Sightseeing in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad came a step closer to realising its dream of becoming a world heritage city with the
Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) nominating the walled city for Unesco's 'World Heritage List'.
It will be included in the Unesco 'tentative list' which gives the front-runners for the tag.

This is a milestone for Ahmedabad as it is the only city in the country that has been nominated by
ASI under this category. Despite its long history and numerous heritage sites, India does not have a
single world heritage city.

Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati
In tribute to Gandhi, Nehru said: "Wherever he trod became
hallowed land, wherever he sat became temples."

True, indeed, that wherever Gandhi stopped has become a place
of pilgrimage and wherever he roamed has become a sanctified place.
The Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, so named after the holy river
Sabarmati, situated on the river's banks is such an example.
The ashram now has a museum, Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalay.

Distance from Venue: 7.5KM

Gujarat Science City
Is a bold initiative of the Government of Gujarat to realize this priority. The Government is creating
a sprawling center at Ahmedabad which aims to provide a perfect blend of education and entertainment.

IMAX 3D Theatre:
The Harry Potter shows timings of "3D Movie"
Monday & Friday
4:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday
2:00 PM, and 5:30 PM

The Musical Fountain shows timings are Monday-Sunday
1st - Show on 7.00 pm (In winter)
2nd - Show on 7.30 pm
3rd - Show on 8.00 pm
4th - Show on 8.30 pm

The Hall of Space & Hall of Science Timing
Open on all days
Entry Time -12:00 pm
Entry Closed Time - 7.30 pm
Pavilion Closed Time - 8.00 pm

Distance from Venue:

Kankaria Lake- Sabarmati River Front
Is the biggest lake in Ahmedabad in earlier days it used to be known by the name "Qutub Hojj" or "Hauj-e-Kutub". It is located in the southern part of the city in Maninagar area. Kankaria was built by Sultan Kutubuddin in 15th century.

Lighting and special effects on the walkway and sumptuous food of the restaurants in the central garden make the lake a worthwhile place to visit or spend an evening.

Timings: Monday- Saturday 5:00 am to 7:00 pm

Distance from Venue: 11KM

Akshardham Temple:
Is one of the largest temples in the Gujarat. The temple complex combines devotions, art, architecture, education, exhibitions and research at one place.
Akshardham is closed on Monday.
Monument: Daily 9:30 7:30 p.m.
Night Lighting: On Saturdays, Sundays
Exhibitions: Daily 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Rides & Games: 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.
Restaurant: 10:00 8:00 p.m.
Souvenir Shop: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Distance from Venue: 30KM

Hussain Doshi Gufa:
Is an underground art gallery located in Ahmedabad that depicts the works of the famous Indian painter named M.F.Hussain. It has been designed by the famous architect B. V. Doshi. Thus, the art gallery has been named after the two eminent personalities, Hussain and Doshi. The gallery is more popularly known as Amdavad ni Gufa. It has been given the name Gufa, as its structural design resembles a cave.

Timings: Tuesday-Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Monday Closed)

Distance from Venue: 2KM

The Calico Museum:
The museum was founded in 1949 by the industrialist Gautam Sarabhai and his sister Gira Sarabhai. The Calico Museum of Textiles is the premier textile museum of the country, and one of the most celebrated institutions of its kind in the world for its distinguished and comprehensive collection of textiles and artifacts.

Timings: Monday to Sunday (Except Wednesday and Public Holidays)

10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (Entry between 10.15 and 10.30 a.m. only)

20 people are allowed in the morning tour and the administration makes a prior confirmation and arrangements for the tour.

The second tour is of the galleries situated in the Haveli in the evening between 3.00pm and 5.00 p.m. (Entry timings 2:45 and 3:00 p.m. only)

A group of ten people are permitted for this tour, so please make advance booking for the evening tour.

Distance from Venue: 9KM

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