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Ahmedabad was founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in the year 1411 A.D. with blessings of his spiritual adviser Sheikh Ahmad Khattu Ganj Baksha of Sarkhej at the site of an old town of Ashawal and Karnavati. Ahmedabad grew in wealth and splendour for a hundred years and became the centre of skilled craftsmen and merchants. The ancient monuments in and around the city of Ahmedabad may be broadly grouped under two main periods, the first that of Ahmad Shah - 1 datable to the first half of the 15th Century AD, and the second, the period of Mahmud Begada, datable to the second half of 15th Century AD.
Pick up from hotel then local sightseeing of Ahmedabad HERITAGE WALK OF OLD CITY Followed by a walk through Pols in old city (typical Gujarati adjoining houses colonies): These small neighbourhoods are both the backbone and heartbeat of the old city of Ahmedabad. In recent years, families have started moving out to live in more modern houses further from the city centre, but many of them still feel a strong attachment to the close-knit communities of the pols that shaped their lives while growing up. Many of them have their own temple at the centre of the neighbourhood, one or more small shrines for whatever faiths are present. Many pols are part of a cottage industry, so you will find people sitting on the steps hand-sewing books or crimping silver chains together for traditional jewellery and various other crafts that allow people to add to their livelihood without leaving their homes, thus creating a vibrant community. There are bird feeders in each pol known as chabutro, tall poles that the people of Ahmedabad put up for birds to replace the trees cut down when they built the city, and crevices they built into the walls for birds to use as houses, showing a heart-warming concern for non-human life. The walled city was built before motor vehicles, meant for pedestrians and bicycles, so its small windy streets are best explored on foot.
JAMA MASJID:The Friday mosque was built by the city’s founder, Sultan Ahmed Shah, in 1423. Built of yellow sandstone in an architectural style that combines the best of Muslim & Hindu traditions. It stands on 260 pillars that support 15 domes at varying elevations.
TEEN DARWAJA:The triple-arched gateway was built by Sultan Ahmed Shah to serve as the royal entrance to the Maidan Shahi or the Royal Square. It is in an imposing monument of perfect proportions & highly ornate buttresses.
BHADRA FORT:Situated in the walled city area of Ahmedabad, India. It was built by Ahmad Shah I in 1411. With its well carved royal palaces, mosques, gates and open spaces, it was renovated in 2014 by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) as a cultural centre for the city.
SIDDI SAIYED MOSQUE:One part of the wall in the old citadel of the mosque built by Ahmed Shah’s slave, Sidi Sayed, is celebrated the world over for its exquisite stone window tracery – a superb & peerless example of delicate carving that transforms stone into filigree.
GANDHI ASHRAM (SABARMATI ASHRAM):Situated on peaceful stretch of the River Sabarmati, Gandhiji set up a simple retreat in 1918. Laying down the Objectives of the ashram, Gandhiji wrote " to take training for the National service which is not contrary to universal well-being and constantly endeavouring for such national service, is the aim of this Ashram." Gandhiji first stayed in vanatshala a place where handlooms were installed, but later on moved to 'hridaykunj' the pulse of the ashram. This Spartan accommodation was to witness Gandhiji's evolution from Mohandas to Mahatma, who rose to be the 'father of nation'. The first struggle that Gandhiji spearheaded from Sabarmati ashram was that of textile mill Workers. Soon after, there was a kheda satyagraha. Directed by his inner voice, Bapu gave a call to break the salt law and embarked on a 385 km march with his 79 followers. On 12th March, 1930, Bapu commenced on this trail, setting the nation blaze with the spirit of.
ADLAJ STEP WELL:Located on outskirts of Ahmedabad, built in 1499 AD by Ruda Rani, wife of Raja Virsingh, a Vaghela Rajput. It has an entrance from three sides with open colonnades on increasing height and complexity over the staircase landings. The decoration of the columns, curved brackets and Lintels is highly elaborate with repeated friezes and ornamentation of Animal motifs and deities.
SWAMI NARAYAN TEMPLE:This temple is the first temple of the Swaminarayan sect to have been built. In 1822, the land was given by the British government to do so, and Swaminarayan himself entrusted the responsibility for the construction of the temple to Ananandanand Swami. The temple is carved in Burmese teak, and every arch and bracket is painted with bright colours, a defining characteristic of Swaminarayan temples everywhere. There are several idols installed by Swaminarayan himself, as well as a display of some of his personal items and sculptures. In the adjoining haveli, there are quarters for pilgrims of the sect, a special section for women, and an area where ceremonies and teaching sessions are held for women only. Located near Kalupur in the eastern part of the old city, the Swaminarayan Temple is a splash of colour in the midst of the city’s grey and is also the starting point for the Heritage Walk through the pols of the old city.
Lemon Tree Premier, HITEC City, Hyderabad, with 267 smart and stylish rooms, offers a wide range of Upper Midscale accommodation options at an unbeatable value. These bright and spacious rooms are designed to give you a great night’s sleep with an orthopedic mattress, excellent sound insulation and near-perfect black-out curtains.
They come with a range of world class facilities including Wi-Fi, satellite television, mini bars and well-appointed bathrooms including one for differently abled guests. The rooms also have a workstation and an ergonomically designed chair, to make business on the move productive.
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|Lemon Tree ( Premier)||4 Star||5800+||5800+|
Deccan Serai is a 3-star rating hotel which is a 5-storey property in Hyderabad comprising of a total of 100 centrally air-conditioned and spacious rooms. We also have three outlets which include a T-Grill Restaurant, Palato Italian and Continental restaurant, Desserts & Co. Situated 40 minutes from the International Airport are a hundred rooms of possibilities designed with elegant finishing to make your stay whether short or extended as comfortable as possible. There is not just one reason why travelers find their way to Deccan Serai.
The easy-to-access location of the hotel right in the technology hub of Madhapur 45 minutes’ drive from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport 15 minutes’ drive to the Venue Multi-cuisine fine dine, outdoor swimming pool, gym, Executive Room.
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|Deccan Serai||3 Star||4000+||4500+|
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|Kanha Boutique Hotel||Budget||999 Rs||1200 Rs||1500 Rs||1900 Rs|