Tourist Attractions

HERITAGE WALK

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The city of Ahmedabad is endowed with a rich architectural heritage that is vital to the local identity and continuity of the place. The foremost heritage assets are the Indo-Islamic monuments of the 15th to 17th centuries: the Jama Masjid, the Teen Darwaza, the Bhadra Gate and Tower and the Tombs of Queen and King located in the historic core, the remaining sections of the original fort wall, 12 original gates and a number of other monuments protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. Besides these monuments, there are potential heritage precincts in the form of the Pols, the traditional residential clusters of the medieval period, which makes Ahmedabad exceptional. A large enclave of the Maratha period and many fine examples of colonial era architecture also survive in the Walled city.


Morning Heritage Walk

Time: 7:45 A.M. to 10:30 A.M
Length : 2 Km (2 Hours 30 Minutes)

Night Heritage Walk

Time: 08:45 PM to 10:30 PM
Length : 2 Km (2 Hours 30 Minutes)




ATAL PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

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Atal Pedestrian Bridge is a pedestrian triangular truss bridge at Sabarmati Riverfront on Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. It has a design inspired by kites. Inaugurated in 2022, it is 300 metres (980 ft) long and 10 metres (33 ft) to 14 metres (46 ft) wide. This steel foot over bridge connects both banks of Sabarmati River. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation named it after former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Brief History: On 21 March 2018, a steel foot overbridge (pedestrian bridge) was approved by the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation Ltd connecting both banks of Sabarmati river, at a cost of ₹74 crore. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation named it after former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birth anniversary on 25 December 2021.


By Road

Atal Pedestrian Bridge lies 7km From Hotel Hyatt. State and private vehicle are a great option to travel.

By Train

Major Indian cities are also connected via the Ahmedabad railway station that lies on the western railways network.

By Air

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport in Ahmedabad connects all major cities in India and key cities abroad to the state.




THE ADALAJ STEPWELL

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Adalaj Stepwell or Rudabai Stepwell is a stepwell located in the small town of Adalaj, close to Gandhinagar city in the Indian state of Gujarat. It was built in 1498 in the memory of Rana Veer Singh by his wife, Queen Rudadevi. The Adalaj stepwell or 'Vav', as it is called in Gujarati, is intricately carved and is five stories deep. It is octagonal in a plan at the top, built on an intricately carved large number of pillars.

Brief History: The stepwell was built by Mahmud Begada in 1411, to commemorate Queen Rudabai, wife of Veersinh, the Vaghela chieftain. It served both a utilitarian and spiritual purpose for the people around. A number of people from villages around once filled water from this stepwell.


By Road

The Adalaj Stepwell lies 20km From Hotel Hyatt. State and private vehicle are a great option to travel.

By Train

Major Indian cities are also connected via the Ahmedabad railway station that lies on the western railways network.

By Air

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport in Ahmedabad connects all major cities in India and key cities abroad to the state.




SABARMATI ASHRAM

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Sabarmati Ashram is located in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, adjoining the Ashram Road, on the banks of the River Sabarmati. This was one of the many residences of Mahatma Gandhi who lived at Sabarmati and Sevagram when he was not travelling across India or in prison. It was from here that Gandhi led the Dandi march als known as the Salt satyagraha on 12 March 1930. In recognition of the significant influence that this march had on the Indian independence movement, the Indian government has established the ashram as a national monument.

Brief History: The original ashram was founded in May 1915 at Jivanlal Desai's Kochrab Bungalow (approximately 10 kilometers from here), who was a barrister associate of Gandhi, as Satyagraha Ashram. Mahatma Gandhi required additional space to carry out tasks such as farming and animal husbandry so it was transferred to a 36-acre site on the banks of the river Sabarmati on June 17, 1917.


By Road

Sabarmati Ashram lies 7km From Hotel Hyatt. State and private vehicle are a great option to travel.

By Train

Major Indian cities are also connected via the Ahmedabad railway station that lies on the western railways network.

By Air

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport in Ahmedabad connects all major cities in India and key cities abroad to the state.




KANKARIA LAKE

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Kankaria Lake is the second largest lake in Ahmedabad,Gujarat, India. It is located in the south-eastern part of the city, in the Maninagar area. The reservoir is a 34-sided regularpolygon covering an area of 76 acres and having a shore length of approximately one and a quarter mile, or 2 km. It is surrounded by flights of cut stone steps and in six places, slopes, giving access to the water. These slopes were covered by square cupolas, each raised on 12 pillars. A lakefront is developed around it, which has many public attractions such as a zoo, toy train, kids city, tethered balloon ride, water rides, water park, food stalls, and entertainment facilities.

Brief History: Kankaria Lake is a multisided lake that was built by Sultan Qutab-ud-Din in the year 1451 A.D. It is basically an artificial lake with thirty four sides. Lying on the south eastern side of the Ahmedabad city, the lake also has a fascinating island summer palace.


By Road

Kankaria Lake lies 9km From Hotel Hyatt. State and private vehicle are a great option to travel.

By Train

Major Indian cities are also connected via the Ahmedabad railway station that lies on the western railways network.

By Air

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport in Ahmedabad connects all major cities in India and key cities abroad to the state.




SCIENCE CITY

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About The Place : Located off the Sarkhej Gandhinagar Highway, Science City is an ambitious initiative of the government of Gujarat to trigger an inquiry of science in the mind of a common citizen with the aid of entertainment and experiential knowledge. Covering an area of more than 107 hectares, the idea is to create imaginative exhibits, virtual reality activity corners, and live demonstrations in an easily understandable manner. Gujarat Science City is a bold initiative of the Government of Gujarat to realize this priority. The Government is creating a sprawling center at Ahmedabad which aims to provide a perfect blend of education and entertainment. It will showcase contemporary and imaginative exhibits, minds on experiences, working models, virtual reality, activity corners, labs and live demonstrations to provide an understanding of science and technology to the common man

Visiting Hours : Tuesdays to Sundays - 10 AM to 8 PM (Closed on Mondays)


By Road

Science city lies 5.6km From Hotel Hyatt. State and private vehicle are a great option to travel.

By Train

Major Indian cities are also connected via the Ahmedabad railway station that lies on the western railways network.

By Air

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport in Ahmedabad connects all major cities in India and key cities abroad to the state.




AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE

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Akshardham is a majestic, intricately carved stone structure that stands amid sprawling gardens set in a 23-acre plot at Gandhinagar (Gandhinagar district). It is built in 6000 tonnes of pink sandstone and not a bit of steel has been used. The temple is 108 ft in height, 240 ft in length and 131 ft in width. A point worth noting is that this modern monument to Hinduism was built as per the injunctions of Vastu Shastra. The monument enshrining the seven-foot high, gold-leafed Murti (idol) of Lord Swaminarayan is the focal point of the complex.

The monument stands on 7 sculpted pillars, 210 single-piece stone beams, 57 window grills, M domes, eight ornate zarokhas, etc. The sanctum sanctorum contains the 1.2 tonne gold-plated idol of Lord Swaminarayan, the founder of the sect that bears his name, shown in a sitting posture with his right hand raised in abhay mudra. He is flanked by Swami Gunatitanand on his right and Swami Gopalanand Swami on his left. Both of them were his disciples. Swami Gunatitanand is called Swaminarayan's Akshardham, the eternal abode. According to the Swaminarayan philosophy whenever Lord Swaminarayan incarnates on this planet he brings with him his Akshardham.


By Road

Akshardham Temple lies 31km From Hotel Hyatt. State and private vehicle are a great option to travel.

By Train

Gandhinagar railway station is well connected with other major cities

By Air

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel airport at Ahmedabad is an international airport.




HUTHEESING JAIN TEMPLE

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About The Place: This remarkably elegant temple created out of white marble has been sacred to many Jain families, generation after generation. It was built in 1848 A.D. at an estimated cost of 10 lakh rupees by a rich merchant Sheth Hutheesing as a dedication to the 15th Jain Tirthankara, Shri Dharmanatha. Traditional artisans working in stone belonged to the Sonpura & Salat communities. The Salat community constructed masterpieces of architecture ranging from forts, palaces to temples. The work of the Hutheesing Jain temple is attributed to Premchand Salat. One scholar has remarked, "Each part goes on increasing in dignity as we approach the sanctuary. Whether looked at from its courts or from the outside, it possesses variety without confusion and appropriateness of every part to the purpose for which it was intended."

Brief History: The Hutheesing Jain temple was built in 1848 A.D., at an estimated cost of Rs. 10 lakh, by a rich merchant Sheth Hutheesing as a dedication to the 15th Jain Tirthankar, Sri Dharmanatha.


By Road

Hutheesing Jain Temple lies 9km From Hotel Hyatt. State and private vehicle are a great option to travel.

By Train

Major Indian cities are also connected via the Ahmedabad railway station that lies on the western railways network.

By Air

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel airport at Ahmedabad is an international airport.




SOMNATH JYOTIRLINGA TEMPLE

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About Place: The intricately carved honey-coloured Somnath temple on the western edge of the state is believed to be the place where the first of the twelve holy jyotirlingas emerged in India – a spot where Shiva appeared as a fiery column of light. The temples lies at the meeting of Kapila, Hiran and Sarasvati rivers and the waves of the Arabian Sea ebb and flow touching the shore on which it is constructed. The ancient temple’s timeline can be traced from 649 BC but is believed to be older than that. The present form was reconstructed in 1951. Colourful dioramas of the Shiva story line the north side of the emple garden, though it’s hard to see them through the hazy glass. A one-hour sound-and-light show in Amitabh Bachchan’s baritone highlights the temple nightly at 7.45pm.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Somnath Temple is in the cooler months of October to February, though the site is open all through the year. Shivratri and Kartik Purnima are celebrated with great enthusiasm here.


By Road

Somnath Temple lies 410km From Hotel Hyatt. State and private vehicle are a great option to travel.

By Train

Somnath is the nearest railway station, is well connected to other major towns in Gujarat and India.

By Air

Porbandar Airport is 120 km and Rajkot airport is 200 km away.




GIR NATIONAL PARK

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Gir National Park is the only place in the world outside Africa where a lion can be seen in its natural habitat. The lions of Gir are a majestic animal, averaging 2.75 metres in length, and with a bigger tail tassle, bushier elbow tufs and prominent belly folds than his African cousin which has larger mane. Gir is a home to 40 species of mammals and 425 species of birds.

Brief History: The sanctuary was set up in 1965, and a 259-sq-km core area was declared as a national park in 1975. Since the late 1960s, lion numbers have increased from less than 200 to 674

Best time to visit: in winter from November to March.


By Road

Gir National Park lies 319km From Hotel Hyatt. State and private vehicle are a great option to travel.

By Train

Junagadh (71km) and Veraval (42 km) are the major rail heads from the national park. Sasan Railway Station on Junagadh to Delvada Route

By Air

he closest airport to Gir National Park is Keshod, nearly 54 km away.




STATUE OF UNITY

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About Place: October 31st, 2018, marked the inauguration of the world’s tallest statue – the Statue of Unity, against the backdrop of the dramatic Satpura and Vindhyachal hills in Kevadia, Gujarat. The 182-metre (600 feet aprox.) statue is dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the architect of independent India. The colossal monument towers over River Narmada, a tribute to India ‘from the people of Gujarat’ to the leader who placed people’s welfare first. The Statue of Unity overlooks the vast surrounds and the river basin of the Narmada River and the sprawling Sardar Sarovar dam. It stands on the Sadhu Bet hillock, connected by a 300-metre bridge, which offers access from the mainland to the statue.

Brief History: The statue has been built as an ode to the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first home minister of independent India. He was responsible for uniting all 562 princely states of the country to build the Republic of India.


By Road

Statue of Unity lies 206km From Hotel Hyatt. State and private vehicle are a great option to travel.

By Train

Vadodara lies on the busy Mumbai-Delhi Western Railway Mainline and is well connected by premium trains like Shatabdi and Rajdhani.

By Air

Vadodara airport is nearest(90KMs) airport which is well connected




RANN OF KUTCH

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About the location: Rann of Kutch is a massive expanse of cracked earth, inland from the sea, that promises to take your breath away. The nothingness for miles is both nerve wracking and stunning with small oasis of water bodies and shrub forests doubling up as homes for pink flamingoes and wild asses. Tribal hamlets with cylindrical mud bhungas (huts) are the epicenter for Kutchi embroidery, tie and dye, leatherwork, pottery, bell metal craft and the famous Rogan painting by the only surviving expert family. Approximately 200 km east of the Rann, is the Little Rann of Kutch, which houses the 4953-sq-km Wild Ass Sanctuary. It homes the only remaining population of the chestnut-coloured Indian wild ass, as well as blue-bulls, blackbuck and chinkara.

Brief History: The area was a once a sprawling shallow of the Arabian Sea until a constant geological shift closed off the connection with the sea. Over the years, the region eventually became a seasonal marshy salt desert. During monsoons, the marsh fills up with water and the wetland extends from the Gulf of Kutch on the west through to the Gulf of Cambay on the east. In the summers, the water dries to create a crunchy based bed of white salty land.


By Road

Rann of Kutch lies 268km From Hotel Hyatt. State and private vehicle are a great option to travel.

By Train

Bhuj is the closest air and rail node to Rann of Kutch, at 85 kilometers.

By Air

The Rudra Mata airport at Bhuj is a small but busy node that connects Mumbai to Bhuj.




DWARKADHISH TEMPLE

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About The Place: The main draw for tourists coming to Dwarka, the Dwarkadhish Temple, is believed to have been established more than 2500 years ago by Lord Krishna’s great grandson, Vajranabh. The ancient temple has been renovated several times, especially leaving imprints of 16th and 19th centuries. The temple stands on a small hill accessed by 50 plus steps, with heavily sculptured walls that cocoon the sanctum with the main Krishna idol. Around the complex lie other smaller shrines. The walls have intricately carved mythical characters and legends. The impressive 43 m high spire is topped with a flag made from 52 yards of cloth that flutters in the soft breeze from the Arabian Sea behind the temple. There are two doors (swarg and moksh) for the entry and exit of the temple. A bridge called Sudama Setu at the base of the temple takes one across the Gomti creek towards the beach.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit is between November and February, and during Janmashtami which is celebrated grandly here.


By Road

Dwarka lies 498km From Hotel Hyatt. State and private vehicle are a great option to travel.

By Train

The city is well connected by a robust rail network

By Air

Porbandar (95 km) and Jamnagar (145 km) are the closest airports to Dwarka.




MODHERA SUN TEMPLE

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About Location: As one traverses the length and breadth of Gujarat, one constantly stumbles across architectural legacies of the 'Solanki' rule. You keep coming across living spaces and monuments of another time, offering an eclectic glimpse of the artistic and ingenious beauty that makes this exotically state vibrant. A soothing drive amidst green farmlands almost 25 km away from Mehsana on the way to the temples of goddess Bahucharaji reposes the village of Modhera. Set along the backdrop of River Pushpavati, surrounded by a terra-formed garden of flowering trees and songs of birds, rests the famed Sun temple of Modhera.

Brief History: As per Archeological Survey of India Modhera Sun Temple was built in 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima I of the Chaulukya dynasty. As you enter the historical complex, you first come across the magnificent kund known as the Ramakund, built in rectangular shape containing 108 shrines to various gods and demi-gods. Check out the thre main shrines positioned on the three sides of the kund, dedicated to Ganesh and Vishnu and an image of Lord Shiva dancing the ‘tandav’.


By Road

Dwarka lies 498km From Hotel Hyatt. State and private vehicle are a great option to travel.

By Train

The city is well connected by a robust rail network

By Air

Porbandar (95 km) and Jamnagar (145 km) are the closest airports to Dwarka.




DIU

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About Location: Diu is island situated slightly off the coast of Kathiawad near the Port of Veraval in Gujarat with a coastal length of 21 kms. and is at a distance of about 768 kms. from Daman, the Capital of the newly formed Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu. Diu is bounded by Gir-Somnath and Amreli District of Gujarat in the North and by the Arabian Sea from three sides. It is connected to the mainland via two bridges. Its length from the extremes north and south, measures 4.6 kms and width from east to west measures 13.8 kms. The altitude is 6 meters above sea level. The topography is generally plain. The hillocks attain maximum height of 30 metres.

Brief History: Diu fell to the Portuguese in 1535 and remained a Portuguese colony until 1961. Bitter fighting then broke out at Diu before India asserted control of the island. Diu was part of Goa, Daman, and Diu union territory until 1987, when Goa became a separate state of India.


By Road

Diu lies 364km From Hotel Hyatt. State and private vehicle are a great option to travel.

By Train

The city is well connected by a robust rail network

By Air

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport in Ahmedabad connects all major cities in India and key cities abroad to the state.


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