Another name used for Ahmedabad is Amdavad. It is the largest city of Gujarat and one of India’s most vibrant cities. It is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River. Ahmedabad is considered as the twin city to Gandhinagar, the present capital of the state.

Through the years, Ahmedabad has been transformed into an economic gold mine and an industrial foundation of India. In the year of 2017, the Old Ahmadabad was given the title of India’s first World Heritage City by UNESCO. Besides its diverse culture and its evolving economy, this city is also known for its tourism. Following are things one can do in Ahmedabad –

1. Shanku’s water park and resort

The Shanku’s Water Park was created by the Keshav holiday resort Pvt Ltd. It is known to be the oldest and largest Water Park ever made in Eurasia. This park is one of the most popular water parks in Ahmedabad. Shanku’s Water Park is famous for its weekend activities. It has extensive number of unique water rides designed for both adults and kids. It runs restaurants and provides facilities to hold business gatherings and weddings. This water park is open from 10am to 5:30pm.

Fee: The one-time entry to the water park costs around INR 500 during weekdays and INR 600 during the weekend. (Exclusive of food, photography, costume, locker fee, etc.)

2. Sabarmati Ashram

Sabarmati Ashram is a well-known and a popular location for various reasons. A visit to the Sabarmati Ashram is one of the top places to visit in Ahmedabad. In the year 1917, Mahatma Gandhi established this ashram in Sabarmati. The main center of India’s freedom movement, the ashram was also called the Satyagraha Ashram. It was the main base from where Gandhi led the Dandi march or the salt satyagrah.

This place now holds the museum that has preserved a detailed, informative record of Mahatma Gandhi’s life and his teachings. The ashram has various guest houses where visitors from India and abroad are accommodated.

Vinoba Kutir is a cottage is named after Acharya Vinoba Bhave who stayed at this cottage. Upasana Mandir is an open -air prayer ground, where after Prayers Mahatma Gandhi would refer to individual’s questions and as head of family would try to analyze and solve these queries and the Magan Niwas is a hut used to be the home of the ashram manager. The ashram is open from 8:30am to 6:30pm. There is no cost for visiting this ashram. The ashram is located in Old Wadaj

3. Jhulta Minara

Jhulta Minara is an important piece of architecture and it is also known as the shaking Minara. This historic monument is a unique attraction. Typical of its name, Jhulta Minara, the minarets start vibrating, when one is shaken. The architectural piece is unique because of the masterful craftsman ship involved. To date no one knows why the other minaret shakes. It is located Near Kalupur Railway Station Road and open from 9 am -5 pm.

4. Movie night at the Sunset Drive in Cinema

One can visit many locations and take part in various night life activities in Ahmedabad. Out of these, one of the most important activities one must experience is watching a movie at the popular and massive drive in cinema. It is an absolute must- see and must-experience attraction for everyone who visits this city. It has ability to accommodate over 600 cars. This open-air cinema has by far the largest screen in Asia. It also has a multi-cuisine restaurant. There are two shows available at 7:30 & 10:30pm.

5. Beautiful vintage cars in the Auto World Vintage Car Museum

The Auto World Vintage Car Museum in the city is one of the biggest museums in the world, specifically for automobiles. The museum has a huge collection of motorcycles, cars etc. the museum is known to have more than 100 such amazing cars which range from popular brand names such as the Bentleys, Rolls-Royces, Daimler and Lincolns. The auto world also has facilities such as souvenir shops, auditoriums etc. Along with these major attractions, the most enticing and anticipated activity in this museum is the chance to drive the vintage cars. A nominal fee of INR 50 per person is charged as entry fee. The museum is open from 8 am to 9 pm.

6. Paradise for the shopaholics- Law Garden

The law garden is the hub for the Ahmedabad’s amazing handicrafts and interesting Guajarati outfits. If you are looking to buy souvenir than Law Garden is probably the best place for you in the whole town. This place offers some amazing collections by the local hawkers. It is also a great place to enhance your bargaining skills. The market generally opens at 11 am in the morning.

7. Victoria Garden

Victoria Garden is situated at the southern verge of the majestic Bhadra Fort. It is a delightful place for people who love greenery and open spaces. It is one of the best things to do in Ahmedabad for people of all ages. Victoria Garden is a great place for recreational activities and utilizing the amenity of the famous Victoria Garden. The beautiful garden has an exotic backdrop which makes it a feast for the eyes.

8. Visit the remarkable Jama Masjid

It is regarded as one of India’s most beautiful mosques. it was built by Ahmed Shah in 1423. The best time to visit here is during the evening, when you can feel the peace and appreciate the architecture. The garden is located at Gandhi road.

9. Explore the famous Calico Museum of Textiles

This great textile museum was set up in 1949 by Jawaharlal Nehru. It is India’s most prestigious textile museum. This museum contains few of the world’s rarest collection of antique Indian textiles, from the 17th century, some of which are up to 500 years old. Timing for cisitng Calico Museum of Textiles is from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Please note that the museum remains close on Wednesday.

10. Get to know the Science City

This was set up by the government of Gujarat in 1960 to spread awareness about the development and evolution of science and its application in life. You can not only learn some amazing things about science from this place but Science City is also a great place to entertain yourself. The project aims at making people understand things in an easier manner, through virtual reality activities and live demonstrations. Major attractions include the exhibition hall, amphitheater, IMAX 3D Theatre and the thrill rides.

11. Get in touch with your inner child at the Kite Museum

The kite museum is ranked second in the world and the first of its kind in the country. This place was the created by Mr. Bhanubhai Shah, an avid kite enthusiast and a collector since he was 21 years old. As of now, the museum has over 125 varieties of kites. This place is the ideal place to learn about the ancient sport of kite flying. You can visit this museum anywhere between 10 am to 6 pm. Please note that the museum remains close on Monday.

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