Ahmedabad (also called Amdavad) is Gujarat"s biggest city and a bustling metropolis with a long history. Founded in 1411, the Ahmedabad of the 21st excellent museums, fine restaurants and fabulous night markets. Among the many highlights are:
| Sabarmati Ashram
Sabarmati Ashram, where Mahatma Gandhi set up his headquarters during the long struggle for India"s independence. It presently houses a museum and gallery.
Calico Museum of Textiles, which contains one of the world"s finest collections of antique and modern Indian textiles, all handmade and up to 500 years old.
Jama Masjid built in 1424, one of the largest mosques in the Indian subcontinent.
|Sidi Saiyad Mosque
Sidi Saiyad Mosque, known for its intricately carved spiderweb fine stone latticework windows (jails), depicting the "tree of life".
Akshardham' literally means the divine abode of God. The mandir is a humble tribute to Bhagwan Swaminarayan (1781- 1830) and the avatars, devas and sages of Hinduism. This traditionally-styled complex was inaugurated on October 30th, 1992 with the blessings of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj and through the devoted efforts of skilled artisans and volunteers.
Set in the quiet village of Adalaj, this vav has served as a resting place for hundreds of years for many pilgrims and caravans along their trade routes. Built in 1499 by Queen Rudabai, wife of the Vaghela chief, Veersinh, this five-storey stepwell was not just a cultural and utilitarian space, but also a spiritual refuge.
Kankaria Lake and the Sabarmati waterfront recreation spaces in the heart of the city