Ahmedabad is world famous because of Mahatma Gandhi's Ashram. It has a number of tourist points, both within the walled city and beyond it. The tombs of Ahmed Shah and his queens, Ahmed Shah's Mosque, Jama Masjid, Mosque of Sidi Sayid, Teen Darwaza or Triple Gateway are major monuments. Other important monuments include Rani Rupmati's Mosque, Rani Sipri's Mosque, Raj Rabri Mosque, Hathee Singh Jain Temple and Siddi Bashir Mosque. Kankaria Lake, Kutbi Mazar, Bhadra Fort, Dada-hari-di-Vav (an architectural step well), Victoria Gardens, N C Mehta Museum of Miniatures and Calico Textile Museum are also important places to visit. The walled city boasts of a number of 'pols' or traditional colonies, which date back to the 18th century.
Places Around Ahmedabad
There are many tourist spots near Ahmedabad. Sarkhej, a spot 8 km southwest of the city, has important historical monuments. Nineteen km north of the city is Adlaj Vav, an intricately built step well. Lothal, an ancient dock belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization, lies 85 km southwest of Ahmedabad. The town of Modhera is 102 km northwest of the city and boasts of an ancient sun temple. Patan lies 130 km northwest of Ahmedabad and has about 100 Jain temples.