The home of Mahatma Gandhi, Sabarmati Ashram is a peaceful place which is situated in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad. The ashram has houses, a museum, library, auditorium and photo galleries. The museum exhibits the life of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Siddi Saiyyed Mosque was built in 1573 by Siddi Saiyyed, an Abyssinian in the retinue of Bilal Jhajar Khan, a general in the army of the last Sultan Shams-ud-Din Muzaffar Shah III of the Gujarat Sultanate. The mosque is famous for beautifully carved ten stone lattice work Jalis on the side and rear arches. The tree of life has come to symbolise the city and its grandeur. It is built with yellow sandstone in Indo-Islamic style of architecture.
Popularly known as the Shaking Minarets, the Jhulta Minaret is within the vicinity of the mosque Siddi Bashir that was built in 1452 AD by Siddi Bashir. True to its name, when one minaret, located opposite the Sarangpur Darwaja, is shaken, then the other minaret also begins to vibrate. Designed and articulated with utmost attention, it has elements of local indigenous tradition and Islamic tradition with delicate stone reliefs and traceries.
Adalaj Stepwell of Adalaj Vav was built in 1499 by Queen Rudabai and King Veersingh. The Vav is a spectacular example of Hindu-Islamic architecture and design. The intricate Islamic floral patterns fusing into Hindu-Jain symbolism embody the culture and ethos of those times.
The construction of the three gates at the end of the Maidan-e-Shahi was one of the first acts of Sultan Ahmed Shah to establish this city. Gorgeous arched gate, architectural beauty, longest as well as the oldest gateways of the Ahmedabad will leave you awestruck.
Apart from these heritage sites, Ahmedabad has the Sabarmati Riverfront along with a wide choice of malls, multiplexes, cafes, street food joints at Manek Chowk, and dining places, especially the Patang Restaurant, which is a rotating restaurant situated next to the Sabarmati Riverfront.