Ahmedabad One-Day City Tour
This city is well connected to other major Indian cities by air, rail and road and is easily accessible. It has something for everyone and you will never regret visiting it.
Itinerary for a City-Tour of Ahmedabad
At 9 a.m. in the morning would begin the one day city tour, signing off with a drop at the airport or railway station with an additional cost. The guided tour would include the most important tourist spots for you to get the most out of your visit.
Gandhi Ashram: To begin with is the Gandhi Ashram set up in 1915 and the Central point of the Indian Independence struggle the surroundings of this place are serene and tranquil. It was previously the home of Mahatma Gandhi which has now been made into a museum exhibiting an archive of letters and manuscripts besides the story of his life. Open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, it is a retreat resort as well as significant to the patriotic Indians. After spending 1 hour or so, you can start from here and reach the next place.
Ashram Road, Hridaya Kunj
Old Wadaj, Ahmedabad
Open All Days 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Phone: 079 2755 7277
Manek Chowk, Gandhi Rd
Danapidth, Khadia, Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380004
Calico Museum of Textile: For the lovers of textile and for those who have a fine understanding of weaving, the next place worth visiting in Ahmedabad is the Calico Museum of Textiles founded by Ms. Gira Sarabai in the year 1949 AD. Here the visitors are allowed in 2 sessions – one is the morning session where 20 visitors are allowed and in the afternoon session only 10 people are allowed. However keep in mind that you have to book tickets in advance. One would be amazed at the stupendous collection of clothing ranging from religious clothes to clothes that can be worn in a royal court room. The price ranges and quality suits the pocket of every visitor and the highlight of this museum is you can find textiles which go back in times, even to the 17th century. Besides textiles, you can also find furniture and different craft work as well as images made of bronze, sandstone and marvels which are in huge demand.
Shahibuag, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380004
Open Days: Thursday to Tuesday
Open Hours: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2:30–5:00 pm
Phone: 079 2286 8172
Swami Narayan Temple: Following the Heritage walk, is the visit to Swami Narayan Temple in Kalupur. Crowded with people from different parts of the country, this temple is dedicated to Lord Swami Narayan and has a mesmerizing structural design which is adorned with the typical designs of Gujarat show casing their culture and lifestyle. The temple is surrounded by lush lawns that are breath taking and on the Southern side are the nine tombs called the ‘Nau Gaz Pir’ or ‘Nine Yards Saints’.
Shahibuag Rd, Jain Colony
Shahibuag, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380004
Sidi Sayed Mosque: Another monument to which a tourist is taken finally which has a worldwide acclamation for its skillful carving is the Sidi Sayed Mosque. Unmatched with any such skill in the world, this mosque has ten semi circular windows with an exotic mesh covering them also known as Jali. This represents the Indo-Saracenic styling and is known for its stone tracery. This mosque was constructed in 1573 and was established by Sidi Sayed who was a slave of Sultan Ahmed Shah. This is the last place of the one day tour.
Mirzapur Cross Ln
Gheekanta, Lal Darwaja
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380001
The Heritage Walk
It can also be included in
the itinerary to make a tourist familiar with the ‘pols’ of the old
Ahmedabad city which consists of houses and temples more than three
centuries old. So, as soon as you finish visiting the museum textile you
will be given a break of 20 minutes and after that you will go for the
heritage walk. The motive of this walk is to conserve and preserve the
invaluable heritage of old Ahmedabad and is conducted by the Ahmedabad
Municipal Corporation in association with the Foundation for
Conservation and Research of Urban Traditional Architecture.This
heritage walk takes around 80 minutes and hence after that you can move
to your next location.
Such an itinerary of the city of Ahmedabad in a day would leave a tourist contented and jubilant with the hunger for even more if time would permit.