Tourist Places in Ahmedabad are in large numbers and you need at least one week to explore the most of important attractions. Ahmedabad is one of the fastest growing cities in India and one of the best travel destinations. The city of Ahmedabad was an important industrial hub in the country. Right now, Ahmedabad is a popular business destination in Gujarat and all around the country.
In this article, Traveljee has compiled a list of best tourist places for personal vacation, business trip, honeymoon trip and many more. So, let’s enjoy!
Top 10 Best Tourist Places in Ahmedabad for Amazing and Unforgettable Trip
1. Gandhi Ashram (Sabarmati Ashram)
Gandhi Ashram is the identity of the city of Ahmedabad. It is one of the most visited tourist places in Ahmedabad by history lovers. It’s was an important place for the freedom movement of India, led by Mahatma Gandhi. Many important activities have taken place in this place.
A special museum is also created to provide the glimpse of ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ and his lifestyle. A good number of items are available in the museum which are related to Gandhiji i.e. ‘Father of Nation’. You must visit this place to feel the beauty.
2. Kankaria Lake (Kankaria Talav)
Kankaria Lake is an important tourist attraction among the weekend goers in Ahmedabad. It is also one of the most popular tourist places in Ahmedabad among the domestic and foreign tourists. The lake was built by Sultan Kutubuddin in the 15th century and named ‘Qutub Hojj’ or ‘Hauj-e-Kutub’. A beautiful garden is also located on the middle of the lake which is known as ‘Nagina Wadi’.
Kids City (Kids play area), Toy Train, Zoo, Water Rides, Food Stalls, Entertainment, and Tethered Balloon Ride are the main tourist attractions of Kankaria Lake. The entry fee is nominal and could be visited by every age visitors.
3. Sidi Sayed Masjid
It’s an important mosque, located in the city of Ahmedabad. It is also considered as one of the oldest mosques in India. It was built in 1573 with original marble stone and fixed on the wall of the mosque. The Sidi Sayed Jaali is a popular architecture among the tourists, and praised by everyone. The place is visited thousands of tourists each year and popular among the all age group.
4. Manek Chowk
Manek Chowk is the most popular traditional food street in Ahmedabad. It has lots of old buildings with the best architecture. It is located near Bhadra Court, a prime location of the city. Manek Chowk is also known for its bullion market and traditional food street.
Best Things to Do: Traditional street food is much popular in the city. There are varieties of food available from modern to Desi like traditional Indian, Chinese, Punjabi, Mexican, Continental and others. It is better to taste the traditional street food at Manek Chowk for a real taste of India.
5. Lal Darwaja
Lal Darwaja is a famous local market for traditional shopping. Lal Darwaja is a very crowded with so many footpath stalls selling products at the cheapest rates. Be aware, lots of low quality and duplicate items are also sold at the place.
Tips: Be aware of duplicate items or low quality products at Lal Darwaja. They will quote you 5 times higher prices from its original selling price. For example, if you would like to buy shoes from the stall owner, they will quote you Rs. 1000/-. If you are good at bargain, you can easily purchase that shoes for around Rs. 200/-.
Safety: Generally, Lal Darwaja is one of the popular shopping destinations of Ahmedabad city. Thousands of people visit this place for cheap price products. It is always advisable to secure your money and also yourself. A sometime pickpockets incident happens to steal your money and luggage. Read more here for Lal Darwaja shopping and safety tips.
6. Vastrapur Lake
Vastrapur Lake is the pride of Ahmedabad and situated in the western part of the city. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has renowned this lake in the year 2002 with so many new facilities to make it tourist spot of the city. Vastrapur Lake is much popular among walkers during the morning and evening.
7. Motera Stadium (Sardar Patel Stadium)
It is also known as the Motera Stadium which is situated in Motera, Ahmedabad. It is the largest cricket stadium in the state of Gujarat with a capacity of 54,000 which was built in 1982 by the Gujarat Cricket Association, commonly known as GCA. Shashi Prabhu was the architect for Motera Stadium. He has also designed famous Indian buildings in the country.
Lots of state level, national level as well as International level cricket matches held in the stadium. There are two ends namely 1. Adani Pavillion End and 2. GMDC End. You have to take permission from GCA as a tourist to see the stadium. It is one of the most popular cricket stadiums in India.
8. Jama Masjid
The Jama Masjid is one of the oldest mosques in Ahmedabad which was built in the year 1424 during the era of Ahmed Shah. There are total 15 domes and 260 spires in the mosque. Jama Masjid meaning in English is “Friday’s Mosque” i.e. Jama=Friday and Masjid=Mosque. Jama Masjid was inaugurated by the Sultan Ahmad Shah-I on 4th January, 1424 for private use of the sultans. For so many decades, it is being used by the public of the city for prayers.
9. Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum
The Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum is also known as L. D. Museum, located near the University of Gujarat, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad. It is a museum of Indian Sculptures, Wood works, Paintings, Manuscripts, Bead works, Bronzes, Drawings, and coins. The museum is open on all working days except on Mondays and holidays. FYI, the museum also have in house art reference library.
10. Rani Ni Hajiro
Rani no Hajiro is a tomb complex, located near Manek Chowk, Ahmedabad. The construction is based on Indo-Islamic architecture and designated as Monument of National Importance. The tomb complex has one of the best Islamic architectures in the country. Many shopping areas are also located near the monument.
Article Title: Top 10 Best Tourist Places in Ahmedabad for Tourism
Article last re-published on November 10, 2016.