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$30 Cultural & Theme Tours

TRIP AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Swaminarayan Akshardham, Gandhinagar, Gandhinagar District, GujaratSwaminarayan Akshardham in Gandhinagar, Gujarat is a large Hindu temple complex inspired by Yogiji maharaj the fourth spiritual successor of Lord Swaminarayan according to the denomination of Swaminarayan Hinduism, and created by Pramukh Swami, the fifth spiritual successor of Lord Swaminarayan according to the denomination of Swaminarayan Hinduism. Located in the capital of Gujarat, the complex was built over 13 years and is a tribute to Lord Swaminarayan and his life and teachings.Duration: 1 hour

$127 Cultural & Theme Tours

Half-day tour of Ahmedabad with lunch

You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, about half an hour’s drive from Ahmedabad. Constructed in 1992, this temple built of pink sandstone is a visual delight with its intricately carved designs and landscaped  gardens.Drive back to Ahmedabad and visit the 15th century Sidi Bashir Mosque, famous for its Shaking Minarets whose mystery has still not been unravelled. When one minaret is shaken, the other begins to vibrate.Next visit the beautiful 16th century Sidi Saiyyed Mosque and take a look at its delicate stone latticed windows.From there you have the option of either visiting the Utensil Museum or taking a look at the lovely kites at the Kite Museum. The Utensil Museum has a large collection of utensils some of which are over a thousand years old.Your next stop will be the Sabarmati Ashram, from where Mahatma Gandhi started his non-violence movement and eventually led India to freedom.Then drive over to the Hutheesing Jain Temple that was built in 1848 at a time when Gujarat was reeling under a famine. The construction of the temple provided livelihood for hundreds of skilled artisans.Take a walk on the landscaped Sabarmati Promenade before you stop for an included lunch (beverage excluded) at a local restaurant.After lunch, you will be dropped back at your hotel

$77 Cultural & Theme Tours

Half-day tour of Ahmedabad

You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, about half an hour’s drive from Ahmedabad. Constructed in 1992, this temple built of pink sandstone is a visual delight with its intricately carved designs and landscaped  gardens.Drive back to Ahmedabad and visit the 15th century Sidi Bashir Mosque, famous for its Shaking Minarets whose mystery has still not been unravelled. When one minaret is shaken, the other begins to vibrate.Next visit the beautiful 16th century Sidi Saiyyed Mosque and take a look at its delicate stone latticed windows.From there you have the option of either visiting the Utensil Museum or taking a look at the lovely kites at the Kite Museum. The Utensil Museum has a large collection of utensils some of which are over a thousand years old.Your next stop will be the Sabarmati Ashram, from where Mahatma Gandhi started his non-violence movement and eventually led India to freedom.Then drive over to the Hutheesing Jain Temple that was built in 1848 at a time when Gujarat was reeling under a famine. The construction of the temple provided livelihood for hundreds of skilled artisans.Take a walk on the landscaped Sabarmati Promenade before you stop for lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant.After lunch, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

$177 Cultural & Theme Tours

2 Days Iconic Tour of Ahmedabad

ItineraryDay 1: Ahmedabad ArrivalsPass By: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International AirportYou will be met on your arrival at Ahmedabad airport and transferred to Hotel Fortune Park. Normal check-in time at the hotel is 2:00 p.m. Early check-in is subject to room availability. Spend the rest of the day at leisureNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Hotel Fortune ParkDay 2: Morning Half Day Ahmedabad Tour & DepartureStop At: Swaminarayan Akshardham, Gandhinagar, Gandhinagar District, GujaratCheck out from your hotel after an early breakfast and drive to the city of Gandhinagar, 16 miles from Ahmedabad. Visit the beautiful Akshardham Temple that was built in 1992. Built on Vedic architectural principles, no steel or iron was used in the construction of this temple. Made of pink sandstone, the walls of the temple are beautifully carved. There are over 250 sculptures of Gods and Saints within the temple.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Sidi Bashir Masjid_ The Shaking MinaretsVisit the remains of the 15th century Sidi Bashir Mosque. Only the central gateway and two minarets of the mosque survive. The Shaking Minarets are an architectural wonder. When one minaret is gently shaken, the other starts to vibrate.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad District, GujaratNext visit the 16th century mosque of Sidi Saiyyed that is famous for its delicate lattice-work windows. The mosque is a symbol of the time when Gujarat prospered under Muslim rulers. Built in the Indo-Islamic style of architecture, the minarets and arched windows make it a photographer’s delight.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Utensils Museum, Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad District, GujaratThe museum is known for its collection of utensils over the ages. It is the only museum of its kind in the world. The extensive collection features utensils from over a thousand years ago. The display shows the evolution of utensils with our changing needs and environment. The range varies from leaves and jugs made from gourds to utensils in brass, copper, bronze, zinc and German silver. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kite Museum, Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad District, GujaratGujarat is known for its kite festival and the art of making kites. The Kite Museum is situated inside the iconic Sankar Kendra building that was designed by the French architect, Le Corbusier. On display are over 125 rare and uniquely designed kites that showcase the history of kite making in Gujarat.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad District, GujaratSabarmati Ashram was Mahatma Gandhi’s retreat and the center of India's freedom movement. The ashram was home to Gandhi from 1917 to 1930. It is here that he carried out his experiments in farming, animal husbandry and Khadi (a hand-woven textile made popular by Gandhi). You can see the cottage where Gandhi lived. The ashram also has a museum with a paintings galleryDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Hutheesing Jain TempleThe Hutheesing Jain temple was built in 1848 when Gujarat was reeling under a severe famine. The construction of the temple provided a source of livelihood for hundreds of skilled artisans. The temple has two stories with an exquisitely designed dome shaped top. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sabarmati River Front Event CentreAlso take a walk on the beautifully landscaped Promenade on the banks of the River Sabarmati.At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at the airport for your onward flight. Onward flights departing from Ahmedabad must be after 7:00 p.m.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$65 Private & Custom Tours

Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Ahmedabad

Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Ahmedabad by 9am before enjoying your half-day city tour (approx. six hours).Head out of Ahmedabad to visit Akshardham Temple that is situated in the capital city of Gandhinagar, about 15.5 miles (25 kms) away. This magnificent temple is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, also known as Sahajanand Swami. The sprawling 23 acre complex, chiseled out in pink sandstone, is the largest in Gujarat. From there, go to the Shaking Minarets - two minarets located at the Siddhi Bashir mosque. They are uniquely designed in a way that when one minaret is shaken the other one shakes too.As you continue your journey, visit the Sidi Saiyed's Mosque that was built in 1573, and is one of the most famous mosques of Ahmedabad. The mosque is known for its beautifully carved ten stone latticework windows (jalis) on the side and rear arches.  Next you will have a choice to visit either Vichar Utensil Museum or Kite Museum, whichever is your preference.Proceed to the Sabarmati Ashram, a must-visit in the home state of Mahatma Gandhi. On a quiet stretch of the river Sabarmati, 4.5 miles (7 kms) north of the city, Mahatma Gandhi set up a simple retreat in 1915. This was his first Satyagraha Ashram and for many it was the nerve center of India's freedom movement. Hridaya Kunj, the cottage where he lived is preserved as it was in the Mahatma's lifetime.Afterwards visit Hathee Singh Jain Temple that was built in 1850 by a rich Jain merchant by the same name. This temple is dedicated to Dharamnath, the fifteenth Tirthankar, whose marble statue with ornate carvings stands in the main sanctum.Finally stop at the nicely landscaped Sabarmati promenade by the Sabarmati River before being dropped back off at your Ahmedabad city hotel around 3pm.

$51 Private & Custom Tours

Ahmedabad Private Tour Including Akshardham Temple, Stepwell & Sabarmati Ashram

Your Ahmedabad tour package will begin at 09.00 am with pick up from your hotel in Ahmedabad.   Undertake the sightseeing starting with visit to Akshardham Temple located 20 kms away from Ahmedabad in Gandhinagar city. The grand temple is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayana with an impressive architecture made of intricately carved stone and manicured gardens. It features five separate halls having over 200 idols of Hindu Gods. The temple complex also houses an exhibition hall with displays reflecting central ideas of Hindu culture and values. The next visit will be to one of the most famous mosques of Ahmedabad ‘Sidi Saiyyed Mosque’.  The divine mosque flaunts magnificent architecture of being in the shape of an arc. You can see beautiful artwork in the mosque including the main attraction ‘Tree of Life’ praised highly by visitors. The lattice stone window is also adopted by reputed Indian Institute of Ahmedabad as the symbol.Take a break and relish delicious lunch at a local restaurant.We will continue our excursion visiting the next site ‘Hutheesing Jain Temple’. It is an impressive Jain temple dedicated to 15th Jain Tirthankar, Dharmanatha. ‘Sabarmati Ashram’ is another interesting site located on the banks of Sabarmati River. The ashram (now a national monument) was home of Mahatma Gandhi for about 12 years and also served as headquarter during the struggle for Indian independence. The ashram has serene atmosphere rimmed by greenery, fluttering birds and an enchanting river view of Sabarmati.  The final visit will be to ‘Adalaj Step Well’, which is seven stories deep built by Rana Veer Singh. The step-well turns relatively cool as you proceed downstairs. Even in the heat of scorching sun, it offers cool atmosphere to relax in summers.The Ahmedabad city tour package will terminate after this and you will be dropped safely back to your hotel.Note: Akshardham Temple Remains Closed on Every Monday, if you are doing this tour on Monday Akshardham Temple will be not part of your tour .