We spent some time relaxing in soothing ambience of various parks and boulevard built along Sabarmati riverfront. Next plan was to visit the biggest lake in Ahmadabad, Kankaria Lake for some entertainment packed flea markets and authentic food stalls. But due to time constraint we had to skip and directly head to our hotel, where we checked out and left to airport marking an end to this trail!
Some Useful Additional Information –
How to Reach Ahmedabad-
Ahmedabad is the biggest city of Gujarat and well connected by all means of transports. For Air travel, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (located close to city centre) hosts regular domestic as well as international flights. Same is the case for Ahmedabad Railway station and Road Bus Services.
Places to Visit Nearby-
The spirit of Ahmedabad lies in its heritage and enterprises which is evident from its various names throughout centuries. For instance, Karnavati of Karanadev and Rajnagar, the capital of Jainism. Due to rich industrialization here, it is sometimes referred as Manchester of India too.
When you’ve a good amount of time to be spent in city, many other interesting places in and outside Ahmedabad can be visited too such as -
Museums Probably the largest number of museums in any Indian city are housed in Ahmedabad, to name a few are:-
• Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Museum dedicated to Iron Man of India, exhibits many objects related to Indian National Movement surrounded in beautiful gardens.
• Vechaar-Utensils Museum with an extensive collection of utensils dating back to 100s of years in time till now.
• Kite Museum housed in Sanskar Kendra in Paldi displays of a plenty of uniquely carved kites consisting mirror-work and block print kites etc. Whereas Sanskar Kendra itself exhibits Ahmedabad from its cultural, historical and architecture point of view. Interestingly, it houses the longest incense stick in the world as well.
• Calico Textile Museum and L.D. Museum of lndology are too among this list
ISKCON Temple or Hare Krishna Temple by world famous ISKCON group to experience spirituality
Adalaj Stepwell another magnificent architecture and bigger version of Dada Harir Vav situated close the capital city of Gujarat, Gandhinagar.
Lothal (around 80 kms) is 4500 years old popular Indus Valley Site civilised on the banks of the mystical extinct Saraswati river. Wonder of its ruins reveals to tales ancient civilization discovered in excavations here.
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