Ahmedabad or in Gujarati we say Amdavad, the city was also known as ‘Karnavati’ in the ancient times. Ahmedabad is a scenic city which was founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah and has two parts to explore, one is the ancient part of monuments, lakes, temples, mosques and the other part is commercial hub with tall buildings, and multiplexes. The scenic city Ahmedabad has beautiful locations to explore and is popular place in Gujarat Tourism.

In this blog we will explore the scenic places to visit in Ahmedabad, we tried to cover all the important destinations, but Ahmedabad is not limited to these attractive places, it’s a city of love and kindness. Let’s explore together!!!

25 Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Sabarmati Ashram

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Sabarmati Ashram is a popular tourist spot situated on the bank of Sabarmati River that showcases the life of freedom fighter, Mahatma Gandhi. The Sabarmati Ashram is divided into sections, the cottage where Mahatma Gandhi lived is known as ‘Hridya Kunj’. The artifacts of Mahatma Gandhi, like glasses, slippers, and charkha can be seen in the ashram. You can also explore the library which has around 35,000 books in three different languages, English, Hindi, and Gujarati. In the historical significance, from Sabarmati Ashram, Gandhi started ‘Dandi March’ an important chapter of Indian History.

Sabarmati Riverfront

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The panoramic Sabarmati Riverfront is spread across 10km and the famous tourist spot to spend evening with the family, friends and couples. The Sabarmati Riverfront has a clean water with lush greenery, where you can also enjoy water activities, boating in speed boats and water boats. In the evening the Sabarmati Riverfront looks stunning, all the lights lit up and you can take a taste of delicious Gujarati food from the food stalls situated at the riverfront.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid also known as Jumma Masjid is a famous mosque that was founded by the founder of Ahmedabad, Sultan Ahmed Shah. The mosque is also famous for its architecture in the Indo-Islamic style, the carvings on the walls of the mosque mesmerized you. To enter Jama Masjid, three entrance gates were there with a huge prayer hall and a pond situated inside the mosque. The mosque has graveyards of ruler Ahmed Shah and their son and grandson along with the queen’s tomb known as Rani-no-Hajiro.

Bhadra Fort

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A fort with red stones, embraced by an architect of Indo–Saracenic has a temple of Bradrakali, a mosque, and towers. In ancient time, the fort was used by the royal people and various events was organized in the fort. The Bhadra Fort has historical significance, the Mughals invaded the fort, then Marathas took over, and before independence, the Bhadra Fort was ruled by the Britishers.

Kankaria Lake

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Kankaria Lake is the famous tourist spot in the scenic city Ahmedabad, the lush green garden situated in the middle of the lake is a picturesque spot where you can reach by walking in the footway decorated with the plants. In Kankaria Lake, you can enjoy the various kind of water activities and toy train is a major attraction point for the localized too, so don’t miss it. In the month of December, the carnivals situated around the Kankaria Lake, so you can plan in winter to enjoy the carnival.

Adalaj Stepwell

Adalaj Stepwell was built in 15th century by queen Rudabai to cure the issue of water crisis in the town. The historical monument Adalaj Stepwell is not limited as a bawli, the five-storey monuments signified with the Indo-Islamic architect with the symbols of Hindu in the walls. The walls of Adalaj Stepwell carved beautifully which also represents daily activities and when you go inside the stepwell the temperature goes down rapidly making it the coolest place in summer.

Sidi Sayyed Mosque

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The famous mosque of Ahmedabad, Sidi Sayyed Mosque was built in the year 1573 and is renowned for its Indo-Islamic architecture. The mosque was built with yellow stones and the carvings on the windows and panels mesmerized you. Visit the famous Sidi Sayyed Mosque and try to capture the beauty of this mosque with your camera.

Sarkhej Roza

Sarkhej Roza is a historic place situated around 35 acres of land and the complex resembles an Indo-Islamic architect. The historic monument is built around the Sarkhej Lake and the 105-feet tomb of Sufi saint Ahmed Khattu Ganj Baksh attracts tourists. Sarkhej Roza has a mosque inside the complex with a large prayer hall and a courtyard.


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ISKON Temple is popular around the whole world and devotees of Lord Krishna and Radha Rani pay visits to the temple to feel peace. The temple is situated on land of 4 acres and surrounded by beautiful gardens, and lawns, has a meditation room, restaurants, a library, and rooms for the devotees. The walls and ceilings showcased the story of Lord Krishna and the architecture of the temple is splendid.

Swaminarayan Temple

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The Swaminarayan Temple is dedicated to Lord Nar Narayana and is famous for the architect which is inspired by Gujarati, Rajasthani, Marathi, and British Style. The temple is painted with bright colour and it was built with Burmese Teak which gives it a stunning look. You can feel peace in the temple and the religious preaching, festivals were also celebrated at the place situated beside the temple which also accommodates pilgrims.

Hutheesing Jain Temple

Hutheesing Jain Temple is dedicated to the 15th Tirthankar of Jaini, Lord Dharmnath, the sacred place is also famous for its architecture, the carvings on the pillars, and the white marble attract tourists. The temple is dedicated to the Tirthankars of Jainism and has 52 shrines. In the year 2003, the 78 feet Mahastambh to memorialize the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir.

Calico Museum of Textiles

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The oldest textile museum, Calico Museum of Textile is famous for showcasing the history and artefacts of the textile industry. The museum was founded by Gautam Sarabhai and the whole museum is divided into two sections, one represents the history of textile and fabric and the other part represents religious clothes, furniture, miniature paintings, bronze objects, and others. The students who are into textiles, the researchers, and the tourist loves to explore the history of textile.

Kite Museum

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Kite Festival is a famous festival in Gujarat which is widely celebrated during Sankranti. The famous tradition is stored in the Kite Museum or we can say Patang Museum, which has a collection of various kinds of kites in different shapes, sizes, and colours. In the museum, you can explore the oldest kites with the definition of the traditional information. You can’t explore such kind of Museum in any of the parts, Ahmedabad is the only city which showcases

VECHAAR Utensils Museum

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Vishalla Environmental Centre for Heritage of Art, Architecture and Research (VECHAAR) Utensils Museum showcased the attractive utensils of old age era and the modern era. In this museum you will explore the 4000 different kinds of utensils made by mud, glass, bronze, brass and the materials used nowadays like steel, aluminum and others. The museum exhibits the utensils of different region of India, like Hookah from Haryana, the rituals accessories and many more.

Auto World Vintage Car Museum

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The Auto World Vintage Car Museum showcase the journey of automobile industry. In the museum, you will explore the collections of vintage cars, limousines, sports car, and the buggies used in old era. The branded collection of cars like Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Mercedes and many more.

Manek Chowk

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The Manek Chowk is situated in Old Ahmedabad and India’s second biggest market. The market starts with morning fresh vegetables, then converted into a Jewelry Market, and finally in the evening the market is lit up with beautiful lights where you can enjoy the delicious cuisine. Don’t miss to taste the famous and delicious Gujarati food.

Kamla Nehru Zoo

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Kamla Nehru Zoo or Kankaria Zoo is the best place to spend with the family. The zoo is a home to many animals and butterflies, and you would love to see the White Peacock, Nicobar Pigeons, India Star Tortoise, Tiger, elephants, and many others. The park is situated for the kids and you can also take a walk around under the trees and fresh air.

Statue of Unity

The Statute of Unity is the world’s tallest Statue of Shri. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, we known him as ‘Iron Man of India’. The height of statue is 182 meters and it is situated in bank of Narmada River and the Sarovar Dam. You can enjoy the sound and light show in the evening, and explore the Museum, Wall of Unity, and Exhibition Hall. You can also spend some time in the park built near the Statue of Unity and enjoy the pleasant environment.

Jhulta Minar

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Jhulta Minar or you can say Shaking Building, the architecture is splendid and you can’t define the way these minar shakes. The Jhulta Minar is a three storied building and the architecture and the carvings on the walls and balconies of this minar is unexplainable.

Gujarat Science City

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The science city is an initiative taken by the government of Gujarat and for the kids, young and old age people. The Gujarat Science City takes you in other world, the world of science through 3D IMAX theatre, you feel it in reality. The Gujarat Science City opens at 10:30 a.m. and closed by 7:30 p.m. and the charges are minimal of Rs. 20/-.

Teen Darwaza

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Teen Darwaza is a historic gate was used to enter in the Bhadra Fort, but nowadays, the Teen Darwaza is an entrance gate of the Shopping Streets. At this shopping streets, you can explore the clothes, art crafts, embroidery items, colourful bags, decorative items, while enjoy the delicious Gujarati Food. Make sure to bargain with the shopkeepers.

Modhera Sun Temple

Modhera Sun Temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Sun, was built by the Chalukya Rules at the bank of Pushpavati River. Inside the temple, the lotus shaped design was built for the Lord Sun and the other Hindu Deities. The architect has built it in such a way that the first rays of sun lit up the all deities. The walls, pillars, and the ceiling of the temple is carved beautifully and explained the story of Ramayana and Mahabharat. There is step-well inside the temple and the shrines of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and other deities are situated at each stepped.

Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

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Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary is the largest wetland bird sanctuary in the country. If you are bird watcher then you must visit this place especially in the monsoon season when migratory birds visited the sanctuary. In the sanctuary you will explore the various kinds of birds like pelicans, flamingo, ducks, geese, herons and spoonbills. You can also enjoy boating and enjoy the island, pleasant environment and the birds flocking around. To experience the ariel view of the sanctuary, must visit watchtower.

The Pols

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The Pols in the cities of Gujarat is quite famous, but it is believed the Pols of Old Ahmedabad is splendid. The Pols are known for the one or two secret entries which is known only to the owner of that packed houses. The architecture of the Pols is in Persian style and a symbol of Peshwa too.  Nowadays, the Pols are converted into cottage industry and at the center of pols the temples is situated and a place to feed the birds.

Shah Alam Roza

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The Shah Alam Roza is a famous tomb of sufi shrine and in the tomb has 24 graves of Shah Alam family in the form of dome. The marvelous part of this tomb is the architect and the stones used in the floor and the walls, the marbles in white colour is used and carving of marbles in the stone pillars looks spectacular.

Best Time to Visit Ahmedabad

The best time to visit Ahmedabad is winter i.e. from October to February when the temperature falls between 5 to 20 degree Celsius. The weather remains pleasant and you will enjoy all the tourist places of Ahmedabad in this cool breeze temperature.

How to reach Ahmedabad

  • Nearest Airport: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Ahmedabad Junction.
  • Nearest Bus Stand: Ahmedabad is well connected from the highways and has various bus stands. You can take cab or taxi from the bus stand to reach your destination

Final Thought

Ahmedabad is undoubtedly a scenic city where you can explore everything the historical places, the architecture, the Gujarati cusines of Maneek Chowk and the rich and heritage culture through the Kite or Vichaar Museum. If you love to explore the history of our country, then Ahmedabad is a perfect city which drive you in an era of freedom fighter and mosques and temples shows the rich heritage of old era. Why to wait, embrace the scenic city Ahmedabad with your friends, family and with your loved ones.

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