9 best places to visit in Ahmedabad with friends

9 best places to visit in Ahmedabad with friends

List of 9 best places to visit in Ahmedabad with Friends-

1. Sabarmati Ashram
2. Swaminarayan Temple
3. Auto World Vintage Car museum
4. Law garden night market
5. Kamla Nehru Zoo
6. Maniar’s Wonderland
7. Vastrapur Lake
8. Calico Textile Museum
9. Gujarat Science City

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About Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, the heart of the state of Gujarat, is also the most populous city in the state. Over the years, evidently, Ahmedabad has emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in India. It is the second-largest producer of cotton in India, due to which it has been known as the ‘Manchester of India’ (alongside Kanpur). Among some major attractions is a newly built Narendra Modi Stadium at Motera that can accommodate 110,000 spectators at a time, which makes it the largest cricket stadium in the world and second-largest stadium overall. Ahmedabad has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under the Government of India’s flagship Smart Cities Mission.

Culturally speaking, Ahmedabad is a beautiful city – full of colour and festivities! The city observes a range of festivals which include Uttarayan, an annual kite-flying day on 14 and 15 January, Navratri (nine nights) are celebrated with people performing Garba (the most popular folk dance of Gujarat); besides, the festival of lights, Diwali, and the festival of colours, Holi – is celebrated enthusiastically too. Another big celebration is the annual Rath Yatra procession on the Ashadh-sud-bij date of the Hindu calendar at the Jagannath Temple. The Rath Yatra, alongside the procession of Tajia as the ending of the Muslim holy month of Muharram; are integral parts of the city’s culture. Besides festivals, Gujarat is also widely known for its state cuisine – Gujarati food. The flavours are unique and the dishes are famous all over the country! Gujarati snacks like Khakhra, Fafda, Dhokla can be seen being enjoyed even across countries!

Tourism in Ahmedabad

Amdavad (Ahmedabad) is the perfect destination for the people who love to visit great tourist attractions, as the city is home to a number of exciting places to see and visit. Some of the features that perfectly describe the Amdavad city are the splendid monuments, wonderful museums and gorgeous lakes. There is an abundance of sightseeing places in Amdavad that are truly worth visiting. Gujarat (especially Ahmedabad) tourism is equally interesting and exciting for all age groups. So, if you are a student, or a young professional, moving into Ahmedabad, chasing your dreams – you can not only achieve your dreams but have the most fun in the process, embracing the city’s beauty! So, before you start, here is a mini-guide into all the places you can visit in the city with your friends:

9 Best Places (hangout places) to Visit in Ahmedabad with friends –

1. Sabarmati Ashram

 Sabarmati Ashram
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Entry Timings: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
No Entry Fee

What shouts Gujarat more than the name Sabarmati Ashram!? If you’re in Gujarat, you have to visit Sabarmati Ashram! Sabarmati Ashram, popular as Satyagraha Ashram and Gandhi Ashram, is where Gandhiji used to live with his wife Kasturba Gandhi. This is also the historic place where Gandhiji’s famous movement Dandi March (a march against the salt tax) started. We could not witness this historic excellence in the time, but being in the city and missing this place would be a loss!

2. Swaminarayan Temple

Swaminarayan Temple
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Entry Timings: 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
No Entry Fee

Dedicated to Narayan Dev, Shri Swaminarayan Temple was constructed in 1822 in the direction of Swaminarayan. If you are looking for the most amazing places to visit in Ahmedabad then this is a must-visit place where you should be. The beautiful carvings with vivid colours enhance the grace of this spiritual place. So, whether you’re a believer of spirituality or not, this place is worth a visit!

3. Auto World Vintage Car Museum

 Auto World Vintage Car Museum
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Entry Timings: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: INR 50

If you’re a fan of cars, or history, or both, this is an amazing place for you to be – with your friends! Located in the Dastan of Kathwad, the Auto World Vintage Car Museum is a connoisseur of over 120 vintage cars including old utility vehicles, motor vehicles and ancient carriages. It is maintained by the Vintage and Classic Car Club of India. So, you can relish the beauty and the amazingness of vintage cars, and even buy the perfect souvenirs from their museum shop! And, if you get hungry, the museum has a cute little cafe too!

4. Law Garden Night Market

Law Garden Night Market
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Entry Timings: 7:00 pm to 12:00 am
No Entry Fee

If you want a taste of the ‘local’ in Ahmedabad, this is the place where you should be! The Law Garden Night Market, situated at the Law Garden in Maharaja Society is a prominent night market in Ahmedabad. Home to uncountable authentic stalls from Kutch and Saurashtra, the things that may be called must-buy here include traditional clothing, wall hangings, bandhej sarees, long colourful skirts, antique jewellery, traditional footwear and home decor items. So, if you’re a collector or even just a shopaholic, pay this market a visit!

5. Kamla Nehru Zoo

Kamla Nehru Zoo
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Entry Timings: (Closed on Mondays)
March to October – 9:00 AM to 6:15 PM
November to February – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: INR 20

We feel, as adults, zoos are most fun with friends! All of us have childhood memories of our families taking us to zoos, but believe us when we say, try visiting a zoo with your friends now, it is a different high altogether! When in Ahmedabad, you have an option for that too! Popularly known as Kankaria Zoo, Kamala Nehru Zoo was established at Kankaria in 1951. Bracketed by the 117-acre Kankaria Lake, the zoo is home to various Indian species of about 450 animals, 140 reptiles and 2000 birds.

6. Maniar’s Wonderland

Maniar's Wonderland
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Entry Timings: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Entry Fee: INR 220

Situated on the Sarkhej Sanand Highway in Ahmedabad, Maniar’s Wonderland, true to its name, is truly a wonderland for both adults and kids. It is the best place to beat the heat amidst snow or in the water park while having fun all the while. Among the most thrilling and popular rides are Aqua Roller, Aqua Splash, Zip Line, Wonder Chair etc. So, if you’re up for a day out with friends, splashing water across pools, this is your choice!

7. Vastrapur Lake

Vastrapur Lake
Image Source: Ahmedabad Tourism

Entry Timing: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
No Entry Fee

This ones for our early rising morning birds! Situated in Western Ahmedabad, Vastrapur Lake is an ancient lake that was renovated and prettified in 2002. This beautiful rebuilt lake space is the perfect location for a blissful morning and beautiful photographs! If you want to connect with nature, while living in the city, this place is a nice escape from the monotonous daily life.

8. Calico Textile Museum

Calico Textile Museum
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Entry Timings: 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
No Entry Fee

If you’re a history buff and love to learn more about what has been, this museum may be your paradise. Established in 1949, the Calico Textile Museum located at the Retreat on Airport Road is the oldest textile museum in Ahmedabad. Started by the renowned industrial personality, Gautam Sarabhai and his sister Gita Sarabhai, this museum was inaugurated by none other than, the former Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. If you’re up for a dive into the past, pay this place a sweet visit with your friends!

9. Gujarat Science City

Gujarat Science City
Image Source: Ahmedabad Tourism

Entry Timings: 10:30 am to 7:30 pm
Entry Fee: INR 20

If you have a taste for science and are interested in what the country has been doing in the field, this place might be a nice visit! Located on the Science City Road in Ahmedabad, Gujarat Science City is a remarkable initiative taken up by the Government of Gujarat to spread general awareness and help develop a scientific acumen especially among the members of the youth of the country. Spread over 107 hectares of land, the centre also holds frequent talk shows and workshops for students and science enthusiasts.

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