As the sixth-largest city in India, Ahmedabad is the commercial hub of the Gujarat state and the seat of the Gujarat High Court. In 2010, Ahmedabad was ranked third in Forbes’ list of the fastest growing cities of the decade. While it's still an under-the-radar tourist destination, Ahmedabad has historical buildings, museums, restaurants and night markets that guarantee a great travel experience.
Things to Do in Ahmedabad
One of the most important places to visit is the Gandhi Ashram, which is the house of venerable Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi. The house is now a place for making handicrafts, and has a paper and spinning wheel factory. Another notable place to visit is the Calico Textile Museum. Known as one of the best textile museums in the world, the museum's collection of rare cloth and fibres date back to the 17th century.
And an Ahmedabad holiday won't be complete without tasting the local cuisine. The city is famous for its ice creams because of the large supply of dairy, as well as the locals' love for sweets. After you’ve spooned through your last scoop of lichee ice cream, rest your feet and belly at nearby lodging. Finding hotels in Ahmedabad is as straightforward as asking a rickshaw or tricycle driver where they are located. Ahmedabad accommodation can range from budget to luxury to suit any traveller's needs.
Getting to & Around Ahmedabad
The city has two bus lines: AMTS (Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service) and BRTS (Bus Rapid Transit System). Auto rickshaws and taxi cabs are also other options if you want to have more control over your commute.
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