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Quick Hits for Family Fun in Ahmedabad, India

by Angelique Platas

Apr 27, 2018

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Located in western India, Ahmedabad is the largest city in the state of Gujarat with a wealth of opportunity for travelers. All ages can find something to do, see and explore, but for those looking for a few quick hits and suggestions, explore the history, culture, nature and family-friendly oddities the city has to offer.

 

History and Culture

Visiting mosques and temples in Ahmedabad can take several days to do — there are so many beautiful structures to see. Known as one of the most illustrious mosques in the city, Jama Mosque was built in the early 1400s and showcases some of the best Indo-Islamic architecture in the city.

 

Next up, Sarkhej Roza, located in Makarba village, is a beloved mosque and must-see while in the area. The historic tomb boasts early Islamic architecture and is deeply rooted in local culture.

 

Make a point to visit the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, or Sidi Saiyyid ni Jali, built in 1572 AD. As one of the most famous mosques in the city, Sidi Saiiyyed is a beautiful, walled building showcasing impressive hand-carved lattice work and sacred pools.

 

One of the most visited destinations in Gujarat is Adalaj Stepwell. The historic landmark is left over from the Dandai Desh dynasty, built in the late 1400s.

 

Sarkhej Roza mosque in Ahmedabad

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Museums and Oddities

The antique-car lovers in your family will not be able to skip the Auto World Vintage Car Museum on Sardar Patel Ring Road. Check out more than 100 different vintage cars in the old-world castle setting of the museum.

 

Connect with your spiritual roots at Mahatma Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati, the former home of Gandhi turned local shop and museum. Resting on the banks of River Sabarmati along Ashram Road, the museum is an easy stop along your journey and provides a bit of important history for the Indian culture as well as scenic overlooks and lush nature.

 

Nature and Wildlife

Pay a visit to the Nocturnal Zoo, around the scenic Kankaria Lake. Walk around the six acres of sprawling green and wildlife and take in the views from the central lake, formerly known as Hauj-e-Qutb.

 

Explore the Jurassic Park-style Indroda Nature Park with the kids. Peruse the cactus gardens, deer park and blue whale fossils and take pictures with larger-than-life dinosaur structures.

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