Ahmedabad, locally known as Amdavad, is the largest city and former capital of Gujarat. Every tiny old lane of this city has something to explore within it and the antique yet modern vibe of this place is what makes it so popular among tourists. TravelTriangle has numerous exciting Ahmedabad Tour Packages to choose from! Be it the beautiful Sabarmati Ashram or the religious Jama Masjid, Iskcon Temple, Swaminarayan Temple, every tourist sight of the city is worth a visit and we have them all covered for you in our Ahmedabad Vacation Packages!
5 Places To Visit During Ahmedabad Packages
The holy city of Ahmedabad is best known for Sabarmati Ashram, built by Mahatma Gandhi. This historical place is the ultimate tourist spot to visit if you want to feel calm and placid. The Ashram Museum includes an art gallery, a library and the archives that tell you a lot of about Gandhi, his family, his ways, revolutionary movements and much more. There are multiple religious places which are a must-visit like the Jama Masjid, Iskcon Temple and the Swaminarayan Temple. Visit these and pay your respects to the almighty. Do not miss out on the magnificent Bhadra Fort and the amazing museums in Ahmedabad that are all included in our Ahmedabad Package. Apart from this, there are many other amazing places too in the city that must not be missed at any cost. The top ones are as follows.
1. Kankaria Lake
What’s Special: Second largest lake of Ahmedabad
Nearby Attractions: Balvatika & NH Museum, Adventure World, Kankaria Aquarium
Timings: Tuesday – Sunday: 4:00 AM – 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM Closed on Monday
Entry Fee: Adult: INR 25
Child (below 3 years) and Senior Citizens: INR 10
Educational Trip: INR 1 Free entry for joggers from 4:00 AM to 8:00 AM
This is the second largest lake in the city and is a must-visit. One will feel truly closer to mother nature and enjoy the surroundings. People can enjoy a plethora of activities here. From archery to gymnastics, water rides and many more, there is a lot to indulge in. It is also the place where various cultural festivals, events take place. Things like balloon safari, zoo, toy trains, and amusement parks are also situated in the premises of this area. If one wishes to go to a picnic, Kankaria Lake makes for a great location. This place is especially a hit among the morning joggers. In the evening there is a light and sound show that brightens up the whole place with various kinds of lights. This is a great show that must be witnessed.
2. Jhulta Minar
What’s Special: Movements of the minarets
Nearby Attractions: Panchkuva Darwaja
Timings: 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Built By: Malik Sarang
This is one of the most intriguing places of Ahmedabad. The place has caught a lot of eyes of common people, architects, and historians from all around the globe. It is known that if one minaret is shaken the other one shakes on its own within a few seconds. The vibrations can be felt in both the minarets. This architectural wonder remains an unsolved mystery. Because of this phenomenon, the place has got its name” Jhulta Minaret” which translates to Swinging Minaret. This architecture is 500 years old and is a part of Sidi Bashir Mosque. The curiosity to know the physics behind these minarets is not new. It is believed that one Englishman almost took down these two minarets to get to the root of the mystery.
3. Swaminarayan Temple
What’s Special: Intricate Carving
Nearby Attractions: Jama Masjid, Nagina Wadi
Timings: 5:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Built By: Swaminarayan
This beautiful temple is located in Kalupur area and is also known as “Akshardham Temple”. The temple is known for its intricate carvings and the marvelous architecture which will leave anyone in awe. The temple is dedicated to Narayan Dev whose idol is decorated with beautiful fabrics and heavy ornaments. The best time to visit this place is during the time of Diwali as the who place lights up and many people come to pay their respects here.lThe temple has also preserved and kept the personal artifacts of Swami Narayan. Be a part of their morning Aarti which is illuminating and completely peaceful. The temple complex also consists of a multi-story guesthouse and a medical clinic.
4. Sabarmati Ashram
What’s Special: Gandhi Ji’s belongings
Nearby Attractions: Abhay Ghat Samadhi Of Morarji Desai
Timings: 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Sabarmati Ashram need no introduction. It is the most popular place in the city and is visited by thousands of people every month. The Sabarmati Ashram was home to Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba. It is here where Gandhiji started his Dandi March. The ashram is located near the Sabarmati River and is completely peaceful. The ashram houses a museum where one can see several personal artifacts of Gandhi like his letters, books, photos, famous charkha and more. This is a very good place to visit especially for history buffs. Visiting this place, one can closely see the life led by Gandhiji as this place stands as an inspiration and guiding of his life and its mission. People can spend houses here and see his life closely through his belongings.
5. Bhadra Fort
What’s Special: Intricate Carving
Nearby Attractions: Teen Darwaza
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Built By: Ahmad Shah
The Bhadra Fort is located in the middle of lush greenery and is one of the most beautiful parts of the city. People visiting this place will truly feel closer to the best of mother nature. The fort also consists of a temple that many people visit. The fort is very popular for its intricate carving, latticework and so much more. People can spend hours here admiring the beauty and the nearby area. Since there is a lot of greenery around it, people can also spot some beautiful birds here.
Best Time To Go On A Ahmedabad Holiday Package
Ahmedabad is a generally warm place that enjoys three main seasons- summers (March to June), winters (November-February) and monsoon (July-September). The winters are the best time to visit Ahmedabad as the weather is pleasant during these months and the vacation can hence be enjoyed thoroughly.
Summers are a very difficult time in Ahmedabad. The city gets soaring hot and it gets very difficult to step out since the mercury touches 50 degrees. There are fewer tourists during this time because of which the prices of hotels also drop. The summers start from Marcha and last till August.
Come Monsoon in the month of July till October, and Ahmedabad witnesses rainfall as this is the monsoon season. The weather gets quite nice and cool with winds blowing. With the coming of monsoon, there are also several festivals that are celebrated here and because of which there is an inflow of tourists especially because of Navratri and Garba.
This is the best time to visit Ahmedabad as the weather becomes very pleasant. The winter season starts in December and lasts till February. Tourists travel this destination in big numbers and explore it thoroughly. It is also during this time that Rann Mahotsav and the kite festival takes place.