Known worldwide for its association with Mahatma Gandhi, Ahmedabad is full to the brim of Hindu and Islamic architecture, dating back to the 15th century.
Not far from our Ahmedabad accommodations, tour the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, where Gandhi lived and worked. See sacred sites like Ahmed Shah’s Mosque, the Mahudi Jain Temple, and the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, or learn about India’s fabric industry at the Calico Textile Museum.
Sign up for the Heritage Walk, on Saturdays at 8 AM; take two-and-a-half hour stroll from the brightly painted Swaminarayan Temple through the old city ending at Jama Masjid Mosque. During your stay at our Ahmedabad hotel, search out the old city gates, scattered throughout the city amidst modern construction.
On Sundays, barter for clothes, antiques, or even livestock at Ravivar Market under Ellis Bridge, or browse at Manek Chowk Market: a morning vegetable market, it’s India’s second largest jewelry market come afternoon, and a dining hotspot after 8 p.m. For a formal meal, try authentic regional dishes at Vishala or Rajwadu.
Wander the grounds at 15th-century Bhadra Fort, and visit India’s only dinosaur museum at Indroda Nature Park. You can also enjoy the dancing fountain at Science City, a short trip away from your hotel in Ahmedabad.