Top 10 Destinations to Visit from Ahmedabad
Rajkot is a major city in Gujarat having a rich historical past. Rajkot is a multicultural city having dense population belonging to different religions. It has developed into a vibrant business hub and is also a pilgrimage center, the Raj Rameshwar Temple being a popular religious site.
If you ever plan for a trip to visit religious destination in India, then Dwarka must be in your list. Dwaraka in Gujarat, is one of the main sites of Hindu pilgrimages. Travelling to Dwarka from Ahmedabad will turn to be a perfect option by the means of cabs or taxi.
3) Mount Abu
Mount Abu lies in the Aravalli mountain range and is the only hill station in the dry state of Rajasthan. It is a popular retreat for the residents of Rajasthan and Gujarat as it serves as a cool place away from the scorching heat of summers. The main attractions of Mount Abu are Dilwara Jain temples, Guru Shikhar and Nakki Lake.
Gandhinagar, is the new capital city of Gujarat on the banks of the Sabarmati River and is about 32 kms from Ahmedabad. You have famous places in Gandhinagar that can be added to the list of must visit places. Starting from Ahmedabad will be the best choice to go on a trip to Gandhinagar.
Baroda which is located on the banks of Vishwamitri River is the third largest city in Gujarat. It is a dynamic city and hub of various industries and institutions of national importance. Also known as Vadodara, this is Gujarat’s third largest city and is called the ‘Gateway to the Golden Quadrilateral’. Besides industry, it is known as a cultural and educational hub.
Located on the Mehsana highway, this amusement park has many fun and enjoyable rides for both children and adults alike and has all the modern facilities. This park-cum-resort also provides accommodation for those who wish to spend the night.
It also has an in-house restaurant for the foodies to indulge in. Other attractions of this sprawling theme park include a beautiful lake, garden, sports and fitness complex.
Udaipur is a famous tourist destination in the state of Rajasthan. Because of its beautiful lakes and palaces, it is often considered the most romantic city in India. It was the capital of the former kingdom of Mewar and you can find prominent palaces of Rajput era here. Many of these palaces have been converted into luxury hotels.
The busiest city in India has a list of places to be visited. From temple to beaches one must visit Mumbai on a long trip or tour. You can enjoy the activities in the beaches. Mumbai is also the hub for other business industries.
Located on the western coast of Gujarat, Somnath is best known for the Somnath Temple. This temple is of great religious importance for Hindus as it is the first Jyotirlinga shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. Somnath tourism largely revolves around temples that are visited by Hindu pilgrims throughout the year.
Surat is a beautiful city located in Gujarat. The city is referred as the Diamond Capital of the World and the City of Flyovers. When on a trip to Surat, make sure that you cover most of the local sightseeing places the major places being the Science centre, Dumas beach, temples etc.
Places to Visit in Ahmedabad
1) Gandhi Ashram - Located near Vadaj, the Sabarmati Ashram was once house of Mahatma Gandhi. The ashram was founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1915, and today without doubt, it is the biggest tourist attraction in Ahmedabad.
2) Bhadra Fort - To add special charm to the varied sights of the city there is the Bhadra Fort, which once housed royal palaces and well-laid gardens. It boasts the temple of Bhadrakali and was built in 1411 during the Maratha rule.
3) Akshardham Temple - Rich and Wonderful architecture. Located in Gandhinagar, about 20 km from Ahmedabad.
4) International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temple - This hindu temple depicts Krishna, and his lover, Radha, who is regarded as the personification of love.
5) Kankaria Lake - A circular lake built in 1451 by Sultan Qutub-ud-Din. In the centre of the lake is an island garden with a summer palace known as Nagina Wadi. It has a very beautiful Musical Fountain show (although the music isn't too good, the lights and fountain are worth a trip). The lake is a popular recreation centre surrounded by parks, 'Bal Vatika' - an aquarium, a boat club, a natural history museum and a zoo.
6) Hathisingh Jain Temple, Shahibaug Road - An impressive white structure, the Jain temple built of white marble and elaborately carved is dedicated to Dharmanath - the 15th Jina or Jain Apostle. Similar to all Jain temples, this temple to is rich in intricate carvings displaying, among other things, musicians.
7) Calico Textile Museum - One of the finest textile museums in the world in one of Gujarat's famous carved wooden havelis. The museum displays a magnificent collection of rare textiles dating back to the 17th century. There is also an excellent reference library on textiles.
8) Auto World Vintage Car Museum, Shri Pranlal Bhogilal - is a connoisseur of vintage cars. He has converted his private collection of vintage cars into a museum named Auto World Vintage Car Museum at Dastan Farm House. The Museum has a collection of more than 100 cars.