Places to Visit in Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad, the city of Gujarat with full of diversity and variations. It is a true representation of Indian and Gujrati culture and traditions. Ahemdabad, as the seventh largest metropolis is known as the hub of businessmen in India. However, above all, it is known as the land of Bapu, Mahatma Gandhi. It is the place where Gandhiji taught the lesson of non-violence and satyagraha to the whole world. Also, it is among the list of fastest growing cities in India.
Ahmedabad background story
Ahmedabad is the economic capital of Gujarat. It is 32 km to the north of Gandhinagar. Also, it is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River. Ahmedabad was formerly known as Karnavati because its ruler was named Solanki King Karnadeva I in that period. But later the city was attacked and captured by Sultan Ahmed Shah, since then it was renamed Ahmedabad and now people know it as Ahmedabad.
An earlier image of Ahmedabad
Mahmud Begada, the grandson of Sultan Ahmed, took 10 km to strengthen the security of the city. A wall was constructed in the periphery of it, with a total of 12 doors, 189 bastions, and 6000 battalions. However, all these 12 doors have amazing carvings and calligraphy. Also, all these gates also have a balcony. Also, during the Mughal reign, Ahmedabad was conquered by Emperor Akbar but the Mughals left their mark in Shah Jahan.
Gandhi’s influence in the city
During the reign of the British, the city gained considerable prominence from the Indian independence movement run by Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhiji established two ashrams here – Satyagraha Ashram known as Sabarmati Ashram which is situated on the banks of Sabarmati River and Kochrab Ashram, Ahmedabad. Gandhiji started the Salt Satyagraha movement by starting the Dandi March from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. Under British rule, it was called the “Manchester of the East” and after Gandhiji’s Swadeshi movement, the textile industry here grew a lot. At that time, Arvind Mills, Calico Mills also came into existence and produced a large amount of cloth, their indigenous production was quite famous.
Places to Visit in Ahemdabad
Akshardham Temple is a huge temple located in Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat. This temple is built by Swaminarayan Sampradaya. Akshardham Temple is considered one of the major cultural centers of Gujarat. This temple was established in 1992. In this temple dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, his gold statue is kept about 7 feet high. The intricately carved walls of this temple are covered with a pink stone that shines in the sunlight during the day.
Hathi Singh Jain Temple
Intricate carvings with decoration are the prominent feature of this temple. This temple is built on white marble. Hathi Singh Jain Temple is one of the major Jain temples of Ahmedabad. This temple was built by Richjan Merchant in the 19th century. He dedicated this temple to Dharmanath, the 15th Guru of the Jains.
Old and modern weaving workmanship is displayed in this museum. Apart from this, some old knitting machines have also been kept here. The items stored in this museum date back to the 17th century. Apart from this, a library related to weaving is also present here.
Chandola Lake is also counted in the historical sites here. This lake looks very beautiful to see. It was built by the wife of Mughal Sultan Ahmedabad Taj Khan Nari Ali. It was built as a reservoir at that time, whereas today it has been converted into a lake. Special arrangements have been made for those visiting Chandola lake to stay near it.
Ahmed Shah Mosque
This Ahmed Shah Mosque in Ahmedabad is also a center of attraction. This ancient mosque is named after the founder of Ahmedabad, Sultan Ahmed Shah. Counted among the oldest mosques in the city, this mosque is famous for its magnificent architecture. 1414 BC This mosque is established in black and white marble.
Dada harir vav
Dada Harir Vav is a well in Ahmedabad. Its design is strong. Built-in 1501 during the reign of Mahmud Begada, the site is behind the tomb of Dada Hari. Looking at this structure, it seems that how complex its construction must have been. The staircase on the stone attracts tourists here. It is very fun to visit this well in the light of day.
Located on the banks of the Sabarmati River in Gandhinagar, the Sabarmati Ashram is also a place to visit. Gandhiji lived in this ashram for about 12 years. Gandhi started his Satyagraha movement from this ashram. A large number of tourists visit here.
There is a Teen Darwaza i.e. Kishore Darwaza in Ahmedabad. However, this door is counted in the historical places here. It is the oldest and longest gateway to Ahmedabad. Also, the carvings on the ancient walls and pillars of this juvenile door display the difficult art of that period.
Kamala Nehru Zoological Park
Kamla Nehru Zoological Park of Ahmedabad is also one of the special places to visit here. The park has rare species of elephants, tigers, elephants, nilgai, anaconda, spotted deer, Indian star turtle, beer, silver piants, Nicobar pigeon, white peacocks. Toy trains also run here.
After visiting Ahmedabad, if the famous market here does not turn around Manek Chowk, then the journey will be incomplete. It is the city’s largest market for shiny jewelry and textiles. Also, the picture of this market changes three times a day. In the morning this market looks like a vegetable market. In the afternoon it appears as a jewelry and clothing market and in the evening as a food market.
Night light in Ahmedabad is also very popular. There are many such popular lounges like Rewind the Disk where the exhaustion of the whole day can be eliminated in the evening. Spending time in slow light with live music in these lounges is a different experience. Also, you can enjoy a favorite drink in these lounges with snacks or street food.
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