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Ahmedabad Attractions

Adalaj

Situated 19 km north of Ahmedabad, Adalaj is one of the finest of the Gujarat step wells or baolis. Built by Queen Rudabai in 1499, it provided a cool and secluded retreat during the hot summer months.

Lothal

Lies about 80 km south of Ahmedabad towards Bhavnagar, and is of great interest to archaeologists as the city which stood here, 4500 years ago was closely related to the Indus Valley cities of Mohenjodaro and Harappa.

Nalsarovar

From November to February this 116 square km lake is a home for vast flocks of indigenous and migratory birds-ducks, geese, pelicans, and flamingoes.

Patan

Situated about 120 km north-west of Ahmedabad, this was an ancient Hindu capital before being sacked by Mahmud of Ghazni in 1024. Now a pale shadow of its former glory, it still has over 100 Jain temples and is a centre for the manufacture of beautifully designed Patola silk saris.

Pavagadh

Is about 190 kms from Ahmedabad situated in Halol on Panchmahal district. The hills of Pavagadh rise in three stages from Champaner. The plateau at an altitude of 1471 feet is known as Machi Haveli. The two points on the hill are named after Goddess Bhadrakali and Mahakali.

Sidi Sayed Mosque

This elegant mosque is noted for its twin windows of pierced stone, worked in a style of a tree with palm leaves and curving tendrils. A superb and peerless example of delicate carving that transforms stone into. filigree.

Akshardham

Is a unique cultural complex built in Gandhinagar in memory of Lord Swaminarayan. It is an intricately carved, majestic monument built of 6000 tons of pink sand stones. The entire monument was built without the use of steel and consists of a 7 feet gold leafed idol of Lord Swaminarayan and his holy relics.

Cambay

The old sea port of Ahmedabad is situated to the south-west, at the northern end of the Gulf of Cambay.

Gandhi `Ashram

Known as Satyagraha Ashram during the lifetime of Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi Ashram is situated on a quiet stretch of the Sabarmati river. It was from here, in 1930, that the Mahatma began his famous `Dandi March` to the sea to protest against the Salt Tax imposed by the . British. `Hridaya Kunj`, a cottage where he lived, is preserved as a National Monument.

Gandhinagar

Is Gujarat's new capital city which rises on the west bank of the Sabarmati river, about 32 kms north east of Ahmedabad. Occupying an area of 57 sq. kms Gandhinagar presents a spacious, well designed look of an architecturally integrated city. Extensive planting of trees and large recreational areas along the river give the city a fresh, green garden city atmosphere. The famous temple of Swaminarayan is also built in Gandhinagar.

Hatheesing Jain Temple

Built outside Delhi Gate in 1850 by a rich Jain merchant, this temple is one of the best Jain Temples in Ahmedabad. Built of pure white marble and profusely decorated with rich carvings, the Hatheesing Temple is dedicated to Dharamnath, the 15th Jina or Jain apostle.

Hussain-Doshi`s Gufa

It is a gallery located in the campus of the Center for Environment Planning and Technology, housing the collaborative efforts of artist M.F.Hussain and architect B.V.Doshi where art and architecture fuse together and complement each other magnificently.

Jama Masjid

Is one of the finest mosques in India with 260 pillars supporting 15 domes at different elevations. Built by Ahmad Shah in 1423, the Masjid is located in the center of the old city.

Kankaria Lake

It is a circular lake constructed in 1451 by Sultan Qutub-ud-Din. In the center of the lake is an island garden with a summer palace known as Nagina Wadi.

 



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