Ahmedabad is amongst some of the best cities in India. A UNESCO heritage site, It is a destination where old world charm meets a modern city with magnificent malls, gigantic sky scrapers, and super smooth roads. Here are 10 reasons that will instantly make you fall in love with Ahmedabad on your first visit!
India’s Safest City
A multi-city survey conducted by CNN-IBN and Times City showed that Ahmedabad is the safest city in India for women. Nowhere else in India will you find a woman roaming freely at night as they do here.
When it comes to food, there is more to the culinary landscape of Ahmedabad than just Dhoklas, Fadfdas, and Theplaas. There is lot more you can get your hands on. Head over to Manek Chowk, Khau Gali and the Law Garden to indulge in other street food delights such as Khandvi Rolls, Dal Vada, Aloo Poha, Chana Zor Garam, and not to forget, the delectable Gujrati Thali.
Sunset Drive-in Cinema
While some people might like to stay at home with their Netflix and Chill, catching some of the latest blockbusters and watching them under the open sky is a different experience altogether. The Sunset Drive-in Cinema is the perfect place for a romantic movie night. This open air theatre promises superior quality audio and visuals, along with an amazing set-up to watch the next big hit under the stars.
An Education Hub
Every year, Ahmedabad welcomes hundreds of students to the city for further education. The city boasts of some of the best colleges. There’s IIM-A for management, NID for designing, MICA for advertising and marketing, and GNLU for law. It is considered as an important hub for higher education.
People in Ahmedabad are always looking for a reason to breakout into Garba. They celebrate all the festivals with full enthusiasm and fervour. Every year, Ahmedabad hosts the largest kite festival which is attended by kite makers and flyers from all over the globe. Navratri in Gujrat is a 9-day long festival of vibrancy and non-stop Garba.
For the self-diagnosed shopaholics, Ahmedabad is the perfect place to give your shopping spree wings. Splurge on bandhej sarees in different colours and handcrafted Meenakari jewellery. While in Gujrat, don’t forget to get your hands on some authentic Khadi fabrics and cotton dupattas as well.
The Start-up Culture
Business is in the genes of Gujaratis. The start-up culture in India has also been seeing a constant boom, with the emergence of the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) at IIM-A. There have also been a lot of entrepreneurial programs such as Echai and Startup Saturday. If you are visiting the city with business purposes, then check in at the Lemon Tree Hotel in Navrangpura, Ahmedabad. The centrally air-conditioned hotel has a multi cuisine coffee shop, a business center, a 698 sq. ft. conference hall, and a fitness center, to cater to everyone’s needs.
Ahmedabad has a number of tourist attractions that offer something new to the tourists. Visit locations such as Teen Darwaza, Sarkhej Roza, Hathi Singh Jain Temple, Swami Narayan Temple, The Pranlal Bhogilal, Auto World Vintage Car Museum, and of course, Sabarmati Ashram. Located in close proximity to the ashram is Lemon Tree Premier; The Atrium, on the Sabarmati Riverfront. Contact them to plan a hassle free stay while you can enjoy everything that the city has to offer.