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Top sights in Ahmedabad

It may not be the first metropolis in your list when traveling to India, but the things to do in Ahmedabad are worth adding to your bucket list. A vibrant city in Gujarat, this destination boasts beautiful palaces, museums, mosques, delectable dishes, and more. Listed below are some of the best and most fun things to do in Ahmedabad!

Sabarmati Ashram

Formerly known as Satyagraha Ashram, Sabarmati Ashram located at the banks of its namesake river was became the home of Mahatma Gandhi when he returned from South Africa. This structure was once the primary planning hub for the Indian independence movement and is a witness to quite many significant historical events. Apart from its rich history, Sabarmati Ashram is also known for its peaceful and unique atmosphere. The complex has been converted into a simple yet engaging museum showcasing many of Gandhi’s photographs and memorabilia.
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The Adalaj Stepwell

The Adalaj Stepwell is a five-storey stepwell located on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Built in the 14th century mainly for water conservation, this beautiful structure provides refuge for the locals and travelers who had to walk miles for water. What makes it so enchanting is its series of carvings, galleries, and platforms on both sides. The fifth floor is especially breathtaking as it offers a view of the deep turquoise waters of the well itself. Today, the Adalaj Stepwell is famous for photo walks.
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Kankaria Lake

Said to be the second largest lake in Ahmedabad, Kankaria Lake serves as a recreation space and a nice respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Formerly known as Hauj-E-Kutub, this lake was once a bathing place for the royalty. Kankaria Lake now has an island-garden in the centre with a summer palace called Nagina Wadi. You can also find multiple tourist attractions, such as a zoo, toy train, water rides, and hot air balloon ride.
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The Calico Museum of Textiles

The Calico Museum of Textiles is the premier textile museum of India. Located in Gujarat, this attraction contains one of the world’s finest collections of modern and antique Indian textiles, some dating up to 500 years old. The museum has two sections: the Haveli, which houses religious textiles, miniature art, and Jain art, and the Chauk, which houses carpets, royal tents, and furnishings and clothing of the Mughals. Some of the notable displays you’ll find here are regional embroideries, double-ikat fabrics, and Kashmiri shawls.
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