Taking some time off with the team after an exhibition or a work trip can be rewarding. It helps in team bonding, and improving the camaraderie between team members. So, the next time you are looking for a convention or an exhibition centre for your business event, ensure that you choose a place that has enough options for your team to indulge in post the event.
One such perfect place is the Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre. Located in close proximity to major business hubs in the country, it is easily accessible by road, rail and air. Managed by The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, it has world-class exhibition and convention centres and conference rooms for every business event. Equipped with state-of-the-art amenities, they can help make your business event a grand success. Also, it gives the teams attending the business conference enough to do after the event.
So, what can you do as a team after the event at the Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre?
You and your team can indulge in sightseeing. We list some of the options available for you.
Take a tour of the tranquil Sabarmati Ashram. The Ashram premise has several structures of historical significance such as the residence of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi called ‘Hriday Kunj’, ‘Upasna Mandir’ where Gandhi held the daily prayers and Gandhi Memorial Museum exhibiting the relics from Gandhi’s life.
Statue of Unity
The monumental statue of Vallabhbhai Patel, at Narmada Valley is the world’s tallest statue. This awe-inspiring majestic structure houses an Exhibition Hall at the pedestal, a Viewing Gallery 135m above the ground and a Memorial & Visitor Centre having gardens, moving plaza and souvenir shop. The Laser Light & Sound Show projected on the statue every evening showcases the life of Sardar Patel.
Art and culture
Following places are the best places for a glimpse of the art and culture of the region.
Laxmi Vilas Palace
Oozing with opulence and grandeur, the 19th century Laxmi Vilas Palace at Vadodara is an architectural marvel. Styled on Indo-Saracenic architecture, the Palace is a sprawling expanse of finely manicured lawns. Within its bounds are other iconic buildings such as Moti Baug Palace, Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum and LVP Banquets and Convention centre. The Museum has a splendid display of exquisite artefacts from across the world and paintings by renowned artists such as Raja Ravi Varma.
Champaner & Pavagadh Archaelogical Park
This park offers an insight into the ancient heritage of India. Standing atop a hill, Pavagadh overlooks the sprawling monuments of Chamapner. The Park exhibits a rich amalgamation of Hindu-Islamic and Jain architecture through the intricate arches, mosques, tombs, temples, stepwells, dwellings and fortresses. The Kalika Mata Temple at Pavagadh hill, the beautiful Citadel at Champaner with elegantly designed Jama Masjid and Kevada Masjid resonate with richness of the past.
The oldest museum of Gujarat has an eclectic collection ranging from anthropological and archeological sections to textile and musical sections. The major attractions of the Museum consist of rare Kshatrapa inscriptions, Kutchi script, an impressive collection of coins and stone tablets and seals from the Indus valley Civilization. Besides, there are artefacts and crafts from tribal and ancient culture.
You and your team can go around taking in the rich art and culture of the region at these places, once the business event is over.
A major part of exploring a region is sampling the local fare. Gujarat is no different. Do not leave without trying the following local delicacies.
Taste the mouthwatering Undhiyu, which is a winter delicacy relished across Gujarat. This savory dish is a perfect blend of spices, eggplant, chickpea, potatoes, peas, beans and several other ingredients.
This is a savory crispy snack made from lentils and rice. This dish seasoned with sesame is enjoyed with tangy and spicy chutney.
Another dish you must taste is the sweet Basundi. Similar to Rabri, Basundi is made from condensed milk and is rich in flavours.
The Gujarati cuisine is incomplete without Kadhi. Gujarati Kadhi is made with besan, buttermilk, fenugreek and asafoetida which gives a sweet-tangy undertones to the dish.
These are reasons enough to choose the Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre for your next business event.