The 8th busiest airport in the India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (AMD), aka Ahmedabad Airport, is the only airport which serves international flights for cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar in India.
While planning any tour in general and holiday trips in particular, weather conditions are almost always one of the major concerns. Like all other Asian countries, India’s mini metropolis also stands three seasons in a year. Summer (April-June) is quite hot, and so, not a very pleasant period to enjoy outdoor activities in scorching heat of the sun. Monsoon in Ahmedabad delights all and sundry by abating the intense summer heat. It is a joyful rejuvenation of both man and earth. One has to be there to appreciate the refreshing smell as water hits the parched earth. It occurs from June to September. Winters sweep into the city right after monsoons ending up till September. The peak season is between October and March whereby weather remains dry and cool yet amusing
Largest city in the state of Gujarat, the then industrial hub and a powerhouse and centre of both- business innovation and business promotion- now in India, Ahmedabad is locally known as the Manchester of the East because of a growing abundance of textile mills. Mesmerizing fusion of Indo-Muslim culture and intricate architecture are the top features that lure visitors. Whether you travel to explore the cultural beauty of India or a business meeting brings you a chance to be in Ahmedabad; you will find the city very tempting in any case. Enriched with a remarkable historical heritage, the city captures numerous visitors specifically due to its monuments, museums and lakes.
Owing to the weather conditions in Ahmedabad, it is a rewarding custom to spend some relaxing time besides a lake in the vibrant floral beauty, more so during April and May, to avoid summer meltdowns. Not only this, many cultural events are celebrated and local residents as well as foreign visitors participate to make it even more cherishing. Located in the west, the Vastrapur Lake knows a thing or two about alluring water babies. Boating and strolling around in the fresh air are activities people take pleasure in the most. Yet another reservoir, the Kankaria Lake attracts the masses of all age groups. Kids play areas, water rides and food stalls are added entertainment facilities. Both of these tourist hotspots serve as ideal places for a family day tripping.
On the way to Kalupur Market, which is a wholesale market for vegetables, you will go through the stunning architecture of Hatheesingh Temple. Despite being 125 years old, it continues to cast its spell on visitors. It is spectacular to see how the city has struck a good balance between traditional and contemporary world. It is quite evident from the recent trends that Ahmedabad displays a cultural mix of Hindu and Islamic lifestyle. Monuments are the symbols of deep rooted conventions. And, to see the true picture of it, visit Ahmedabad during Uttarayan and Navratri that is celebrated with the great zeal and fervour. Another place that you owe a visit at when in Ahmedabad is Calico Museum of Textiles; displaying a premium collection of textile and furniture, something that continues to attract masses of visitors as we speak.
Among the many museums that Ahmedabad is home to, the most unique is none other than the Kite Museum which is located in Sanskar Kendra. This museum exhibits an astonishing assortment of rare kites that were built over 50 years by a man called Bhanubhai Shah. In addition to this, the museum displays over 400 pieces of paper from which kites have been crafted. These unique colours mark the skyline of Ahmedabad and serves as one of the major tourist attractions. Besides that, head over to another major attraction of the city, the Shreyas Folk Museum that is one of the most enlightening and informative museums situated close to the outskirts of Ahmedabad near Sabarmati. This museum highlights the vibrant colours of traditional folk arts of Gujarat. This is the place where you can get more in touch with textile, decorative collectibles and clothing because the Shreyas Folk Museum fetches out the traditional rural flavour and mixes it with the vibrant cultural heritage of Gujarat.
Tired and hungry? This is the best place to grab a bite in Ahmedabad. It has everything to suit to your taste and munching cravings. Endless variety of food in quite reasonable prices is available at short distances from one another.
With the great focus on hospitality and infrastructure, more on the former more than the latter, Ahmedabad strives at its best in building best value hotels and accommodations in the city. An economic boom in the recent years has been the reason for accelerated growth in a number of luxury and up market hotels. Holding more attraction for visitors from across the borders are the cultural and traditional properties that mushroomed this growth in recent years. Hotels in Ahmedabad provide their guests with all state of the art facilities including homely accommodations, spacious rooms, and breathtaking views from the windows, quality room service, car hire facilities and other modern amenities. In correspondence with your set budget, semi luxury hotels to budget hotels are also in abundance offering hospitality at a relatively low-cost. Not only this, hotels have their own restaurants to serve the lip smacking local and traditional cuisines to international cuisines according to your taste. Even the government owned hotels are available which are cheaper and yet offer exquisitely furnished rooms with amazing lifestyle options during your visit. All the following lodging places are at our service. Luxury hotels are located near the airport and Nehru Bridge whereas budget hotels can be found near College Road and Kalupur Market.
- Crown PlazaCity Centre
- The House of MG
- Treebo Ambassador
- Caspia Hotel
- Lemon Tree Premier; The Atrium
- Hyatt Regency
- Pride Plaza Hotel
- Royal Orchid Hotel
- The Ummed
- Hotel El Dorado
- The President A Boutique Hotel
- Best Western Rock Regency Hotel
- Hotel Cosmopolitan
- Four Points by Sheraton