The 600 years old city of Amdavad (1411 A.D) has some of the finest Indian-Islamic monuments and exquisite Hindu and Jain temples. Its carved wooden houses are another unique architectural tradition. To experience the glory of Amdavad it is necessary to walk through the ‘Walled City’ and truly observe the nature of its rich and varied architecture, its art, religious places, its culture and traditions.
Amdavad City Sights
In 1411 A.D., Amdavad was established besides the banks of Sabarmati River. Previously it was known as Ashaval and Karnavati. The finest part of India can be found here in form of Islamic monuments and wonderful Jain & Hindu temples. The historical monuments & temples reflect architectural beauty of ancient times.
UNESCO conferred Amdavad city as World Heritage City in July 2017. By this, Amdavad became the first city of India to have the heritage value recognized by the world body. That announcement day was a pride moment for the people of India. Citizens of Amdavad expressed their joys in various ways.
Besides the vibrant nature of the city, Amdavad is known as city of Pols (neighborhoods). This is the unique ancient town planning. These self-contained neighborhoods provide shelter to large number of people. Narrow lanes of Pols meet at cross roads where community wells and Chabutaras are still present. Pols have gates as well as secret passages. Overall these village-like living arrangements make it unique and point of attractions.
How to get there
By Road: Gujarat has one of the better-developed road networks in India. Ahmedabad is well connected with all major cities and towns by road. Prominent bus stops are located at Gitamandir near Kalupur Railway Station and Paldi. Regular bus services are available by Gujarat state transport buses and private operators to all the major destinations of the state.
By Rail: The main railway station is located in the Kalupur area. This station falls under the prominent national railway circuit and is connected to all major cities of India. If you are on the western side of the Sabarmati river, then you can go to the Gandhigram station near Ashram road to buy your railway tickets easily.
By Air: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel airport at Ahmedabad is an international airport with direct flights to USA, UK, Singapore, Dubai and other international hubs. Numerous domestic flights are also operational from here.