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By Air

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport has both national and international flights, connecting various important cities of India and the world, offering several options on how to reach Ahmedabad. It is situated at 10 km north of the city of Ahmedabad. Air India has direct flights to the UK and USA from Ahmedabad. Indian Airlines has daily flights to Mumbai and Delhi from Ahmedabad. Flights for Bangalore, Goa and Chennai are also available from Ahmedabad.

By Rail

Transportation access to Ahmedabad is easy by rail as it is well linked by trains with other Indian cities. There are regular trains to Delhi, Mumbai, Vadodara and Udaipur. The Ahmedabad Railway Station and the Maninagar Railway Station are the two prime railway stations in the city.

By Road

A good roadway system connects the various parts of the city of Ahmedabad. Other cities of the state of Gujarat, namely, Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Rajkot, Palitana and Jamnagar are easily reachable via roadway.

Key places to visit
Gandhi Ashram (Sabarmati Ashram), Kankaria Lake, Akshardham Temple, Shaking Minarets.


Places to Visit

Gandhi Ashram (Sabarmati Ashram)

A name synonymous with the historic freedom struggle of India, Sabarmati Ashram on the banks of Sabarmati River is a familiar term to each house hold in India. As the residence of Gandhiji, this Ashram had played a key role, as it was from here Gandhiji urged the people of India to raise their voice against the loathsome rule of the British. He had sowed the seeds of non violence from this Ashram.

The light and sound show in the ashram gives a clear and in depth knowledge about Gandhiji’s life. It’s museum wing displays some of the original letters written by Gandiji and the photo archive depicts important moments and achievements in Gandhiji’s life. Visiting the museum is just like going through the historic era of India’s freedom struggle. One of the important edifices in the history of India, Sabarmati Ashram is a must see spectacle in Ahmedabad.

Kankaria Lake

A circular lake constructed in AD 1451 by Sultan Qutub-ud-din, the Kankaria Lake offers tourist places of interest like the island garden known as Nagina Wadi, parks, an aquarium, a boat club, a natural historical museum, and a zoo.

Akshardham Temple

A rare combination of tradition and expertise, Akshardam in Gandhinagar explicates the richness of Indian culture. A famous temple of the Swaminarayan sect, this cultural complex is a marvel in architecture. What makes this amazing structure so wonderful is the fact that not even a single rod of steel is used in its construction. It is learnt that the service and devotion of thousands of believers make this bewitching structure a reality. Intricately carved pink sandstone gives an enchanting look to the entire complex.

Akshardham is just not a temple but it is a centre of excellence in the field of education and enlightenment. This holy shrine houses not only the 7 feet gold statue of Lord Swaminarayan, but it houses three exhibition halls highlighting the richness of Indian Culture. These halls conduct light and sound shows, a multimedia show and an animatronics show to propagate the centuries old ethnicity of Indian society.

Shaking Minarets

The suffix a wonderful construction, would not suffice in describing the greatness of this architectural grandeur. Situated adjacent to the railway line, Jhulta Minarets remains as a mystery to the most elite technocrats of modern era. These towers move back and forth if one imparts a slight push on the top most arch of the towers. Hence it got the name Jhulta Minarets, which means swaying towers.

This amazing specimen of craftsmanship and technical expertise is a part of the Siddir Bashir Mosque that itself is a marvel in terms off designer works. It is quite perplexing that even after a lapse of so many years, how these towers retain its grandeur and elegance with its original grace.

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