Once the capital of the Indian state of Gujarat, Ahmedabad is the largest city of the state. A prominent economic center, Ahmedabad (also called Amdavad) is only 19 miles away from the state capital, Gandhinagar. The city is situated along the banks of the Sabarmati River, a fact which has immensely contributed to the widespread development of Ahmedabad and its surrounding regions. It has been called both, India’s fastest-growing city and India’s best city to live in.
The Historic City of Ahmadabad (Old Ahmedabad) is actually India's first city which was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO. Interested in visiting this heritage city? If your answer’s yes, then you should call Travelopod right now as flights to Ahmedabad are plenty but Ahmedabad airfares in them are also pretty high. But that’s not the case with us! Travelopod gives you the best possible price in the market on your Ahmedabad flight. So what are you waiting for? Call to book your Ahmedabad flight now.
Tourism Information about Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad is considered to be a central destination through which one can easily access all regions of one of India’s most developed states, Gujarat. This is probably why Ahmedabad has such a distinct culture with amazing historical landmarks, spectacular cuisine, technological and commercial hubs, and spiritual centers. Let’s learn a bit more about Ahmedabad so that you know your stuff when you visit the city:
Language: Gujarati and Hindi are easily spoken and written by the residents of the city. Most of the people understand and speak English too.
Accommodation: Budget hotels and lodges are mostly located in Old Ahmedabad (eastern end of the city). Whereas, good-ranking and luxury hotels are present in the upscale Navrangpura.
Food & Drinks: Ahmedabad is known for its unique cuisine. Streetside food-stalls, regular diners, and affluent dining restaurants, Ahmedabad has it all. The residents of the city or of Gujarat in general, have a sweet tooth so the local dishes are inclined towards the sweet side of the spectrum. The specialties of the state are - Dhokla, Khandvi, Shrikhand, Handvo, and Bhajiya. While you are there, definitely have a Gujarati Thali; it’s a complete meal in itself with salads, snacks, varieties of bread, pulses, curries, sweets, the whole nine yards! An important thing to remember is that alcohol is prohibited in Gujarat however that rule doesn’t apply to non-Indians so you will be able to purchase alcohol in the city with valid documents.
Currency: The Indian Rupee is the common currency across India. The nearest American Consulate to Ahmedabad is situated in Mumbai though there’s an American Corner in Navrangpura.
Shopping: The old city include markets like Teen Darwaza, Dhalgarwad, Ratan Pole, and Manek Chowk. Some of the newer markets are in C.G. Road and Sarkhej. Ahmedabad is known for its jewelry and textile industry so if you are looking for some exquisite clothes and some really nice pearls to go along with them, then Ahmedabad’s your place.
Transport: The main inter-city railway station of the city is the Ahmedabad Railway Station. Inter-city public bus transport services are provided by Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC). Ahmedabad also lies on a well-developed national highway, NH 48 which runs from Delhi to Chennai. To traverse the city by road, you can use the AMTS and the BRTS bus services. Auto rickshaws are predominant within the inner parts of the city while you can book taxis and cabs at the airport and the railway stations.
Climate: Ahmedabad has a hot, semi-arid climate. Summer stays in the region from mid-March till mid-June with a usual temperature range of 95 -119 °F. In winters, from November to February, the typical temperature range is 41 - 68 °F. The rainy monsoon season lasts from mid-June to mid-September. Excluding the monsoon months, the weather in Ahmedabad is pretty dry.
Tourist Hotspots: Gandhi Ashram (where Gandhi once lived, also known as the Sabarmati Ashram), Akshardham Temple (Swaminarayan Temple), Jama Masjid, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, Law Garden, Bhadra Fort, Heritage Houses of Poles, Kankaria Lake, Calico Textile Museum, Veechar Utensil Museum, Adalaj Step-Well, and Hathisingh Jain Temple.
Information about Ahmedabad Airport
Ahmedabad’s international airport is called the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (SVPIA). Located in Hansol, 5.6 miles north of the city center, this Ahmedabad Airport is among the top 10 busiest airports in India. SVPIA is a focus airport for Jet Airways, Air Odisha, Air India, GoAir, and IndiGo air carriers. The airport has two terminals, 1 & 2 and also a moving walkway which connects the terminals. There are also plans of developing a second international airport, Dholera International Airport, to better serve the city.
You can access the SVPIA airport via road through the city’s AMTS bus service. There are plans to connect the airport with the city’s BRTS bus service and the Metro too. There’s also shuttle bus and cab services which serve the airport.
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