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Riverfront flower park Ahmedabad

Riverfront flower park Ahmedabad  Video Review
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Sabarmati Riverfront

Riddhi modi
11th Jan 18

A nice temple

A nice temple  Video Review
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Shri Panch Jineshwar Kaivalaya Dham

Kvs Shah
28th Dec 17

The Kankaria Lake

The Kankaria Lake  Video Review
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Kankaria Lake

Jash modi
20th Nov 17

Must Go!

Must Go!  Video Review
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Kankaria Lake

Chaitali phatak
23rd Jul 17

Rani ki Vav - back side in Patan Gujarat history

Rani ki Vav - back side in Patan Gujarat history  Video Review
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Rani Ki Vav

Jayesh Amrelia
5th Jun 17

Rani ki Vav - Historically excellent

Rani ki Vav - Historically excellent  Video Review
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Rani Ki Vav

Jayesh Amrelia
5th Jun 17

Adalaj step well (ki vav)

Adalaj step well (ki vav)  Video Review
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Adalaj Stepwell (Stepped Ponds)

Chaitali phatak
25th Jul 17

Most attractive spot, must visit

Most attractive spot, must visit  Video Review
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Chamundi Devi Temple

Abhishek Jain
20th Jul 17

Nice place

Nice place  Video Review
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CG Square Mall

Anil Kumar
5th Jun 17

Flower Park at Sabarmati Riverfront

Flower Park at Sabarmati Riverfront  Video Review
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Sabarmati Riverfront

Vagabond Unlimited
7th Jan 18

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Reasons to go to Ahmedabad

1Celebrate The Unique Kite Festival In Ahmedabad
Celebrate The Unique Kite Festival In Ahmedabad

You cannot miss this. The city has an awesome kite flying event each year around Makar Sankranti. The festival marks the end of winter and the sky is dotted by coulourful kites and lanterns.

HolidayIQ Traveller Pravin Ghule says, “Best time to visit Ahmedabad is from November to February. On 14 January evry year, the kite festival is organised.The best place to visit is the Sabarmati Riverfront, Kankaria Lake and Akshardham Temple.”

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2Place of elegant architecture
Place of elegant architecture

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rosetta Mendes adds, “One place you won't get tired of visiting, again and again, This place is a living history and even today when you step in the Sabarmati Ashram you can sense and feel deeply moved and touched. ”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Preeta Malik adds, “A must visit place in Ahmedabad Sabarmati Ashram is a well-maintained museum which throws light on the life and teachings of Gandhiji. It is interesting to take a round of Gandhiji's modest dwelling/of particular interest is the Charkha (spinning wheel) housed there. One can also see Gandhiji's slippers which are exhibited there.”  

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3Destination for the wanderers
Destination for the wanderers

HolidayIQ Reviewer Monica Rai says, “There are different islands along where the boatman will insist for a stopover but beware again. Just be careful all time. ”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rosetta Mendes adds, “The place offers a rest to the wandering and tired souls while telling us so much about our history, Gandhiji and the freedom struggle through”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Preeta Malik adds, “A must visit place in Ahmedabad. The exhibition covering India's struggle for independence under the leadership of Gandhiji is extremely informative. A walk through the different rooms is akin to re-living our history.”  



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4To hitch a ride in the vintage cars at the Autoworld museum of vintage cars
To hitch a ride in the vintage cars at the Autoworld museum of vintage cars

HolidayIQ Reviewer Milan Suthar shares, “If you are on a Gujarat tour and visiting Ahmedabad then you should visit this Autoworld museum of vintage cars, you will definitely like it and car lovers will for sure go nuts by seeing the beauty of vintage cars parked there. They also provide a ride in some selected vintage cars for some fees. Cars here are of Mercedes, Fiat, Porsche, everyone favorite Rolls Royce.

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5To try aaloo chaat and muton roll in its Khau Galli
To try aaloo chaat and muton roll in its Khau Galli

HolidayIQ Reviewer Tushar Mehta shares, “Shopping on the Eve and Eating in the night In earlier days, Manek Chowk was famous for its history but now it has become Khau Galli of Ahmedabad. In daytime Jewellers shop, Traditional clothes and other Mukhwas grocery sold. Every youngster and food lover wish to come here for tasty and delicious street food, Navtad samosa, Asharfi kulfi, Ragda patis etc are dishes to eat.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rupesh Pathak shares “Street Smart for foodie lovers Manek Chowk is a Khau Galli of Ahmedabad. It blooms at night in Manek Chowk area which is near to Railway station in Ahmedabad. We get all types of street food here and people enjoy to come and eat here late night. There are all types of foods like Chats, Choles, Parathas, South Indian, Pav Bhajis, Ice Creams Shakes etc.”

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Reviews (275)

Dhanesh jain

Dhanesh jain5.0/5

1 review

Ahmedabad

Excellent weather excellent food excellent people every thing is enjoyable its a good experience here at Ahmedabad very presenting its a heritage city.

Bhagirath sheth

Bhagirath sheth5.0/5

1 review

Ahmedabad

Weather pleasant and visited Kankaria lake and Gandhinagar. Food and Shopping: Fun at law Gardens for shopping and Manek chowk for food . Highlight of the trip: Jain temples at near by places

Recommended Duration in Ahmedabad

Number of days to spend in Ahmedabad as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

5.26%

2 days

47.37%

3 days

26.32%

4 days

21.05%

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Ahmedabad Overview

History of Ahmedabad

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.

People and Culture of Ahmedabad

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.

Things To Do in Ahmedabad

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.

Photos of Ahmedabad

Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition, Ahmedabad

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Ronit Gaikwad

Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition, Ahmedabad
Rani ki Vav, Ahmedabad

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Amit G

Rani ki Vav, Ahmedabad
The Country Club, Ahmedabad

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Sandeep kumar Roy

The Country Club, Ahmedabad
Adalaj ni vav, Ahmedabad

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Bipin vaidya Vaidya

Adalaj ni vav, Ahmedabad

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