Known for its rich culture, vibrant festivals, ancient monuments, stunning architecture, and scrumptious food, Ahmedabad is incredible for tourists. The soul of Western India, it was the first place in the country to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage City. Its spell-binding wonders showcase a rich legacy to locals and tourists. The hordes of travelers who book domestic flights & hotels online to explore this gem speak volumes about Ahmedabad’s splendor. Here are the top tourist attractions you can explore here –
Famously called the Satyagraha Ashram and Gandhi Ashram, Sabarmati Ashram was home to Gandhi ji and his wife, Kasturba Gandhi. The famous salt movement, Dandi March, began from this place. It has artefacts from the life of ‘Bapu’ and the Indian freedom movement. As the name suggests, the ashram sits on the banks of the Sabarmati River and was once a major hub of operations for freedom struggle. The ashram’s library has over thirty-five thousand books written in English, Hindi, and Gujarati.
Built in 1822, Swaminarayan Temple is dedicated to Narayan Dev. Famed for its mesmerizing architecture, the temple exhibits marvelous carvings with vibrant colors, which enhance the jaw-dropping beauty of this place. You can see a huge crowd bustling near the temple on the occasion of Diwali. The nine tombs of the temple are known as ‘Nau Gaz Pir’ or the ‘Nine Yard Saints.’ You can also witness the idols of Hari Krishna Maharaj, Radhakrishna, and Dharmadev-Bhakti Mata in this temple.
Auto World Vintage Car Museum
An incredible collection of vintage cars, carts, motorcycles and the evolutionary journey of automobiles is depicted at this museum. From horse-drawn carriages, railway saloons to amazing convertibles, grand vintage cars, and a spectacular collection of vintage buggies can be explored at this museum. The place houses over 100 cars, including the vintage collection of famous brands, such as Rolls-Royce, Buick, Cadillac, Daimler, Bentley, Chrysler and Mercedes. You need to buy a ticket to explore this splendid museum.
Commonly called the Shaking Minarets, Jhulta Minar is the most intriguing piece of architecture in Ahmedabad. The unsolvable history of this minaret will surely tickle your mind. Legends have it that if one of the minarets of this monument vibrates, the other ones also shakes without any connecting passages. Several physicists and engineers tried to solve this mystery but failed to do so. This structure is a must-visit for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Gujarat Science City
A haven for the science buffs, the Gujarat Science City delivers scientific information in an entertaining way. The place is an initiative by the government of the city to instill interest in science in people. The demonstrations and virtual reality activities will leave you spell-bound, and you will want to come back again to dive deeper into science. The place is a must-visit for kids and students visiting Ahmedabad.
Besides these famous attractions, you can also visit Sarkhej Roza, Bhadra Fort, Rani no Hajiro, Calico Museum of Textiles and other tourist attractions. Read more articles at pantheonuk.