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Tourist Attractions in Ahmedabad

Discussion in 'Gujarat' started by Travel Freak, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. Travel Freak

    Travel Freak New Member

    Ahmedabad is India's fifth largest city and is the capital of Gujarat. The city is not so popular with tourists and not really considered a tourist destination but it is slowly gaining some popularity. You may think there is nothing to see in Ahmedabad, but the city has a lot of offer, and here is a look at some of the attractions in Ahmedabad.

    Gandhi Ashram (Satyagraha Ashram)
    Gandhi Ashram is the top tourist attraction in Gujarat and is the most important place for those who are history lovers or those interested in the life the Mahatma Gandhi.
    Gandhi Ashram is the place where Mahatma Gandhi lived, and the place has been turned into a museum, where you can see letters, photos, and other information all related to Mahatma Gandhi.

    Auto World Vintage Car Museum
    Something different from history in Ahmedabad is the Auto World Vintage Car Museum. This place is full of private collections of vintage cars by Pranlal Bhogilal which is open to the public, and if you are wondering whether you can have a ride in a car, the answer is yes! There is a cost for the drive which is Rs600 and allows you to drive a vintage car for 3.5km.
    You can see not only a collection of cars, but also motorcycles, utility vehicles, buggies and other vehicles.

    Kankaria Lake
    Kankaria Lake is a popular tourist attraction in Ahmedabad and as its name suggests it is a lake, which was constructed by Sultan Qutubub-Din in 1451. This is a must see place as it is different from the ordinary lakes which you may have seen.
    The center of the lake has an island which includes a summer palace named Nagina Wadi. When visiting the Kankaria Lake, there is not just the lake you get to see but also an aquarium, a boat club, history museum and a zoo, and if that was not enough there is also a toy train which goes around the lake. If visiting the Kankaria Lake you should stay at the lake until the evening when you can see the special lighting with view of the beautiful lake.

    Adalaj Step Well
    The Adalaj Stepwell is a unique carving of a water well which was built in 1499 by Mohammed Begda who was the Muslim King at the time.
    The well is five stories deep, and these kind of wells were very commonly used in West of India, where the water from these wells was used for drinking, washing, bathing
    The Adalaj step well is best seen during the monsoon season when rain water is collected.

    Swaminarayan Akshardham
    Swaminarayan Akshardham temple is a beautiful temple with great architecture and is surrounded by beautiful gardens all around the temple.
    Swaminarayan Akshardham is the largest temple in Gujarat and is always full of visitors. One of the things that should not be missed at the temple is the water show with fountains and fires. The temple is 108 feet tall and 6000 tonnes of stone has gone into building the temple

  2. JimmyKakkar

    JimmyKakkar New Member

    I made a recent visit to Ahmedabad, and didn't have a clue about the auto world, it was a big chance I missed to even drive a vintage car! It is not even advertised!
    Is there something similar near Delhi?