Welcome to Ahmedabad (Amdavad)


The old city, on the east side of the Sabarmati River, used to be surrounded by a 10km-long wall, of which little now remains except 15 formidable gates standing as forlorn islands amid swirling, cacophonous traffic. The new city on the west side of the river has wider streets, several major universities, and many middle-class neighbourhoods.


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$60 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Full-Day City Tour in Ahmedabad with Akshardham

You will be greeted by your guide in Ahmedabad hotel at 9:00am and start your tour with a visit to the Masjid-i Jahān-Numā, commonly known as Jama Masjid of Delhi. The Jama Masjid of Delhi is the largest mosque in India and was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 -1656 on 1 million rupees. It was inaugurated by imam from Bukhara (Uzbekistan in present day). Then you will visit Siddi Siyed Mosque as one of the most famous mosques of Ahmedabad built in 1573. It was built by Sidi Saiyyed, an Abyssinian in the retinue of Bilal Jhajar Khan, a General in the army of the last Sultan Shams-ud-Din Muzaffar Shah III of the Gujarat Sultanate. From here you will visit Hathee Singh Jain Temple. The construction of the temple originally was initiated by Shet Hathisinh Kesarisinh, a wealthy Ahmedabad trader. The construction was supervised and completed by his wife Shethani Harkunvar after his death. After you will visit Gandhi Ashram (Sabarmati Ashram), which is located in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad on the banks of the River Sabarmati. This was one of the residences of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, generally known as Mahatma Gandhi, who lived here for about twelve years along with his wife Kasturba Gandhi. You will also see some Ashram attractions, such as Magan Niwas, Upasana Mandir (Prathana Bhoomi) and Hriday Kunj.At 1:00pm you will make a stop at the popular restaurant Agashiye (or similar) for lunch. After lunch at 1:30pm you will proceed to Adalaj Stepwell to see unique Hindu "water building" in the village of Adalaj. The 5-story deep step-well was built in 1499 by the Muslim king Mohammed Begda for Queen Rani Roopba, wife of Veer Singh, the Vaghela chieftain. The step-wells were once integral to the semiarid regions of Gujarat as they provided basic water needs for drinking, washing and bathing. These wells were also venues for colorful festivals and sacred rituals. Then you will visit Akshardham Temple, a Swaminarayan temple complex. The complex displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture. Your journey will come to an end at 4:30pm and be transferred back to you hotel in Ahmedabad.

$23 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Half-Day Trip To Ahmedabad

Morning pickup at 10:00 AM and proceed for 4-hour Ahmedabad sightseeing tour with first visit to the Hathee Singh Jain Temple. It is a white marble temple built in 1850 and is named after a rich merchant named Seth Hathee Singh who built it. The courtyard of this 2-storeyed temple is surrounded by 52 small shrines dedicated to various Tirthankars (spiritual teachers) of Jainism. The major attraction of this temple is a 78ft high Mahavir Stambha (tower). Next visit the Sidi Saiyyed’s Mosque built in 1573 by Sidi Saiyyed - an army general of the last Sultan of Gujarat, Shams-Ud-Din Muzaffar Shah III - with help of 45 craftsmen. It is said to be the symbol of architectural beauty in Ahmedabad as it is renowned for its intricately-carved latticework on windows and floral designs covering the whole structure. The “Tree of Life” depicting a tree with intertwined branches displaying fine lace filigree work is the prime highlight of this mosque. Outside the mosque’s complex, is a small water pond where devotees halt for ablution before entering the prayer hall. It is must-visit for photography enthuiasts and architecture lovers. Later, visit the Sabarmati Ashram that was relocated in 1917 on the banks of Sabarmati River. It was the residence of Mahatma Gandhi - the Father of the Nation and his wife for about 12 years. Now, it is a museum named Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi with huge national significance. It features a gallery of life-size oil paintings and photo enlargements depicting the major life events of Mahatma Gandha. It exhibits famous quotations and other relics of Mahatma Gandhi. There is also a library section within the museum where you will find thousands of books based upon life, woprk and teachings of Gandhi. Your Ahmedabad Sightseeing tour ends here and you will be dropped-off at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

$60 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Patan Modhera Day Trip from Ahmedabad

Meet your guide at hotel lobby in Ahmedabad at 09.00 am and leave to Patan. Patan is an ancient fortified town which was founded in 745 AD by Vanraj Chavda, the most prominent king of the Chavda Kingdom. He named the city Anhilpur Patan or "Anhilwad Patan" after his close friend and Prime Minister Anhil shepherd. Historian Tertius Chandler estimates that Anhilwara was the tenth-largest city in the world in the year 1000 with a population of approximately 100,000. You will visit Rani ki vav, a stepwell in Patan that is an excellent example of subterranean architecture Sahastralinga Talav. The architecture of this tank integrated the great sense of water management and sanctity of water in the Hindu religion. The Khan Sarovar is located just outside the South Gate.Make a stop for lunch where you will get to choose the cuisine and restaurant your are interested at your own expense. After lunch continue on to visit Modhera. There you will see The Sun Temple, a temple dedicated to the Hindu Sun-God, Surya. It is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati, 25 km from Mehsana and 102 km from Ahmedabad. You will see the main hall and shrine all reached through a complex, pillared pavilion with beautiful columns and magnificent carvings decorating it's hall. At the end of your journey at 4:30pm, sit back and relax on the drive back to your centrally located hotel in Ahmedabad.

$75 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Tour: Ahmedabad City with Dinner and Utensil Museum

At 4pm, you will meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel and drive to your first stop, Sarkhej Rosa mosque, on this private evening tour. Your guide will discuss the early Islamic architecture and its original use of Sarkhej Rosa as a mausoleum. Next, you'll make your way to the Sabarmati River and you'll walk along the east and west sides of the promenade. Although you will not walk its full 7-mile length, your guide will provide insight into this two-level continuous promenade made for pedestrians and cyclists.After spending some time along the river, you'll make your way to your vehicle and proceed to the traditionally designed Vishalla Restaurant. Before dinner, you will visit the one-of-a-kind Utensil Museum housed in a traditional hut. Here, you'll admire and become cultured in old Indian utensils in this collection.While waiting for your freshly prepared dinner to be cooked and served (about 25-30 minutes), you will enjoy cultural performances like folk dance and puppet shows in the open-air entertainment area. Savor a typical traditional dinner served on a plate made of leaves and while seated on the ground. You'll be surrounded by a village-like atmosphere with the servers dressed in dhoti kurta with topi (traditional Indian style garment and cap) and lanterns used for lighting. When dinner is finished around 9pm, you will return to your hotel in Ahmedabad.

$1500 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Day Wildlife Tour of Gujarat from Ahmedabad

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ahmedabad Haatlong do most travelers spend here (approximately)Duration: 1 hour

$850 Cultural & Theme Tours

Handicrafts in Gujarat - Rich Craft Heritage of Gujarat

Handicrafts in Gujarat – Craft Heritage of Gujarat HighlightsVisit Calico Museum of Textiles, one of India’s leading specialized textile museumsExperience the 1748 AD Naulakha Palace at Gondal which houses the erstwhile ruling family’s private collectionVisit Jetpur for screen and block printing workshops and a yarn-dyeing centerStopover at Rajkot for Watson Museum and Rashtriya Shala, the hand-weaving communityExplore craft villages around Bhuj for distinctive styles of embroidery and other handiwork like weaving, block-printing, Rogan Painting, etcVisit tie-and-dye center at Mandvi, a 400-year old shipyard and an exquisite Jain Temple complexGet amazed at Bhungas and Rabari embroidery at MandviEn-route visit Wadhwan for tie-and-dye, weaving and metal craftsExplore villages around Little Rann of Kutch for Tribal craft and cultureDay trip to Patan to watch the Salvis at work on the Patola, one of the richest silk textiles in the worldInclusionsAccommodation in a double / twin room with Breakfast (Except in Bhuj, Mandvi, and Dasada)Monument Entry Fees1 Safari in Little Rann of KutchA car with experienced driver on disposal for 11 days – AC Toyota InnovaPackaged water in the carAll currently applicable taxesExclusionsAny airfare or train fareAny meals other than those specified in ‘Cost Includes’Expenses of personal nature such as gratuities, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, etc.India visa chargesTravel insuranceExpert Travel OpinionHouse of MG in Old City area of Ahmedabad is renowned for its two ethnic cuisine restaurants. “Green House” serves local Gujarati snacks and ice creams and “Agashiye” is an iconic restaurant serving wholesome Gujarati set meal (popularly known as a “Thali”). Extremely popular!Vishala, a village themed ethnic cuisine restaurant is a popular outdoor dining option in Ahmedabad for travellers for winter evenings. The Utensil Museum is situated within the Vishala premises and hence, it is popular for travellers interested in Handicrafts in Gujarat to spend the evenings at Vishala after visiting the Utensil Museum.Rajkot is one of the hubs for Kathiawari Cuisine, the ethnic cuisine of the Saurashtra region. At Rajkot, you may opt for the renowned Vegetarian Thali Lunch at Hotel Grand Thakar for an authentic taste of ethnic cuisine of the region. Kutch region around Bhuj has its own unique ethnic cuisine. At Bhuj you may opt for the renowned Vegetarian Kutchi Thali Lunch at Hotel Prince for an authentic taste of ethnic cuisine of the region, while absorbing the intricacies of the handicrafts in Gujarat.