Ahmedabad Travel Guide

Located on the banks of river Sabarmati, Ahmedabad is the largest city in the whole state of Gujarat. From the year 1960 to 1970, it served as the capital city of Gujarat. However, later on, the capital was shifted to the Gandjhinagar city. It was founded in the year 1411 by Sultan Ahmed Shah. It is owing to this reason that, sometimes, it is also referred to as the city of Ahmed Shah.Ahmedabad is the hub of trade and commerce in Gujarat.

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Gujarati meal usually consists of rice, bread, rotli and vegetable curry called 'Shaak'. Different kinds of breads are served in the meal such as rotli, thepla, maal purah, puri, bhakhri, and puran-pohli. For snacking, the people of Ahmedabad usually have Ghari and Khakhra. Ahmedabadis cook their food in the Gujarati style, which is simply delicious. Ahmedabadis make an extensive use of ghee in preparing their meals.There are many Gujarati dishes that are relished not just by the Gujarati community, but by the people of all communities. To name a few, we have dal-dhokli, chevdoh, Dhokla, undhiyu, Khaman, bhusu, fafda, dhokli, papdi, and Sev mamra.

Shopping in Ahmedabad is a real fun experience. The city is truly a paradise for those fond of shopping. Though, there are varied things that one can buy from here, but the city is especially famous for the woven fabrics available in a wide variety. The markets have an enormous collection of fabrics that are painted using traditional methods like the tie and dye. Other popular works include zari work that makes use of gold and silver threads. Read on to know more about what to buy in Ahmedabad.Textiles consisting of garments, bed sheets etc form part of the must buy items. Ahmedabad is also known as the hub of textiles in India.

Night life is exclusive at some hotels where tourists stay. To name a few, there are hotel exclusive discos like Dhuan at Hotel Grand Bhagwati, or Zing in Hotel Pride. Apart from these, there is Kasba in Fun Republic mall, and Xtacy lounge at SG highway. One can also spend some quality time with friends and family at 24 hours running coffee shops such as Seasons at Hotel Pride or Silver Leaf in Cama hotel. Then Rajpath Club and Karnavati club are also some of the good options to spend time with families at night. If you have interest in Indian Culture then Ahmedabad also have some best places to offer like, Darpan Academy of Performing Arts, which offer loads of Indian classical music and dance performances at night.

Take adequate health precautions. Don't binge on unhygienic stuff. Avoid uncooked, raw and processed foods.You can wear any kind of outfit in Ahmedabad, but don't put on costumes that reveal your body.Don't move around in isolation. It is always preferable to walk in a group.Most of the monuments in Ahmedabad require you to buy the entry ticket. In such cases, don't try to play games, because if you are caught visiting the monument without the ticket, you might be severely punished.Keep all your valuables at a safe place.Don't keep all your cash at one place.

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