15 Attractions in Twin City of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar

Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar are the highly developed twin cities of Gujarat,located approximately 30 km to each other and emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in the state. Ahmedabad was the former capital of Gujarat and Gandhinagar is Gujarat’s new capital city, both the cities are lies on the bank of the Sabarmati river. Major tourist attractions of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar also includes GIFT City,Sarita Udhyan, Craftsmen’s Village,Vastrapur Lake,Capital Complex,Manek Chowk and Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum.

Akshardham Temple

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Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is one of the large Hindu temple complex in India,Located in the capital city of Gandhinagar. Akshardham Temple complex has a 15-acre garden with various tourist attractions such as fountains,waterfall,nursery and rock arrangements.

Camp Hanuman Temple

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Camp Hanuman Temple of Ahmedabad is one of the largest Hanuman temple in India, located in Ahmedabad Cantonment area. Lord Hanuman is worshiped by villagers as a boundary guardian and Camp Hanuman is most popular temple in the city, other most famous temples of Ahmedabad are Jagannath Temple,Swaminarayan Temple and ISKCON Temple.

Adalaj Trimandir

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Adalaj Trimandir is a non-sectarian temple managed by Dada Bhagwan Foundation, where Gods of three major religions Jainism, Vaishnavism and Shaivism are situated at one place. Dada Bhagwan Trimandir is located 20 km away from the city of Ahmedabad.

Sabarmati Ashram

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Sabarmati Ashram also known as Gandhi Ashram is located in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad city, on the banks of the river Sabarmati. The ashram now has a museum along with Nandini guest house,Vinoba Kutir,Upasana Mandir and Magan Niwas.

Bhadra Fort

Teen Darwaza

Bhadra Fort was constructed by Sultan Ahmad Shah and house a glorious palace with Clock tower,Teen Darwaza and Bhadra Kali Temple.
The fort is one of the finest monuments in Ahmedabad and a symbol of historical significance.

Sabarmati Riverfront

Sabarmati-Riverfront

Sabarmati Riverfront has been developed along the banks of Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad with various facilities, recreation and amenities such as Boating,Markets and gardens. The project has won several award for excellence in urban planning and design, it also has public infrastructure, recreational parks, sports facilities and gardens.

Kankaria Lake

Kankaria-Lake

Kankaria Lake is one of the largest and second biggest lake in Ahmedabad, located in the southern part of the city. The lake and surrounded area has been developed as lakefront which has many public attractions such as Kankaria Zoo,Amusement Park,children’s play area Toy Trains,Joyrides and Nagina Wadi garden. Image Source-Narendramodi

Hutheesing Jain Temple

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Hutheesing Jain Temple is one of the best examples of Jain architecture in the state and the best known Jain temple in Ahmedabad city. This double-storied building temple has a unique Manastambha, dedicated to Dharmanatha, the fifteenth Jain Tirthankar.

Jama Mosque

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Jama Masjid of Ahmedabad is one of the greatest mosques of the state and one of the most magnificent mosques in India. The mosque is situated outside Bhadra Fort and probably the largest mosque in the Indian subcontinent of that period.

Sidi Saiyyed Mosque

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Sidi Saiyyed Mosque is one of Ahmedabad’s most famous mosque and a must visit destination in the city. The Mosque is famous for beautifully carved ten stone latticework windows.

Sidi Bashir Mosque

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Sidi Bashir Mosque is also known as Jhulta Minar or Shaking Minarets because of its unique construction. There are two minarets in the mosque and this Mosque is one of the largest mosques famous for its shaking minarets.

Adalaj Stepwell

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Adalaj Step-well is a unique water building and five stories deep Vav, located in the village of Adalaj close to Ahmedabad town. Adalaj Stepwell is one of the most popular stepwell in India and attracts a large number of tourist.

Gates of Ahmedabad

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The city is known as walled city because of the surrounding gates with beautiful carvings and calligraphy. Gates of Ahmedabad includes  Bhadra gate,Teen Darwaza, Panchkuva Darwaja and Lal Darwaja. Lal Darwaja is the most popular shopping place in the city along wit Manek Chowk.

Calico Museum of Textiles

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Calico Museum of Textiles is a museum in the city of Ahmedabad and famous for its ritual art,sculptures and textile techniques galleries. The Museum textile are protected from dust, air pollution and fluctuation.

Indroda Nature Park

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Indroda Nature Park of Gandhinagar can also be called as Jurrasic Park of India, spread over an area of 400 hectares on either bank of Sabarmati river. India’s Jurrasic Park is considered to be the second largest hatchery of dinosaur eggs in the world.