Ahmedabad is a foodie city but it is also a lot more than that. It has been declared as India’s first World Heritage City by UNESCO. World heritage sites in Ahmedabad is one big charm, it is known for it's beautiful and rich heritage. What a waste of a visit it would be if you come to Ahmedabad and don't take a heritage walk?
Heritage walk is exploring the urban and rural setting of the city which has a cultural value, historically or otherwise. Ahmedabad is filled with a bunch of places that shall leave you amused, from Sidi Saiyyed mosque to Manek Chowk food joint the heritage walk covers the best parts of Ahmedabad.
The heritage walk is carried on both in morning and evening.
It is organized by both Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and local tourist advisors at a very minimal cost. The morning heritage walk usually starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 10:30 AM. The evening heritage walk approximately starts at 9:00 PM and ends at 10:30 PM.
You can book Heritage Walk online from allevents.in. Generally Ahmedabad Heritage Walk fees starts at Rs. 60 for Indians and around Rs. 300 for forigners. You can check the Latest fees & updates on online booking page. You can also join the Heritage Walk directly at the starting point venue, but it's always good to book in advance to avoid uncertainty. Apart from AMC, lot of other organizations and tour guides are occasionally organizing events like Heritage Walks, Heritage Food Walks, Heritage Rides. You can explore all heritage events on this page.
If you are new to the city of Ahmedabad then the heritage walk shall impart you intricate details about the city and let you explore almost every nook and corner of it.
Typically walks starting Point Is Swaminarayan Temple, Kalupur & Jumma Mosque. Which Cover 20 Points (Length Of The Walk 2 km With One Professional Guide For All Group).
The heritage walk covers 15 to 20 Ahmedabad heritage places in total that are the major highlight of Ahmedabad. Few places from Ahmedabad Heritage Place List for the walk are:
1 . Swami Narayan Temple, Kalupur With a picturesque architecture and religious value, Swami Narayan Temple of Ahmedabad is the place you would definitely want to visit. The wood and the colourful arches add up to its beauty. This definitely had to be on the list of heritage walk.
2. Kavi Dalpatram Chowk, Lambeshwar Ni Pol How do you speak of Ahmedabad without a mention of all those tiny lanes popularly known as ‘Pol’. One such pol known as lambeshwar ni pol is well known for the Kavi Dalpatram Chowk. Kavi Dalpatram was an acclaimed poet of Gujarati literature and the chowk is believed to be the artist’s residence.
3. Calico Dome Calico Dome is one of the finest architectural pieces of Ahmedabad. A geodesic dome that was a showroom back then. Forget your cameras and embrace all the beauty created by Gautam Sarabhai.
A distinctively created jain temple is not just filled with religious value but holds a lot more significance to the heritage of Ahmedabad.
5. Jama Masjid The sumptuous and splendid Jumma Masjid is known to be one of the biggest mosque of India. The architecture and the beauty of the mosque is absolutely captivating.
6. Rani No Hajiro Bibi's tomb popularly known as Rani no Hajiro was built in 1445 that included eight marble tombs of the queens of Ahmed Shah and other Gujarat Sultanates'.
7. Zaveri Vad The traces of jainism will be found in many pols of Ahmedabad. Zaveri Vad too has a tall 6 ft idol of the Jain Lord Rishabhnath. This pol was named after Seth Shantidas Zaveri who was ill treated by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
8. Fernandez Bridge The book readers paradise- Fernandez Bridge is definitely on the go of Heritage walk. Fernandez bridge is a place where you will find vendors and books, books and more books.
9. Manek Baba’s Mandir, Manek Chowk The heritage trail leads you to the Manek Baba’s temple after whom the Amdavadis favourite street Manek Chowk was named.
Ahmedabad will not disappoint you. Architecture, food and shopping; the mix and mash of heritage will make you yearn to turn back to this lovely city again and again.