To the Land of Dhokla: Things to do in Ahmedabad

Planning a trip to Ahmedabad? Here’s a list of things you can do in the city!

Gujarat, the land where Mahatma Gandhi was born, is a modern state with tremendous business opportunities. Over the years, multinational companies, modern housing, international restaurants and exclusive retailers have entered this city.  

If you’re planning to visit Ahmedabad in the next few days or weeks, then you’re in for some serious fun and exploration. It’s a modern and exciting city to be in, with a lot to see and experience.

Book your flight on time

Ahmedabad has evolved into a popular business and tourist destination, so flights from Delhi to Ahmedabad are normally quite full. You can get yourself some excellent deals when you book to avoid the festive rush (normally around Navratri, Diwali and Sankranti). There are daily flights from Delhi to Ahmedabad across leading airlines, so choosing the preferred date and time slot isn’t much of a hassle.

We suggest booking your flight from Delhi to Ahmedabad about four weeks from your intended departure date to get a great price on your ticket.

And now that your ticket is booked, here’s our list of top things to do when you’re in Ahmedabad:

* Go to the movies: This is not your usual multiplex movie experience we’re talking about, but a drive-in movie theatre located at the aptly named Drive-In Road. Get your car out and head to this open-air cinema which boasts of the largest open movie screen in all of Asia. The drive in can hold over 650 cars quite comfortably. Plus, there’s an on-site restaurant when you have the munchies.

* Visit the Sabarmati Ashram: Mahatma Gandhi’s home in Old Wadaj, the revered Sabarmati Ashram is one of the most beautiful and tranquil spots. The space has a free museum, housing most of his personal belongings, published books, newspaper writings and plaques of his teachings. Immerse yourself in a rich cultural experience!

* Check out vintage cars: If you like cars, then you should head straight to the Auto World Vintage Car Museum at Dastan Estate, one of the country’s biggest automobile museums. It is home to splendid vintage cars, from Lincolns to Rolls Royces. The best part is- you can even take a little drive in a vintage car, but make inquiries first.

* Eat your heart out at Manek Chowk: What’s a visit to Ahmedabad without sampling some famous Gujarati food? You could be out sightseeing all day, then head to Manek Chowk for some late night munching. It is located in the city’s oldest corner, and you can get your fill of some sumptuous street food here. We recommend local desserts, sandwiches and ice cream.

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