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Things to do in Ahmedabad on your next trip

Ahmedabad on your next trip

Ahmedabad is fast emerging as one of the top cities in India. Having overcome the crushing, overpowering rule of the Mughals, Marathas and the British, Ahmedabad has finally transformed itself into an urban metropolis that most other cities look upto.

If you’re planning a visit, buses to Ahmedabad ply from all major cities nearby. For people travelling via bus from Delhi, Delhi to Ahmedabad bus are available at all times.

There are many reasons to visit Ahmedabad, but once you’ve set your mind to visiting this city, here’s a list of all the things you could do on your trip.

1. Take a tour of India’s first ever world heritage city

Apart from being the landmark city where Mahatma Gandhi started with India’s freedom struggle, it is also the city whose elegant temples and Indo-Islamic architecture has drawn attention from people all over the world. You’ll be amazed to see how the renowned old world charm of the city compliments the new establishments and vice versa. Your Delhi to Ahmedabad bus fare will depend on the type of bus chosen for the journey.

2. Visit the Kankaria lake

One of the things that people of Ahmedabad love to do to take a break from their daily lives is to visit the Kankaria lake. The lake is accompanied by food stalls, a musical fountain, a zoo, a toy train, a children’s park and water sports like jet skiing, zorbing, speed boating and more. It, therefore, makes for a perfect getaway destination weather you go solo or with family.

3. Eat your heart out!

People here are ardent food lovers. If you’re in the city, you definitely have to try out all the different delicious, lip-smacking treats it has to offer. Some of them include Khakhra, namkeen, fafda, soft and spongy khaman Dhokla, maska-bun, fritters with green chillies and chutney and many more. Dream of being a food adventurer? Head straight to Manek Chowk.

4. Colourful markets are calling you

No matter what you miss out on, not exploring the markets here is a complete no-no. Let the thriving shopping scene here satiate your inner shopaholic! Visit Manek Chowk and enter into a world full of colourful Ahmedabadi textiles and handicrafts. Some of the other places you can visit include Law Garden Market, Lal Darwaza and CG Road. You can also visit the Iscon Mega Mall and the Gulmohar Park Mall here.

Marvel at the art and culture of the place

If there’s even a little chance that you enjoy gawking through artifacts in a gallery, this city is going to make you happy! It’s a paradise for history, art and culture lovers. You could visit Calico Museum of textiles depicting the rich history of textiles in India or you could even enjoy some regional art at the Shreyas Folk Art Museum.

Ahmedabad is a gem waiting to be explored and if you happen to be in the city, do check out all these places.

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