55 best places to visit in Ahmedabad

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Declared India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City, Ahmedabad, also known as the Manchester of India, is popular for its iconic mosques, tombs, museums, historical sites, temples and buzzing bazaars. In this blog, we have listed down the top 55 places to visit in Ahmedabad to plan your next vacation. 

55 Best places to visit in Ahmedabad

The places are categorised into,

  • Historical and architectural sites
  • Cultural and heritage museums
  • Ashrams
  • Religious Sites
  • Garden and parks
  • Dams, lakes and riverfronts
  • Zoos and nature
  • Shopping and markets
  • Memorials
  • Science and educational sites

Historical and Architectural Sites

Ahmedabad historical places make you wonder about their fabulous architecture. Here are some places to see in Ahmedabad

#1. Statue of Unity

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Begin your exploration by visiting the world’s tallest statue, “Statue of Unity”.  Built as an ode to the great Indian freedom fighter, Sardar Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel, also known as the Iron Man of India, this place reflects patriotism in every corner. This colossal monument is made of bronze and is 182 metres tall, making it one of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad. The statue overlooks the river basin of the Narmada River, and the Sardar Sarovar Dam, giving a pleasant ambience. 

Timings Tuesday to Sunday- 8 AM to 6 PM
Time Spent 1 to 3 hours
Entry Fee Adult: INR 120 + INR 30 (Bus Charges); Children: INR 60 + INR 30 (Bus Charges)
Address Sardar Sarovar Dam, Statue of Unity Rd, Kevadia, Gujarat 393155
What not to miss? Make sure to cover the museum, Sound & Light show, the Valley of Flowers, Sardar Sarovar Dam viewpoints and other attractions present.

 

#2. Dada Harir Ni Vav

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Though there are many architectural marvels in Ahmedabad, you shouldn’t miss Dada Harir Ni Vav. It is a 5-story deep step-well built by a woman, Dhai Harir who was a household lady of the then Sultan Mahmud Begada. She built a mosque and a small tomb, in which she was later buried. This monument holds national significance and is currently managed by ASI. Though there are so many places to visit in Ahmedabad, we bet you will be intrigued by Dada Harir Ni Vav’s octagonal shape and the pillar with fine carvings. 

Timings Monday to Sunday- 9 AM to 5 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Hanumansingh Rd, Haripura, Asarwa, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380016
What to keep in mind? For better lighting for photography, you can visit the stepwell in the early morning or late afternoon.

 

#3. Ambapur Ni Vav

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Our Ahmedabad travel guide next suggests visiting Ambapur Ni Vav. The 5-story deep step-well once held a place of importance in the semi-arid regions of Gujarat since it was the source of water for drinking, washing and bathing. You can marvel at the architecture and the deities carved into the walls. Still standing strong and in good condition, you can visit this place for clicking Instagram-worthy photos. 

Timings The step-well is open 24 hours. However, you can plan your visit between sunrise and sunset accordingly.
Time Spent 30 minutes to 1 hour
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address 5J26+M9R, Gandhinagar, Ambapur, Gujarat 382010
What to keep in mind? The site is not well-maintained like others. It requires cleaning and maintenance. Make sure not to litter.

 

#4. Rani Ki Vav

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Ahmedabad historical places are magnificent. This Monument of National Importance, as declared by UNESCO is known for its finest step-well architecture and is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Ahmedabad. Designed as an inverted temple, Rani Ki Vav has 7 levels of stairs with sculptural panels. Built during the rule of the Solanki Dynasty, it is located on the banks of the Saraswati River. If you are a history or archaeology student, this place is a haven with numerous sculptures including the Hindu deities and imaginary characters, like Apsaras. 

Timings Monday to Sunday- 8.30 AM to 7 PM
Time Spent 30 minutes to 1 hour
Entry Fee Adults- INR 40; Children below 15 years- Free
Address Hanumansingh Rd, Haripura, Asarwa, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380016
What to keep in mind? Since you have to walk down, climb up, and take too many steps to explore, make sure to wear comfortable shoes.

 

#5. Adalaj Step Well

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You will bow down when you look at the striking mix of Indo-Islamic architecture and the design of Adalaj Step-well. You should not miss the echoes of the pillars and walls that narrate a tragic love story that you should listen to while visiting this monument. You can find various carvings symbolising Hindu and Jain gods. You can easily spend endless hours getting lost in the rich tale of art, love and heritage. 

Timings Monday to Sunday- 8 AM to 6 PM
Time Spent 30 minutes to 1.5 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Adalaj Rd, Adalaj, Gujarat 382421
What to keep in mind? Since it is one of the most-visited places, you can visit it on weekdays to avoid extreme crowds.

 

#6. Bhadra Fort

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If you want to have an eagle-eye view of the old city, you should head to the Bhadra Fort. Built-in 1411 AD, after the founding of Ahmedabad city, the fort got its name from the Bhadrakali Temple located nearby. Now the fort houses a few government offices, like the Post office, the office of the Archeological Society of India, and the civil court. It is one of the significant places to visit in Ahmedabad

Timings Monday to Sunday- 9 AM to 5 PM
Time Spent 30 minutes to 1 hour
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address
Court Rd, Old City, Bhadra, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380001
What to keep in mind? You can see vendors occupying the entrance. So, the place may look a bit clumsy. Make sure to bargain for good household items.

 

#7. Sidi Saiyyed Mosque

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The mosque was built when the Mughals took over Ahmedabad from the Sultans. Known for its adorable latticed windows or jalis, the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque is an excellent example of the evolution of the architectural style that developed and bloomed during the Gujarat Sultanate reign. The carved windows or the jalis referencing a tree with intertwining branches are so popular that they have become an unofficial symbol of Ahmedabad City.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 7 AM to 6 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Salapose Road, Opposite Electricity House, Lal Darwaja, Gheekanta, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380001, India
What not to miss? The famous ‘Tree of Life’ carvings took six years to complete by 45 artisans. So, don’t miss clicking a picture at one of the very Instagrammable places to visit in Ahmedabad!

 

#8. Jama Masjid

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There are so many places to see in Ahmedabad. But Jama Masjid, also known as Jummah Mosque or Jami Masjid built during the reign of Ahmad Shah I is a must-visit. The Gujarat-style architecture in Jama Masjid is a major attraction for the people to flock there during the weekends. You must also know about the ‘shaking minarets’ in the entrance which lost half of their height during the earthquakes in the years 1819 and 1956. 

Timings Monday to Sunday- 6 AM to 8 PM
Time Spent 1 to 1.5 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Manek Chowk, Gandhi Rd, Danapidth, Khadia, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380001
What to keep in mind? Since these are religious sites, make sure to dress modestly to not hurt the sentiments of the locals.

 

#9. Jhulta Minar

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Located at the heart of Ahmedabad, Jhulta Minar also known as the shaking minarets is a mystery that couldn’t be resolved till now. The phenomena of one of the minarets shaking or vibrating within a few seconds when the other one does is something that remains a puzzle. The passage with no passing vibrations makes it even more difficult to perceive. It is fondly one of the places to visit in Ahmedabad for children and science enthusiasts.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 5.30 AM to 9 PM
Time Spent 1 to 1.5 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Kalupur Road Sarangpur, Laxmi Bazar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380001
What to keep in mind? Though the place is famous for its mystery, the demonstration of the minarets shaking or vibrating is no longer performed for the public.

 

#10. Tomb of Ahmed Shah and Ahmed Shah’s Mosque

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Raja no Hajiro (King’s Mausoleum), the Tomb of Ahmed Shah is located close to the Jamma Mosque. Serving as a tomb for the founder of Ahmedabad City, it is a must-visit if you are an architecture lover. You will be amazed to see the chambers with delicately carved stone windows or jaalis. There is a tradition of Naubat, an orchestra, still played in the evening between 7.30 PM to 8 PM at the Drum room located above the entrance. On Thursdays and Fridays, it is played in the morning, afternoon and at dusk.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 7 AM to 6 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address 2499, Badshah No Hajiro, Manek Chowk, Old City, Danapidth, Khadia, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380001
What to keep in mind? Women are prohibited from entering into the Tomb of Ahmed Shah. Men can enter by covering their heads.

 

#11. Sarkhej Roza

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It is a mosque and tomb for Shaikh Ahmed Khattu Ganj Bakhsh, the spiritual mentor of Ahmedabad's founder, Sultan Ahmed Shah. It is a unique monument which includes a mosque, tombs, a mausoleum, palaces, a water tank and pavilions around it. The architecture of Sarkhej Roza includes both the Indian and non-Indian principles. An ancient Architect named Le Corbusier even compared it to the Acropolis of Athens because of its complex design. It is one of the places to visit in Ahmedabad for architects and history lovers.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 9 AM to 6 PM
Time Spent 1 to 1.5 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Post Jeevraj Park, Sarkhej Makarba Rd, Makarba, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380051
What to keep in mind? Some entries are restricted to women. Covering the head is a must for both men and women before entering the saint mausoleum.

 

#12. Lothal

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Plan your day wisely since Lothal, the world’s oldest known dockyard of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization is located at an 80 km distance and can be time-consuming. But if you look at the magic ruins of the Harappan weights, seals, painted pottery, and a lot of other ancient stuff, you will feel every minute is worth it as it takes you to the lost past dating 4500 years back. It easily tops the list of places to visit in Ahmedabad as it is a very popular place among history buffs, archaeologists and geologists. Make sure to visit a museum of artefacts excavated from Lothal and maintained by ASI.

Timings Museum:  10 AM to 5 PM; Closed every Friday
Time Spent 2 to 3 hours
Entry Fee Museum: 5 INR
Address Lothal, Taluka, Saragwala, Dholka, Gujarat 382230
What to keep in mind? The 30-minute walk across the archaeological site can drain you. So, carry a lot of water and fluids.

If you are looking for places to visit near Ahmedabad for 1 day, this is the one.

 

Cultural and Heritage Museums

#13. Calico Textile Museum

If you are a fabric lover, then Calico Textile Museum is one of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad. Here sits some of the world’s finest collections of antique textiles along with the modern assortment. Inaugurated by the late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, this place houses adorable pieces that reflect extravaganza in every thread. The Founders industrialist Gautam Sarabhai and his sister Gira Sarabhai built this museum inspired by philosopher and metaphysician Coomarasamy.

Timings 10.30 AM to 5 PM; Closed on every Wednesdays
Time Spent 2 to 3 hours
Entry Fee None
Address Opp. Underbridge, Jain Colony, Shahibag, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380004
What not to miss? Along with the museum tour, you can also complete the garden tour, which is home to more than 800 plant species.

 

#14. Vechaar Utensils Museum

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If you want to visit a one-of-a-kind museum, you should head to Vechaar Utensils Museum. The village-like environment is filled with old utensils that will make you wonder how thoughtful the ancient people have been. You can also find modern ones. 

Timings 3 PM to 10.30 PM; Closed on every Monday
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee Adults- INR 50; Children below 11 years- 20 INR
Address Opp. Vasna Tol Naka, Rehnuma Society, Vishala, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380055
What not to miss? Do not miss the live demonstrations by artisans practising crafts, like metal embossing, clay pottery, etc.

 

#15. Kite Museum

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The colourful kites not only attract children but also adults. Kite Museum is one of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad. The display of 125+ kites takes you back to the good old days. Also known as Patang Kite Museum, the place houses the rarest collection of Mr. Banubhai Shah, who is also the founder. It includes mirror embroidery, block printing, Japanese kites, and a lot more.

Timings 10 AM to 12 PM; 4 PM to 6 PM; Closed on every Monday
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Sankar Kender, Bhagtacharya Rd, Kocharab, Paldi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380007
What not to miss? Do not miss the miniature kites and the painted kite portraits of Radha-Krishna and Garba.

 

#16. Sanskar Kendra

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Another marvel built by the legendary Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier is the Sanskar Kendra Museum. Out of the three museums he has designed, this museum reflects his signature modernist style of exposed brick and concrete facades. Strolling around the museum, you will get great insights into the cultural heritage of Ahmedabad. Starting from religious, secular, artistic and everyday artefacts, you can find everything.

Timings Closed on Mondays- 10 AM to 12 PM; 4 PM to 6 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Bhagtacharya Road, Near Sardar Patel, Bridge, Paldi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380006
What not to miss? Make sure to spot one of the incense sticks kept in the museum that is among the tallest in the world.

 

#17. Auto World Vintage Car Museum

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If you are a car lover, you should head to the Auto World Vintage Car Museum. Featuring some of the prominent ones used by the Kings and notable colonisers. You can find some gems like the 1949 Rolls Royce, 1903 Fiat, 1906 Minerva and 1927 Phantom I. This museum has over 120 vintage cars, including old utility vehicles, motor vehicles and ancient carriages. It is also one of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad for couples.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 8 AM to 9 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee INR 50 per person
Address Dastan Estate, Service Rd, Nikol, Kathwada, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382430
What not to miss? You can take a vintage car ride for a fixed distance of 3.5 km by paying 500 INR. Easily tops the list of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad.

 

#18. Kasturbhai Lalbhai Museum

If you are an art lover, your itinerary should include the Kasturbhai Lalbhai Museum. You can find paintings of the Persian, Mughal, Deccan, Pahari, Rajasthani, Tibetan, and whatnot?! The majority of the art collection is of the renowned Tagore family of Bengal, from whom Shri Kasturbhai bought to help with their financial constraints.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 10 AM to 5 PM; Visitors need to book their slots.
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Near Shahibaug Underbridge, opp. Panchal Hall, Shahibag, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380004
What not to miss? Watch out for art made of stone, metal, wood and Bidri that will take you back to an ancient era.

 

Ashrams

#19. Gandhi Ashram (Sabarmati Ashram)

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Next on your list of places to visit in Ahmedabad should be Sabarmati Ashram, where Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba resided. It is also where the historically significant ‘Dandi March’ started. When you visit Gandhi Ashram, we bet your patriotic senses will be awakened. It has a vibe in the air that will make you feel gratitude for the freedom the country achieved from the Britishers.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 8.30 AM to 6.30 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Ashram Rd, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380027
What not to miss? You can engage in collective prayers or meditation to achieve inner peace.

 

#20. Mahipatram Rupram Ashram

When you help someone selflessly, God will help you in unimagined ways. You should head to Mahipatram Rupram Ashram, visited by Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to financially aid the orphans, widows, etc., with their educational expenses and for the expansion of the institute. Mark this destination in your list of places to visit in Ahmedabad

Timings Monday to Sunday- 9 AM to 8 PM
Address Outside Raipur Gate, Swami Vivekananda Rd, Near Kagada Pith Police Station, Sherkotda, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380002

 

#21. Amardham Ashram

Built by a wandering Yogi Lalbapa, Amardham is a place where he came and rested for a while under a tree in Hathijan. The ashram relies on the principle “Satya Sanatan Dharma’, meaning no differentiation based on religion and caste. The ashram is open to all. Inside the ashram, you can find several temples with deities, like Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman, Lord Krishna, and Radha. You can also find an idol of Yogi Lalbapa, next to which you can sit and meditate. 

Timings Monday to Sunday- 6 AM to 8 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Hathijan, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382445
What not to miss? Being one of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad, there’s delicious free food and buttermilk available at the ashram’s Annakshetra. You can also visit the Gaushala.

 

#22. Sivananda Ashram

You can take yoga classes from the Sivananda Ashram, founded to propagate the wisdom of Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. There is an option for residential study in the ashram if you require it. The ashram has a pleasant look and has a temple and garden within. It is a peaceful place for you to meditate, too.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 7 AM to 9.30 PM
Address Satellite Road, Opp ISRO, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015

 

Religious Sites

#23. ISKCON Temple

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Also referred to as, ‘Hare Krishna Temple’, ISKCON Temple offers a calm and peaceful atmosphere to meditate. You can plan for the early morning, mid-morning, afternoon, evening or night aarti accordingly. The temple has a large hall which can accommodate up to 4000 devotees. The ‘Hare Krishna’ chanting will leave you feeling like you are under a spiritual spell. It is fondly one of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad for temple lovers.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 4.30 AM to 9 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Satellite Road, Sarkhej - Gandhinagar Hwy, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015
What to keep in mind? When you visit, do have at least 30 minutes extra than your darshan time, so that you can sit there in calmness and get lost in the thoughts of Krishna.

 

#24. Swaminarayan Temple

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Also known as ‘Akshardham Temple’, Swaminarayan Temple is dedicated to Lord Narayan Dev. Built in 1822, this temple is known for its splendid architecture, making it one of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad. Its vivid colours and intricate carvings are famous among art lovers.

Timings 10 AM to 7.30 PM; Closed on every Monday
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address J Road, Sector 20, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382020
What not to miss? You can also attend the 45-minute Sat-Chit-Anand Water Fountain show about an old tale from Kathopanished at 7.30 PM for a unique experience. (Fees: Adults- 100 INR; Children below the age of 11- 70 INR)

 

#25. Shree Camp Hanuman Mandir

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Pay your visit to one of the largest Hanuman temples in India, Shree Campa Hanuman Mandir. It is believed that this temple was established by Pandit Gajanan Prasad, 100 years ago. Located in Ahmedabad Cantonment, this temple falls under the military area and is maintained by the military people.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 8 AM to 10.30 AM
Time Spent 1 to 1.5 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Airport Rd, Ahmedabad Cantonment, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380004
What to keep in mind? You cannot carry anything into the temple, as the military people will detain them. Tuesdays and Saturdays are very crowded.

 

#26. Hutheesing Jain Temple

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Being a sacred temple for Jains, Hutheesing is an adorable temple constructed out of white marble. Built-in 1848 AD, the traditional artisans from the Sonpura and Salat communities crafted this masterpiece. The design of Hutheesing Jain temple combines the old temple architecture with new architectural elements of haveli. The temple also has a rainwater harvesting structure, making it one of the significant places to visit in Ahmedabad.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 9 AM to 12 PM; 5 PM to 7 PM
Time Spent 30 mins to 1.5 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Shahibaug Rd., Bardolpura, Madhupura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380004
What not to miss? Do not miss the 78-foot-tall Manastambha in the outer courtyard of the temple.

 

#27. Modhera Sun Temple

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Plan your visit to one of the oldest temples in Ahmedabad built in 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima I of the Chalukya Dynasty- The Modhera Sun Temple. Dedicated to the Sun God, Surya, this temple is a lesser-known architectural beauty. It is constructed with astronomical precision, which makes us wonder about the profound knowledge of astronomy held by the temple’s architects in ancient times.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 7 AM to 6 PM
Time Spent 30 mins to 1.5 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Modhera, Gujarat 384212
What not to miss? Do not miss the 78-foot-tall Manastambha in the outer courtyard of the temple.

 

Gardens and Parks

#28. Law Garden

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A garden in the middle of the busy city- yes, that’s Law Garden for you! This is a well-maintained one where people can spend their time leisurely. Being one of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad, it is also famous for its night market Josh.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 5 AM to 10 PM
Time Spent 2 to 3 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Netaji Rd, Maharashtra Society, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009
What not to miss? With a street market outside and along the garden wall, it’s a must-visit for shopaholics, too!

 

#29. Parimal Garden

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The Parimal Garden is another peaceful place suitable for your morning and evening walking, leisure strolls, and exercises. It is very popular among adults and kids. Also, it’s Instagrammable! You can click some amazing photos here; we bet you will love it!

Timings Monday to Sunday- 11 AM to 7 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Chimanlal Girdharlal Rd, Panchavati Society, Ambawadi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380006
What not to miss? There’s a pond and fountain inside the park which looks serene.  Don’t miss it.

 

#30. Victoria Garden

You shouldn’t miss the biggest garden in Ahmedabad, Victoria Garden in your spree to cover the top places to visit in Ahmedabad. You could visit Victoria Garden only in three places in the country- Kolkata, Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Also known as ‘Lokmania Tilak Garden’, it was laid out during the British period over 200 years ago. It is a beautiful garden with lots of trees and spacious play areas.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 5 AM to 8 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Swami Vivekanand Bridge, Old City, Lal Darwaja, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380001
What not to miss? Watch out for the life-like statue of Quee Victoria in the heart of the garden.

This is one of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad for couples.

 

#31. Dhanvantri Garden

Known for its variety of medicinal plants and trees scattered throughout, Dhanvantri Garden is a perfect place for relaxation. A brisk morning walk amidst the herbal plants, inhaling the aroma of goodness will surely leave you rejuvenated. There’s a jogging track, a children’s playground, and ample space for socialising. 

Timings Monday to Sunday- 5 AM to 12 PM; 4 PM to 10 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Dungarshinagar, SBK Society, Paldi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380007
What not to miss? Do not miss a small pond with a water fountain that adds more charm to the garden.

 

#32. AUDA Garden

AUDA Public Garden Sky City also known as the Sky City Garden, has a lot of fountains that serve as a treat to your eyes. In this scenic garden, you can go for a morning or evening walk or just chill since it has plenty of seating arrangements. You can even see people capturing their pre-wedding photoshoots here. It is shooting its position to be on the top list of places to visit in Ahmedabad.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 6 AM to 11 PM; 4 PM to 10 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address 14, Bodakdev Rd, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380054
What not to miss? If you are a group of friends, you can also check out the garden’s football and cricket grounds.

 

#33. Usmanpura Garden

If you are looking for ways to spend your lazy evenings, you should head to Usmanpura Garden. Listening to the birds chirping and looking at the greenery around you, you can spend your time taking a stroll, meditating or exercising. With the water tanks, fountains, play areas, etc., no wonder why it is the favourite among children and adults.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 6.30 AM to 9.30 AM; 6 PM to 9 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Terapanth Rd, Usmanpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380013
What to keep in mind? Usmanpura is one of the few riverfront parks in Ahmedabad. Make sure to enjoy the view and the serenity.

 

#34. Bopal Ecological Park

Your ride to the best places to visit in Ahmedabad shouldn’t be incomplete without exploring the first ecological park of Gujarat, ‘Bopal Ecological Park’. You wouldn’t believe that this is the place which was once filled with a heap of garbage before 2021. Yes! Now transformed into a place of solitude and calmness, this ecological park is still in the development stage. It is very spacious with a pond and lots of trees and shrubs.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 6.30 AM to 9.30 AM; 6 PM to 9 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address 2FW3+9QQ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380058, India
What not to miss? You can also find an open gym here, where you can exercise and relax.

 

#35. Gotila Garden- Talav

Spread across 52,000 square meters, Gotila Garden is a famous spot for families with children in Ahmedabad. The garden with a beautiful lake looks so calm in the evening, making it the best place for a picnic. However, the garden comes up with its set of rules- bicycles are prohibited, loud music is not entertained, any food is not allowed and pets cannot enter the park.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 6 AM to 12 AM; 2 PM to 10 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Sindhubhavan Road, Bodakdev, PRL Colony, Thaltej, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380058
What not to miss? Bird lovers, don’t miss out on the numerous birds that flock to the place in the early morning and late evening, making it the best place for bird watching. 

 

#36. Bansidhar Garden

Bansidhar Garden is one of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad because it provides recreational opportunities. Adults can attend the free yoga sessions here, conducted by Bhartiya Yoga Sansthan and spend their time playing badminton and volleyball. While children can indulge in swings, rock climbing, and other games.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 5 AM to 12 AM; 2 PM to 10 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Near Bansidhar Society, Vasna, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380007
What not to miss? Bansidhar Garden has an Amul Parlour where you can treat yourself with ice creams. 

 

#37. One Tree Hill Garden

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Lying near the Kankaria Lake, One Tree Hill Garden is a haven for nature lovers. The well-maintained lawns, alluring fountains, striking flora, and scenic lake make it the favourite among the locals and tourists. The ruins of a Dutch cemetery present within the premises enhance the ambience of the garden. 

Timings Monday to Sunday- 6 AM to 8 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address 56, Babubhai Manilal Choksi Marg, Kankaria, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380002
What not to miss? Do not miss the attractions like the mini train ride and butterfly park nearby to the garden. Entry fee for Butterfly Park: Adults- 10 INR; Children (10 years and below)- 5 INR

 

Dams, Lakes and Riverfronts

#38. Karai Dam

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A short trip to Karai Dam in the early mornings or evenings will be a quiet and peaceful journey. The gushing water and the tranquil ambience will take you closer to nature. Easily tops the list of places to visit in Ahmedabad for its undisturbed character.

Timings Monday to Sunday- Can be visited anytime during the day. Make sure to wrap up before 6 PM.
Time Spent 1 to 3 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address 4MG3+37J, Karai, Gujarat 382330
What to keep in mind? Plan your visit to Karai Dam during the monsoon to get mesmerised by the view and water flow. 

 

#39. Sabarmati Riverfront

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A must-visit in your Ahmedabad itinerary should be the Sabarmati Riverfront. Being known as the lifeline of Ahmedabad City, you can enjoy the corniche-like walkway along the river bank for an 11-km stretch. You can walk, jog or cycle your way witnessing the stunning views. You will also spot parks, green promenades, and plazas along the way. 

Timings Monday to Sunday- Can be visited anytime between sunrise to sunset. 
Time Spent 1 to 3 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Sabarmati Riverfront Walkway E, Old City, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380001
What not to miss? On the West Side Riverfront, you can try water sports, boating, and cruising. 

 

#40. Nehru Bridge

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A ride through the 950-metre-long Nehru Bridge is the most scenic thing you can ever experience when in Ahmedabad. The Sabarmati River flows on the sides, making it one of the top places to visit in Ahmedabad. Inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1962, the bridge stands tall and strong and looks magnificent at night with the city lights. 

Timings Monday to Sunday- Open all days 
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Nehru Bridge Road, Near Patang Hotel, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380006, India

 

#41. Kankaria Lake

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You should not miss the second-largest lake in Ahmedabad, Kankaria Lake. Known as one of the most entertaining places to visit in Ahmedabad, there are multiple attractions to keep visitors hooked for hours, like boating, zoos, amusement parks, Kid’s City, etc. 

Timings 9 AM to 6 PM; Closed on Mondays
Time Spent 2 to 4 hours
Entry Fee Kankaria Lake: Adults- 25 INR; Children- 10 INR
Address Musical Fountain and Boating Division, Aamrapali (Ind.) Ltd., Naginavadi, Kankaria, Ahmedabad – 380 008
What not to miss? Visit the lake during the end of December, so that you can witness the magnificent Kankaria Lake Carnival that takes place.

This is one of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad with friends

 

#42. Vastrapur Lake

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If you want to escape the chaos of the city, you should head to one of the calmest places to visit in Ahmedabad, Vatrapur Lake. The quiet lake is surrounded by a dense greenery garden, which makes it even more appealing. Be it a weekend getaway or an evening outing, it is the best place to hang out with friends and family. 

Timings Monday to Sunday- 8 AM to 10 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee No entry fees
Address Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380052, India
What not to miss? Do not miss the garden with elaborate stonework. 

 

Zoos and Nature

#43. Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden

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Located on the banks of the Kankaria Lake, Kamla Nehru Zoo is home to a variety of birds, animals and reptiles. Some unique finds include Nicobar pigeons, silver pheasants, tigers, elephants, white blackbuck, etc. 

Timings 9 AM to 6.15 PM; Closed on Mondays
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee Adults- 20 INR; Children- 10 INR
Address Near Butterfly Park, Kankaria, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380002

 

#44. Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Vadla

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If you are a bird lover, you should visit the Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary in Vadla where you can spot flocks of migratory birds. Being one of the serene places to visit in Ahmedabad, it is a must-visit for peace-seekers.

Timings Monday to Sunday- 6 AM to 5.30 PM
Time Spent 1 day
Entry Fee Monday to Friday- 40 INR; Saturday to Sunday- 50 INR
Address Bird Sanctuary, Nalsarovar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382170
What not to miss? You can take a boat ride at the lake. You will spot some notable species like pelicans, rosy flamingos, white storks, brahminy ducks, and herons.

 

Shopping and Markets

The best places to visit in Ahmedabad need not necessarily be only the historic, cultural, religious and natural places. There should be shopping bazaars and malls too. 

#45. Law Garden Night Market

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You should visit Law Garden Night Market to purchase traditional clothing, wall hangings, bandhej sarees, long colourful skirts, antique jewellery, traditional footwear and home decor items. 

Timings Monday to Sunday- 7 PM to 12 AM
Time Spent 2 to 3 hours
Address Bus Stop, NCC Rd, Udhyan Marg, Maharashtra Society, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009

 

#46. Ahmedabad Alpha One Mall

In your list of top places to visit in Ahmedabad, you should include Alpha One Mall. Located next to Vastrapur Lake, Alpha One Mall is one of the largest malls in the city. You can find brands like Levi’s, Louis Phillipe, Van Heusen, Promod, Jack & Jones, UCB, Tommy Hilfiger, etc. 

Timings Monday to Sunday- 10 AM to 10 PM
Time Spent 2 to 3 hours
Address 261, Sarkari Vasahat Road, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380054

 

#47. R3 The Mall

A very old mall that has lost its charm in Ahmedabad is R3 The Mall. You can find only a few restaurants and shops open. 

Timings Monday to Sunday- 10 AM to 10 PM
Time Spent 30 minutes to 1 hour
Address Manav Mandir Rd, opposite Manav Mandir, Memnagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380052
What to keep in mind? There’s no multiplex theatre as mentioned on a few websites. 

 

#48. Radhe Shopping Mall

More of a complex, Radhe Shopping Mall is another shopping location, where you can find textile shops, food shops, bakeries, electronic stores, cafes, etc. Easily one of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad to shop for your household. 

Timings Monday to Sunday- 10 AM to 10 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Address Khokhra Cir, Maninagar East, Khokhra, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380008

 

#49. Sindhi Market

Being a popular shopping market in Ahmedabad, Sindhi Market is known for its affordable handcrafted bangles, glasswork, quality bed sheets, dress materials, upholstery, sarees, dresses and traditional decor items. 

Timings Monday to Saturday- 10 AM to 9 PM
Time Spent 2 to 3 hours
Address
Revdi Bazar, Kalupur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380002

 

#50. Banascraft

If you are looking for unique places to visit in Ahmedabad to purchase handcrafted items, you have to head to Banascraft Boutique. It is the retail outlet of the Self-employed Women’s Association (SEWA) in Gujarat. Here, you can get your hands on some unique finds in tote bags, purses, wall hangings, cushion covers, door panels, and more. 

Timings Monday to Saturday- 9.30 AM to 10 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Address 8, Chandan Complex, C G Road, Nvp, Nvp, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009

 

#51. Kapasi Handicraft Emporium

You have a lot of options if you are looking for handicraft shops in Ahmedabad. Kapasi Handicraft Emporium is a one-of-a-kind, where you will find embroidery and painting artworks. This includes pottery, decors made of brass, and rare metalwork, like wall hangings, swings, vases, marble art pieces, etc. 

Timings Monday to Saturday- 10 AM to 8 PM
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Address Jitendra Chambers, Behind Ajanta Commercial Centre, New R.B. I. Lane Income Tax Square, Ashram Rd, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380014

 

#52. Lal Darwaja

It is a famous local market for traditional shopping. From clothes to books to electronic items, you can find anything and everything in this street-side shopping. Do not miss this in your best places to visit in Ahmedabad list. 

Timings Monday to Sunday- 10 AM to 9 PM
Time Spent 2 to 3 hours
Address
Old City, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380001

 

#53. Manek Chowk

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You should not head back without visiting the busiest market, Manek Chowk in Ahmedabad. Known for its gold and silver jewellery, in the morning it is a vegetable market, later it is a jewellery haven and at night, it becomes a food lover’s paradise with finger-licking street food. 

Timings Monday to Sunday- 5 AM to 11 PM
Time Spent 2 to 3 hours
Address
Old City, Khadia, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380001

In all the bazaars, make sure you bargain well since the price will be quoted at least 50% higher than the original.

 

Memorials

#54. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial

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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial has a history. In the 16th century during the Mughal era, the building was called the Moti Shah Mahal. It served as the cantonment for senior British officials. In the 18th century, Rabindranath Tagore resided in it. Later after independence, the building was used as the official residence of the Governor of Gujarat till 1978. And now, it has been converted into a national memorial dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It is one of the calmest places to visit in Ahmedabad

Timings 9.30 AM to 5 PM- Closed on Mondays
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Fee Adults- 20 INR; Children- 10 INR
Address Gandhi-Sardar Smruthi Chowk, opp. Circuit House, Bhimnath Mahadev, Shahibag, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380004

 

Science and Educational Sites

#55. Gujarat Science City

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With creative imaginative exhibits, virtual reality activities, and live demonstrations to easily understand scientific rules in every corner, Science City is the best place to learn and have fun. Some major attractions include a robotics gallery, aquatic gallery, hall of Science, energy park, etc. It’s one of the fun places to visit in Ahmedabad with friends

Timings 10 AM to 8 PM- Closed on Mondays
Time Spent 1 to 2 hours
Address
Bhuyang Dev, Sola, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Conclusion

Ahmedabad is not just another city that you might go, explore and forget. The city’s heritage, people, and food will find a permanent place in your heart. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1). What is the best time to visit Ahmedabad?

The best time to visit Ahmedabad is from October to March when the weather is mild and pleasant to explore. 

2). How to reach Ahmedabad?

Ahmedabad is well-connected by air, rail and road. If you are travelling by flight, your drop point is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport. By rail, it’s Ahmedabad Junction railway station and by road, it’s national highways like NH 48 and 51.

3). What is very famous in Ahmedabad?

Ahmedabad is famous for its rich history, vibrant culture, and mouth-watering cuisine. The best places to visit in Ahmedabad include the Sabarmati Riverfront, Gandhi Ashram, Swaminarayan Temple, Jama Masjid,  and Kankaria Lake.

4). Which place is best for one day trip in Ahmedabad?

Places to visit near Ahmedabad for 1 day include Kankaria Lake, Lothal and Vadla. You can plan your picnic for any of these places mentioned above for a day. 

5). Is it worth visiting Ahmedabad?

Yes. The blend of history, culture, architecture, delicious street foods, bustling markets, and a welcoming atmosphere makes it worth visiting Ahmedabad. 

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