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Ahmedabad City finally was recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage.
Sabarmati riverfront is a waterfront being developed along the banks of sabarmati river in ahmedabad, india. It’s a two-level promenade situated on both sides of the river where the lower level serves only pedestrians and cyclists while the upper level is capable of hosting numerous cultural and educational events, leisure activities, large public parks and plazas and a few areas for commercial and retail purposes.
Sabarmati ashram is located in the sabarmati suburb of ahmedabad, gujarat, adjoining the ashram road, on the banks of the river sabarmati. This was one of the residences of mahatma gandhi, who lived there for about twelve years along with his wife. It was from here that gandhi led the dandi march also known as the salt satyagraha due to which the indian government established the ashram as a national monument.
Kankaria lake, formerly known as hauz e qutub, is the second largest lake in ahmedabad, gujarat, india. It is located in the south-eastern part of the city, in the maninagar area. A lakefront is developed around it, which has many public attractions such as a zoo, toy train, kids city, tethered balloon ride, water rides, water park, food stalls, and entertainment facilities.
The museum showcases artefacts and the belongings of sardar vallabhbhai patel (ironman of india).
Nalsarovar is one of the best wetland sanctuaries in india. It is home to more than 250 species of birds. Birds from europe and far reaches of asia migrate to this lake in winters. The lake which serves as the main attraction has boating facilities. Boats can be hired everyday from sunrise to sunset and a sail along the lake is the perfect way to soak in the surroundings.
Sarkhej roza comprises one of the most elegant and unique architectural complexes of ahmedabad. In its architecture, sarkhej roza is an example of the early islamic architectural culture of the region, which fused islamic stylistic influences from persia with indigenous hindu and jain features to form a composite “indo-saracenic” architectural style.
This remarkably elegant temple created out of white marble has been sacred to many jain families, generation after generation. It was built in 1848 a.d. at an estimated cost of 10 lakh rupees. Traditional artisans working in stone belonged to the sonpura & salat communities. The salat community constructed masterpieces of architecture ranging from forts, palaces to temples.
Built in 1499 by queen rudabai, wife of the vaghela chief, veersinh, this five-storey stepwell was not just a cultural and utilitarian space, but also a spiritual refuge. It is believed that villagers would come everyday in the morning to fill water, offer prayers to the deities carved into the walls and interact with each other in the cool shade of the vav.
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