Welcome to Ahmedabad, a city filled with monuments, restaurants, malls and educational institutes. Despite a predominantly Gujarati population, Ahmedabad is extremely welcoming to tourists from all parts of India and abroad. And there is never any lack of activities to pursue in this vivid town.
Most tourists, who visit Ahmedabad, are invariably drawn to the Gandhi Ashram or the Sabarmati Ashram, located on the peaceful stretch of the Sabarmati river. The Ashman was a humble initiation by Mahatama Gandhi, who lived here. In fact, the legendary “Dandi March” in 1930, to dissent against the Salt Tax imposed by the British, was started by Mahatma Gandhi from this very location. Today, the ashram houses an organic paper factory and a handicraft centre.
Situated on the Sola Santej Road, Science City in Ahmedabad is one spot never missed by tourists. With several activities and fun things on the menu, this hotspot has become a favorite among tourists and locals alike. You can catch a flick at the IMAX 3D theatre with your kids, or brush up on your science knowledge at the Energy Education Park sprawling across 9000 square meters. A dancing fountain and a Life Science Park are additional hubs where you can combine learning and pleasure.
If you have captured the essence of the city by visiting various hot spots and are in the mood for something relaxing then head straight to the Sunset Drive In Cinema. It accommodates more than 600 cars and screens one movie at a time. Sit back with a tub of popcorn in the comfort of your car and enjoy the latest flick. Highly popular among locals and running uninterrupted since 1973, this is a must-visit for all Bollywood buffs.
Listed below are some more tourist attractions in Ahmedabad:
• Kankaria Lake is a tranquil lake with an island garden sitting pretty in the centre. There is also a flamboyant summer palace there called the Nagina Wadi. Tourists come here to enjoy the beautiful landscape and the popular musical fountain show.
• Voted as one of the best zoos in India, the Kamla Nehru Zoo, located near Kankaria lake is ideal for a family day out.
• If miniature paintings, metal structures and stone sculptures give you high, then head straight to the Lalbhai Museum. Feast your eyes on the masterpieces at this one-of-a-kind museum in Gujarat.
• Ahmedabad is also home to several temples and mosques. To get in touch with your pious side, visit the holy ISKCON temple, or the Vaishnavdevi temple. The Juma Masjid constructed on yellow sandstone is yet another “most visited” religious spot in Gujarat.
• Vishalla restaurant is not only famous for its authentic Gujarati food, but also for Veechar Utensil Museum, which is part of the restaurant. Here, you will get to see more than 3000 varieties of Indian utensils. Unique and enjoyable, this museum is a must-visit for anyone coming to Ahmedabad.