The rich history and culture of Ahmedabad make it a prime tourist location. From historical monuments to modern adventure parks, there are unlimited options for travelers to explore in Ahmedabad. If you’re in the city, you can start your tour right from the Ahmedabad Junction Railway Station, Ahmedabad.
Here’s a list of places you should explore, along with their corresponding approximate distance from the ADI Station:
Renowned as an architectural wonder, the Jhulta Minar serves as a gateway to the Sidi Bashir Mosque. While most of the mosque now stands demolished, the minarets have remained a topic of curiosity among engineers and architects since the British Raj.
Kamala Nehru Zoo
Locally known as the Kankaria Zoo, the Kamala Nehru zoological park covers over 31 acres of land and is situated right next to Kankaria Lake. Popular among locals and tourists, the zoo hosts rare animals and birds like the White Blackbuck, the White Peacock and the Nicobar Pigeon.
Situated about 40 minutes away from the ADI Station, Kankaria Lake is Ahmedabad’s second lake and serves as a pristine spot for locals and tourists to unwind. The Lake has several attractions around it, including balloon safaris, amusement parks, toy trains and the Kankaria Zoo.
Calico Museum of Textiles
As one of the oldest textile museums in India, the Calico Museum commemorates the flourishing textile industry and trade of Ahmedabad. A walk through the museum gives tourists a glimpse of antique fabrics, rare artifacts, religious and spiritual textiles, royal tents, and carpets.
Also known as the Gandhi Ashram, Sabarmati Ashram is a bit further away from the ADI Station. However, it is the best place to enjoy a peaceful afternoon. As the erstwhile residence of Mahatma Gandhi and his wife, Kastuba, the Ashram served as the starting point of the historic Dandi March. Visitors flocking to the Ashram can see personal letters and photograph displays of Mahatma Gandhi and review the site's historical importance first-hand.