History of Ahmedabad


Akshardham, Gandhinagar (Noon Tour)

Established in the year 1992. The Akshardham temple was built in the dedication of Lord Swaminarayan. The highlights of the temple consist of the seven feet long idol of Lord Swaminarayan the chief deity at the Akshardham temple. World first spiritual water fountain show at Akshardham presents a lofty message of ancient India based on the episode in the “Upnishad” to unravel the ancient secrets of enlightenment.


Sanskar Kendra is a Museum

The museum was designed in the Modernist style by the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier. It was named Museum of Knowledge during designing. It was originally a part of a large complex of Cultural Centre of Ahmedabad which had separate pavilions and areas for different subjects like anthropology, natural history, archaeology, monumental sculptures, workshops and depots, folklores in open air. It also included a pavilion for theatre called miracle box. The campus is located at the west end of Sardar Bridge near Paldi.


Adalaj Step well

The Adalaj step well or 'Vav', as it is called in Gujarati, is intricately carved and is five stories deep. It was built in 1498. The history of the Adalaj step-well is established by an inscription in Sanskrit found on a marble slab positioned in a recess on the first floor, from the eastern entry to the well. Its construction was started by Rana Veer Singh of the Vaghela dynasty of Dandai Desh. But he was killed in a war, wherefater the Muslim king Mahmud Begada of a neighbouring state built it in Indo-Islamic architectural style, in 1499.