India - Day 6
January 12, 2019 | 11:59 PM
Alexia Helmer, Communications & Web Content Coordinator
It’s the weekend before the kite festival, and many travelers are making their way to Ahmedabad to get ready for the big celebration. Our group took a trip to the riverfront where we were able to zip line over the river and watch numerous people practice their kite flying in preparation for Monday.
After spending some time on the riverfront, we went to Sarkhej Roza, a mosque and mausoleum which was built in 1451 by Mohammad Shah in honor of Shaikh Ganj Baksh Khattu, the patron saint of Ahmedabad. We walked around the mosque and took in the beauty of its architecture which has held up so well after all this time.
From there we went to the Vechaar Utensils Museum, home to 6,000 various kinds of antique utensils. After our guided tour through the museum, we witnessed a woman dancing with pots used to hold water on her head. She balanced the pots and danced as she took turns stepping on knives, glass, and even nails with her bare feet. We’ve had quite an experience exploring Ahmedabad this week, and we’re looking forward to our trip to Bhavnagar tomorrow!