You Do Not Want To Miss These 19 Places When You Visit Ahmedabad

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About Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad or Ambavad is a vibrant city in the state of Gujarat. Ahmedabad’s culture has been influenced by its rich historical heritage. This predominantly textile based traditional yet modern city is a great option for tourists who want to explore ancient heritage and culture.

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Places to visit in Ahmedabad

Trivia: Ahmedabad is also referred to asManchester of the East”.
Why Go There: Historical Heritage | Textiles | Food
Ideal for: Cultural & Historical Exploration
Things to Bring Back: Native Kutchi art items, home decor products, sarees, traditional jewelry, old coins, utensils etc.


Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

19. Vaishnodevi Temple

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This temple situated on Sarkhej-Gandhinagar highway Road, resembles the very famous Vaishnodevi temple of Jammu and Kashmir. This temple is visited by devotees as well as tourists.

Distance from the City: 11 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for:  Religious people
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Location: Navigate


18. Hathisingh Jain Temple

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Designated after Sri Hathee Singh and styled after the Diwara Jain Temples of Rajasthan, this double storied white marble edifice is built in honour of Dharmanath, 15th Tirthankara of Jains. The veranda of the temple is surrounded by 52 shrines with every shrine adorned with unique architecture.

Distance from the City: 2 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for:  Religious people | Jain sect followers
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Location: Navigate


17. Adalaj Step Well

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The Adalaj Step Well was constructed to conserve water and prevent water crisis around the Adalaj Village. The stepwell is constructed close to Gandhinagar, the capital city of Gujrat. The structure which was built in 1498 is a brilliant blend of architecture and art which adorns the walls of well in the form of elaborate carvings of deities.

The place served as a serene resting place for tired pilgrims. Villagers would fill water from the well and revere the deities every morning. The place also hosted varied local festivals of the bygone era.

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Open Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Distance from the City: 14 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for:  History & Heritage Lovers
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Location: Navigate


16. Tomb of Ahmed Shah and Ahmed Shah’s Mosque

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Also referred to as ‘Badshah no Hajiro’ or ‘Raja no Hajiro’, the tomb of Ahmad Shah, the founder of Ahmedabad is located close to Manek Chowk and Jama Mosque. The place also houses the memorials of Ahmad Shah’s descendants. Women are prohibited from entering the central chamber of the tomb. The tombs of the Ahmad Shah’s queens are nearby but lie in decadent state.

Distance from the City: 4 km
Time required: 1
Ideal for:  History & Heritage Lovers | Muslim Religion Followers
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Location: Navigate


15. Dada Hari Wav

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These are the step wells which served as a cool withdrawal from the hot summer. This ancient edifice was built by a woman who was a member of Sultan Begara’s harem in 1499AD. The structure depicts the elaborate carvings of the ancient times.

Distance from the City: 4 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for:  History & Heritage Lovers
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Location: Navigate


14. Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum

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The museum was established in 1984 by Muni Punyavijayaji, a monk intellectual and Sheth Kasturbhai Lalbhai, a famous industrialist of Ahmedabad. Located in the L.D. Institute of Indology, this museum houses many ancient Indian artefacts such as statuettes, manuscripts, small paintings, bead articles, wood items as well as old and new coinage. Paintings belonging to the Gujrati Jaina Style are placed at the first level of the museum. The Leelavati Lalbhai Woodwork Collection is showcased in the eastern part of Muni Punyavijayaji Gallery. The museum houses the largest collection of Jain manuscripts.

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Open Time: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Distance from the City: 2 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for:  Artefacts Connoisseurs
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Location: Navigate


13.Calico Textile Museum

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This is the very first and well-known institute in Indian textiles which is popular for its amazing collection of varied fabrics. Housed in one of the many magnificent wooden havelis, fabrics include works in sequins, beads, silk threads etc.

Open Time: Open on all days except Wednesday:10:15 AM – 12:30 PM 2:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Distance from the City: 3 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for:  Textile Connoisseurs
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Location: Navigate


12. Banascraft

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It is a popular place in Ahmedabad where you can purchase handmade articles such as bags, purses, cushion covers etc. Most of these items are bought from SEWA, a cooperative society for women.

Distance from the City: 0 km
Time required:2-3 hours
Ideal for: Women Shoppers
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Location: Navigate


11. Kapasi Handicraft Emporium

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The world famous Gujrati handicrafts such as wall hangings, marble artefacts and such other items can be bought from Kapasi Handicraft Emporium at fixed prices.

Distance from the City: 1 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for: Handicraft Shoppers
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Location: Navigate


10. Kamala Nehru Zoo

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This magnificent zoo is located on the banks of Kankaria river and houses varied species of fauna and avian species.

Open Time: March to October:9 A.M to 6.15 P.M November to February: 9 A.M to 5.30 P.M
Distance from the City: 5 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for: Wildlife Enthusiats
Best time to visit: March to October & November to February
Location: Navigate


9. Bhadra Fort & Teen Darwaza

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This majestic 44-acre fort is named after the Bhadrakali temple which is located inside the fort premises. The fort displays elaborate carvings, jail work and murals. Today, the fort houses several offices of Government departments as well as the Siddi Syed Mosque. Teen Darwaza lies in the vicinity of the fort. Many royal games and ceremonies took place in Maidan Shahi inside the Teen Darwaza.

Open Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Distance from the City: 2 km
Time required: 1 hour
Ideal for: History & Heritage Lovers
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Location: Navigate


8. Kankaria Lake

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Also referred to as Hauz-e-Qutub, Kankaria lake is a 15th century lake which was renovated in 2008. The lake offers a plethora of activities and serves as a one stop entertainment destination for everyone. Activities such as balloon safari, zoo, toy trains, archery, gymnastics, water rides can be undertaken. The place also hosts the famous Kankaria festival where you can display talent in the varied competitions.

Open Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Distance from the City: 5 km
Time required: 1 hour
Ideal for:  Everyone
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Location: Navigate


7. Jhulta Minar

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This 500-year-old edifice is one of the world’s most tricky architectural marvels. The minarets of the structure are unique in a way is that if one minaret is shaken, the other minaret also starts to shake within a matter of seconds. Hence the name Jhulta Minar. This mysterious structure was initially a portion of Sidi Bashir Mosque which was destroyed during a Gujrat Sultanate war. The minarets display an awe-inspiring architecture. However, the mystery behind the shaking minarets still remains unsolved.

Open Time: 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Distance from the City: 4 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for:  History & Heritage Lovers
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Location: Navigate


6. World Vintage Car Museum

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This vintage car museum was established by a vintage car enthusiast who converted his personal collection of vintage cars into a museum. You can get to drive these cars for a predetermined distance by paying an amount of Rs 500. Rolce Royce, Bently, Austin and such other cars are displayed in the museum.

Open Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Distance from the City: 12 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for:  Vintage Car Enthusiasts
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Location: Navigate


5. Jama Masjid

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This edifice is one of India’s largest mosques. It was built in 1424 by Emperor Sultan Ahmed Shah who also established the city of Ahmedabad. The shrine also houses the tombs of Ahmed Shah I and his descendants. This private shrine for the Sultans is a wonderful blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture and was built out of remains from the destroyed Hindu and Jain temples. The main prayer hall is adorned with exclusive meshwork which illuminates the room without the intrusion of direct sunlight.

Open Time: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Distance from the City: 2 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for:  History & Heritage Lovers | Muslim Religion Followers
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Location: Navigate


4. Sidi Saiyyed Mosque

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This beautiful mosque is known for its intricate latticework or ‘jali’. This magnificent structure also known as Sidi Saiyyed Ni Jaali was built by Sidi Saiyyed of the Gujrat Sultanate. The structure is famous for its awe inspiring ten stone jali windows which adorn the arches. The design of the jali serves as an inspiration for the logo of IIM, Ahmedabad. Earlier the mosque served as a government office during the British Raj. Today the place is maintained Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Open Time: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Distance from the City: 2 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for:  History & Heritage Lovers | Muslim Religion Followers
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Location: Navigate


3. ISKCON Temple

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Also referred to as ‘Hare Krishna Temple’, the ISKCON temple lies in the vicinity of Gujarat Samachar Press. The temple is frequented with people in search of mental tranquil and peace. Many devotional addresses and lectures as well as continual intonation of holy names are held at the temple premises. Devotees of the ISKCON hold sessions in educational and work places to inculcate spirituality in daily life.

Open Time: 4:30 AM – 09:00 PM
Distance from the City: 6 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for:  People with a Spiritual bent of Mind
Besttime to visit: Throughout the year
Location: Navigate


2. Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple

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Shri Swaminarayan Temple is dedicated to Narayan Dev and is situated in Kalupur, Ahmedabad. This ornate temple was built in 1822 by Swaminarayan who established the Swaminarayan sect of the Hindu religion. The shrine is adorned with beautifully decorated deities. The temple is most visited on the day after Diwali and attracts about a million devotees. The temple is also the revered seat for the Nar Narayan Gadi. The temple is beautifully carved out of Burma Teak wood. A guesthouse and a medical clinic are present inside the temple complex cater to the needs of its visitors.

Open Time: 5:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Distance from the City: 24 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for:  Religious people
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Location: Navigate


1. Sabarmati Ashram

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The Sabarmati Ashram was the residence of Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba. This must visit place is located on the banks of the Sabarmati river. Gandhi took out the famous Dandi march from this place. The ashram houses the famous museum ‘Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya’ which showcases Gandhi’s personal letters and photographs. Gandhi’s hut in the ashram was known as Hridaya Kunj and this museum was formerly located in the hut. However, it was shifted when a museum was built in 1963. Other buildings in the ashram are called as Vinoba Kutir, Magan Niwas, Upasana Mandir etc.

Open Time: 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Distance from the City: 3 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for:  Everyone
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Location: Navigate


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How to Reach Ahmedabad

Nearest Airport:
Ahmedabad Airport (Sardar Vallabbhai Patel International Airport)

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Nearest Railway Station:
Ahmedabad Station (Kalupur Station)

Nearest Bus Stops:
The Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service buses ply between nearby cities such as Surat, Mumbai, Pune, Bhavnagar via NH 8.

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Where to stay in Ahmedabad

Hyatt Regency | Crowne Plaza, Ahmedabad City Centre | Courtyard by Marriot | Renaissance Ahmedabad Hotel

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Nearby Places to Visit

  • Gandhinagar (27 km)
  • Anand (74 km)
  • Patan (126 km)
  • Udaipur (263 km)
  • Vadodara (111 km)
  • Champaner- Pavagadh (146 km)

Hidden Gems

  • You should definitely visit the Law Garden night market to buy Bandhej sarees, unique wall hangings and such other items at reasonable prices
  • Visit Sarkhej Roza which is an architectural marvel made of marble. However, the place lies in utter ruins and is one of the best hidden gems of Ahmedabad.

CashKaro Recommendations

  • Do visit Manek Chowk in old Ahmedabad which is a bustling place more known for its food stalls serving local street goodies such as Kulfi, Bhaji-pav, sandwiches etc.
  • Visit Lal Darwaza which sells myriad items from clothes to electronics. The place is also famous for its local street food such as Dhokla, pani puri, samosa etc

Fun Way to Travel

Ahmedabad is well connected by road to major cities such as Mumbai and Surat. You can travel by car and take suitable halts at will.

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