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Places to Visit during the Weekend Getaway Trip of Ahmedabad and Dwarka

by Dherya Tyagi Travelling to World

There is no dearth of places for a traveler to explore in Ahmedabad and Dwarka. From historical sites to sacred temples the ancient land of Gujarat is dotted with places of incredible relevance. If you are planning a visit to this whimsical westernmost state of India then here are a few places that you should definitely include in a weekend getaway journey of Ahmedabad and Dwarka:

Adalaj Stepwell, Ahmedabad

This intricately carved out Stepwell is located in the village of Adalaj and was built in 1498 in memory of Rana Veer Singh by his wife queen Rudadevi. This place is a fine representation of masterful and tasteful architectural work. This Vav or step well was an integral part of the semi-arid regions of Gujarat and the water here was utilized for drinking, washing and bathing purposes. This place was also one of the main venues for various festivals and sacred rituals. The Stepwell is 5 stories deep and the walls, pillars and every inch of stone here is inscribed in intricate designs, Sanskrit hymns, and verses.

Bet Dwarka, Dwarka

This island is located on the mouth of the gulf of Kutch and is one of the most underrated places of attraction in Gujarat. This is a strip of sand and stone which is situated at a distance of 30 km from the north of the town of Dwarka. The place is not only an important site for Krishna followers due to its mention in the Indian epic literature of Dvaraka - the abode of Krishna the historical excavations done under the water here have also revealed a lot of evidences for the later Harappan or Hindus valley civilization. The city is laced in a deep sense of history and mythology.

Sarkhej Roza

Located in close proximity to visual complex this Roza is a beautiful place filled with complex tombs and immaculate pavilions. The complex is erected around an artificial lake which was created by the bygone rulers of Gujarat. Some of the most delicately designed tombs here include the ones for Ahmed shah’s spiritual advisor’s tomb and that of Shaikh Ahmed Khattu. If you are an enthusiast of good architecture and designs then this place is awe-inspiring for you. The beauty of this place feels like a quiet getaway where the ambiance is peaceful and serene.

Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka

Also referred to as Jagat Mandir, this Hindu temple which is dedicated to Lord Krishna is one of the prime centres of devotion for Hindus. It is also a part of the holy all India Char Dham Yatra which also comprises of Rameshwaram, Badrinath and Jagannath temple. A visit to these temples is said to provide moksha to the pilgrim. Apart from this the temple is also one of the Divya Desam for Lord Vishnu which is visited by avid Vaishnavites. The importance of the temple has also been glorified in the holy sacred texts of Divya Prabandha. It is said to have been constructed on top of the permanent residence of Lord Krishna.

Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad

Situated on the southern end of the city this glimmering man-made lake is popular for being the largest lake in Ahmedabad. It is a famous attraction and a picnic spot for families and kids. with the presence of fun entertainment elements like a hot air balloon ride, water rides, toy train ride, zoo, food stalls, etc. the place is a fun stopover if you are visiting Ahmedabad. The best time to visit here would be the month of December when a week-long festival takes place here and the entire area just springs to life.


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