Kite Festival at Ahmedabad
It is said that if one wants to experience the true spirit of Gujarat, Ahmedabad, is the city you should consider exploring. An important commercial and industrial center in India, this metro city is renowned for its rich cotton textiles, never-to-be-missed street food places like Manek Chowk, Diamond Cutting, places of historical significance like Gandhi Ashram, Teen Darwaza, Kankariya Lake, Adalaj Vaav and the mesmerizing and absorbing Trimandir and Sabarmati Riverfront.
One of the oldest places in Ahmedabad, Manek Chowk is a bustling open square named after saint Maneknath. This square functions as a vegetable market in the morning, jewellery market in the afternoon and an array of countless food stalls at night. Manek Chowk also houses a few historical places like Rani No Haziro, Badshah No Haziro, Ahmedabad Stock Exchange etc.
Gandhi Ashram is another significant place that has been attracting tourists from India and all over the world. A residence of Mahatma Gandhi, this ashram located along the banks of Sabarmati River has a unique charm to it as it fills visitors’ heart with a sense of serenity, and takes them back to the Gandhian era.
Kankariya Lake located in Maninagar, Ahmedabad is the 2nd largest lake in Gujarat. It traces its roots to Chalukya period though the lake was completed during the reign of Sultan Qutb-ud-Din Ahmad Shah II. In fact, Kankariya lakefront also has a vast zoo, joy rides, light shows, an Adventure Park, tourist attraction places, food stalls etc. It’s a perfect place where one can enjoy a fun day with the family.
Akshardham Mandir situated in Gandhinagar is bliss to visitors’ eyes. The feeling that one gets to experience in this temple is incomparable. Adalaj Vaav (Stepwell) is another place of tourist attraction, an architectural wonder that is sure to leave you enchanted. This 5-storey deep well was built by Queen Rudadevi of the Vaghela dynasty, in memory of her husband King Rana Veer Singh.