Sabarmati River, Mahatma Gandhi set up a simple retreat in 1915. This was his Satyagrah Ashram and for many years it was the nerve centre of India’s freedom movement. It was from here in 1930, that Mahatma began his famous Dandi March to the sea for protest against the Salt Tax imposed by the British. Hridaya Kunj, the simple cottage where he lived, is now a national monument and preserved as it was during the Mahatma’s life-time.
the Rani Ki Vav, Patan Step Well, built by the queen Udaymati, the wife of Bhimdev. These are some of the best example of such architecture for water wells that is peculiar to Gujarat. There are wonderful carved images in the niches of the walls of this multi storied step well. It was one of the largest and the most sumptuous structures of its type. Among its ruins, one pillar still stands which is the proof not only of the elegance of its design, but also excellent example of this period.
Modhera Sun temple-dedicated to god Sun. The Sun temple of Modhera was built in 1026 AD during the reign of the Solanki king Bhima, Modhera Sun temple marks the peak of revolution in Indo-Aryan Hindu temple form Typology. It is positioned in such a manner that the rising sun rays illuminate the deity in the innermost sanctum sanctorum through the main entrance at the time of equinox only.
Rani Ki Vav:
Rani-ki-Vav, on the banks of the Saraswati River, was initially built as a memorial to a king in the 11th century AD. Stepwells are a distinctive form of subterranean water resource and storage systems on the Indian subcontinent, and have been constructed since the 3rd millennium BC.The stepwell was built in 1063 by Rani Udayamati of the Chaulukya Dynasty to commemorate her husband, Bhimdev I. A 1304 composition of Jain monk, Merutunga, mentions that Udayamati, the daughter of Naravaraha Khangara, built this stepwell at Patan.
Modhera Sun Temple:
The Sun Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the solar deity Surya located at Modhera village of Mehsana district, Gujarat, India. It is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati. It was built after 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima I of the Chaulukya dynasty.
Ahmadabad - Patan Step well- Rani ki Vav - Modhera Sun Temple - Patola weavers - Akshardham Temple - Adlaj Step well Musuem - Kankriya Lake - Sabarmati Asharam
1 Nights & 2 Days
DAY 1: Ahmedabad to Modhera
Arrival at Ahmedabad station/airport & drive to Modhera. On arrival visit local sightseeing . After visiting the Sun Temple, we will drive about 45 minutes further to Patan & later drive to
Rani ni Vav and the patola weavers. We will return to Ahmedabad and overnight stay at hotel .
DAY 2: Ahmedabad
Morning after breakfast. We will visit the places like Gandhi Ashram, Hutheesing Jain Temple, Adlaj step wall museum , Sardar Patel Museum, Later drop at Railway station/Airport Ahmadabad.
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