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Travel Tips

The city between the banks of the Sabarmati River

Ahmedabad has a beautiful culture. There is always plenty to do and see in the city where you can immerse yourself in the culture.

When to arrive

If you love heat than coming to Ahmedabad between October through April is the time for you. Winter is more likeable with temperatures ranging between 5 to 20 degrees Celsius. 

Throughout the year there are amazing festivals in Ahmedabad. The arrival of Spring is celebrated in big style on January 12, 13 and 14. There is the kite flying festival on January 14 and 15, which fills the sky with every colour you can imagine. In August is the celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna also known as Rakshabandhan and Janmastami. September and October is the celebration of Navratri. Where the nine forms of Shakti are celebrated with dancing. To see locals light up the town, visit in October and November for Deepavali, known as the festival of light. 

There are several other religious feasts where the dates change each year that you may want to visit. They are Eid al-Fitr which is the Sugar Feast and Eid al Adha also called the Sacrifice Feast. From June until September you can find amazing food that is around just for the Monsoon season at the local street stalls.

Before you arrive in Ahmedabad

Although many also speak Hindi in Ahmedabad, the language of Gujarati is spoken locally. 

A restaurant meal is inexpensive, around 250 Rupees, and a beer would cost approximately 100 Rupees. A street meal will cost you about 100 Rupees. If you want a nip of alcohol every now and then, you will need a permit as alcohol is prohibited in Gujarat. You will find that the food is mainly vegetarian. There are a large number of restaurants on SG Road. The central square of Manek Chowk has all sorts of food markets and stalls. 

Local knowledge 

Ahmedabad is home to one of Mahatma Gandhi's residences, called Gandhi Ashram and Sabarmati Ashram.

AMTS and BRTS operate the buses. BRTS buses are faster and you will pay more for them. All buses run only between the hours of 6 am to 11 pm. You can get a day pass for the bus for around 45 Rupees, while a single fare begins around 4 Rupees.

If you need a place to stay there are several options. In Old Town, which is East of Sabarmati, there are hostels which are approximately 700 Rupees each night per person. Luxury hotels are about 3,400 Rupees per person, a night. The more luxurious hotels are located in Navrangpura.

Inside Ahmedabad, taxis are extremely hard to find. Locals will usually be seen taking a bus or auto. Remember to negotiate auto fares in advance. 

Ahmedabad has accoomodation options for every budget. You will not be disappointed with what you find on holiday.

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  • Flight duration: min. 02:00 / max. 03:05
  • Distance: 1377 km
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  • Return flight duration: min. 02:10 / max. 03:25
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