Ahmedabad holidays take you to the heart of India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City. Here the streets buzz with the sound of local markets, while the air is full of mouth-watering aromas from incredible food stalls.
There are striking contrasts at play – historic mosques and exquisite temples sit alongside modern developments and fascinating contemporary museums.
This is a destination that rewards the curious, with something of interest around every corner. Browse our holidays to Ahmedabad and start planning your Indian adventure.
An Ahmedabad package gives you the chance to visit the Sabarmati Ashram, which was the residence of Mahatma Gandhi from 1917 to 1930. It was here that he began the historic Dandi Salt March that drew global attention to the Indian independence movement.
Inside you can tour Gandhi’s humble living quarters and a museum dedicated to his life and teachings.
The perfect blend of education and entertainment, this interactive museum is ideal for those with an interest in science and tech, as well as being a great addition if you’re on a family holiday to Ahmedabad.
The attractions here include an aquarium, planetarium, live experiments and technology demonstrations, as well as 3D and 4D cinemas and even musical water fountains. The onsite Life Science Park is also home to beautiful species of butterfly, animals and plants – including the aromatic ratrani flower, better known as night-blooming jasmine.
Ahmedabad is home to a wealth of impressive historical sites with plenty of stories to tell. These include the stunning Sidi Saiyyed mosque, which features intricately carved jali screen windows that depict the Islamic Tree of Life.
Another must-see is the Adalaj Stepwell, a fine piece of 15th-century architecture shrouded in myth and legend.
If you’re looking for luxury Ahmedabad holiday packages then you’ll find plenty of excellent options. Several exceptional hotels can be found alongside the Sabarmati river that runs through the city.
Five-star choices include the Hyatt Regency Ahmedabad, the Crowne Plaza Ahmedabad City Centre and the Novotel Ahmedabad. The latter is handily close to shopping malls and boasts an outdoor pool and full-service spa.
To really immerse yourself in Ahmedabad’s heritage, consider a stay in the old city. Here you’ll find many of the most impressive local sites, including the Sidi Saiyyed and Jama Masjid mosques and the Hutheesing and Shree Swaminarayan temples.
There’s no better place to base yourself for a truly authentic flavour of life here.
The local currency in Ahmedabad is the Indian rupee (INR). Haggling is customary in markets and some shops, as well as when taking taxis.
Autorickshaws are a speedy and convenient way to navigate Ahmedabad’s streets. It’s a good idea to settle on a fare before beginning your journey.
The official language spoken in Ahmedabad is Gujarati. Visitors will find that Hindi and English are both also widely used and understood here.
The Indian national holidays Independence Day (15 August), Republic Day (26 January) and Mahatma Gandhi's birthday (2 October) are recognised and celebrated in Ahmedabad.
Like many places in India, Ahmedabad is known for having great cuisine – both in upmarket restaurants and down-to-earth food stalls.
Due to the city’s strong Hindu and Jain communities, many of the most popular local dishes are vegetarian. Be sure to try authentic Gujarati thali, which consists of several small vegetarian side dishes served with rice and chapati bread.
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