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The Sabarmati Ashram was the dwelling of the great Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. It is situated close to Vadaj.
Mr. Gandhi established this ashram in 1915 and it was from here the fight for freedom started with Dandi March, opposing to salt tax.
Currently, the ashram has a museum called as “Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalay.” In this museum, the quotations, relics and letters of Mr. Gandhi are on display. There is also a life-size painting gallery and a library that has almost 35,000 books related to the life of Mr. Gandhi.
The Akshardham Temple is located in Gandhinagar and at a distance of just 20 kilometers from Ahmedabad. This temple has a very rich and wonderful architecture.
In this temple, there is a statue of the Hindu Lord Swaminarayan, who had established the Swaminarayan faith. The temple is ten storey high and is made of 6,000 tonnes of pink sandstones.
The Bhadra Fort was the residence of the royal clans. The garden in the fort is exceptionally beautiful. There is also a Bhadrakali Temple which was constructed in the year 1411, by the Maratha rulers.
The Sidi Syed Mosque is an important attraction in Ahmedabad for two reasons. The carving here is very impressive. There are ten semi circular windows that have marvelous jhali screens.
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The Akshardham Temple is surely the top tourist spot in Gandhinagar.
The Swaminarayan sect is the richest sect in the world; it hosts the Akshardham temple in fact. It is the...