CAR RENTAL AHMEDABAD
The most convenient entry point into Gujarat is through the metropolis of Ahmedabad. The city contains some very fine museums, the Calico Museum of Textiles being considered among the world's finest. Ahmedabad's walled city is a living testimony to its heritage of crafts as women walk by in dazzling embroidered garments and flashing ethnic silver jewellery. Traditional Ahmedabad combines mosques of inspired workmanship, wooden Jain temples, unique stone stepwells and houses with ornately carved wooden balconies and window screens.
Modern Ahmedabad, just across the River Sabarmati spanned by four bridges, is a showpiece of contemporary architecture with designs by Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn and the best known Indian architects. Ahmedabad is a convenient base for a number of excursions, Modhera being the best known. 106 km away, this is one of the very few sun temples in the country.
Palces of Interest in Ahmedabad
Ahmed Shah's Mosque, Balvatika, Teen Darwaza and Bhadra Fort, Daria Khan's Ghummat, Siddi Sayyad's Mosque, Gita Mandir, Swami Narayan Temple, Hathisinh Mandir, Jhulta Minar, Jumma Masjid, Kankaria Lake, Rani Sipri's Mosque and Tomb, Rani Roopmati Mosque, Rauza of Shah Alam, Sabarmati Ashram, Siddhi Sayyad Mosque, Dada Hari Vav.
Museums & Art Gallerys in Ahmedabad
» Calico Museum of Textiles, Calico Mills,
» Shreyas Folk Art Museum.
» Gandhi Smarak Sanghrahalaya, Gandhi Ashram Sabarmati.
» L.D. Institute of Indology, Navarangpura.
» National Institution of Design.
» Tribal Research & trg. Museum, Ashram Rd.
» N.C. Mehta Art Gallery, Sanskar Kendra, Paldi.
» Kite Museum, Sanskar Kendra.
» Veechar Utensil Museum, Vasna Tolnaka.
» Natural History Museum, Kankaria
Excursions in Ahmedabad
Adalaj Vav 19 km, Lothal 80 km, Patan 113 km, Nal Sarovar 71 km, Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram 6 km, Gandhi Nagar 25 km, Modhera (Sun Temple) 106 km.
Best time to travel
Ahmedabad is basically a hot place that enjoys three main seasons, namely summers (March to June), winters (November-February) and monsoon (July- September). Ahmedabad became the base camp for the Indian freedom struggle. Ahmadabad is now regarded as a national pilgrimage, a symbol of non violence and peace Mahatma Gandhi built the Sabarmati Ashram on the outskirts of the city.