Top 10 Places to visit in Ahmedabad and Near by Ahmedabad
Places to visit in Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tourism
Top 10 Places to visit in Ahmedabad and Near by tourist places of Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tourism. Ahmedabad is the largest city of Indian state of Gujarat; it marks its entry in the club of top business cities of India. Ahmedabad played a vital role in the fight for independence; father of nation Mahatma Gandhi chose the magical land of Ahmedabad to live. The city is located on the banks of river Sabarmati which flows from between the city. The foundation stone of this city was laid by the king Ahmad Shah I of Gujarat sultanate on 26 February 1411; it was declared as the capital city of Gujarat Sultanate on 4th of March 1411 by king Ahmad Shah I himself. This ancient city has its root connected to Vedic era also, legends indicate that ancient sage Dadhichi used to live here on the banks of river Sabarmati. There are many tourist places in Ahmedabad; some of them are listed below:
Sabarmati Ashram: Mahatma Gandhi, a man who is a synonym of non-violence ideology. He is considered as the flag bearer of independence of India his motherland, equality, social justice, nonviolence. Sabarmati Ashram was his home & standing proudly on the banks of Sabarmati River till date, sending the message of love, self-dependence, truth, justice, equality & nonviolence. World’s most powerful men (Kings, nation heads, top spiritual & political leaders) felt honored by visiting this place of Gandhi. Gandhi chose this location for his ashram as it was in between of a jail & a crematorium as he believed that a satyagrahi must always be ready to go either of the places, such was his fearlessness & he invested the whole of his life to remove fear from the hearts of people. This fearlessness developed within in him because of his dedication to truth & justice. He quoted on many occasions that” Weak cannot forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of strong”. He passed all of his life to make them strong in right ways, make them fearless & self-dependent. Gandhi started his famous Dandi March from this ashram, this movement ended up in sending a strong message to the world that India will be fighting till her last breath for self-dependency & freedom. A museum in this ashram has the belongings of Gandhi which shows the simple yet miraculous lifestyle of Gandhi.
Sabarmati riverfront: Sabarmati riverfront often referred as River Front Park by locals is a park which is believed to be the bridge in the relationship of people of Ahmedabad & river Sabarmati. In very short period of time, this park became the most visited place of Ahmedabad; a perfect getaway from the hustle of a city life. Many activities are organized here by the government in order to make an entry on global chart of tourism. Taking a walk on the lower level of this park is total bliss & cant be missed especially in the night.
Kankaria Lake: Kankaria Lake is situated in the middle of the city of Ahmedabad; it has many attractions like boat ride, toy train ride, zoo, adventure ride. It has proven to the best hangout place in Ahmedabad. The zoo is magnificent so is the toy train. This 600 years old lake has a lot in her pocket to serve; Zoo here is considered as the best zoo in Ahmedabad with many animals & birds of different species. Other attractions are toy train, balloon safari & joy rides.
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