Ahmedabad is the prominent metropolitan city of India that boasts several ancient monuments and iconic temples and shrines, so it makes for an ideal exploration getaway. You can start your sightseeing tour of this historic city by visiting the Jumma Masjid, a grand yellow sandstone structure with intricate carvings, built by Sultan Ahmed Shah. Then head towards the Sarkhej Roja, a wonderful complex with pavilions and tombs of royal dignitaries, including Sheikh Ahmed Khattu, Sultan Ahmed Shah’s advisor. You can also pay a visit to the spectacular Hutheesing Jain Temple which is dedicated to Dharmanath, and the Shah Alam Roza, a Sufi shrine decorated with precious stones. Then there’s the Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur temple, famous for its beautifully ornate wooden carvings. Ahmedabad is also a paradise for wildlife lovers. Visit the Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, one of India’s largest bird sanctuaries to spot the likes of flamingoes, spoonbills, pelicans and a flock of several migratory birds including demoiselle cranes that migrate from Siberia in the winter. You can book cheap air tickets to Ahmedabad through Brightsun Travel.
Ahmedabad is often named as the ‘City of Museums’ as it’s home to so many excellent museum spaces. The city’s most prominent museum is the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, which displays Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi’s personal articles including spectacles, wooden slippers, letters and a spinning wheel. The City Museum is another captivating museum in Ahmedabad, built by French architect Le Corbusier where you can learn all about the city’s art and history and discover a range of paintings, woodcrafts and textiles. Head towards the Calico Museum of Textiles, one of the world’s best textile museums exhibiting a spectacular collection of tents, carpets, shawls and Mughal emperor costumes. Then there’s the World Vintage Car Museum that boasts one of India’s biggest automobile collections, including antique cars, motorcycles, ceremonial limousines and sports cars. For a unique museum experience, head to the Vechaar Utensils Museum to discover a huge collection of 3500 household items, including pitchers, pots, betel boxes and nutcrackers. Brightsun Travel offers cheap flights to Ahmedabad, so you can look forward to planning the trip of a lifetime here!