A contemporary scene emerges amongst centuries-old mosques and mausoleums in the bustling city of Ahmedabad, one of India’s cultural treasure troves. The city abounds with local festivities, delicious street food and museums steeped in rich history.
Things to do in Ahmedabad
Visit Sabarmati Ashram, Mahatma Gandhi’s former home. You can tour his preserved living quarters then browse the attached museum that contains informative exhibits regarding his life, teachings and the struggle for Indian independence.
For a dose of culture, stroll the grounds of the Akshardham Temple, a Hindu house of worship and spiritual campus. Tour the Mandir situated at the heart of the complex, browse three large halls filled with exhibitions and stay for the impressive water and light show in the evening.
The renowned Adalaj Stepwell will pique your architectural interest. The platform rests on 16 pillars and provides the perfect photo opportunity. You can feast your eyes upon a collection of exquisite stone carvings, admire the Solanki architectural style or pack a picnic and stay for the afternoon.
Travelling with the kids? Enjoy a day out on the water at Kankaria Lake. There are plenty of family-friendly attractions, including the Kankaria zoo, an amusement park, open-air theatre and a natural history museum.
Getting around Ahmedabad
The Kalupur station serves as the main terminus for the railway, while the city’s bus rapid transit system offers comprehensive bus routes. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is less than 15 kilometres outside the city.