Ahmedabad City Travel Guide

One of the largest cities, Ahmedabad a fast-growing metropolitan town of India is known as Manchester of East. It is a prominent industrial hub, a leading educational hotspot. This city has a rich cultural past and the old part of the city was declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site with old monuments and mosques exhibiting the fusion of varied forms of architecture. It is situated on the banks of the Sabarmati River and is known for its numerous tourist attractions. Ahmedabad is known for its flourishing cotton textile industry, delicious street food places offering lip-smacking flavors of their cuisine, diamond cutting industry, and malls offering an eclectic shopping experience.

Covering attraction's type of Ahmedabad: Architecture, Bird Sanctuary, Fort, Hindu Temple, Jain Temple, Lakes, Market, Mosque, Science Museum, Textile Museum, Tomb, Vintage Car Museum, Vintage Gallery, Well, Zoo, etc.

Adalaj Step Well, Ahmedabad

Adalaj Step Well | #1 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Adalaj Step Well is an excellent example of Indo-Islamic architecture exhibiting a mélange of Hindu craftsmanship and the geometric pattern of Islamic architecture with exquisite stone carving and embellishments. It was built in 1498 in sandstone in the famous Solanki architectural style. Adalaj stepwell is five stories deep, octagonal at the top, built on a beautifully carved large number of pillars. There are a series of platforms and galleries built on the side of the stepwell. Flight of the steps leading to the circular tank, entrance pavilion at the ground level, and well at the lowest level. Every floor is spacious and offers ample space for people to congregate.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fees. You can visit on all days of the week from .6:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Location: Adalaj

Type: Monument - Well

Akshardham Temple, Ahmedabad

Akshardham Temple | #2 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

It's a magnificent monument dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan and is made up of pink stone. The famous temple houses the life story of Lord Swaminarayan in pictures and his prasadik items. There are exhibition halls which exhibits the teachings and philosophy of Lord Swaminarayan in its massive complex. Experience the enthralling world-famous attraction laser light and sound show which is based on a spiritual theme. There is an Amusement park for children and a clean vegetarian restaurant. Devotees get to revel in the inner peace, and experience bliss and happiness. The visiting time is 9:30 am to 7:30 pm from Tuesday to Sunday and is closed on Monday.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fees. The visiting time is 9:30 am to 7:30 pm from Tuesday to Sunday and is closed on Monday.

Location: Gandhinagar

Type: Religious - Hindu Temple

Auto World Vintage Car Museum, Ahmedabad

Auto World Vintage Car Museum | #3 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Auto World Vintage Car Museum is an awesome collection of vintage cars, horse carriages motorcycles, and carts that are manufactured by famous automobile companies. Located at Dastan Estate, Sardar Patel Ring Road, Kathwada, New India Colony, Nikol, Ahmedabad, it inspires motor enthusiasts with its wonderful collection of vintage and classic cars. It exhibits arresting displays is the 1923 Rolls 20 HP and Chrysler Imperial Airflow, Bentley Mark VI. The splendid museum housing priceless collection of valuable cars was developed by Shri Pranlal Bhogilal Patel.

Fees & Timings: Rs. 50 per person. It is open for visitors from 8 am. The closing time of the museum is 9 pm.

Location: Kathwada

Type: Museum - Vintage Car Museum

Bhadra Fort, Ahmedabad

Bhadra Fort | #4 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Situated in the walled city area of Ahmedabad, near the eastern banks of Sabarmati River, Bhadra Fort was built by Ahmad Shah. Famous as the cultural center of the city, this colossal fort stands out with its imposing red stone architecture and lush gardens. It houses beautifully carved royal palaces, mosques, gates, and open spaces where you can witness intricate carvings, excellent lattice pattern works, and fascinating frescos suits. The fort derived its name from Bhadrakali temple which is also located on the premises. The Arches at the entry gate has inscriptions that exhibit the ancient history of the fort.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fees. Bhadra Fort is open from 9 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week.

Location: Court Road

Type: Monument - Fort

Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad

Calico Museum of Textiles | #5 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Located at SP Ring Road in the bustling area of Hebatpur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat Science City houses several exciting attractions that are engaging and mind-blowing. It houses an IMAX 3D theatre and a wonderful display of dancing musical fountains. Embark on an exciting adventure with Thrill Rider or spend some breathtaking moments listening to the sweet jingles of Asia’s largest Musical Fountain. Enjoy the planetarium, a thrilling earthquake experience ride, and explore Hall of Science, Hall of Space, Life Science park, and Energy Park. The Science City is open from 1 0:30 am to 07:30 pm on all days of the week

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fees. The museum is closed on Wednesday. The museum is open is from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Location: Shahibag

Type: Museum - Textile Museum

Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad

Gandhinagar | #6 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Gandhinagar is sprawling India's Tree capital as it lies on the west bank of the Sabarmati river with more than 50 % green covers on its land area. There are numerous tourist attractions such as Akshardham Temple Indroda nature park, Dandi Kutir, and Mini Pawagadh, Shopping at Agora Mall is a lovely experience Children can enjoy thrilling joy train ride at expansive and well-maintained Children’s Park. A visit to serene and soothing temple Timandir, Adalaj is a must which is the most unique temple with a scientific concept of secularism where Gods and Goddesses of different religions are worshipped

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fees. No Timings.

Location: Gandhinagar

Type: Shopping - Market

Gujarat Science City, Ahmedabad

Gujarat Science City | #7 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Located at SP Ring Road in the bustling area of Hebatpur, Ahmedabad, Gujrat Science City houses several exciting attractions that are engaging and mind-blowing. It houses an IMAX 3D theatre and a wonderful display of dancing musical fountains. Embark on an exciting adventure with Thrill Rider or spend some breathtaking moments listening to the sweet jingles of Asia’s largest Musical Fountain. Enjoy the planetarium, a thrilling earthquake experience ride, and explore Hall of Science, Hall of Space, Life Science park, and Energy Park.

Fees & Timings: Rs.20/Adults, Rs.10/Kid, Rs.5/Student. The Science City is open from 1 0:30 am to 07:30 pm on all days of the week

Location: SG Highway

Type: Fun n Activity - Science Museum

Hutheesing Jain Temple, Ahmedabad

Hutheesing Jain Temple | #8 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

This remarkably elegant temple created out of white marble has been sacred to many Jain families, generation after generation. A sacred Jain place of worship, Hutheesing Jain Temple draws a huge crowd owing to its divinity and serenity. An architectural gem of the city the temple is decorated with stunning stone carvings. With an outstanding layout, the revered site has a courtyard enclosed with cloisters. It was built in 1848 A.D and is dedicated to the 15th Jain Tirthankar, Shri Dharmanatha. A temple is a place that reflects the perfect harmony of diverse religions. It is known for its rich culture, fascinating history, and welcoming people.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fees. Darshan timing 05:30 AM to 7:30 PM All Day

Location: Bardolpura

Type: Religious - Jain Temple

ISKCON Temple, Ahmedabad

ISKCON Temple | #9 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Iskcon temple is a peaceful and lovely temple with mesmerizing statues of Lord Krishna beautifully dressed every day. Located at the Satelite Road, Sarkhej, Ahemdabad the temple has clean compound, food court, and well maintained Govindji Food Restaurant. Khichdi is served as prashadam for all the devotees coming to the temple during the evening. It has a gift shop as well. The magnificent temple art is enchanting as the heart is filled with genuine humility, integrity and a true sense of love  There is a feast every Sunday, and when people come to the temple to pay obeisance, chant, dance and take the prasad.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fees. The temple closes at the following timing: 01:00 pm to 04:00 pm and 08.45 pm to 04.30 am every day

Location: Satellite Road, Sarkhej

Type: Religious - Hindu Temple

Jama Masjid, Ahmedabad

Jama Masjid | #10 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Located outside Bhadra Fort at Manek Chowk, Gandhi Road, Ahmedabad, Jama Masjid is one of the ancient and most popular Islamic places of worship. Jama Masjid is a fine example of the Ahmedabad’s fine architectural heritage. Popularly known as Jumma Mosque you will be enthralled by its amazing reflection of Indo-Saracenic form of architecture and matchless charm. The mosque is built in yellow sandstone with splendid archway rectangular prayer hall, marble- floored courtyard with impressive columns imposing domes and intricate jallis.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fees. The holy place of worship is open from 9 AM till 5 PM on all days of the week.

Location: Manek Chowk

Type: Religious - Mosque

Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad

Kankaria Lake | #11 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Kankaria lake is the second largest lake in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. It is located in the Himmatnagar Village, Maninagar area. It boasts of a zoo, thrilling water-based rides, kids city, toy-train, hot-air balloon ride, and other entertainment attractions The pristine lake is ideal for a peaceful evening stroll with multi-colored lights glowing all around its periphery. For adventure buffs, Kankaria Lake lays down a plethora of options like archery, gymnastics and water rides. It consists of an island that encompasses Nagina Wadi, placed, right in the middle of a summer palace known as Ghattamandal. It is open from 4 am to 8 am and 9 am to 10 pm on all days of the week.

Fees & Timings: Rs.25/Adults AND Rs.10/Child. It is open from 4 am to 8 am and 9 am to 10 pm on all days of the week.

Location: Kankaria

Type: Sightseeing - Lakes

Kankaria Zoo, Ahmedabad

Kankaria Zoo | #12 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Located at Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden, Kankaria, it houses various wild animals and offers an ideal environment for preserving the endangered species. Kankaria Zoo offers a thrilling adventure experience, especially to kids. It houses fauna, flora, mammals, birds, and 140 reptiles. The zoo is surrounded by a serene lake, butterfly park, musical fountain, water park where you can enjoy lots of water sports activities. It takes around 3 hours to explore all the places in the park.

Fees & Timings: Rs. 20/Adults (Above Age 12 Years). Opens in March to October: 9:00 am to 6:15 pm and November to February from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Closed on Monday.

Location: Kankaria

Type: Fun n Activity - Zoo

Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, Ahmedabad

Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary | #13 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Nalsarovar wetland is deemed as the biggest wetland bird sanctuary in the state. This serene place houses a lake and ambient marshes with shallow waters and is dotted by 36 small islands.  Spread over a large area, this bird sanctuary is located at about 64 km to the west of Ahmedabad near Sanand Village, Gujarat, and boasts of the wide variety of migratory birds. Use a pair of binoculars or telescopes for bird watching, and chill out with a live barbeque session near the banks of the lakes or enjoy a horse ride or thrilling boat rides. Enjoy the local food at small huts where kathiyawadi thali is served and buy handicraft items.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fees. The visiting time is 6:00 am to 5:30 pm on all days of the week.

Location: Near Sanand Village

Type: Sightseeing - Bird Sanctuary

Rani no Hajiro, Ahmedabad

Rani no Hajiro | #14 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Located near Manek Chowk, Gandhi Road, Khadia, Ahmedabad, Rani no Hajiro is popularly known as Mughalai Bibi's Tomb or Tombs of Ahmed Shah's Queens. The tomb has an ornate gateway, an open courtyard enclosed by a magnificent trellised cloister with carved stone screens on the walls. The tombs are beautifully embellished with fine intricate carvings and are inlaid with pure mother-of-pearl and metal. The tombs are covered with rich brocade fabric. The architecture is an amazing blend of Hindu, Jain, and Islamic style.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fees. The mausoleum is open from 9 AM in the morning till 6 PM in the evening on all days of the week.

Location: Manek Chowk

Type: Monument - Tomb

Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad

Sabarmati Ashram | #15 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Sabarmati Ashram is popularly known as Gandhi Ashram, Harijan Ashram, or Satyagraha Ashram is located in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, adjoining the Ashram Road, 4.0 miles from the town hall. Experience the tranquil sanctity of the Ashram as you watch the beautiful pictures on the wall depicting the history of Gandhi and India’s freedom struggle. See Magan Niwas, Hriday Kunj, Nandini, Udyog Mandir, Vinoba-Mira Kutir Somnath Chhatralaya, Upasana Mandir, and Gandhi Memorial Museum and get an insight into the philosophies, values, and teachings of Gandhi.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fees. The Ashram is open daily all the year-round, including the public holidays.

Location: Ashram Road

Type: Museum - Vintage Gallery

Sarkhej Roza, Ahmedabad

Sarkhej Roza | #16 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

A fine reflection of rich Islamic culture with amazing stylistic influences from Persia with Indian Hindu and Jain features Sarkhej Roza exhibits a splendid Indo-Saracenic architectural style. Located at Post Jeevraj Park, Sarkhej Makarba Road, Makarba, Ahmedabad, Sarkhej Roza is an Islamic place of sacred worship and is known for its history, spirituality and, reverence. The impressive monument includes a splendid mosque, mausoleums housing the tombs of Saint Ahmed Khattu Ganj Baksh, King Mohammad Shah Begada, and his queen.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fees. Around 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM

Location: Sarkhej Makarba Road

Type: Monument - Tomb

Shah-e-Alam's Roza, Ahmedabad

Shah-e-Alam's Roza | #17 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Shah-e- Alam Roza is a popular and medieval mosque also known as Rasulabad Dargah. It houses Shah e Alam's tomb complex with two mausoleums and Jama’at Khana. The main part of this Dargah is surrounded by a lofty and a bastioned wall. The majestic mosque has a trophy construction with an arch-shaped gate on the entrance with an impressive line of arch-shaped windows and pure white marble beautifully carved jalis. The mausoleums were built by Taj Kham Narpali popularly known as Shah-e- Alam Roza and are located near Shah Alam Darwaza at Sha Alam Road.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fees. Shah-e- Alam Roza is open from 9 AM in the morning till 6 PM in the evening on all days of the week.

Location: Shah Alam Road

Type: Monument - Tomb

Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, Ahmedabad

Sidi Saiyyed Mosque | #18 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Located at Dr. Kankaria Road, Opposite Electricity House Gheekanta near Lal Darwaza, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque was built in 1572-73 AD and is popularly known as Sidi Saiyyed ni Jali. It is one of the most famous mosques of Ahmedabad exhibiting architectural grandeur and decorative latticework. The mosque is famous for beautifully carved ten stone latticework windows on the side and rear arches are filled with square stone pierced panels made in beautiful geometrical designs. The two bays which flank the central aisle have stone slabs carved in amazing designs of intertwined trees, dense foliage, and a palm motif. The central window arch is walled with stone.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fees. The mosque is open for worship from 5:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Location: Gheekanta

Type: Religious - Mosque

Swaminarayan Temple, Ahmedabad

Swaminarayan Temple | #19 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Swami Narayan temple is designed with its intricate carving in pure Burma-teak. The deities exhibit exquisite sculptural art depicting deities' episodes, representing auspicious symbols, religious icons, and Indian culture. The magnificent temple is built of hand-carved Italian Carrara marble, Turkish limestone, along with Indian pink stone. It is also housing the sculptures of Swaminarayan along with an idol in the form of a child, Ghanshyam Maharaj. The first temple of the Swaminarayan Sampraday temple is located at Swaminarayan Mandir Road Kalupur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fees. The temple is open from 5:00 am to noon and 3:00 pm to10:00 pm in the evening.

Location: Swaminarayan Mandir Road

Type: Religious - Hindu Temple

The Pols, Ahmedabad

The Pols | #20 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Almost 360 pols within a compound are an exceptional feature of the old walled city in Ahmedabad, where tourists can enjoy morning heritage walk. Many of the pols were built between 100 to 300 years ago and the oldest one was being aptly titled ‘Mahurat Pol’. Built adjacent to Manekchowk most of the multi-story houses here are in steps, to provide a greater shelter area for the cattle to rest on during the rains or the scorching heat. Some pols contain old beautiful houses with internal courts having intricate wooden carved facades with columns and fresco work done around court walls or ceilings and a fascinating underground Jain temple.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fees. No Timings. Walk around the city.

Location: Multiple

Type: Sightseeing - Architecture

Vastrapur Lake, Ahmedabad

Vastrapur Lake | #21 of Top 21 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Located in the western part of Ahmedabad in the heart of the city in Vastrapur lake is a popular tourist spot in the city. There is an open-air theater and well-maintained children's park amidst the splendid environs of Vastrapur Lake. This tranquil place is a popular getaway from the stress of the busy city. The lake is surrounded by a well-manicured lustrous green garden and the riverside of the lake has around the pathway for joggers. The peaceful lake is a venue for cultural- events in the city.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fees. It is open from 8 AM in the morning till 10 PM in the evening on all days of the week.

Location: Vastrapur

Type: Sightseeing - Lakes

Ahmedabad City FAQs:

𝒜. Ahmedabad also known as Amdavad, is famous for its cotton textiles, street food places, diamond cutting, tourist attractions and much more.

𝒜. October to March is the best time to visit Ahmedabad as the weather becomes mild and pleasant to road around the city.

𝒜. Ahmedabad, in western India, is the largest city in the state of Gujarat. The Sabarmati River runs through its center. On the western bank is the Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati.

𝒜. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (AMD) is located in Hansol, 9 km (5.6 mi) north of central Ahmedabad, serving the cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar in Gujarat, India.

𝒜. Name of railway station(s) in Ahmedabad city: Ahmedabad railway station, Kalupur, Maninagar, Sabarmati, Ganghigram, sarkhej, Asarwa, chandlodia, vastrapur, geratpur and Vatva railway station

𝒜. Malls and Shopping places in Ahmedabad city: AlphaOne Mall Vastrapur, Iscon Mega Mall SG Highway Bodakdev, Himalaya Mall Vastrapur, Ahmedabad Central Mall Ambawadi, 10 Acres Shopping Mall Kankaria, Acropolis Mall SG Highway Thaltej, Gulmohar Park Mall ISKCON Circle, Shree Balaji Agora Mall Ring Road Sughad

𝒜. Famous Religious places in Ahmedabad city: Shree Camp Hanuman Mandir, Dada Bhagwan Temple, Gurudwara Gobind Dham, Vaishnodevi Temple, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, Bai Harir ni Vav (Stepwell), Hare Krishna Mandir Temple, Bhagwat Vidyapith, Sultan Ahmed Shah Mosque, Amarnath Dham, Koteshwar Mahadev Temple, Mata Boot Bhawani Temple, Koth Ganesh Mandir

𝒜. Fun and Activity places in Ahmedabad city: Kamla Nehru Zoo, Sundarvan, Sabarmati Skyline Tour, Gaps Outback, Shiv Theatre, Apsara Theatre, Rajshree Theatre

𝒜. Following are the names of major bus terminals of the Ahmedabad city: GSRTC Bus terminal, Gita Mandir, Ahmedabad

𝒜. No. Currently metro rail facility of Ahmedabad city is under proposal or construction.

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