25 kilometers, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (AMD)
The Allure of Ahmedabad
Visit the Old City, Gandhi’s home, and a famous street food market
Declared India’s first World Heritage City by UNESCO, Gujarat’s largest city offers interesting historic sites, must-see museums, and delicious street food. Tour the Old City of Ahmedabad, where you’ll find the intricate Hindu temple of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur and the 15th century mosque of Jama Masjid. Head to Mahatma Gandhi’s headquarters at the Sabarmati Ashram, where you can see rare photos and his spartan living quarters, admire the detailed stone carvings at Adalaj Stepwell, and peruse an incredible collection of royal garments, saris, and tapestries at the Calico Museum of Textiles. At night, you’ll want to visit the street food market of Manek Chowk for local favorites like pav bhaji and dosa. The spectacular, artificial Kankaria Lake features hot air balloon, boat, and train rides while the peaceful Sabarmati Riverfront is ideal for a relaxing stroll or jog.