Ahmedabad Tourism
City

Ahmedabad Tourism

Rank 1
Ranked 1 of 60
Gujarat Tourism Destinations
Destination Rating
5.7 / 7
9665 Ratings & 13214 Reviews

Ahmedabad Info

  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: City
  • Altitude: 53 m
  • Pincode: 380001
  • District: Ahmedabad
  • Language: Gujarati,Hindi
  • STD code: 079
  • Weather: Summer 21 to 42°C, Winter 12 to 28°C
Ahmedabad is regarded as the largest city in Gujarat and is also one of the fastest growing cities in India, located on the banks of Sabarmati. The language spoken here is Gujarati and the place is locally known as Amdavad. The city Ahmedabad is closely associated with Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the father of the nation. The city is popular as the Manchester of the East as it is famous for its textile mills.

The history of Ahmedabad dates back to 15th century when it was known as Karnavati after the name of the King Karandev, the ruler of the place. Later when Sultan Ahmed Shah, medieval ruler of Gujarat, conquered the place it was renamed as Ahmedabad. The city was spacious and built to the east of Sabarmati. There is a fort known as Bhadra Fort which is enclosed by 12 gates. On both sides of the river, the city was expanded with beautiful structures and lakes.

There are other monuments as well, which hold a great importance in the history of Ahmedabad, the tombs of Ahmed Shah and his queens, Ahmed Shah's Mosque, Jama Masjid, Mosque of Sidi Sayid, Teen Darwaza or Triple Gateway are major monuments.

The modernization was done under the British rule. Sabarmati ashram was established on the banks of Sabarmati by Mahatma Gandhi in 1915. Ahmedabad is famous for typical Gujarati festivals i.e. navratras and garba which attracts huge number of masses all over the world. The famous Makar Sakranti fair is held in Ahmedabad during the month of January which features the Kite festival which is held between 9th and 11th January 2012, music and folk dance festival etc. The place is famous for its handicrafts and clothes majorly traditional Gujarati dress which is famous all over the world.

Best time to visit Ahmedabad is in winter, though it is cold i.e. between November and February. However, from the end of January the weather is more or less pleasant.

Visiting Ahmedabad during January is a sight to behold. The Kite festival rewards with a vision of the sky clustered with millions of colorful kites.

The monuments in Ahmedabad have a sultanate craftsmanship with Islamic architecture. The renowned Indian Institute of Management was designed by Louis Kahn. The place has a number of gardens such as Victoria Garden, Bal Vatika and Law Garden. There are 76 parks and 96 traffic islands. Queen Victoria is regarded as a great work of art. The wonderful climate of the place attracts visitors throughout the year.

The place also holds a great importance in the academic front. Ahmedabad has a number of educational institutes and museums. Well-known museums and galleries of the city are Calico Museum of Textiles, Calico Mills, Shreyas Folk Art Museum, National Institution of Design, Kite Museum, and Sanskar Kendra, Natural History Museum, Kankaria, etc.

Best time to visit Ahmedabad in the next six months

  • December
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May

Ahmedabad Traveller Reviews

WRITE A REVIEW
Read 230 destination reviews
with average rating of 5.7/7,
out of 13214 Ahmedabad reviews
Sort by:
Prakash singh

  • Tourist
  • Prakash singh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  44 readers

"Excellent Place to visit." new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Best Road in India. Corridor is successful in Ahmedabad. After Running life of Mumbai, Ahmedabad gives peace of mind to human body. People in Ahmedabad is very genital and honest. River front road is at his best. Narmada water canal giving us proud to being indian. Ahmedabad is twin city with Gandhinagar. Gandhinagar is awesome place. Indian should visit atleast once in his life at Gandhinagar.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Pritvi Kanchi

  • Expert
  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 195 Reviews
  •  438 helpful votes
  •  506054 readers

"A Trip to Ahmedabad" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I had been to Ahmedabad by train in the month of October 2016. Ahmedabad is a must-visit destination in the tourism circuit of Gujarat. The must-visit attractions around Gujarat include the iconic Sabarmati Ashram, Kankaria Lake and Motera Stadium. The Sabarmati Ashram is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation and one can see a lot of objects of historical interest in this museum of national importance. The Kankaria Lake is frequently visited by both domestic and foreign tourists alike and was built by Sultan Qutbuddin in the 15th century. Other major attractions of this lake are the gardens, toy train, zoo, water rides and food stalls. The entry fee here is minimal here. The Motera Stadium was built in 1982 by the Gujarat Cricket Association and has a full capacity of 54000 spectators at any given point of time. This is one of the popular cricket stadiums in India.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Ca sanjay goyal

  • Tourist
  • Ca sanjay goyal
  • 2 Reviews
  •  347 readers

"Very very dirty place" new review

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Wverywhere their was waste plastic bags, garbage etc .. Can't believe that a tier 2 city could be so dirty and shaby ... Also I travelled to raan of kuch ... It seems that the gujrat govt have spent more money on advertisement then on actually maintaining the place .. My experience was a bad one .. Can't recommend ny one to go out to Bhuj for a family trip ...
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Farhan Khan

  • Tourist
  • Farhan Khan
  • 1 Review
  •  375 readers

"Dirty city"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Dirtiest city I ever seen, development is with par slum areas, what is use of so many malls in cj road when you have most of your road and streets most polluted and I been on roads about 48 hours its a big city with 450 sq but climate and pollution is horrible people are living like insects
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Betina chandolia

  • Tourist
  • Betina chandolia
  • 2 Reviews
  •  382 readers

"Ahmedabad Trip - Green & Clean"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Ahmedabad is a beautiful city. As you travel on the roads, you will find greenery everywhere. The best thing about the city is its cleanliness. People are early riser. There is lot of peacefulness.
Akshar Dham & Sabarmati Ashram are the best places to visit.
Akshar Dham is beautifully built with sculptures. There is no ticket. It shows beautiful journey of Swaminarayan. The presentation is in the form of museum which has beautiful models of the Swaminarayan journey, also it has preserved his belongings. The best thing is the cleanliness. There is security control. You are not allowed to take anything inside not even your Mobile phones. Food facility is available. In spite of being a tourist place, the prices are very genuine. The gardens surrounding the Akshar Dham are very beautiful and well maintained. You will also find various rides for the kids.
Sabarmati ashram is very peaceful. People their can be seen preaching. The atmosphere is full of positivity. You can find things related to the Gandhiji, be it books, diaries, pens etc. Gandhiji precious things have been preserved like Charkha. The place is very neat and clean. They have beautiful model which depicts the Dandi March. His signatures, statues, various pictures has been beautifully portrayed.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Rohit mehta

  • Tourist
  • Rohit mehta
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  442 readers

"Overall experience of Ahmedabad(Gujarat is quite good."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
As compared to other part of north india, Ahmedabad is quite clean and maintained city aside in some area metro park is going on.
Sabarmati river is very clean as compared to our north side river, Roads used to sweep(clean) daily here in Ahmedabad.
Stations are clean people even old age people are actively taking care of cleanliness.
Very wide roads and safe place for girls to walk around in nights.
As the stay was of only 1 day not able to roam around much but definitely impressed.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 1 vote

Iqbal sama

  • Tourist
  • Iqbal sama
  • 4 Reviews
  •  435 readers

"Sabarmati ashram"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was amazing experience to visit Sabarmati Ashram with my children. The ashram prides all the information about Mahatma Gandhi which is not available elsewhere. The place is well maintained with original documents and history behind.
My children were amazed.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Ahir123

  • Tourist
  • Ahir123
  • 4 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  470 readers

"Good place to visit"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Kankaria Lake is amazing place where you feel naturally, Romantic place.

Kankaria zoo is rated best zoo in Asia. Balvatika is for children named Jawaharlal Nehru park. The Atal train is run in 4. 5 km track at 10km/h speed. This train is imported from London and it is named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee. This train can carry 130 passenger including 30 adults.

As i told you above that Nagina vadi is located at the center of the lake. It is a beautiful garden. For people's entertainment, laser shows are being organized by Gujarat government. Kankaria is the center of attraction of Ahmedabad city.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Hariharan iyer

  • Tourist
  • Hariharan iyer
  • 2 Reviews
  •  542 readers

"Good destination for food lovers"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Well, the city is neat and clean. Thanks to PM Narendra Modi to make this happen. And if you are a food lover, especially gujarati food, this is the place to go. Aghasiye, Gowardhan taal, Thakar, Pakwaan, Aami Gujarati are few good places to have gujarati thali. There are many but this are the few which I have visited in my short stay.
There are many temples around to visit which are very unique on its own. To name few Akshardham, mini amarnath, mini vaishovdevi etc.
And if you love shopping then its a heaven.
OVerall, very nice city.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Kushal Sutodiya

  • Tourist
  • Kushal Sutodiya
  • Lives in Jorhat
  • 1 Review
  •  832 readers

"Very nice and simple city to settle down. Food here is really yum !!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This is a city filled up with life .. People around are really helpful and what attracts you more towards the city is its simplicity.
If you get a chance do visit this town at Navratri time. This city is full of life and people will be beautifully dressed and will enjoy playing garbha the whole night.
Also this city is a must visit at time of Kite festival at January 14th every year. You can never imagine how amazing the kites can be.
Food here is really yum !!
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Pankaj devore Sivakumar patel Ashiq Na Pankaj devore, Sivakumar patel, Ashiq and 9481 other people have been to Ahmedabad.
View their ratings...

Ahmedabad Sightseeing


Ahmedabad Blogs


Best time to visit Ahmedabad with family

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec


Ahmedabad Information