad and is the busiest place. In the morning this place is a vegetable market, shopping stop in the afternoon and food hub in the evening. Most of the visitors visit this place as it serves the best Gujarati delicacies. Manek Chowk is a paradise for food lovers.
Bhadra Fort is named after Goddess Bhadrakali and has about 10 entrance gates. It was built by Ahmad Shah I in 1411 during Martha’s rule. People here believe that Goddess Lakshmi had once stepped into the fort and blessed the sultan that the city will always remain wealthy. This place has a majestic palace, Bhadrakali temple, and a green courtyard.
Sunset Drive-In Cinema
This is a must-do thing when you are in Ahmedabad. Why watch a movie in a closed movie theatre when you can choose to watch under the stars with your special ones. It was started in 1973 and has the biggest screen across Asia which offers parking space for up to 665 cars. This would be an unforgettable experience as this place also serves you with good food in the food court with the open theatre of course.
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