Amdavad is a perfect destination for those who love to visit great tourist attractions,
with having number of exciting places to see in and around the city. Some of the
features that perfectly describe the Amdavad city are splendid monuments, wonderful
museums and gorgeous lakes. There is an abundance of sightseeing places
in Amdavad that are truly worth visiting. Adalaj is one of the most excellent
step wells or baolis of Gujarat. It serves as a fabulous retreat during the months
of scorching heat.
Amdavad enjoys a thriving cultural tradition, being the centre of Gujarati cultural
activities and diverse traditions of different ethnic and religious communities.
Popular celebrations and observances include Uttarayan—an annual kite-festival
on 14 January. The nine nights of Navratri are celebrated with people
performing Garba—the folk dance of Gujarat—at venues across the city.
The festival of lights—Deepavali is celebrated with the lighting of lamps in every
house, the decorating the floors with the rangoli and the bursting of firecrackers.
Other festivals such as Holi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Gudi Padwa, Eid ul-Fitr and Christmas
are celebrated with enthusiasm. The annual Rath Yatra procession on the Ashadhi-sud-bij
of Vikram Samvat and the procession of Tajia as the ending of Muslim holy month
of Muharram; are integral parts of the city's culture.