In the spur of the moment you all decide to pack your bags and dash off for a holiday. You land up in the hustle and bustle of a lively place known as Ahmedabad and suddenly calamity strikes, ‘What do we do next?’ You keep pondering over this question with an expression of bewilderment. But instead of losing heart, follow this list of the things you can do in Gujarat’s largest city and you are destined to have a time of your lives.
Here are some great options for you:
Now this is surely to delight the ladies out there! You hear of shopping and your eyes lit up. And Ahmedabad is one place which will not let you down in this regard. The Law Garden night market, a place full of chaniya cholis, sarees and other traditional wear, is where people flock to on a daily basis.
So like the tag-line for Lays, which says “Ek baar Khaoge to Khaate reh jaoge” (You eat once and you keep eating), Law Garden market could well say “Ek baar Jaoge to Jaate hi rahoge” (You go once and you keep going). Another place to shop for clothes is a boutique called Bandhej. There are many other market places, where you would love shopping.
Like Mumbai is incomplete without the Gateway of India, Delhi is incomplete without India Gate; Ahmedabad too has its share of iconic landmarks, the most prominent of them being the Kankariya Talav (Lake).
A one stop shop for everything you dreamt of under the sun, the Kankariya Lake is an amalgamation of an amusement park, a lake, a Zoo, a kids play zone, as well as a toy train, that takes you around the entire lake. Other must visit places here include the Sabarmati Ashram, the Jama Masjid, all the Museums, Bhadra Fort and Teen Darwaja.
Picnicking or Excursioning
Picnics and excursions with family and friends is always fun, especially when the weather allows you. There are many picnic spots in and around Ahmedabad. You can choose from a range of amazing picnic places like Kevadia Colony, Polo Forest, Tirupati Farms, Jessore, Jambughoda, Zhanzhree and Nal Sarovar. It's simply fun feasting self on yummy food while feasting your eyes on natural splendor!
While enjoying the long tour around the entire city, at times your stomach would be sending you hunger pangs and you surely would feel vindicated when you relish the quality of Gujarati cuisine that is on offer in the city.
Well, the street food is right on par with the one in Mumbai, but the authentic Gujarati food is a delight in restaurants like Rajwadu, the revolving restaurant called ‘Patang’, Mirch Masala and other places.
Manek Chowk serves as another delight for all the foodies as by the evening it turns up to be a hub of street-foods with tangy aromas spreading all over.
Well, for all you Science and knowledge freaks, you have to visit the Gujarat Science City, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and the campus of the Mudra Institute of Communications (MICA) where the future management gurus of the country are trained and developed.
The Gujarat Science City is a one of a kind theme park with its own IMAX 3D theatre, Amphitheatre, Energy Park, a Life Science Park as well as a Thrill Ride or a Stimulator, which is an experience of a life time with a roller coaster ride, a ride into space, and in an aerobic aircraft among many other things.
So even if you randomly land up on a holiday into Ahmedabad, this list will surely help you get to some of the must visit spots, the famous eateries as well as the fact that the city is a paradise for people wanting to indulge in some serious shopping should not stop you from packing your bags and heading out to Ahmedabad at once!