Saturday, April 5, 2008

Heritage Walk of Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad has some of the finest Indian Islamic monuments and Exquisite Hindu and Jain temples. Its carved wooden houses are another unique architectural tradition.

A special feature of Ahmedabad is the plan of the old city, comprising numerous ‘Pols’, self-contained neighbourhoods, sheltering large numbers of people. Some of these ‘Pols’ are virtually small villages, traversed by narrow lanes, usually terminating in squares (Chowks) comprising ‘Community Well’ and ‘Chabutro’ (for feeding birds). These ‘Pols’ were protected by gates, cul-de-sacs and secret passages.

To experience the glory of Ahmedabad it is necessary to walk through ‘Walled City’ and truly observe the nature of its architecture, its art, religious places, its culture and traditions. With the purpose of unveiling the city to the tourists and the citizens themselves, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, with guidance from the CRUTA Foundation organizes HERITAGE WALK OF AHMEDABAD. A special slide show and guided tour is available.

Commencing at Swaminarayan Mandir, Kalupur Area &
Terminating at Jumma Masjid, Manek Chowk Area

8.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.


Heritage Walk is conducted year-round except one week during Diwali Holidays (Winter)

Indian and SAARC Nation Visitors: Rs. 20/-
International Visitors: Rs. 50/-
Children: Rs. 5/-


Wear chappals as you will have to remove them at various Temples and Mosques, carry Water Bottle, Juicy candies and Cap, there is a lot to shop in the old city like traditional food, cloth and accessories and much more...