Navratri is known for the vivaciousness and zeal it brings into the air. With garba and dandiya, nothing can match the vibe this festival walks in with. But do you know the best place to enjoy this? Yes, you guessed that correctly! It’s Gujarat’s Ahmedabad. The city is known for its liveliness, and during Garba, it transforms into the tomorrowland of India. But the city has so much more to offer! So stay back and explore if you are in the city for garba only.
Ahmedabad Has So Much To Offer
1. Delicious Food
Whether you’re a novice engrossed in the Garba craze or an experienced Amdavadi, Explore Ahmedabad’s street food scene by visiting these well-liked and reasonably priced spots. This cafe has everything you could possibly want, including the delectable Ghughra sandwich, the tempting Ghotala dosa, desi-style pizzas, succulent chaats, and, of course, cool jamun shots.
Visit: Manek Chowk, HL Street and Vastrapur Lake
2. Sabarmati Ashram
A substantial collection of well-kept manuscripts of Gandhi’s writings from his time at the Sabarmati Ashram can be found in this memorial museum. The Ashram is now engaged in several initiatives that support the preservation of Gandhi’s legacy and the history of the independence movement.
3. Atal Bridge
The nation’s first of its sort is this famous Atal Bridge. It will link the Sabarmati Riverfront’s east and west sections. It has been influenced by the Kites and the Uttrayan celebration. The colors selected even mirror the tones of the kites. This glass Atal bridge is built between Sardar Bridge and Ellis Bridge so that pedestrians can enjoy the delight of crossing a river.
4. Adalaj Stepwell
Many step wells may be found throughout Gujarat; in some places, these are the only sources of water. One of Ahmedabad’s top tourist destinations is Adalaj Step Well, which dates back to 1499. The well is exquisitely embellished with geometric and floral forms, structures, and themes. It also features stunning platforms and galleries.
5. Kankaria Lake
People may have a great time with their friends and family at Kankaria Lake, which is the perfect location for a picnic. Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad’s largest lake, is a full-fledged entertainment area. There is also a balloon ride, among other amazing things. Additionally, the kid’s center and food stands make it ideal for families. A weeklong celebration is held at the lake in December.
6. Jama Masjid
The main mosque for Muslims, Jama Masjid, was constructed in the 15th century under Ahmed Shah. According to legend, it was the biggest mosque in the Indian subcontinent. The mosque was built as part of the city’s overall layout. It is located south of the procession axis that departs from the Teen Darwaza, a group of three arches, in the Maidan-i Shah.
Contrary to what many people think, Ahmedabad is a true shopping heaven. The vivid clothes, chunky jewelry, traditional handicrafts, and everything eccentric that can be found in markets show this city’s strong ethnicity, which is blending with a dash of modernity. If you are a good negotiator, there is nothing else like it.
Visit: Law Garden, Lal Darwaja Market, and Rani No Hajiro
Have you been to this beautiful city?
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