Ahmedabad Sightseeing

Located on the banks of the Sabarmati river, Ahmedabad is the largest city in Gujarat. It is the fifth-most populous city in India and in 2012 was ranked the best Indian city to live in by The Times of India. It was first founded in the 11th century by King Karandev who named the city Karnavati. It was renamed by the 15th-century Muzzafarid dynasty ruler, Sultan Ahmed Shah. Here is a list of Ahmedabad sightseeing places that gives you hints of the stories this city has to tell.

Mahatma Gandhi
cricket stadium in Ahmedabad

Sabarmati Ashram

 
Established in 1915 by Mahatma Gandhi, this is arguably the most famous of all Ahmedabad tourist places. In 1930, it was from here that Gandhi and his companions set off on the Dandi march, which protested against the British tax on salt, and was an integral episode in the Civil Disobedience Movement. Today, it houses a museum dedicated to Gandhi's life and sees thousands of visitors every day.

 

Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium

 
With a capacity of around 132 thousand spectators, the Narendra Modi cricket stadium is the next stop on our Ahmedabad sightseeing list. First constructed in 1983, it was demolished and rebuilt in 2020. It's capacity after the renovation meant that it is now the largest sports stadium in the world. It is home to the IPL team Gujarat Titans. It was also where the 'Namaste Trump' event was held in honour of former US President Donald Trump.

temple in Ahmedabad
aquarium in Ahmedabad

Akshardham Temple

 
Also called Swaminarayan Akshardham, this remarkable temple is a worthy addition to your Gandhinagar sightseeing list. It was opened to the public in 1992 and has seen a steady influx of devotees every day since. Apart from the stunning architecture, it also houses various exhibition halls that showcase the life of Swaminarayan and various themes of Hinduism.

 

Gujarat Science City

 
For lovers of science, Gujarat Science City will rank at the top of the list of best tourist places in Ahmedabad. It was established in 2001 and houses India's first-ever IMAX 3D theatre. There are various facilities that make learning science entertaining to visitors like musical fountains, LED screens that play educational films, halls dedicated to space, science, energy, robotics, an aquarium, and a whole host of other resources that both teach and entertain.
Ahmedabad has a lot more to offer to the curious visitor. Come stay at Narayani Heights in Ahmedabad and go exploring around this wonderful city.