5 Exciting Things to Do in Ahmedabad for an Unforgettable Experience

By Saniya Baxi | 01, Mar, 2021
5 Exciting Things to Do in Ahmedabad for an Unforgettable Experience

If you wish to travel beyond the Northern and Southern states of India, Ahmedabad should be on the top of your bucket list!

Ahmedabad, one of the major cities in Gujarat, is made up of an amalgamation of historical and modern architecture. It is also a city that is full of exuberance with bustling malls, food stalls, and restaurants in every nook and corner. And well, if you’re a foodie, you won’t regret going to this city. 

So, what are all the things to do in Ahemdabad if you’re planning a trip there? Read on to know everything about it.


1. Follow the Footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram

Photo by naeim a from Pixabay 

Timing:  8:30 AM to 6:30 PM 

Fees: No Admission Fee

Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most renowned personalities of the world due to his virtues and morals of peace and non-violence. So, if you wish to see his legacy, you can consider visiting Sabarmati Ashram. 

Sabarmati Ashram was the abode of Mahatma Gandhi between the period of 1917 and 1930. Here, you can find a museum that consists of records depicting his life and teachings too. 


2. Take a Heritage Walk 

Jama Masjid, Ahmedabad. Photo by Ronakshah1990CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Taking a walk across an unknown city is one of the best feelings out there. Hence, you should consider opting for the Heritage Walk but what exactly is it? 

Heritage Walk is conducted in the city every day by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation from 7:45 AM till 10:30 AM. The walk covers plenty of places including Jama Masjid - one of the best Mosques in Ahmedabad. 

Moreover, you also get to experience the quaint streets of Ahmedabad and discover the whole city. The best part? It simply costs around Rs. 300! So, for a walking tour, opting for Heritage Walk is a good idea. 


3. Experience the Beauty of the Kankaria Lake

Photo by @namaste_ahmedabad on Instagram

Timings: 4:00 AM to 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Closed on Mondays)

Fees: Rs. 25 (Adults) and Rs. 10 (Kids above 3 years of age)

Kankaria Lake is the perfect place to experience the lively culture of Ahmedabad. There are many things you can do here. For instance, you can go for water rides or balloon rides, or for a more peaceful outing, you can also enjoy the vibrant garden near the lake. 

Most of the time, there are certain cultural events held at Kankaria Lake too, especially during the last week of December. So, make sure that you always check it out!


4. Explore the Historical Side of Ahmedabad 

Adalaj Ni Vav. Photo by Satyajeet Mazumdar on Unsplash

Apart from the Sabarmati Ashram, there are plenty of other places that you can visit. Given below is a list of some of the best historical sites in Ahmedabad: 

  • Dada Hari ki Vav
  • Adalaj Ni Vav (Must-visit!)
  • Jhulta Minar
  • Calico Textile Museum 
  • World Vintage Car Museum 
  • Bhadra Fort

Other than these sites, there are many historical and beautifully-built Mosques too that are a must-visit.

For instance, Jama Masjid in Ahmedabad is full of intricate designs and carvings. Moreover, the overall serenity surrounding the Mosque is a refuge for anyone wanting some peace. 

Some other Mosques that you can visit include Siddhi Saiyed Mosque. This Mosque is world-renowned due to its exquisite jaali or net architecture.


5. Taste the Lovely Gujarati Cuisine 

Photo by Ashwini Chaudhary on Unsplash

This list cannot end without mentioning the mouth-watering Gujarati cuisine. The Indian state of Gujarat has a lot to offer and food definitely tops the list!

From the delicious and soft dhoklas to crunchy khakhras, Gujarati cuisine is unique in its own way. For desserts, Falooda-kulfi is a must-try in Ahmedabad. Some of the best places to eat street food in Ahmedabad include: 

  • Manek Chowk 
  • Law Garden
  • Food Truck Park 

For more high-end restaurants, you can try out five-star restaurants like Marriott or Hyatt Regency. 

If you absolutely love non-veg, you can also try out some Halal dishes like kebabs, non-veg samosas, and biryani there!


Final Thoughts 

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This is all about the stunning city of Ahmedabad! You can easily follow this guide to experience the best parts of Ahmedabad, be it its historical side or its total foodie side.

To experience Islamic architecture, you can also consider visiting the best Mosques in the city and offer your Prayers there. 

So, we hope you enjoyed reading this guide. You can also check out our guides on Mumbai and Delhi on the Halaltrip blog!

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