Places to Visit in Ahmedabad
The place from where the father of the nation spun the British out of India, a place which is the starting point of the historic Dandi March, a place where peace and tranquility are the only two words that come to your mind, Sabarmati Ashram is one place which you cannot miss in Ahmedabad. Situated on the Banks of the river Sabarmati, the ashram now has a huge museum that attracts over 7 lakh visitors daily. Its symbolic importance is taken from the fact that the place lies in between a Jail and a crematorium, as it was the belief of the Mahatma that a ‘Satyagrahi’ has to inevitably go to either of these places. A large library, a painting gallery, and spinning yarn on the ‘Charkha’ would complete your enriching journey into the life of the Mahatma.
Kankariya Lake (Talav)
Located in the Maninagar area in the southern part of the city, the Kankaria Lake is the heart of every citizen of Ahmedabad. You do not need to visit a zoo, amusement park, balloon rides, and water parks separately as you get all these under the single roof of this lake. Spread over 2.25 km, this 15th century structure recently underwent a complete revamp and since then has become a destination attracting humungous footfalls every day. A kids playing zone (Balvatika), toy trains, food stall, you name it and its there at Kankariya.
Hutheesing Jain Temple
If spirituality is the word for you, this is your destination. This 18th century Jain temple was then built at a hugecost of 8 Lakh INR. Housing 11 deities in its two storey structure, the temple is adorned with 52 shrines (devakulika) each of them having an image of a Tirthankara (Guru of the Jains).
Being the home of Kites, it is impossible not to have something dedicated to this. The Kite Museum in Ahmedabad is the one that houses every kind of artifact, pictures and everything related to kites. It is a part of the ‘Sanskar Kendra’ which is a huge museum depicting the history, culture and art of the city of Ahmedabad.
Gujarat Science City
To complete its all round credentials, Ahmedabad has something for the young, inquisitive minds as well in the form of the Gujarat Science City. The youngsters would find everything related to science under the roof of the GSC. It hosts an IMAX 3D theater, energy park, Amphitheater, Life Science Park and many other sights.
Capturing the essence of Ahmedabad, these places add colour to the vibrancy of the city. And in the words of the Big B, “Kuch din to guzariye Gujarat me!”