Riverfront Flower Park
It is one of the most beautiful places you will visit in Ahmedabad The Sabarmati Riverfront Flower Park is the place for nature lovers and travelers who want to relax before continuing a long-haul flight. If you are seeking peace and want to relax amidst natural beauty, this is the place you must visit in the city. It will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul and be a soothing oasis for you. The riverfront features various rich flowers with the breathtaking backdrop of River Sabarmati. People come to the park for cycling, jogging and boating in the river.
Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Memorial
Situated at a short distance from the airport, Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Memorial exhibits amazing artifacts like the utilities of Sardar Patel preserved since years now. A visit to the memorial is no less than a riveting journey on the road to India’s freedom. The museum is built in the dictatorial architectural style of the contemporary times. It is used as the residence of the Governor of Bengal. However, keep in mind that the museum closes by 5:30 in the evening. SO, you can only have a visit if it’s a morning or afternoon flight.
If you have ever been to akshardham temple before, you must have been to the marvelous Akshardham Temple. Though it is a bit far from the airport as compared to the rest of the places in this blog, it is still not a bad idea to cover this place on a leisure day in the city. If your flight is delayed for more than 3-4 hours or you have a long layover, visit Akshardham Temple. With a complex area of over 23 acres, Akshardham Temple is a gigantic temple constructed by Swaminarayan Trust. You can relax by the musical fountain while alluring the scintillating landscape.
Dada Hari Ni Vav
Dada Hari Ni Vav is a stepwell dating back to the 15th century which still stands erect as a testimony to the brilliant architecture of the ancient times. The sandstones and intricate carvings is what make it so attractive to the tourists coming from far off lands. Situated at a accessible distance from the Sardar Vallabhai International Airport, this tourist attraction is a worth visiting place for you. Allure the intelligent architecture of the past at this hidden gem of the city. If you are up for a plan to extend your stay in the city, go through our Ahmedabad city guide.
Calico Museum of Textiles
Another interesting place to visit near the airport is the Calico Museum of Textiles. Travelers who find interest in knowing about the art of weaving and types of fabrics and its production should pay a visit to this museum. It is indeed a fascinating experience! There are some strict regulations to plan the visit, so make sure it is not an unplanned visit. The tour to Calico museum with take you through the phase of evolution of textiles and the transformation brought into the society. If you want to take some souvenirs, this is the right place to purchase them. You get to choose from a wide variety of weaves and handicrafts. All the profit is assured to go to the artisans and weavers.
Hutheesing Jain Temple
Thisremarkably 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 by a rich merchant Sheth Hutheesing as a dedication to the 15th Jain Tirthankara, Shri Dharmanatha. Traditional artisans working in stone belonged to the Sonpura & Salat communities. The Salat community constructed masterpieces of architecture ranging from forts, palaces to temples. The work of the Hutheesing Jain temple is attributed to Premchand Salat. One scholar has remarked, “Each part goes on increasing in dignity as we approach the sanctuary. Whether looked at from its courts or from the outside, it possesses variety without confusion and appropriateness of every part to the purpose for which it was intended.”