Gujarat’s largest city is steeped in history and culture. Founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah I in 1411, Ahmedabad features superb museums and absorbing architecture. Travellers can also discover a wealth of intriguing tales and explore the city’s rich cuisine.
Swaminarayan Akshardham Mandir Temple
This aesthetically appealing temple pays homage to traditional Hindu architecture. Designed in accordance with the ancient Indian treatises on architectural science, the Shilpa Shastras, it features grand proportions, distinctive carvings and a unique construction without the use of ferrous metal. The Akshardham mandir consists of numerous intricately carved pillars, ornate domes and statues of spiritual personalities in Hinduism.
Adalaj Ni Vav Stepwell
This flamboyant five storey 15th-century stepwell boasts intricately carved pillars and beams. An excellent representation of the Indo-Islamic fusion architecture of the period, with some fascinating features. The opening in the ceilings above the landing allows light and air to enter the octagonal well, but direct sunlight never touches the steps except at noon. It is said that the temperature inside the well is six degrees cooler than outside!
Narendra Modi Stadium - Motera Stadium
Located near the banks of the Sabarmati River, the stadium grounds are spread across 63 acres. It has hosted some legendary matches, such as the 2011 ICC World Cup tie between India and Australia. It is also the venue where in 1987 Sunil Gavaskar became the first man to score 10,000 test runs and where Kapil Dev took his 432nd test wicket, surpassing Sir Richard Hadlee’s record.
Providing a meaningful waterfront environment along the banks of the Sabarmati River, the SRDP has positively transformed the lives of citizens and tourists. Recent additions include a Miyawaki plantation, a children’s park, a 9-hectare biodiversity park, and a 3.8-hectare flower park. The new water sports stations offer aqua cycles, zorbing balls, pedalboats, jet skis, river cruises, bay liners, and high-speed boat rides.
Belvedere Golf Course
With endless greens and serenity unlike anywhere else, the Belvedere Golf & Country Club is spread over nearly 100 acres. It is the largest lifestyle club in the entire state and the largest 9-hole par-36 golf course in the country. The golf academy features 22 driving bays, night golf, a driving distance of over 250 yards, and a separate bunker and practice green, making it the ideal choice for beginners and enthusiasts alike.
Sabarmati Ashram Museum
An extensive complex consisting of the Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati and the Sabarmati Ashram Museum. Visit various sites connected with the Mahatma’s incredible life and lasting impact on India’s freedom struggle against the colonial British Empire, including Magan Niwas, Hriday Kunj, Vinoba-Mira Kutir, Nandini, Udyog Mandir, Somnath Chhatralaya, Upasana Mandir and the Gandhi Memorial Museum.
Taj Skyline Ahmedabad
Taj Skyline Ahmedabad
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