Ahmedabad is one of the commercial hubs of Gujarat state and the sixth largest city in India. Thousands of people visit this place every day mainly for business purposes rather than for tourist activities. But still there are many places worth visiting here that have historical importance.
The climate of Ahmedabad is very hot especially in summer season. So it is not advisable to visit in summer when the temperature touches 44 degree Celsius. Winter months are the best times to visit Ahmedabad. To get into the city there is an airport located just 15 kilometers from the main city center. There are direct flights to New York, New Jersey, Singapore and gulf countries and also there are daily flights to all major cities of India. So getting into the city by air is an easier option to get into here.
There are direct trains from Ahmedabad railway station to all the major Indian destinations. The NH 8 passes through this city and connects Ahmedabad with Mumbai. On reaching Ahmedabad you can travel by auto, bus, taxi and rickshaw to get around the city. There are many floridly carved historic monuments here together with many fine museums and art galleries.
Some of the places of interest in Ahmedabad are Gandhi Ashram, Sidi Sayed Mosque, Bhadra Fort, Kamala Nehru Zoo, Vastrapur Lake, Kankaria Lake, Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Veechar Utensil Museum and Auto World Vintage Car Museum. The car museum has the private collection of vintage cars of Shri Pranlal Bhogilal and has more than 100 cars including all the best cars of the world.
Sabarmati Ashram located here once served as the abode of Mahatma Gandhi and was founded in 1915. This is situated near the Sabarmati River and it is from here that Gandhi started his Dandi March in 1930. The three wise monkeys and the teachings of Gandhi are displayed here. Within its premises is situated a handmade paper factory and a spinning wheel factory. The Calico Textile Museum is one of the finest museums of the world and was established in 1949.
Ahmedabad is noted for its textile industry and the tourists to this place would love to purchase some garments. There are many cloth markets here and some of them are situated at Thron Darwaja, Ratan Pole, Manek Chowk and Dhalgarwad. The traditional products are sold at fixed prices in some shops.
Ahmedabad could be said as the paradise of food lovers. There are many restaurants located in every nook and corner of the city and sweet stalls also abound in number. Usually vegetarian thali is served in these hotels because Gujaratis are mostly vegetarians. Gujaratis also love dairy products and sweets and so there are number of ice cream shops located here.
If you are searching for hotels to stay then you can find cheaper hotels in the eastern side of the Sabarmati and cozy hotels in Navrangpura area. There are plenty of budget hotels available in the Relief Road and they offer all basic facilities. To spot the right Ahmedabad hotels and Ahmedabad restaurants, you have to refer to the Ahmedabad travel guide.