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Ahmadabad Gandhinagar Gujrat Tour package

About  Ahmadabad – Ahmadabad is one of the liveliest cities in India. A visit to Ahmadabad is a great way to discover Gujarat. This city was built by Sultan Ahmed Shah to serve as his capital in 1411 A .D. Today Ahmadabad consists of temples, mosques and grand hitech buildings that serve as an amazing tourist destination. Gandhinagar the capital of Gujrat serves as its twin city and is famous for the renowned Akshardham temple.

Ideal time to visitYou can visit Ahmadabad and Gandhinagar almost all the time around the year but the best time to visit this region is during winters as the weather becomes pleasant and you can enjoy the city and around in much better way.

How to reach

Ahmadabad is well connected by air, rail and road to major Indian cities.

  • By Air-International and Domestic airlines connect Ahmadabad to Bombay, Delhi and major cities of India. The city is also linked to and from International destinations as well.
  • By Rail-Ahmadabad is linked to Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Chennai and other major cities in India by rail.
  • Road-Ahmadabad is connected by National and State Highways to major cities in India.

Gandhinagar  is 26 Kms from Ahmadabad, 78 Kms from Nadiad, 95 Kms from Anand, 107 Kms from Vadhana, 134 Kms from Vadodara, 150 Kms from Godhra, 158 Kms from Kalol, 240 Kms from Rajkot and is linked through Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) and some private travel services.

 

Why you should choose our Ahmadabad-Gandhinagar Gujarat Capital Darshan tour package.

This tour package is for the tourists who wish to explore the capital city and the administrative hub of Gujarat state that includes Ahmadabad and capital city Gandhinagar. Ahmadabad is a heritage city with many old buildings, forts that tell story of Ahmadabad’s history, Gandhinagar is the capital city famous for Akshardham temple visited by millions of tourists every year.

 

Ahmadabad-Gandhinagar Gujarat Capital Darshan tour package – Overview

Ahmadabad and Gandhinagar are jewels among the tourist destinations of Gujarat, as it is the starting point for most of the tourist activities. This 5 day trip package will take you to the hidden locations, known and unknown places all around these two cities that form the capital of Gujarat that includes tour of Old Ahmadabad, Sound and Light Show at Akshardham temple and a walk around Kankariya lake among many.

 

 

Ahmadabad-Gandhinagar Gujarat Capital Darshan tour package – An overview

This trip covers Ahmadabad (23.0300° N, 72.5800° E)  and Gandhinagar(23.2200° N, 72.6800° E) along with a short trip to Modhera (23.4200° N, 72.3700° E) . Gandhinagar is the capital city of Gujarat and Ahmadabad is located nearby which is the 6th largest city of the country. The temperature here is hot and humid during summers and pleasant during winters. Languages spoken here is Gujrati along with Hindi and English is also spoken here.

 

Popular Festivals in Gujarat

Some of the most popular festivals are celebrated here that attracts many people from other states and are center of great attraction. The Festival and fairs of Gujarat promote unity, spiritual well-being andself-discipline along with providing refreshment from monotonous routines and are form of recreations.

Navratri –Navratri is celebreated on a grand scale in Ahmadabad that goes non-stop for nine nights with millions of fantastically costumed devotees swaying in a fusion of dance and devotion. Although this festival is celebrated throughout India, nowhere is it performed on a grander scale and size.

Kite Festival - in the Month of January, the sky is filled with colorful kites making the viewsplendid. The festival starts from morning to evening when sky remains dotted with vivid splashes of color with kites in a variety shapes and sizes.

Uttarayan - Uttarayan is celebrated all over Gujarat, in Ahmadabad it is celebrated on a richer scale on the same day as Kite Festival on Makar Sakranti. Typical food like Undiya, sugar cane juice and local sweets are served to celebrate the day.

 

Places to see in Ahmadabad and Gandhinagar

Old Ahmadabad – This area tells the story of 600 year old history. This area has old HAVELIS that belongs to the royal life styles of people who lived here during early 19th century, along with old pols (colonies), mosques and shrines.

Siddi sayed mosque–A beautiful old mosque made renowned for its famous jalis (nets) that are beautiful carved and designed.

The Shaking minarets – These minarets of Sidi Bashir mosque are beautiful in design and yet so mysterious. Famous for the fact that  if you shake one minaret the other one resonates in harmony while the interconnecting terrace stands still.

Hatheesing jain temple- One of the most famous Jain temples of Ahmadabad in present day famous for its style of architecture. Its a grandiose structure built in marble built in 1848.

Dutch cemetery – It’s a 300 year old cemetery near Kankaria Lake that has tombs dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries dedicated to the Dutch and English pioneers who used to live here.

Sabarmati ashram–This place used to be Mahatma Gandhi’s home from 1918-1930, the situated on the banks of river Sabarmati it once served as Mahatma Gandhi’s base for his Satyagrah movement.

Jamma masjid –This mosque was built in 1423 by the founder of Ahmadabad.Carved in yellow sand stones and it standson the 260 pillars which support 15 domes.

Dada hari ni vav – Dada Hari ni vav is a stepwell built in 1501 that consists of a domed entrance which is a series of the steps and pillared stones platform lead down to the reservoir. The walls and pillars are richly carved in stone.

Marketing at Law Garden evening market –Best place for shopping where you can stroll down  the street bazaar, dotted with open stalls that display bright costumes, embroidered handbags, silver jewelry and other local crafts.

Nal Sarovar wetland sanctuary–This place is famous for birdwatching and this place attracts more than 200 species of migratory birds in the winter.

Kankaria Lake - Kankaria is one of the most popular and favorite tourist attraction in Ahmadabad. It is a circular lake constructed in 1451 by Sultan Qutubub-Din. In the center of the lake is an island garden with a summer palace known as Nagina Wadi. The lake is a popular recreation center, surrounded by parks, 'Bal Vatika', an aquarium, a boat club, a natural historical museum and a zoo.

Science City- This is an ambitious initiative of the government of Gujarat to trigger an inquiry of science in the mind of a common citizen with the aid of entertainment and experiential knowledge.

Bhadra Fort - This fort is named after the famous temple of Bhadrakali. Its foundation was laid in 1411 and it once enclosed the royal palaces and gardens.

Sardar Patel National Memorial ­- It is a museum as well as an exhibition center, dedicated to the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Vaishnodevi Temple - A popular temple of goddess Vaishno devi located on S.G.Road (Sarkhej-Gandhinagar highway). It is modeled based on Vaishno devi temple situated in Jammu & Kashmir. It can be seen crowded every day, and on weekends devotees from all over the India visits this temple.

 

Sightseeing in Gandhinagar

Akshardham Temple - The Akshardham temple in the city is one of the biggest temples in India, and it is a major pilgrim destination visited by many tourists. This temple consists of a huge monument and a surrounding garden. Recently they have started first-of-its-kind laser water show in the world, which is must to see

Adalaj Stepwell - Located 15 km away from Gandhinagar on the National Highway this place is famous for Indo-Islamic architectural style.
Sarita Udyan- Sarita Udyan is a picnic spot that is popular among the locals
Deer Park – Next to Sarita Udyan this place is very much popular between children.
Indroda Nature Park – One of its kind and known as second largest dinosaur hatchery in the world has a small zoo and boltenical garden as well.
What to eat –Ahmadabad and Gandhinagar are famous for typically Gujrati cuisine that is rich and comes in a huge variety. One can try Indian, Chinese, Mexican, South-Indian, Italian and Continental relishes here along with the most authentic and exquisite Gujrati cuisine.
Some of the famous food items here are chakri, Dhokla, Khakra, Fafda, Sev, Khandvi and Khaman. The famous bevrages of this place are refreshing Lassi, Buttermilk also known as Chaas.Some famous Gujrati sweets are Basundi, Puran Poli, Shrikhand, Ghevar, Malpua.
 

Malls and shopping centers

10 acres –Opp Arya Samaj Mandir
Baronet Shopping center - Highway Road, Sabarmati.
Big Bazar - Rudra Point,Iskcon Char Rasta,Satellite,S G Highway.
Can Mart - 4th Floor,Dev Complex,C G Road.
Galaxy Supermall – Sarthi Complex
Iscon mega mall - Sarkhej Gandhi Nagar Highway, Near Rajpath Club

 

Recommended & Best Hotels in Ahmadabad

  • Hotel Radiant – 1000 onwards (9825039809)
  • Hotel Dimple international – 800 onwards (9879733366)
  • Hotel Madhuban – 800 onwards (9998434537)
  • Hotel Maninagar Residency – 1000 onwards (9428001350)

 

5 day trip Itinerary for Gujrat Capital Darshan package

Day 1

Arrive in Ahmadabad on airport/railway station from where our representatives will pick you and transfer you to the hotel. After rest we will proceed for dinner at Manek Chowk and return to the hotel for overnight stay and dinner in hotel.

Manek Chowk is the central square of Ahmadabad’s oldest district, this market is filled with fruits, spices, traditional steel kitchen and table utensils shops along with gold and silver is sold here. At night, the square is transformed into a giant outdoor restaurant complete with tables, chairs, vendor booths and hundreds of hungry patrons. This tradition of serving food every night, began in the early 20th Century when hungry workers returned after late hours of work in the many nearby fabric mills.

Day 2

We leave from the hotel early morning for sightseeing in Ahmadabad. We start from a heritage walk of Old Ahmadabad where you’ll explore the old buildings and colonies (pols) of the old city. We start from Kalupur Swaminarayan temple it is the headquarters of the NarNarayan Dev Gadi, one of the two gadis the administration of the Swaminarayan Sampraday is divided into. The architechure of this temple is based on Burma teak wood, the archs and brackets are of bright different shade. The walk follows between a number of shrines, mosques and dargahs are in located in this area. This walk starts from Kalupur, continues in the walled city of Old Ahmadabad and finally ends at Manek Chowk.

We will proceed to Jama Masjid that is nearby Manek Chowk. The Jama Masjid is one of the oldest mosques in Ahmadabad built in the era of Ahmed Shah in 1424. The entire mosque is of grand shape and structure with around 15 domes and 260 spires.

We will proceed to Modhera Sun Temple, this is a temple dedicated to Hindu god Surya situated 102 km from Ahmadabad. It was built in 1026 AD by King Bhimdev. This temple is now under the supervision of Archaeological Survey of India and prayers are not offered in this temple. The trip will later proceed to Patan Step well and finally to Ambaji Temple, from here we will  return to Ahmadabad and will spend our evening at Kankaria Lake. This lake is beautiful and picturesque such as Kids City (Kids play area), Toy Train, Zoo, Water Rides, Food Stalls, Entertainment, Tethered Balloon Ride and much more.

Overnight and stay at Ahmadabad.

Day 3

Today we will leave our hotel early morning and visit Sidi Saiyad Mosque which in one of the oldest mosques in India. This mosque is beautifully designed and is very popular between the tourists who visit this place every year. We will move to Sarkhez Roza from where we visit Sabarmati Ashram that is the most popular tourist place in the city as it was the home of “Father of Nation” Mahatma Gandhi. From here we will proceed to Sabarmati river front on the opposite side of the park and spend some time there after which will return to the hotel for overnight and dinner.

Day 4

Today we start early morning and visit Adalaj, a place famous for a step well that is 15 km from Gandhinagar on the National Highway. This place is famous for its unique Indo-Islamic architectural style.

We proceed for Indroda Nature Park, place famous for excavating remains of dinosaurs in India and is the second largest hatchery of dinosaurs in the world. They also have a zoo and a variety of trees set in this park.

Later we will spend some time at Sarita Udyan and move to Akshardham temple. This is one of the biggest temples in India This place is a cultural centre and attracts tourists from around the country.Recently they have springs up the first-of-its-kind laser water show in the world, which is must to see.

We will return to our hotel in Ahmadabad in evening for overnight stay and dinner.

Day 5

We will drop you to the airport/railway station for your further journey and the trip will end. 






5 day Itinerary for Gujrat Ahmadabad Gandhinagar Tour package

Day 1

Arrive in Ahmedabad on airport/railway station from where our representatives will pick you and transfer you to the hotel. After rest we will proceed for dinner at Manek Chowk and return to the hotel for overnight stay and dinner in hotel.

Manek Chowk is the central square of Ahmedabad’s oldest district, this market is filled with fruits, spices, traditional steel kitchen and table utensils shops along with gold and silver is sold here. At night, the square is transformed into a giant outdoor restaurant complete with tables, chairs, vendor booths and hundreds of hungry patrons. This tradition of serving food every night, began in the early 20th Century when hungry workers returned after late hours of work in the many nearby fabric mills.

Day 2

We leave from the hotel early morning for sightseeing in Ahmedabad. We start from a heritage walk of Old Ahmedabad where you’ll explore the old buildings and colonies (pols) of the old city. We start from Kalupur Swaminarayan temple it is the headquarters of the NarNarayan Dev Gadi, one of the two gadis the administration of the Swaminarayan Sampraday is divided into. The architechure of this temple is based on Burma teak wood, the archs and brackets are of bright different shade. The walk follows between a number of shrines, mosques and dargahs are in located in this area. This walk starts from Kalupur, continues in the walled city of Old Ahmedabad and finally ends at Manek Chowk.

We will proceed to Jama Masjid that is nearby Manek Chowk. The Jama Masjid is one of the oldest mosques in Ahmedabad built in the era of Ahmed Shah in 1424. The entire mosque is of grand shape and structure with around 15 domes and 260 spires.

We will proceed to Modhera Sun Temple, this is a temple dedicated to Hindu god Surya situated 102 km from Ahmedabad. It was built in 1026 AD by King Bhimdev. This temple is now under the supervision of Archaeological Survey of India and prayers are not offered in this temple. The trip will later proceed to Patan Step well and finally to Ambaji Temple, from here we will  return to Ahmedabad and will spend our evening at Kankaria Lake. This lake is beautiful and picturesque such as Kids City (Kids play area), Toy Train, Zoo, Water Rides, Food Stalls, Entertainment, Tethered Balloon Ride and much more.

Overnight and stay at Ahmedabad.

Day 3

Today we will leave our hotel early morning and visit Sidi Saiyad Mosque which in one of the oldest mosques in India. This mosque is beautifully designed and is very popular between the tourists who visit this place every year. We will move to Sarkhez Roza from where we visit Sabarmati Ashram that is the most popular tourist place in the city as it was the home of “Father of Nation” Mahatma Gandhi. From here we will proceed to Sabarmati river front on the opposite side of the park and spend some time there after which will return to the hotel for overnight and dinner.

Day 4

Today we start early morning and visit Adalaj, a place famous for a step well that is 15 km from Gandhinagar on the National Highway. This place is famous for its unique Indo-Islamic architectural style.

We proceed for Indroda Nature Park, place famous for excavating remains of dinosaurs in India and is the second largest hatchery of dinosaurs in the world. They also have a zoo and a variety of trees set in this park.

Later we will spend some time at Sarita Udyan and move to Akshardham temple. This is one of the biggest temples in India This place is a cultural centre and attracts tourists from around the country.Recently they have springs up the first-of-its-kind laser water show in the world, which is must to see.

We will return to our hotel in Ahmedabad in evening for overnight stay and dinner.

Day 5

We will drop you to the airport/railway station for your further journey and the trip will end. 

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