Ahmedabad’s Municipal Corporation runs a fascinating daily walking tour through the old city. It starts at 8am (show up at 7.45am) at the Swaminarayan Temple in Kalupur and finishes at the Jama Masjid around 10.30am. Meandering through the narrow, confusing streets and past dilapidated, carved wooden houses, it is an excellent way to get a feel for old Ahmedabad with its 600 pols – nook-like neighbourhoods with common courtyards, wells and chabutaras (bird-feeding towers).
The tours are in English and there’s a brief slideshow beforehand. Wear slip-on footwear as you’ll be visiting plenty of temples.