Heritage Walk Ahmedabad – Timing, Places, Fees & Photographs

Published By: Jignesh Gohel on February 28, 2024

Are you planning to visit Ahmedabad? your trip is incomplete without a heritage walk! Yes, it is a must if you want to experience the rich heritage of the Ahmedabad city.

More of the beauty and rich heritage culture of Ahmedabad could be explored by taking a heritage walk. Wondering what is that? Heritage Walk Ahmedabad supported by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation is organized to make people aware of the heart of the Ahmedabad city. The walk starts at 7:45 AM from Kalupur Swaminarayan temple and ends at Jumma (jama) masjid by 10 AM to 10:30 AM. It covers altogether 20 destinations in around 2 hours and 30 minutes. Also, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation offers other heritage walks, such as the Night Heritage Walk and the Jain Temple Ahmedabad Heritage Walk. Night Heritage Walk starts at 8:45 PM from Sidi Saiyyed Mosque and ends at around 10 PM at Manek Chowk, and Jain Temple Walk starts at 7:00 AM from Muhurat Pol Manekchowk.

ahmedabad heritage walk map

Ahmedabad Heritage Walk Timing, Packages and Fees

Ahmedabad Heritage Walk is conducted at different times and on different routes. And the above-mentioned route is highly recommended for the people who want to experience the real heritage of the city. Here is the brief about the above route walk timing and tickets:

Morning Ahmedabad Heritage Walk

  • Time: The walk starts from at 7:45 AM from Kalupur Swaminarayan temple and ends at Jumma (jama) masjid by 10 AM to 10:30 AM.
  • Ticket price (at the time of writing) – As the heritage walk is organized by Ahmedabad municipal corporation, the fees for this entire guided tour is very nominal. The standard ticket charge is Rs. 200/- per person for Indian citizens, and for foreigners, it is Rs. 300/- per person including tax.

Evening Ahmedabad Heritage Walk

Ye, you can now attend the evening heritage walk in Ahmedabad. Here the route of this Heritage will is very different from Morning walk and will take you through the different part. Here is the brief about this evening heritage walk:

  • Starting point: Sidi Saiyyed Mosque where you will have to report by 8:30 PM and the walk will start by 9:00 PM.
  • End point: Manek Chowk – a famous night hangout of Ahmedabad. The evening walk will end around 10:00 PM to 10:30 PM at this point.
  • Fees: Rs. 250/- for Indians and Rs. 350/- for foreigners

Dress code:

As temples and mosques will be covered during the heritage walk, there is a pre-defined dress code that needs to be followed when you go on the Ahmedabad heritage walk. Here is the brief about the recommended dress code for you:

Upper Wear: Kindly wear clothes which must cover the shoulders, chest, navel, and upper arms
Lower Wear: You must wear clothes below knee length.

List of Places covered in Heritage Walk

The places covered in Heritage Walk are very close to the heart of the people and connected with Ahmedabad heritage. You will get a glimpse of around 20 places which include Pol, Temple & Mosque during the walk. Checkout the list of few places you can visit during the heritage walk below:

1. Swami Narayan Temple, Kalupur:

Kalupur Swaminarayan Temple Ahmedabad

Kalupur Swaminarayan mandir is the first temple of the Swami Narayan Sampraday which was built in Feb 1822. It is constructed with Burma teak wood with beautiful carving. Every coloured arch and bracket is in lively diverse shade. It has a multi-storey AC boarding house and a well-appointed clinic within its compound. The heritage walk starts from this point after a small introductory session about the history of Ahmedabad city. Here you can see old pictures, maps and learn about how king Ahmed Shah decided to lay the foundation stone of the city.

2. Kavi Dalpatram Chowk, Lambeshwar Ni Pol:

Kavi Dalpat Ram House

It is well-known to be the residence of the renowned 19th-century Gujarati poet Dalpatram. The chowk has a statuette of him with details like – the Kathiawari needlework on his kurta, the worn-out right foot, and the thoughtful look in his eyes. In background, you can see the structure of his ancient house with a scissor representing his style of poem. We still remember the contribution of Shri Kavi Dalpatram in Gujarat literature and I am sure all child studied in Gujarat still remember the poems we used to study during our school days. “દાખે દલપત રામ અન્ય નું તો એક વાંકું, આપણા તો અઢાર છે  (Dakhe Dalpat Ram anya nu to ek vanku, apna to adhar chhe)”

3. Calico Dome:

calico dom ahmedabad

It is a geodetic dome motivated from the designs of Buckminster Fuller. It was a shared outlet and shop for Calico Mills and was initiated in 1962. The dome, extent over 12 meters, provided shade for the concealed shop and showroom.

4. Kala Ramji Mandir at Haja Patel ni Pol:

Kala ram temple Ahmedabad

This exceptional temple has a dark idol of Lord Rama in a sitting pose. The idol was concealed by the priest of the temple to safeguard it in the Mughal period. It is supposed that the idol reemerged on its own after numerous years. It gives a divine experience visiting this temple located at Haja Patel ni Pol.

5. Shantinath ji Mandir, Haja Patel ni Pol:

old structure ahmedabad city

It is a housing bunch which encompasses numerous families of a specific group, connected by caste, job, or religious conviction. Being among 174 Pols of Ahmedabad, this pol has much more capture than just the lifestyle.

6. Kuvavala Khancha, Doshiwadani Pol:

maratha stype constuction ahmedabad

It has 4 houses tangled, all constructed in diverse styles. One is made of bricks in the British architectural style another wooden house has been made the Mughal way, whereas one home has been constructed in the Maratha style. And one in Persian style can easily be recognized due to its woody brackets.

7. Jagvallabh Mandir at Nisha Pol:

The idol established here is wonderful that if you wish to see the 6ft. Jain Tirthankar Jagvallabh Sahastrafana Parshwanath, it takes a gold coin. The idol states the pinnacles Jains achieved in sculpture and artistry.

8. Zaveri wad:

pol houses ahmedabad old city

This place is a personification of the rich legacy of Jain conviction and dedication. It is named after Seth Shantidas Zaveri who was mistreated by Mughal King Aurangzeb’s hostility. The idol of first Jain Tirthankar Lord Rishabhnath here is 6ft.

9. Sambhavnath ni Khadki:

This place is known for its inimitable architectural design of Sambhavnath Derasar which is said to be the oldest Derasars in Ahmedabad. A glimpse of the lord is possible only through a window placed in the dome.

10. Chaumukhji ni Pol:

One of the oldest Jain temples in the country, the Ajithnath Dersar is located in Chaumukhjini Pol. The temple is famous for metal idols which are around 500 to 700 years old. You can also capture the traditional Gujarati culture here at its best.

11. Doshivadani Pol:

stairs old city ahmedabad

The Derasar here holds unique religious significance. The idols are known for vibrant marble and were said to be built in 1856. The pol people are always lively and energetic and will give you a warm welcome all the time.

12. Astapad ji Mandir:

This Mandir again has idols of Jain Tirthankars, ShriRishabhnath and ShriMahaveer Swami. It is named after the footprints of Shri Rishabhnath which are safeguarded under a yellow berry tree.

13. Harkunvar Shethani ni haveli:

This 180-year-old Haveli has 60 rooms, most of which open onto never-ending pillared galleries, sustained by the lengthiest imprinted wooden bracket in Ahmedabad.

14. Fernandez Bridge:

It is famous to be a place from where vendors start their workday assessing books on tabletops. The under-bridge space is known to be a book market and a place where vendors sale books for livelihood.

15. Chandla Pol:

ahmed shah tomp ahmedabad

You can shop for ethnic Indian wear and junk jewelry from here. During the heritage walk in the morning, this place is not that much crowdy but as the day starts more people start their business and you can come back to this place for shopping after your heritage walk is complete.

jumma masjid ahmedabad

After visiting Chandla pol, the guide will take you through the below remaining places:

  • Muharat Pol: It was built in the 1500s known for more than 100 shops of jewelry.
  • Manek Baba’s mandir, ManekChowk: From the last 600 years, the progenies of Baba Maneknathwinch a flag at ManekChowk on the day of Vijayadashmi.
  • Rani no Haziro: It was built in 15th century by the great Sultan Ahmed Shah. The hajiro is a dome for tombs as the last relaxing place for queens of this empire.
  • Badshah no Haziro: Ahmed Shah’s Tomb, recognized as Badshah no Hajiro or Raja no Hajiro, is a feudal mosque and a group of vaults. It is situated near to Jama Mosque and ManekChowk.

And at last, the most significant and beautiful place famously known as Jumma Masjid. It is perhaps the biggest mosque in the Indian subcontinent built during this period. It is situated south of the ceremonial axis that runs from the Maidan-i Shah at the gate with three arcs, Teen Darwaza.

jumma masjid person ahmedabad

Heritage Walk ends here!

Ahmedabad is the biggest city in Gujarat; known for significant constructions, exceptional arts center, reasonable cafes, and wonderful night markets. It has always been recognized for its rich past that retells us of the Mughal, Maratha, and Delhi Sultanate rule as well as the freedom fight of India. The Sabarmati Ashram is among the major traveller charms that must be in your “to be visit” list while you are in Ahmedabad. The Kankaria and Vastrapur Lakes offer you a soothing seat-aside experience. Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum exhibits Indian monuments, wood works, landscapes, documents, beadworks, figurines, sketches, and coins. Jama Masjid is said to be the oldest mosque in the city. Shopping is always fun here. To be precise, Ahmedabad has everything to offer to every age group.

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21 thoughts on “Heritage Walk Ahmedabad – Timing, Places, Fees & Photographs

  1. Safrun Nisha

    November 22, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Hi ,

    Please advise do we need to book these heritage walk 2-3 days before the planned date or does spot entry allowed.

    1. TheIndia

      November 22, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      When I last did the heritage walk last year, It was not require any prior registration. You just reach at Kalupur swaminarayan temple which is starting point of the heritage walk and proceed.

      Still, I recommend visiting official website and do the prior booking.

  2. Nikita Vyas

    November 4, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Do they give us time for photography?

    1. TheIndia

      November 22, 2019 at 12:29 pm

      Yes, you will get enough time for photography while doing heritage walk.


    October 30, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    hello you also do private tours for 3 people? and the can choose the route?
    kind regards

  4. ALMee

    November 10, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    so we cant take the heritage walk on a monday during the december month?

    1. TheIndia

      November 15, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      As per the information we have, Heritage walk in Ahmedabad does not conduct on Monday. Kindly confirm from official website.

  5. Hiral

    October 15, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Only Monday tour is not available right? What would be the distance in total as we hv 2 senior citizen with us

    1. TheIndia

      October 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Generally it takes 2 to 2:30 hours from Kalupur swaminarayan temple to Jama masjid and the distance will be around 2KM. If there is senior citizen, they can take rest en-route but as the walk is conducted in group, you will have to co-ordinate accordingly.

    2. Sashibhushan Rajput

      November 17, 2017 at 8:22 am

      2 kilometres but you won’t feel like it

      1. TheIndia

        November 28, 2017 at 7:54 pm

        Thank you Sashibhushan ji for sharing your experience about Heritage walk in Ahmedabad. Yes, it is hardly 2-3 KM but it is really amazing to exploring old pols, monuments, wooden carving and jinalayas.

  6. Purva paliwal

    October 14, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    By what time tje tour starts from swaminarayan temple kalupur

    1. TheIndia

      October 16, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Heritage walk start by 8:15AM but we recommend reaching there by 7:45, so that you can explore amazing hand carving of Kalupur swaminarayan temple and can also visit slideshow.

  7. Dhruti

    October 6, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Hello There!! I would like to know tht this tour is operating on Sunday?! & whom i hve to contact once i reached at the starting destination?!

    1. TheIndia

      October 13, 2017 at 11:07 am

      Hi Dhruti,

      Yes, Ahmedabad heritage walk is operated on Sunday and cover same location. You don’t really need to contact any tour operator to attend Ahmedabad heritage walk. Reach Kalupur swaminarayan temple as specified time from where the guided tour starts and volunteer will take a group to heritage walk. Hope it helps.

  8. Preeti Kumari

    August 28, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    I am interested, so will to please tell me what are the procedures for being a part of this heritage walk.

    1. TheIndia

      August 28, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      You just need to reach Kalupur swaminarayan temple by specified time to attend heritage walk. As far as we know, no prior booking or any other process is require. Do share your experience with us once you complete the heritage was of Ahmedabad.

      1. Rohan Patel

        July 6, 2018 at 11:57 am

        You have mentioned a booking link from where we can book. Is there anything else included if we pay. What is the difference between a paid and non paid walk?

        1. TheIndia

          July 6, 2018 at 1:02 pm

          Thank you Rohan for your query regarding to price of Heritage walk in Ahmedabad

          Rohan, there is a nominal fees for heritage walk which is INR 60 per person. Which includes guide who will take you through the all mentioned places. There is no non paid heritage walk and one will have to pay this standard fees.

          You can also go for Luxury ticket type which includes breakfast and water depending upon your requirement.

          Hope it helps.

          1. Kash

            September 12, 2019 at 9:37 pm


            The official website of municipal heritage walk specifies a fee for standard package as INR 200. Can you please help to understnad if prior booking is required. Also, here the price is different then INR 6O you have specified

          2. TheIndia

            September 13, 2019 at 5:19 pm

            Thank you Kash for your comment about pricing for heritage walk in Ahmedabad. As the article was published last year, the price were taken from those dates. We have updated the article and the new price has been added.

            Have a great trip

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