Named after Sultan Ahmed Shah, situated on the banks of Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad is the commercial and cultural capital of Gujarat. The city is quintessential mix of old and new which is peaceful and chaotic, artistic and crude, spiritual as well as material and has lot to offer to its visitor in the form of splendid monuments, wonderful museums and art galleries, and gorgeous lakes. The city is safe, full of local flavors, friendly people and sunny weather which make it an interesting destination to visit and enjoy a great holiday trip. Many who come here have never left is so easily because the city and its people live from their heart and that one can easily sense when visit it. Make a plan and book low fare flight tickets to Ahmedabad where on one hand there are high rise skyscrapers, noise of industries and mushrooming malls and on the other here is tranquility and serenity of various temples and Gandhi Ashram that will calm your senses.
If you scratch the surface of city you will be surely amazed by the beautiful attractions and will surely experience a raw aesthetic energy, refreshing art and cultural scene and colorful cultural vibrations that will surely compel you to visit it again and again.
Kankaria Lake a big hit among tourists
Kankaria Lake is one of the biggest artificial lakes in Ahmedabad city built by Sultan Qutub-ud-din in 1451 AD. Situated on south eastern side of city it is one of the most favorite picnic spots among locals as well as travellers. Amongst the many dotting feature there are few which are first in India such as a helium balloon which gives people a bird’s eye view of Ahmedabad city, a kids city, two Disneyland type toy trains and an upcoming biggest stone Mural Park are among its major attractions that will surely make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad is among popular attractions of city. Named after river Sabarmati, this site no longer functions as a working ashram of Gandhi ji, but on a visit one can sense the life, legacy and movements of father of nation Mahatma Gandhi. Thousands of visitors visit Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya , a small museum that include pictorial and written documents, a library of Gandian literature, paintings , letters written by him are preserved over here. The ashram is a source of inspiration for present generation and future generations and will serve as a beacon light which guide them.
In the last sixty years, the Calico Museum of textile has acclaimed a world-wide reputation and became one of the finest museums in the world. Founded by Ms. Gira Sarabhai, the museum exhibits large collections of fabrics which are collected from all corners of world. The collections in the museums are based on research by eminent Indian scholars are provides a great study material on Indian textiles both historically and technically.
Sardar Patel National Museum
Sardar Patel National Museum is a tribute to a great freedom fighter of India, the Iron Man, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. Located in the environs of Shahibaugh in Ahmedabad, the museum is also known as Moti Shah Mahal. It houses several portraits of Sardar Patel his family and friends along with detailed description of all phases of his life. The major attraction of this memorial is a national flag that was designed by Indian National congress in 1930-1931. A garden surrounds the memorial is named Sardar Open Garden where you can see freely roaming peacocks. Besides this there is a Sardar Open Air Theatre where various documentary films are shown during specific occasions. To visit all these places of historic importance and much more, book flights to Ahmedabad from London and enjoy a journey to the most culturally rich state of India.
Shaking minarets of Siddi Bashir Mosque
Shaking minarets of Jhulta Minar is among the most unique and popular monuments in Ahmedabad. The minarets of this mosque have a remarkable feature that if one of the minarets is shaken then within few seconds other also begins to shake. Surprisingly, no tremble is felt in the connecting passageway between the two minarets. The mosque and minarets were built in 1461 but reason for this design is uncertain.