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Guided Walk through Old Town Ahmedabad of Unique Pols including Private Transfer

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per traveller Price is AU$81
*Pricing based on group of 8 travellers

You will be transferred from your hotel in Ahmedabad to the Swami Narayan Temple in an air-conditioned vehicle and stop by the temple of the Swami Narayan community built in Feb 1822.

Swaminarayan Hinduism, is a modern spiritual tradition and a subset of Vaishnava Hinduism, originating in the state of Gujarat. The temple is constructed with Burmese teak wood and features beautiful carvings. Every cultured arch and bracket is in a lively diverse shade. The heritage walk starts from this point with an introductory talk on the history of Ahmedabad city.

The walk takes you through the old quarter of Ahmedabad, comprising of numerous Pols. Pols are self-contained, micro districts consisting of a street and houses on either side. Pol is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Pratoli’ which means gate or entry. The Pol heritage houses can be as old as 600 years and people living here are often Ahmedabadi traditional families. Each Pol has its own temples, community wells, and Chabutaras, which are large scale bird feeders/shelters which were built due to a lack of trees in the district. Some of the houses even provide dugouts for the birds to nest. Walking further, you will see the remains of the Calico Dome. This is a geodesic dome based on the designs of Buckminster Fuller. This dome was a shared outlet and shop for Calico Mills and was built in 1962. 

The last stop on this heritage walk will be the Jama Masjid mosque. It is the most splendid mosque of Ahmedabad. It was constructed in the year 1423 A.D by Sultan Ahmed Shah, the founder of Ahmedabad city. Made by using yellow sandstones, the architecture of this mosque is a blend of Hindu and Muslim styling. Supported by 260 pillars, the Jama Masjid of Ahmedabad consists of 15 domes. After your old town walking tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

You will be transferred from your hotel in Ahmedabad to the Swami Narayan Temple in an air-conditioned vehicle and stop by the temple of the Swami Narayan community built in Feb 1822.

Swaminarayan Hinduism, is a modern spiritual tradition and a subset of Vaishnava Hinduism, originating in the state of Gujarat. The temple is constructed with Burmese teak wood and features beautiful carvings. Every cultured arch and bracket is in a lively diverse shade. The heritage walk starts from this point with an introductory talk on the history of Ahmedabad city.

The walk takes you through the old quarter of Ahmedabad, comprising of numerous Pols. Pols are self-contained, micro districts consisting of a street and houses on either side. Pol is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Pratoli’ which means gate or entry. The Pol heritage houses can be as old as 600 years and people living here are often Ahmedabadi traditional families. Each Pol has its own temples, community wells, and Chabutaras, which are large scale bird feeders/shelters which were built due to a lack of trees in the district. Some of the houses even provide dugouts for the birds to nest. Walking further, you will see the remains of the Calico Dome. This is a geodesic dome based on the designs of Buckminster Fuller. This dome was a shared outlet and shop for Calico Mills and was built in 1962. 

The last stop on this heritage walk will be the Jama Masjid mosque. It is the most splendid mosque of Ahmedabad. It was constructed in the year 1423 A.D by Sultan Ahmed Shah, the founder of Ahmedabad city. Made by using yellow sandstones, the architecture of this mosque is a blend of Hindu and Muslim styling. Supported by 260 pillars, the Jama Masjid of Ahmedabad consists of 15 domes. After your old town walking tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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1-8 Travellers 08:00

Duration 2h

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Total price is AU$310.23, taxes included

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Guided Walk through Old Town Ahmedabad of Unique Pols including Private Transfer

Activity Location

Ahmedabad

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Your hotel in the city of Ahmedabad

    Ahmedabad


Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

  • Bottled water

  • Professional guide

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Round-trip private transfer

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan


Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Service


Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Infants must sit on laps

  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • Same as departure locations

  • Departure time: 8:00 AM


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