The best way to explore the 600 year old city of Ahmedabad is to take a walking tour of Ahmedabad. Navigate the small lanes and by-lanes in the old city which was built inside a fortress. Your guide will brief you about the history of the city as you walk through the community based residential areas (pols) and old markets of the city. Your road will wind through a book market, vegetable & fruits market, old stock exchange and the very own markets patronized by kings and queens before several hundred years. You will come across several temples, mosque & places of worship. You will explore the old heritage houses, intricately carved wooden brackets that support the balconies and statues which depict the glories of the past.
Old City of Ahmedabad
Heritage houses & Architecture
Swaminarayan Temple & Juma Mosque
Round trip transfers from your hotel
What to expect :
The tour starts with the visit to the 100 year old Swaminarayan temple and the morning aarti at the temple. Start walking through the old lanes and bylanes of the city and understand the difference between the old and modern style of living. You will see and understand the community based living system which was very much interconnected yet independent in nature. Every “Pol” has its own systems, rules and regulations. You will feel part of the history as you navigate through these lanes and guide narrates you the history of the 600 year old city.
You will see several bird feeders as the trees were cut to build the city and yet the planners of the city wanted it to be animal friendly. Every ‘Pol’ will have its own sets of dogs and cats and you will see them through your journey. These animals are very much part of our day to day life and woven into the fabric of the society !!!
You will visit a Jain temple and discover some ancient techniques for water harvesting.
You will then pass through old book market, vegetable market, old stock exchange building and textile markets patronized by kings and queens, several hundred yearsago. The tour end with the visit to one of the biggest mosques in the city – Juma Mosque.
Drop back to your hotel after the tour or have an option to continue with traditional lunch and half day city tour including Gandhi Ashram & Adalaj Step well.
Departure Point :
Pick up from your hotel (Inside Ahmedabad City limits)
Departure Time :
07.30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time you must contact the local serivice provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Tour Ending Point :
Drop to the hotel
Tour Inclusions :
Private Tour Pick-up and Drop to your hotel Professional guide