We all know Ahmedabad is the political, economic and cultural centre of Gujarat, India. Located on the long riverfront, it’s one of the largest cities in Gujarat. Paradise for history enthusiast, this is where Gandhiji spent significant number of years of his life. The city has everything from momentous buildings, excellent museums to fine dine restaurants & magnificent night markets. Let’s have a look at some of the iconic places that Ahmedabad an incredible city to live in.
Also known as Mani bhavan, it is a grand Gurajati-style mansion, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed, in the 20th Century. It is a museum now which displays Gandhi’s life through dioramas, document, photographs, letter and memorabilia.
It is the biggest lake which is located in Maninagar. It has many attractions which include a zoo, amusement park, kid’s city, toy trains, balloon safari, nagina wadi, stone mural park, joy rides etc.
A unique ‘water building’ is situated in Adalaj which was built in 1499 by the Muslim King Mohammed Begda for Queen Rani Roopba. It is five stories deep and is intricately carved. It is the most popular stepwell in Gujarat.
Dada Bhagwan Temple:
It is also known as the Trimandir (Three Temples in One), which was established by Param Pujya Dadashri with the idea of “Religion of the Soul”, where the core of all major religions are placed on a single platform.
Auto World Vintage Car Museum:
One should surely visit the Auto World Museum that has private collection of vintage cars owned by Shri Pranlal Bhogilal. You’d find several drool worthy vintage cars including Rolls Royce, Bentley, Maybach, Jaguar, Cadillacs, Austin, Chrysler, Lincoln, Ford and many more. Each car is in perfect driving condition. The Museum showcases that time of history when an automobile was not just transport but also a symbol of wealth, power & style. It is located at Dastan Farm House.
Hutheesing Jain Temple:
The temple is dedicated to Dharmanatha, the Fifteenth Jain tirthankar. The construction of the temple was initiated by Shet Hathisinh Kesarisinh who died at the age of 49 years. The construction was supervised and completed by his wife Shethani Harkunvar in the year 1848.The main temple houses 11 deities.
Calico Museum of Textiles:
The museum was founded in 1949 by the industrialist Gautam Sarabhai and his sister Gira Sarabhai. It was originally housed at the heart of the textile industry i.e. Calico Mills which was later shifted to Sarabhai House in Shahibaug in 1983. The Calico Museum of Textile is among the foremost textile museums in the world. It has an outstanding collection of Indian fabrics represents handicraft textiles spanning five centuries.
Kashtabhanjan Hanuman Mandir:
This is one of the leading temples in the Swaminarayan Sampraday. Idol of lord Hanuman was mounted by Sadguru Gopalanand Swami himself. It’s a stout figure with a moustache, crushing a female demon under his foot and baring his teeth, standing amongst followers.
Sidi Saiyyed’s Mosque:
The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, built in 1573, is one of the most famous mosques of the city. Sidi Saiyyed, an Abyssinian of Bilal Jhajar Khan laid the founding stone of the mosque. The structure is entirely arcuate and is famous for beautifully carved ten stone latticework windows on the side and rear arches.
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