The House of MG, Ahmedabad

About the Resort

The House of MG' is a boutique heritage hotel in Ahmedabad. This stately property, built in 1924 as a home for a wealthy textile magnate, which has been tastefully restored to retain its old-world charm but with all the amenities and comforts of a world-class hotel. The Lonely Planet Guide and the Rough Guide recommend this luxury hotel highly and the discerning British travel guide 'Sawday's - Places to Stay in India' has singled out this design hotel as the only leading hotel worth a mention in its Ahmedabad hotels section.

Accommodation details

It has just fourteen rooms and suites, one service apartment, two acclaimed restaurants, a conference lounge, an indoor swimming pool and a health club. There is also an in-house design studio and gift shop that carries specially designed and hand-made items by master-craftsmen of Ahmedabad and vicinity.'Agashiye', its terrace eatery, is an award winning Gujarati thali restaurant that serves the finest Gujarati cuisine in the traditional fine-dining style. 'The Green House', its courtyard café, is another popular eatery that serves ala carte options from Gujarat, Rajasthan and South India including seasonal fresh juices, hand-churned ice-creams and freshly brewed coffees and teas. The Green House resturant is vegetarian and eggs are served only during breakfast in the restaurant.The Hotel has 'Agashiye Lounge & Garden' as its laid-back yet efficient conference venue and meeting hall. Its 'Lotus Pool' is undoubtedly the most glamorous indoor swimming pool in Ahmedabad with a patio and health club attached.

Activities

Hatheesing Temple (built 1848)

This imposing Temple complex, built in 1848 by ShethHutheesing, a rich Jain merchant, is a marvel of Jain architecture. The two-storied temple is dedicated to Dharmnatha - the 15th Tirthankar (an enlightened soul according to Jain religion.) It has a huge dome, porches on three sides, paved courtyards and cloisters containing 52 shrines.

SarkhejRoza (built 1451 AD)

The SarkhejRoza complex is situated 8 km from Ahmedabad and has an array of beautifully designed monuments arranged around an artificial lake including a 15th and 16th century mausoleum. It has traceries, inlaid-marble work, a medieval mosque, and palatial pavilions. A fine example of early Islamic architectural culture of the region, it shows stylistic Islamic influences from Persia fused with indigenous Hindu and Jain features that form a composite "Indo Saracenic" architectural style.

Modhera Sun Temple (built 1026 AD)

The sun temple of Modhera is famous for its exquisite sculptures depicting scenes from the great Hindu epics, showing deities, traditional erotica and faunal figures. Built n 1026, it is an example of the exquisite architectural style of the Solanki dynasty and was built by King Bhima I. The temple is constructed in such a way that the rays of the rising sun fall into the innermost sanctum. It is fronted by the Surya Kund, a rectangular pond, which contains over 100 shrines dedicated to deities. The tank is surrounded on three sides by idols of Ganesh and Vishnu.

Gandhi Ashram (built 1917 AD)

The ashram was the residence of Mahatma Gandhi in the 1920s till the Salt March to Dandi in 1930. A memorial to the Mahatma, the ashram complex has his cottage-house with his simple belongings. The museum and galleries depict tales of Mahatma Gandhi's life. The ashram still supports activities like handloom weaving and handmade paper-making in keeping with Mahatma Gandhi's principles of self-reliance. It is here that Mahatma Gandhi developed his ideas and ideals that played a pivotal role in the freedom movement in India.

Adalaj Wav Step Well (built 1499)

It is one of the most beautiful step-wells found in Gujarat . Situated in Adalaj village some 18 kms away from Ahmedabad, the structure derives its name from its patron, Ruda, wife of the Vaghela chief, Virsinh; who built it in 1499. The 'Vav', laid out in the north-south direction, the step well with the well in the north and the entrance in the south, has a total length of 75.3 meters. The carving inside the well depicts intricate motifs of flowers and birds. It was built for the dual purpose of providing water and cool chambers in the hot summer days. One can easily get there by bus plying between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.

IIM (built 1961)

Established in the year 1961, IIM was started as an autonomous body with the joint efforts of the Government of India, Government of Gujarat, and industry. From its inception, the concept of faculty governance was introduced, in which all the faculty members of the institute have an important role to play in the administration of the various academic as well as non academic activities. It is owing to this fact that the quality of learning is fabulous at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Le CORBUSIER MUSEUM

The Museum of Ahmedabad in India was commissioned the architect Charles-EdouardJeanneret-Gris (Le Corbusier), in 1951. After a debate that had the City Council in July of that year, the museum project became the main objective to make the "heart" to the civic center.

Le Corbusier simultaneously conducted various projects for Ahmedabad as the Palace of the Spinners' Association the same year, the Villa Shodhan and the House of Manorama Sarabhai.

The generative idea was the Cultural Center of a Museum "Unlimited" (Musée à croissanceillimitée), formerly Le Corbusier would have projected the idea that over the years suffer changes and even add new concepts or elements.

Swaminarayan Temple - Kalupur This temple is the first temple of the Swaminarayan sect. Built around 1822. The temple is carved in Burmese teak, and every arch and bracket is painted with bright colors, a defining characteristic of Swaminarayan temples. Lord Swaminarayan himself installed idols of ShriNarnarayan Dev here. In the adjoining haveli, a special section for women, and an area where ceremonies and teaching sessions are held for women only. The Swaminarayan Temple is a splash of color in the midst of the city's grey and is also the starting point for the Heritage Walk through the pols of the old city...Read More

SidiSaiyad Mosque

This elegant mosque is noted for its twin windows of pierced stone, worked in style of a tree with palm leaves and curving tendrils. A superb and peerless example of delicate carving that transforms stone into filigree. It was constructed by SidiSaiyad, a slave of Ahmed Shah, and has beautiful carved stone windows depicting the intricate intertwining of the branches of a tree.

Dada HariVav

Dada HariVav is an octagonal shaped well, which is located below the ground level. This underground well has been intricately carved in the typical Gujarati designs. Made from fine stone work of Gujarat, the well has been drawing more and more tourists year after year. While designing this stepped well, adequate attention was paid to its each and every detail. This is indicative from the fact that, right from pillars to walls to steps, everything has been beautifully decorated. The visiting hours of the well are from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm.

Teen Darwaza

Teen Darwaza is an architectural marvel, the beauty of which is surely going to leave you awestruck. Consisting of gorgeous arched gates, Teen Darwaza is one of the longest as well as the oldest gateways of the Ahmedabad city. It was established in the year 141 A.D. by Sultan Ahmed Shah, who founded the city of Ahmedabad. Read on to know more about Teen Darwaza of Ahmedabad, India…

Lying adjacent to the famous Bhadra fort, Teen Darwaza has been intricately carved. Initially, it served as an entrance to Royal Square at Bhadra Fort. The great Mughal emperor Jahangir used to come here along with his beloved wife Noorjahan, to take a look at the procession that started from this grand gateway and went nonstop till Jama Masjid. The walls and pillars of Teen Darwaza are beautifully designed.

Jama Masjid Lying opposite to Mahatma Gandhi Road, on the eastern side of Teen Darwaza, Jama Masjid is one of the most splendid mosques of India. Constructed in the year 1423 A.D, the Ahmedabad Jama Masjid was established by Sultan Ahmed Shah, the founder of the Ahmedabad city. Read on to know more about Jama Masjid in Ahmedabad, India…

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