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About Ahmedabad Attractions
Ahmedabad is perhaps the most established city of Indian History. Named after ruler Ahmad Shah I and is the capital of his reign. History related to Ahmedabad is very rich, the way of life of this city is appealing. A walk through the streets of this beautiful city will reveal the beautiful culture of this place. Being one of the most spirited city every religion peacefully resides in this city. Garba during Navratri, Lightings and crackers during Deepavali, Rath Yatra from Jagannath Temple and Tajia during Muharram are some popular festivals celebrated in this part of the country showing the richness of this city. Ahmedabad is also world-famous for its Gujarati food items. So an Ahmedabad tour will surely thrill you and allow you to live this social lavishness.
History of Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad is situated on the banks of Sabarmati River is well known during ancient times and has many descriptions in Hindu Mythologies. This city falls under the state of Gujarat and is not discovered until the ruler Ahmad Shah I realises its richness and advantages of its geographical location. Later this city is the centre for trade, education, agriculture and economy. After Independence, this city falls under the province of Bombay. After bifurcation, Ahmedabad is named as the capital of Gujarat but later in the 1970s well-planned city, Gandhinagar is named as the new capital of the state. Later in 2010, it holds the third position on fastest-growing cities in the world.
Places to visit in Ahmedabad
There are many historical and popular places to visit in Ahmedabad city tour, a few of them are as follows:
Once it is used to be the residence of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi. It is situated on the banks of river Sabarmati and during the days of struggle for freedom, it marked the beginning of many famous movements like Dandi March. Nowadays it is a museum of belongings of Late Mahatma Gandhi. If you are planning to visit Ahmedabad then this place must be on your list.
Adalaj stepwell is a stepwell located in the village of Adalaj in Ahmedabad built in the memory of Rana Veer Singh by his queen. It is an excellent example of art and architecture. Ask your Ahmedabad tour guide about its history.
Swaminarayan Temple and Dada Hari Vav
These two are major tourist attractions in the city known for its religious and architectural richness. One must add these two places in Ahmedabad one day tour. Swaminarayan being faith centre for many and Dada Hari Vav being a stepwell is a fine architectural work.
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Ahmedabad's Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport serves two cities: Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. This airport welcomes flights from multiple airlines such as IndiGo, SpiceJet, AirAsia and Vistara and GoAir. Ahmedabad Airport connects all the major cities of India to Ahmedabad. Being an international airport, flights from different countries also arrive and depart from Ahmedabad. Therefore, this is your easiest option to access Ahmedabad. There are various cabs and buses available outside the airport to drop you to your desired location.
The nearest railway station to Ahmedabad is Ahmedabad Junction (Station Code: ADI). It is sometimes also referred to as Kalupur Station. This station connects Ahmedabad not only to the different cities within Gujarat but also to other major cities outside Gujarat such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Trivandrum, Ajmer, Dhanbad, Daltonganj, Gwalior, Jaipur, Indore, and Howrah.
The road network in and around Ahmedabad city is very well maintained. Therefore, if you're traveling to Ahmedabad by road, you will rarely face any difficulty or discomfort along the way. Buses operate on a daily basis between Ahmedabad and major cities within and outside of Gujarat such as Mumbai, Shirdi, Pune, Bhavnagar, and Gandhinagar. If you're traveling from Pune to Ahmedabad by road, you will cover a distance of 661 km and travel via NH 48. If you're traveling from Mumbai to Ahmedabad by road, the distance that you'll be covering is approximately 531 km and you'll travel via NH 48 as well.
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What are the famous religious places to visit in Ahmedabad?
Famous religious places are
- Swaminarayan Temple
- Hathee Singh Jain Temple
- Jama Masjid
- Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir
- Iskcon Temple
- Bhairavnath Temple
What are the best places for shopping?
Best places for shopping are- Lal Darwaja, Teen Darwaza market, Dhalgarwad Market, Fernandes Bridge etc.
Are taxis available in Ahmedabad?
Taxi, cabs, auto-rickshaw etc. are available every time in the city.
What is the famous food of Ahmedabad?
Ahmedabad is famous for its Gujarati Thali and other Gujarati food items like Khakhra, Fafda, Dhokla, Thepla, Dalvada etc.
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