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AhmedabadAhmedabad largest and colorful city of Gujarat . The city founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in 1411 A.D., lies on the left bank of the Sabarmati River. Ahmedabad is known for its beautiful monuments of historical and archaeological importance. The elegant architecture of its mosques and mausoleums is a unique blend of Muslim and Hindu Styles. The city has grown into a great textile and commercial centre. ahmedabad is a city where one can enjoy the better things of life, be it food or amusement. Ahmedabad is place of interest for tourists, ranging from monuments to amusement parks.
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Tourist Attractions in Ahmedabad
Walled City
Walled CityOne enters the walled city of Ahmedabad through a huge gate, which allows a glimpse into the affluence of the ancient buildings of the 18th century. The magnificence of the buildings, their richly carved woodwork and stone facades must be seen.
Gandhi Ashram
Gandhi AshramSatyagraha Ashram or the Gandhi Ashram is a place of see in Ahmedabad as it was the centre for the Indian freedom struggle. In A.D. 1930, Gandhi called upon the Indians to defy the Salt Tax imposed by the British. The whole of India rose to the call and from Gandhi Ashram rallied on the Dandi March to the sea with him.
Hridaya Kunj
Besides the ashram another place to visit in Ahmedabad is 'Hridaya Kunj'-a simple cottage where Gandhi lived. The place is now preserved as a national monument. Amongst the places to be seen in Ahmedabad's Gandhi Ashram are the Gandhi Memorial Centre, a library and a sound-and-light show displaying the Mahatma's life and work.
Jama Masjid
Jama MasjidBuilt by Ahmad Shah in A.D. 1423, near the Bhadra Fort, the Jama Masjid of Ahmedabad is one of the most striking mosques in India. The Jama Masjid is a place to visit in Ahmedabad owing to its Indo- Saracenic style of architecture and 15 domes resting upon 260 pillars.
Hathee Singh Jain Temple
Hathee Singh Jain TempleA temple , outside the Delhi Gate, in pure white marble. The 52 shrines, each with an image of a Jain Tirthankar in the temple are places to be seen in Ahmedabad. This Jain temple of Ahmedabad was built by Sheth Hathee Singh in 1848 and is dedicated to Dharmanath, the fifteenth Jina or Jain apostle.
Sidi Bashir Mosque
Sidi Bashir MosqueSidi Bashir Mosque or the Shaking Minaret or Jhulta Minar outside the Sarangpur Gate. The place is to be seen to know that if one of the minarets is shaken, the other one begins to vibrate on its own without any provocation.
Kankaria Lake
Kankaria LakeAmongst the places to be visited in the lake is the island garden at its centre with a summer palace known as Nagina Wadi. Lush green parks, an aquarium, a boat club, a natural historical museum, and a zoo surrounding the park make the lake a place to be seen in Ahmedabad.
Calico Museum
Calioco MuseumThe must visit places in Ahmedabad is the Calico museum of fabric, yarn and textiles. The place to be seen came into being in 1949 as a result of the painstaking efforts of Ms Gira Sarabhai. The museum is one place in Ahmedabad where designs, prints, and blocks from all over the world attract tourists from India as well as abroad.
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