Ahmedabad was founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in 1411 AD. Located in Gujarat, Ahmedabad has grown into one of the most important modern cities of India. Straddling the Sabarmati River, this prosperous city of six million people is a delight and awe for archaeologists, anthropologists, architects, historians, traders, bargain hunters as well as for plain tourists. Encompassing an exciting combination of tradition and modernism, Ahmedabad captivates visitors with its ethnic, religious and regional diversity. The city also witnesses a healthy mixture of cultural and historical influences from the British colonial times of the past and the current traditional Indian cultural atmosphere.
Places to visit in Ahmedabad
Bhadrakali Temple: Bhadrakali Temple of Ahmedabad is situated inside the famous Bhadra Fort and was constructed during the rule of Azam Khan.
Rani Sipri's Mosque:The Rani Sipri's Mosque is yet another example of a fine blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles. It is a small mosque located in the south-eastern part of the city and was built in 1514 AD by Rani Sipri, wife of Mehmud Begada, who executed their son for a misdemeanour.
Victoria Garden: The Victoria Garden is placed at the southern verge of the majestic Bhadra Fort sited in Ahmedabad. In its essence, it is a holiday-maker's delight, aptly loaded with all sorts of recreational amenities and an unparalleled exotic backdrop.
Law Garden: The Law Garden represents the centre in Ahmedabad that is renowned for exquisite handicrafts and a mind-boggling assemblage of Gujarati outfits, which is reminiscent of the rich and coveted Gujarati tradition. These tempting amenities are provided by a host of local hawkers present in the area.
Vadodara is well known for its natural splendour and glorious history. Tourist attractions in Vadodara are plentiful and tourists come here in huge numbers in order to view the city's treasure trove. Vadodara, in the recent times, has become an industrial region but it was originally the cultural capital of Gujarat. Thus, art and historical museums abounds the city.
Laxmi Vikaas Palace
Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum
Mount Abu is the only hill station in the desert state of Rajasthan. It lies in the Aravalli mountain range at an approximate elevation of around 1,220 meters above sea level with its highest point being ‘Guru Shikhar’, which is at a height of 1,722 meters above sea level. Being the only hill station in Rajasthan, it has been a popular retreat for the residents as a place away from the scorching desert heat.
Dilwara Jain Temple
Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the beautiful Aravalli hills. Looming up like a vision in white, drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds, and experiences – an inspiration for poets, painters, and writers. It’s a kaleidoscope of fairytale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls that carry the flavour of the heroic past, epitomising valour and chivalry. Their reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichhola is an awe-inspiring sight.
Pratap Smark or Smarak
Fateh Sagar & Nehru Park
Somnath is mainly known for the legendary shore temple of Somnath, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located near Veraval and is about 80 km from Junagadh. Somnath consists of a few streets leading away from its phoenix-like temple. The rugged sea below gives it a lonely, wistful charm. The pilgrim trade is constant, but merchants are relaxed, perhaps in deference to the shadows cast by the awe-inspiring temple.
Prabas Data Museum
Dwarka is an important Hindu pilgrimage city and is also known as “The Kingdom of Lord Krishna”. Being one of the four major pilgrim places for Hindus, the city is a part of the ‘Char Dhaam’ Yatra. Many tourists and devotees visit this city throughout the year.
Nageshwara Jyotirlinga Temple