Located in Gujarat in the north-west of India, Ahmedabad boasts a combination of old-world charm and new-world buzz. Straddling the Sabarmati River, the city has lots to offer, including museums, night markets and fine restaurants. The beautifully restored old town is also well worth a visit. Gujarati is the most widely spoken language in the metropolis, although Hindi and English are also well used. The Indian rupee is the local currency. To check out flights to Ahmedabad, and to see cheap flights to other destinations in India, simply use our search tool.
Summers in Ahmedabad can get very hot, with temperatures sometimes reaching 45 degrees Celsius between March and May. Meanwhile, June to October is monsoon season. The best time to visit this destination therefore may be between November and March.
Ahmedabad flights from the UK can take less than 14 hours, although you should expect one or more stops en route so this could be extended. A short bus ride of around 10 kilometres will take you from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport to the city centre. Many holidaymakers also choose to hire cars and drive to their hotels in downtown Ahmedabad. Getting around the city itself is fairly straightforward thanks to its effective infrastructure for transport. There are various buses, auto rickshaws and cabs available for you to take advantage of and locals are forthcoming with advice when asked.
When staying in the city, the Dada Hari Wav is a must-see. This well system was originally constructed in 1499 by a woman of Sultan Begara's harem. It features steps to various platforms, terminating at a small, octagonal well. Even on the hottest day, the depths of the Dada Hari Wav are cool. For a more modern experience, Science City is well worth a trip. This government venture aims to showcase developments in science and technology and it contains an IMAX 3D Theatre and a Musical Dancing Fountain Aquamobil, among other things. Another attraction is the Shreyas Folk Museum, which displays a selection of Gujarati folk arts and crafts.
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