Things to do in Ahmedabad

The colourful and one of the largest growing cities of Gujarat, Ahmedabad, is filled with the
wealth of culture, architecture and rich heritage. Located on the eastern shores of the Sabarmati
River, the historic city of Ahmedabad or commonly known as old Ahmedabad has been declared
as India’s first UNESCO world heritage city. The well-preserved heritage blends well with the
new age culture to give its visitors a whimsical mosaic of elegant perfection.

A Gujarat travel and tourism package will take you on the journey of a lifetime, to the homeland for some of the
greatest leaders the world has seen.
1. Visit Sabarmati Ashram
This quiet and peaceful ashram was Mahatma Gandhi’s residence and he stayed here for 12 years
along with his wife Kasturba Gandhi and it was this exact place which functioned as the base for
his famous Dandi march. The ashram houses some old writings by Mahatma Gandhi himself
along with some independence and freedom related scriptures. The ashram also has several
paintings, sketches and artefacts depicting his life. You will witness the struggles and sacrifices
that were made by Mahatma Gandhi to provide complete freedom and gain some important
insights into his life.
Pro tip – be sure to remain at your best behaviour and show respect to the father of our nation by
not yelling, keeping your phones off and by not littering the place. Maintain peace and dignity.
Timings – 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Entry fees – free entry

2. Spend some fun time at Kankaria Lake
Completed in the year 1451, this scenic lake is the second largest lake in Ahmedabad. Home to
the week-long festival of Kankariya during the last week of December, this lake offers its visitors
to have a fun time in the zoo, toy trains, water rides, tethered balloon ride, water park among so
much more. You can also gorge on some delicious Gujarati snacks and food items in the nearby
food stalls and entertainment facilities. The lakefront lights up majestically in different shades
during the night time giving the visitors a spectacular view of the calm water.
Pro tip – do your bit and keep the lake clean and free from any sort of litters and garbage. Throw
the waste in the dustbin provided on the lakefront.
Timings – 4:00 am to 11:00 pm (Mondays closed)
Entry fees – INR 10/- for adults; INR 5/- for children; free entry for senior citizens and children
below the age of 5 years.

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3. Admire the vintage car collection at Auto World Vintage car museum

Established in the year 1927 by General Motors India, this car museum is one of the finest and
one of the top museums in the world, home to a fascinating collection of vintage and antique cars
from worldwide known brands like Mercedes, Maybach, Cadillac, Lincoln and a whole
plethora of other brands. For 500/- rupees you can also avail the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
of driving 1 out of 115 vintage cars selection for a fixed distance of 3.5 km. A visit here will
make you step back in time and witness the grandness of the past years.
Pro tip – do follow the rules that are laid out in the museum’s rules and regulations section, if you
cause any harm to the vintage vehicles in any way you will be held responsible at an extremely
heavy charge.
Timings – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm / 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Entry fees – INR 50/- per head


4. Take a walk around the unique Calico Museum of Textiles
Considered to be one of the most prime textile museums in India, this place consists of a unique
and comprehensive collection of Indian textiles. You will be astonished at the magnificent
history of India’s collection of colourful and vibrant textiles. On display are some of the regal
textile items like the court textiles of the Mughal rulers from 15th to the 19th century, regional
embroideries of the 19th century, miniature paintings, South Indian bronzes, Jain art and sculpture
among an array of others. A visit here will surely astonish you of its splendor.
Pro tip – be sure not to touch or lean on anything. Also keep in mind to keep your voice low
while speaking inside the museum.
Timings – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm (closed on Wednesdays)
Entry fees – free entry


5. Relax at Shanku’s water park
A visit to the oldest and the largest water park ever to be made in entire Eurasia, spending
some leisure time here along with your loved ones can be the perfect way of chilling and beating
the heat. The water park is filled with numerous water activities for kids as well as adults to have
a memorable time. You can also book a resort within the park premises to gain the most of it,
where the rooms are clean and the food is great! Be sure to visit this place along with your whole
family and friends.
Pro tip – it is advisable to go to this water park on weekdays in order to avoid a large crowd
that swarms the place during the weekends.
Timings – 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

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Entry fees – INR 500/- for weekdays; INR 600/- for weekends; these fees are exclusive of food,
photography, costume, locker fees and any other such personal expense that you may avail inside
the park.


6. Learn something at science city
A government-initiated establishment, this science city was brought to life with an aim of
increasing the children’s interest in the ever-changing world of science. The centre aims at
making science fun for young learners with the help of various tools like an IMAX 3D theatre,
life science park, musical fountain and other interactive themes. You can also perform various
harmless science experiments or even observe the massive earth dome. A visit here will
definitely evoke your interest in this field of work.
Pro tip – follow the rules and regulations of the park as listed.
Timings – 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Entry fees – the charges vary from INR 10/- to INR 125/- depending on your selection of the
show you are attending.

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