Ahmedabad - India's first UNESCO World Heritage City
Declared as India's first UNESCO World Heritage City, Ahmedabad is steeped in history and tradition. Offering a seamless blend of spectacular architecture of centuries-old mosques and contemporary avant-garde design, Gujarat's biggest city is a bustling cosmopolitan hub.
Places to visit in Ahmedabad:
Sabarmati Riverfront is a waterfront developed on the banks of river Sabarmati in Ahmedabad. Started with an objective for sustainable development and environmental improvement, the pace has now become a major tourist attraction owing to its lush green promenades, beautiful parks and plazas and an all-around soothing ambience.
Counted among one of the best tourist attractions in Ahmedabad, It is the most famed temples in the country, which is renowned for its architecture and intricate carvings, Swaminarayan temple is one of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad. This is the first of all the Swaminarayan temples built across the world.
One of the striking and most beautiful features of Kankaria Lake is the garden – Nagina Wadi, constructed amidst water. You can reach it through the beautiful walkway that connects it to Kankaria Lake Waterfront. Apart from visiting the garden and indulging in water activities, the toy train ride is a must-try. It takes you around this large lake. Other than the different types of entertainment activities, the complex also has a zoo nearby.
Adalaj ni vav has been built in the Indo-Islamic style. At various levels inside the monument, the graphics, symbolic of Islamic structures, blend seamlessly with different Hindu symbols. Apart from the religious icons, the artists also adorned the walls with figurines depicting day to day activities. A visit to Adalaj Stepwell would be a memorable experience, especially for the history buffs, who can explore the architecture and enjoy the soothing drop in temperature inside. It served as a place of rest, back in the days and it’s comfortable to do so even today. Therefore, Adalaj Stepwell is one of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad in summer.
Jhulta Minar is one of the most unique monuments in the world. Featuring a most fascinating style of architecture. When one of the minarets is shaken the other corresponding minarets start vibrating after a few seconds but the area between the minars do not exhibit any vibrations at all.
Calico Museum of Textiles
The museum is beautifully designed in Gujarati Haveli architecture and houses a large collection of fabrics from all across the country. A wide variety of fabrics are available in different colors and patterns. The museum has a number of ancient cloth paintings, religious textiles, handicrafts, and tents back from the glorious years. Today, the museum has developed into an institute for scholars who wish to have an in-depth knowledge of textiles.
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