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-| Ahmedabad Tour | -

Jumma Masjid, Ahmedabad HolidaysSituated at the banks of the river Sabarmati, the city has thriving combination of Hindu, Muslim and Jain communities.
The major places of interest are -

Bhadra (A 1400 AD mosque) ;
Ahmadshah's Mosque (1250 AD) ;
Jami Masjid (1412 AD) ;
Swaminarayan Temple ;
Tomb of Rani Sipri (1514 AD) ;
Shaking Minarets ;
Hathi Singh Temple and
Calico Museum of Textiles (one of the finest collection of furniture, clothes, textiles and crafts - the most famous among all the artifacts is a colorful embroidered wall hanging depicting legends of Lord Krishna's life. The height of this masterpiece goes from ground to second floor).

The most important and sacred spot in the city is SABARMATI ASHRAM OR GANDHI SMARAK. Here, original letters and collection of photographs of mahatma Gandhi's years of freedom fight are displayed. The ashram also has got the collection of Gandhi's personal belongings, such as wooden shoes, white seamless cloths and a pair of his round spectacles.

Places around Ahmedabad

ADALAGE VAV - means "the step well". This place is situated 19 kms. from Ahmedabad and is one of the most spectacular step wells in Gujrat. Alive with exquisite sculptures on the walls, carved pillars that portray erotica, dancing maidens, musicians and animals. The most beautiful is the image of Shiva in his terrible aspect - Bhairav. The monument is best seen around the noon when sunlight penetrates the five stories of Well shaft.

SARKHEG is 10 kms from Ahmedabad The area has beautifully fashioned monuments arranged around an artificial lake.

NALSAROVAR RESERVE is 50 kms from Ahmedabad The total area of the lake is 121 sq. kms. which attracts colonies of flamingos, cranes , storks, pelicans, ducks and geese.

LOTHAL is locatedPelicans in Nalsarovar Reserve 100 kms from Ahmedabad, it is the largest excavated site with the remains of Harappa Civilization that spreads across Western India to Eastern Pakistan. The evidence found here proves that this was a vast city and one of the main centers of the civilization dating back to 4th millennium BC

PATAN is 140 kms from Afmedabad, this place is most famous for its hand-woven silk patola sarees (the one original piece can range between 75,000 to 1.5 lakhs of rupees depending on the craftsmanship). Besides, Patan was also the ancient capital of Hindu and Jain kings of Gujrat. The original city served various Rajput dynasties, There is a stunning step well " RANI-KI-VAV " which was built in year 1050 AD, the well has deep octagonal shaft and has got exquisite figures and beautifully carved pillars.

The Jain Temples of Taranga are situated 100 kms from Ahmedabad , The temples are particularly striking and well preserved than temples at Mount Abu. The main temple is built of sandstone and it is dedicated to Lord Adinath ( II Tirthankar of Jains).

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