Ahmedabad travel guide

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You're Going to Love Ahmedabad

The largest city in Gujarat is a vibrant Indian metropolis. With a handsome array of palaces and mosques, great museums, fine food, and excellent accommodation, Ahmedabad offers something for every visitor.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Ahmedabad

1. See the Mosques, Forts, and Palaces

Ahmedabad was a Mughal capital and a hub of British India, and it is packed with incredible buildings. From the Sidi Sayed Mosque, the Jama Masjid, and the Bhadra Fort to the Hutheesing Jain Temple, historical delights are around every corner.

2. Fantastic Museums

Head to the Calico Museum of Textiles (with fabrics from the 17th century), the Le Corbusier-designed City Museum, and the Lokayatan Folk Museum.

3. Striking Modern Architecture

Ahmedabad isn't just a medieval and ancient feast for the eyes. It also boasts some impressive modern buildings, including the brickwork of the Indian Institute of Management and numerous Le Corbusier creations.

4. Thrilling Festivals

Festivals take place throughout the year. From the fireworks of Diwali to the dances of Navratri and the Makar Sankranti kite festival, the people of Ahmedabad know how to put on a show.

5. Fantastic Jewelry Shopping Opportunities

The craftsmen of Ahmedabad are famous for their silverwork. Visit the Gujarat Gold Jewellery Show at the Karnavati Club in April, or showrooms along CG Road to find gorgeously crafted products.

Where to Eat in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad is crammed with fantastic restaurants. Standouts include dining al fresco in the courtyard at Vishalla and trying vegetarian dishes on the rooftop terrace at Agashiye. Meals will cost around ₹150-200.

When to visit Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad in May
Estimated hotel price
£15
1 night at 3-star hotel
Ahmedabad in May
Estimated hotel price
£15
1 night at 3-star hotel

The best time to go is definitely between October and March. That way, you can avoid the intense summer heat and see the sights in comfort, with temperatures hovering around 75-80 degrees.

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How to Get to Ahmedabad

Plane

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (AMD) is about 10 miles north of the city. From there, you can take the AMTS bus (₹25) or take a taxi for around ₹200.

Train

Trains run into Ahmedabad from Mumbai, Vadodara, Jaipur, and Delhi, among many other major Indian cities. Expect to pay around ₹1,500 to get from New Delhi to Ahmedabad.

Car

From Mumbai, take Highway 48, then the NE1 when you get to Vadodara. Highway 48 also runs from New Delhi directly to Ahmedabad.

Bus

Ahmedabad has excellent bus connections to other western Indian cities. Intercity services run into Geeta Mandir, just east of the city center.

Airports near Ahmedabad

Airlines serving Ahmedabad

United Airlines
Good (2,307 reviews)
KLM
Good (259 reviews)
Air France
Good (271 reviews)
British Airways
Good (745 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (929 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (836 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (456 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (570 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (175 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (115 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (95 reviews)
Air India
Okay (519 reviews)
SAUDIA
Good (99 reviews)
IndiGo
Good (48 reviews)
Kuwait Airways
Good (28 reviews)
Vistara
Good (41 reviews)
flydubai
Good (32 reviews)
Air Arabia
Good (5 reviews)
SpiceJet
Good (13 reviews)
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Where to stay in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad has no end of superb hotels, including the contemporary Novotel Ahmedabad, the high-end Hyatt Ahmedabad, and the Lemon Tree Hotel.

Popular neighbourhoods in Ahmedabad

Lal Darwaja - the city's biggest and best bazaar, Lal Darwaja is overflowing with food stalls, jewelry vendors, textile stands, and pretty much everything else you can think of.

CG Road - where you'll find the best jewelry showrooms, as well as some of the best hotels, CG Road is a favorite with upmarket travelers.

Khanpur - on the east bank of the Sabarmati River, Khanpur is home to sights like the Sidi Sayed Mosque, and it's the major tourist neighborhood.

Where to stay in popular areas of Ahmedabad

Most booked hotels in Ahmedabad

Courtyard by Marriott Ahmedabad
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
£68+
Hyatt Regency Ahmedabad
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£59+
Four Points by Sheraton Ahmedabad
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£48+
Novotel Ahmedabad
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£57+
Regenta Central Antarim
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
£44+

How to Get Around Ahmedabad

Public Transportation

AMTS buses provide extensive coverage of the whole city. Prices vary from ₹3-25 depending on how far you are going (the conductor will tell you all you need to know).

Taxi

Taxis in Ahmedabad generally charge ₹40 for the meter drop, then about ₹22 for every subsequent mile.

Car

You can rent a car in Ahmedabad from Happy Travels. Expect to pay around ₹400 per day.

The Cost of Living in Ahmedabad

Shopping Streets

Ahmedabad has some extraordinary bazaars, including Lal Darwaja, where bargaining for textiles and craft items is to be expected. But there are more modern options too, including Sarkhej and the stores along CG Road.

Groceries and Other

Local supermarkets include Reliance Fresh and Big Bazaar, where you can expect to spend around ₹15 on 12 eggs.

Cheap meal
£2.05
A pair of jeans
£27.29
Single public transport ticket
£0.26
Cappuccino
£1.13
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