Ahmedabad is a beautiful city situated in the state of Gujarat in western India. It is the first city of the country to be featured on the UNESCO world heritage list. It holds a long history of Gujarat’s culture.
It has a lot to offer if you are there for a day or a week. From culture to infrastructure to food, Ahmedabad will never disappoint you. The people here are very warm and welcoming. If you are on budget travel, you can travel by public transport which is the best way to explore the city.
Here are some things to do when in Ahmedabad:
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Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad
One of the best places in Ahmedabad situated along the River Sabarmati. One can visit this place as it is accessible by foot and the best time to visit is at sunset. There is a small food court where you can have some snacks while watching the sunset. There is no entry fee to visit this place
Manek Chowk is the place for foodies. Here you will find the best street food in Ahmedabad. Best for non vegetarians where most non-veg food is available. The only thing is the street is only open after evening till early morning.
Kankaria Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Gujarat. Situated in the Maninagar area which is 5 km away from Ahmedabad station. You can take a rickshaw or hire a cab. It is the second-largest lake in Ahmedabad. It is advisable to visit in the evening. There is an amusement park, zoo and many more things for entertainment.
If you are a historical person and love to visit or see things related to culture and history then you should consider the heritage walk. It’s an initiative of Gujarat tourism to showcase the real culture of the state. The whole length of this walk is two km which takes around two hours and thirty minutes to cover all the 22 points. If you are in Ahmedabad for one day you can consider this as a good option.
The famous Sabarmati ashram is situated on the banks of the Sabarmati river. Currently the ashram is a museum and has many things of Mahatma Gandhi including his house, his belongings which are now kept in museum. The timings to visit is between 8.30 am to 6.30 pm.
Jama Masjid is one of the most visited places in Ahmedabad, situated at Teen darwaja near Manek Chowk. It was built by Sultan Ahmed Shah I in 1424 AD. It is famous for its unique architecture and carvings on the walls of the mosque.
Adalaj stepwell should be in your top of list if you are visiting Ahmedabad. The Adalaj stepwell is five storeys deep, and is built using sandstone. Constructed in the memory of Rana veer singh, by his wife Rudabai. The architecture of this monument is the finest example of architecture in India.
Manek Chowk, Bhatiyar Gali, Food truck park are some of the best places to have street food in Ahmedabad. Every place has its own uniqueness in terms of variety of food.
So if you are visiting Ahmedabad or planning to visit then you can consider the above things.
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