If your flight from Ahmadabad is delayed and you are feeling crazy at the thought of waiting there at the airport, you can easily indulge yourself and plan a visit of some of the tourist attractions that are near to it.
In fact, there are many places near to the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport which can be visited for getting a pleasurable experience of the city. Moreover, you can also taste some of the special culinary delights of the state that include dhoklas, methi theplas, and handvo, fafda or bardoli khichdi. One can also enjoy some special Gujarati sweets like the Golpapdi, Basundi, Magaz, etc… that can get you kicking and alive. Some of the places worth visiting near the airport are as follows.
It is located 6.6 kilometers from the airport and is a beautiful tourist destination that has ample infrastructure capabilities. There are beautiful parks and gardens within the area and one can also go for boating in the Sabarmati River. There is an open-air market over here that can be visually quite attractive for anyone. It is also a cultural place and many types of shows and events can also be seen here.
If you are an art lover, you will definitely like to visit this museum that is only at a distance of 2.8 kilometers from the airport. It has a wide range of distinguished Indian textiles and together with the Sarabhai Foundation; it has some outstanding collection of Jain art, bronze figurines, Indian miniature paintings and pichhwais that can be a glee for the eyes. If you like to read, some publications of the museum can be quite gripping.
If you like to visit temples and are interested in their architecture, this building can simply be amazing. This massive 23-acre complex temple in Gandhinagar must be visited for all that it has to offer. It is only at a distance of 4.3 kilometers from the airport and has many attractions in it like the Abhishek Mandapam, Shajanand Van, and many more areas. One can also enjoy the Sat-Chit-Anand Water Show over here that is a 45-minute energizing show comprising of a laser, fountain animations, music, fire, and live characters.
For all ancient architecture lovers, this place can be quite jaw-dropping as it is a five-story deep chiseled circular well with square stepped floors at the bottom. The upper floors have a dominant elephant carving and there is also an influence of Islamic architecture styles in the structure. There is enough places here for a lot of people to gather and hence it is quite spacious.
The Sabarmati Ashram is located at a distance of about 2.6 kilometers from the airport and has a museum featuring many items of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, as it was his residence at the time. Gandhian thoughts and principles can be learned here. One can also get a glimpse of the many facets of the independence movement over here.
Another masterpiece of the nineteenth-century architecture can be observed at the Hutheesing Jain Temple. It is a double-storey temple that has 11 deities spread equally in the two stories and can be a treat to watch with a big dome and twelve decorated pillars. The temple is situated only at a distance of 4.5 kilometers from the airport and can be easily visited by architecture enthusiasts.
If you like to have some sport and fast-paced activity, you can visit this facility for experiencing the thrill of escape games. Participants have to open locks and solve puzzles within a specified time to escape from a theme room. The whole experience can be quite livening and exciting.
There are many other places also near to the airport that one can visit on a tour to the city and visiting them can be quite entertaining and joyful. Since it is an old city, there are many types of attractions over here and depending on a choice, a suitable location can be easily visited.