Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Calico Museum of Textiles

This museum contains one of the world’s finest collections of antique and modern Indian textiles, all handmade and up to 500 years old. There are some astoundingly beautiful pieces, displaying incredible virtuosity …
Top Choice Historic Site in Champaner & Pavagadh

Champaner

Following his capture of Pavagadh, Sultan Mahmud Begada turned Champaner, at the base of the hill, into a splendid new capital. But its glory was brief: when it was captured by Mughal emperor Humayun in 1535, the Gu…
Top Choice Hindu Temple in Modhera

Sun Temple

Built in 1027 by King Bhimdev I, this is one of the greatest monuments of the Solanki dynasty, whose rulers were believed to be descended from the sun. Like the better-known Sun Temple at Konark in Odisha, which it …
Top Choice Historic Site in Champaner & Pavagadh

Pavagadh

This scenic hilltop may have been fortified as early as the 8th century. Today, throngs of pilgrims ascend Pavagadh to worship at the important Kalikamata Temple, dedicated to the evil-destroying goddess Kali, who s…
Top Choice Historic Site in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Sabarmati Ashram

In peaceful, shady grounds on the Sabarmati River’s west bank, this ashram was Gandhi’s headquarters from 1917 to 1930 during the long struggle for Indian independence. It’s said he chose this site because it lay be…
Top Choice Workshop in Patan

Patan Patola Heritage Museum

Run by the multiple-award-winning Salvi family, this purpose-built museum is an excellent place to see Patola silk weaving in action. The family has specialised in double-ikat weaving (a process that their ancestors…
Top Choice Historic Building in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Adalaj Vav Step-Well

The Adalaj Vav, 19km north of Ahmedabad, is among the finest of the Gujarati step-wells. Built by Queen Rudabai in 1499, it has three entrances leading to a huge platform that rests on 16 pillars, with corners marke…
Top Choice Palace in Vadodara (Baroda)

Laxmi Vilas Palace

Still the residence of Vadodara’s royal family, Laxmi Vilas was built in full-throttle 19th-century Indo-Saracenic flourish at a cost of ₹6 million. The most impressive Raj-era palace in Gujarat, its elaborate inter…
Top Choice Mosque in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Jama Masjid

Built by Ahmed Shah in 1423, the Jama Masjid ranks as one of India’s most beautiful mosques. Demolished Hindu and Jain temples provided the building materials, and the mosque displays some architectural fusion with …
Top Choice Jain Temple in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Hutheesingh Temple

Outside Delhi Gate, this Jain temple is one of 300 derasars in Ahmedabad. Even if you've already seen some, this one will make your jaw drop in wonder at its delicate carvings of deities, flowers, and celestial dams…