You may think there is nothing much to do in a city like Ahmedabad because the finer things in life like good wine, good scotch and nice restaurants serving a good non-vegetarian dish, let alone a steak, is not available, but think again. What it does not have, it makes up with the rest. Read on to find out more.
Ahmedabad is one of the best and fastest developing cities in the country. The old historical city is now growing into this young and interesting place that everyone wants to visit! From buildings dating back to the pre-Mughal days, to the mouth watering local dishes and general ambience of the city, Ahmedabad does not disappoint any visitor. The city is easily accessible to anyone looking to pay a visit to the city. It is ideally approached from Delhi by train and Mumbai by flights. Mumbai to Ahmedabad flights operate on a regular basis although you may choose to travel by train in this route as well. Once you are in the city, here are some things you should know about and definitely try attempting without a fail.
You cannot Simply Miss the Food!
Even though you are a hardcore meat lover, when in Gujarat, you should learn to live without it as the whole state is pretty much vegetarian. But hey! Vegetarian food is not bad once in awhile! And especially more so when it is as different and as yummy as the way the Gujaratis cook it. Try the special Gujarati thali and fall in love with each element and dish on your plate.
It is a Photographer’s Paradise
Whether you are one of those who like taking pictures with their phones every 30 seconds and carry around a selfie stick, or an aspiring photographer with a proper DSLR camera, Ahmedabad will give you loads of material to add to your collection. From picturesque views, beautiful monuments and impromptu street photographs, you will be very pleased with what you come back with.
Visit a Holy Mosque
Whether you are a Hindu, Christian or a Muslim, you should definitely visit one of the major mosques in the city. Built brilliantly in the style of Mughal architecture, the popular ones in the city are the Sidi Saiyyed mosque, the Rani Sipri mosque and the Jama Masjid. The structures of these mosques are so beautifully built that the places radiant nothing but a majestic aura.
Explore the Museums
Museums like the City Museum and the Kite Museum are some of the top places to visit in Ahmedabad. These historical centers are the best place to know the city personally. The city museum discusses the different culturally diverse characters of Ahmedabad and Gandhi’s relationship with the city. The Kite Museum on the other is an uncommon treat for kite lovers and people who are fascinated by kites. For an alleviating knowledge one should visit these museums.
Go on a Shopping Spree
It is no mystery that Ahmedabad is home to some of the finest markets in India. There are so many established street markets in the city that makes people want to shop whole day long. The best thing about the street market is not just the reasonable price but the variety and diversity of the commodities and items found there. One of best places to shop at is the Law Garden night market where the place comes alive after sundown. There are endless places to enjoy good food in these markets while you shop.