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  • Thor Lake

    Thor Lake

    If you are fond of bird watching, Thor Lake also known as Thol Lake is just the right place to go to when in Ahmedabad. About 30 kilometres away from the city, here, you have the opportunity to spot more than 200 species of birds.

    A ...

    Lake/Waterfall Nature
  • Vastrapur Lake

    Vastrapur Lake

    Located in the western part of Ahmedabad and surrounded by greenery, Vastrapur Lake is an alluring attraction. With green lawns all around it, it also serves as a venue for cultural events. Joggers and walkers can spend their time taking rounds of the pathway that encircles the lake while water ...

    Lake/Waterfall
  • Kankaria Lake

    Kankaria Lake

    Earlier known as Hauj-E-Kutub, Kankaria Lake is the biggest lake in Ahmedabad. Once a bathing place for badshahs, it now boasts of an island-garden in the centre of the lake with a summer palace called Nagina Wadi. Food corners and pathways to walk around make it an ideal place for ...

    Lake/Waterfall
  • Sabarmati Riverfront

    Sabarmati Riverfront

    Spend quality time with your friends, family or partner at this natural hangout, developed on the biggest river in Gujarat. Sit by the Sabarmati River, indulge in watersports or take a stroll; the riverfront is also an ideal picnic spot that the kids will love. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation ...

    Lake/Waterfall
  • Parimal Garden

    Parimal Garden

    Located right in the centre of the city, Parimal Garden is a haven for nature lovers. It’s a lovely place with flower spreads and lush greenery, making it an ideal venue for a family outing. Kids will definitely love this place for its play area with a number of slides ...

    Park/Garden
  • Calico Museum of Textiles

    Calico Museum of Textiles

    One of the foremost and finest textile museums in the world, Calico Museum of Textiles is also a celebrated institute in the Indian textile industry. Designed in ethnic Gujarati haveli architecture, it boasts of a collection of fabrics from across the country and exemplifies handicraft textiles spanning five centuries. The ...

    Museum
  • Hathee Singh Temple

    Hathee Singh Temple

    Close to Ellis Bridge, the Hathee Singh Temple is located in a bustling part of the city. Named after its founder, Seth Hathee Singh who was a Jain merchant, the temple is a popular Jain temple dedicated to the 15th Jain Trithanakara named Dharmnath. It is known for its spectacular ...

    Religious
  • Ahmed Shah Mosque

    Ahmed Shah Mosque

    Constructed in the year 1414 and named after its founder and the founder of the city of Ahmedabad, Sultan Ahmed Shah, this mosque is one of the oldest and most beautiful mosques in the city. Black and white marble has been used to make the prayer halls of the Ahmed ...

    Religious
  • Dada Hari Ni Vav

    Dada Hari Ni Vav

    Built around 500 years ago under the reign of Mehmud Begda, Dada Hari Ni Vav is a stepwell. It is designed to not only store water but also serve as a resting place for travellers. It is proof of the fact that water conservation was well thought of even in ...

    Monument
  • Sarkhej Roza

    Sarkhej Roza

    Located 7 kilometres southwest of Ahmedabad in the village of Makraba, Sarkhej Roza is an elegant architectural structure comprising various buildings grouped around a stepped tank. These include a mosque and a mausoleum. It is also known as ‘Ahmedabad's Acropolis’ since its design is often compared to the famous Acropolis ...

    Monument
  • Balvatika

    Balvatika

    Located on top of a hill in Ahmedabad, Balvatika is a children’s park overlooking the Kankaria Lake. An ideal place for a picnic with kids, it was initially planned to work as an educational centre for young ones. Kids can play to their hearts’ content in the lush green environs ...

    Park/Garden For Kids
  • Sabarmati Ashram: Mahatma Gandhi’s Home

    Sabarmati Ashram: Mahatma Gandhi’s Home

    Known as Gandhi Ashram and Satyagraha Ashram, Sabarmati Ashram is located right on the banks of the Sabarmati River, in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad. Mahatama Gandhi lived 12 years of his life in the ashram with his wife Kasturba. It was from the Sabarmati Ashram that Gandhi led the ...

    Landmark
  • Adalaj Stepwell

    Adalaj Stepwell

    Located in the village of Adalaj and built in the year 1499 by Queen Rudabai, this stepwell served as a place for relaxation for pilgrims and caravans in the earlier years. Boasting of Indo-Islamic architecture, it was constructed with the belief that villagers would visit the well to collect water, ...

    Monument
  • Kite Museum

    Kite Museum

    Although not many people are aware of this place, the Kite Museum is an absolute delight for kite fliers.

    Established in 1985 with some rare collection of kites of Mr. Bhanu Shah, the museum has different types of kites made and used across the globe.

    You will be ...

    Museum For Kids
  • Gujarat Science City

    Gujarat Science City

    Located in Hebatpur and featuring an IMAX 3D theatre, energy park, life science park and musical fountain, the Gujarat Science City is a great place for for students.

    The Gujarat Science City is an initiative by the government to push children towards scientific studies. Being a full day engagement ...

    Museum For Kids
  • Shanku’s Water Park

    Shanku’s Water Park

    Have a great time with your family and friends at Shanku’s Water Park, especially if you are travelling with kids. One of the largest theme parks in India and the first in Eurasia, it offers crazy rides including Zip Zap Zoom, Wave Pool, Aqua Shuttle, Wet Disco and Lazy River. ...

    Theme Park For Kids
  • Maniar’s Wonderland Snow Park

    Maniar’s Wonderland Snow Park

    Looking out for a chilly experience? Head to Gujarat’s first snow theme park known as Maniar’s Wonderland Snow Park. You will be absolutely delighted and amazed to be amidst a place where you can experience snow fall even during scorching summers.

    Besides the normal rides that most theme parks ...

    Theme Park For Kids
  • Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum

    Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum

    Famous for its palm-leaf manuscripts, Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum is a museum of art and archaeology. It was an initiative of Jain saint Agamprabhakar Muni Shri Punyavijayji Maharaj and a philanthropic industrialist Shri Kasturbhai Lalbhai and came into existence in the year 1956.

    Enjoy looking at beautiful pre-Mughal miniature paintings, ...

    Museum
  • Swaminarayan Mandir Ahmedabad

    Swaminarayan Mandir Ahmedabad

    Did you know that 5000 acres of land was gifted by the British government in India to build this temple? This is the first temple of Swaminarayan Sampraday in Ahmedabad built as instructed by Swaminarayan in the year 1822.

    After the construction, Sir Dunlop, the then commanding officer, was ...

    Religious
  • Bhadra Fort Ahmedabad

    Bhadra Fort Ahmedabad

    Located on the east bank of the Sabarmati River, Bhadra Fort was built in the year 1411 by Ahmad Shah of Muzaffarid dynasty. He also happens to be the founder of the city of Ahmedabad.

    One of the main attractions of the fort that draws hordes of visitors is ...

    Monument
  • Auto World Vintage Car Museum

    Auto World Vintage Car Museum

    Car enthusiast, are you? And have you always dreamt of driving a pretty looking vintage car? If the answers to both the questions are a big yes, then Auto World Vintage Car Museum is a must-visit during your stay in Ahmedabad. Located around 30 kilometres from Ahmedabad, this museum is ...

    Museum
  • Conflictorium

    Conflictorium

    Owned by the first beautician and hairstylist Ms. Bachuben Nagarwala, Conflictorium is the first of its kind in Ahmedabad. As the name suggests, the place demonstrates the conflicts that the world has witnessed in the past.

    Once inside the building, the quietness of the place and ...

    Monument
  • Vechaar Utensils Museum

    Vechaar Utensils Museum

    As the name suggests, the museum was built with the aim of preserving valuable ancient utensils. Vechaar (Vishalla Environmental Centre for Heritage of Art, Architecture and Research) was founded by Mr. Surendra Patel in 1981. Being an interior designer and restauranter, it was his idea to preserve utensils.
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    Museum
  • Rani Rupmati Mosque

    Rani Rupmati Mosque

    Established by Sultan Mehmud Beghara and named after his Hindu wife, Rani Rupmati Mosque features splendid domes, carved galleries and beautiful minarets. The central dome is slightly elevated and hence illuminates the mosque by allowing natural light to come in and make it look spectacular.

    The ...

    Religious
  • Rani Sipri’s Mosque

    Rani Sipri’s Mosque

    Rani Sipri’s Mosque was built in 1514 by Rani Sapri, wife of Sultan Mehmud Begada, when he executed their son for some misdemeanor. Being a Hindu queen of a Muslim ruler, the mosque is a beautiful blend of Hindu and Islamic styles. This 50 feet high, 20 feet broad and ...

    Religious
  • Sanskar Kendra City Museum

    Sanskar Kendra City Museum

    Designed by the renowned architect Le Corbusier in 1954, the museum shows the art, culture and history of Ahmedabad. It was named Museum of Knowledge while being designed. The famous Kite Museum is inside the Sanskar Kendra City Museum.

    The museum is very well architecturally developed ...

  • Vaishnodevi Temple

    Vaishnodevi Temple

    A replica of the original shrine of Vaishnodevi in Jammu, this temple is also thronged by devotees with equal reverence. It is 50 feet in diameter and the temple premises echo with chants of Jai Mata Di at any given time through the year. ...

  • Kashtabhanjan Hanuman Mandir

    Kashtabhanjan Hanuman Mandir

    Lord Hanuman is believed to crush sorrows and hence the name Kashtbhajan. About 150 kilometres from Ahmedabad and dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the temple witnesses queues of devotees waiting for their turns to worship his image and get cured of their illnesses. This is the only Swaminarayan temple where Lord ...

  • Shreyas Folk Museum

    Shreyas Folk Museum

    Established in the year 1977 and displaying a varied range of Gujarati folk art and craft, Shreyas Folk Museum is located on the Shreyas Tekra Hill of Ambavadi near Sabarmati. The museum is a tribute to the local artisans who are instrumental in preserving the art and culture of the ...

    Museum
  • Ahmad Shah’s Tomb

    Ahmad Shah’s Tomb

    Standing right outside the east gate of Jama Masjid, this is the tomb of the founder of Ahmedabad, Sultan Ahmad Shah. The tomb features perforated stone windows and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ahmedabad.

    Ahmad Shah's tomb is a perfect example ...

    Monument
  • NC Mehta Gallery

    NC Mehta Gallery

    A huge hit with the visitors, NC Mehta Gallery displays a collection of manuscripts and miniature paintings. The best known so far and a treasured collection is the Chaurapanchasika (Fifty Love Lyrics of a Thief) written by the 11th century Kashmiri poet, Vilhana, who was sentenced to be hanged because ...

    Museum
  • Raj Babri Mosque

    Raj Babri Mosque

    Famous for its shaking minarets and located on the outskirts of Ahmedabad in the suburb of Gomtipur, Raj Babri Mosque was constructed in the 15th century.

    Displaying a blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles, the mosque lost one of its minarets during the British rule. The ...

  • Akshardham Temple

    Akshardham Temple

    One of the largest temples in Gujarat dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan and spread across 23 acres of land, the majestic Akshardham Temple is built using 6000 tons of pink sandstone. The temple is an architectural marvel and a perfect blend of art, culture, education, devotion and exhibition. The Akshardham in ...

    Religious
  • ISKCON Temple Ahmedabad

    ISKCON Temple Ahmedabad

    Displaying the epitome of true love between Lord Krishna and Radha, the ISKCON Temple is visited by people from across the country when in Ahmedabad. The temple is also known as the Hare Krishna Temple and offers a serene environment to its devotees.

    The shrine is ...

    Religious
  • Sidi Saiyed Mosque

    Sidi Saiyed Mosque

    Built in the year 1573 by Sidi Saiyed himself, Sidi Saiyed Mosque is not only one of the most popular mosques in Ahmedabad but also one with the most ornate structures. The mosque was built in the same year when the Sultanate of Gujarat stopped to exist.

    Religious
  • Jama Masjid

    Jama Masjid

    Built in the year 1423 by Sultan Ahmed Shah, the famous Jama Masjid is located in the heart of the city of Ahmedabad. The mosque is built using yellow sandstone and is also where Sultan Ahmed Shah and the rest of his family are buried. Once you step inside the ...

    Religious
  • Shaking Minarets

    Shaking Minarets

    Also popularly known as the Jhulta Minara and Sidi Bashir Mosque, the most amazing and surprising fact about the place is that when one minaret shakes, the other starts vibrating too. Interestingly, the path that connects the two minarets is vibration-free and it still remains a mystery as to how ...

    Monument
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial

    Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial

    A museum and exhibition centre dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial is housed in the Moti Shahi Mahal in Shahibagh. The memorial was built somewhere between 1618 and 1622 for the Mughal crown prince Khurram.

    This memorial displays the Indian national flag ...

    Museum
  • Kamla Nehru Zoo

    Kamla Nehru Zoo

    Located on the banks of the majestic Kankaria Lake, the Kamla Nehru Zoo offers the perfect retreat, especially if you are travelling with kids. Popular for albino animals, you can also look forward to watching endangered species of birds and animals including flamingos, Asiatic Lion, Mouse Deer and Chinkara.

    Zoo/Aquarium
  • Amar Dham

    Amar Dham

    Along with being one of the most popular religious sites in Ahmedabad, Amar Dham is located within the city limits and is easily accessible. Well known for its magnificence and grandeur, Amar Dham will be a treat for you if you have an eye for architecture. People tired of the ...

    Religious
  • Sri Mahalaxmi Temple

    Sri Mahalaxmi Temple

    The temple is more than 100 years old with a statue of goddess Laxmi made of pure white marble. The area where the temple is situated is known as Mahalaxmi-Ni-Pole. ...

    Religious
  • Swapna Srushti Entertainment Club Limited

    Swapna Srushti Entertainment Club Limited

    Swapna Srushti Entertainment Club Limited houses a water park, spread over an area of 130 acres and covered with beautiful plants and trees. The club has been awarded with national as well as international awards for three consecutive years.

    Away from the hustle and bustle of city ...

    Theme Park
  • Siridao Beach

    Siridao Beach

    Located close to an estuary of the River Zuari, Sridao Beach is a few kilometre’s away from Panjim. The beach is popular for shells that you will find in plenty. For the same reason, some people also call it a ‘shell collector’s paradise’. If you’re lucky, you might just get ...

    Beaches
  • Navratri Festival

    Navratri Festival

    Navratri is one of the most celebrated festivals in Ahmedabad. This nine-day dance fest is organized between October and November every year, celebrating the nine forms of Goddess Durga. It’s a lot of fun to watch and participate in the group garba dance where men and women dress up in ...

    Cultural
  • International Kite Festival

    International Kite Festival

    You would have enjoyed kite flying as a kid. Ahmedabad, however, helps you relive the child in you as it celebrates the International Kite Festival every year on the 14th of January. People flock on the rooftops of their houses, invite family and friends while making the most of the ...

    Cultural