24 Hours In Ahmedabad

The Kite Festival or Uttarayan in Ahmedabad
The Kite Festival or Uttarayan in Ahmedabad | © dbtravel / Alamy Stock Photo
Aditi Gupta

With the growth of business and economic status of Ahmedabad, you may often find yourself in this city — sometimes with a few hours to kill. The city offers rich history, delectable Gujarati food, easily accessible places of interest and gorgeous handicrafts for its travelers. If you’d rather explore the city than staring into a screen, here is a list of must-dos when in Ahmedabad.

1. Vintage Car Museum

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Auto World Vintage Car Museum
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If you are a fan of automobiles, this place is a must-visit. The Vintage Car Museum houses over 100 vintage cars of all brands, shapes and sizes. Set up by Pranlal Bhogilal, founder-president of the Vintage and Classic Car Club of India, the museum also allows visitors to pay a small fee and ride the car of their choice.
Vintage Village, a Gujarati-themed dining restaurant complements the museum and serves elaborate Gujarati thali for lunch and dinner during the day.

2. Calico Museum of Textiles

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India Gujerat Ahmedabad Calico Museum of Textiles gate house detail
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Managed by Sarabhai Foundation, the Calico Museum is one of the leading and celebrated textile museums in the world and an important Indian institution. The Calico collection along with Sarabhai Foundation’s collection of outstanding bronzes, Pichwais paintings, Jain art objects and Indian miniature paintings are housed at this museum. Its outstanding collection of Indian fabrics exemplifies handicraft textiles spanning five centuries.
In case you decide to make a visit to this spectacular museum, you may want to pre-book the guided tour via phone.

Shopping at Law Garden and Dinner at Khau Gali or Swati Snacks

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While in Delhi or Mumbai, a trip to Chandni Chowk or Linking Road is obligatory. Likewise, a trip to Law Garden perfects your stay in Ahmedabad and is more fitting for girls who love splurging on local handicrafts.

The name of this place comes from Gujarat Law Society College and a park housed in the same area. Take your time to explore small street shops alongside the road and bargain to your heart’s content before purchasing that piece of jewelry, bed sheet, Gujarati saree blouse, kurti, long skirts, wall hangings, home décor items, shawls or stoles, all adorned in kutch embroidery.

Walk towards the end of this street at the crossroad and to your left is Khau Gali, famous for its lip-smacking street food. Khau Gali makes for a quick treat of local varieties of different world cuisines. An ice cream sandwich is a must-have.

To your right at the crossroad is Swati Snacks. If you decide to visit Law Garden, be sure to try this eatery for a truly memorable trip. Swati’s simple, homemade-style Gujarati food might keep you longing for more. You may want to try patra, thalipit-pitla, sugarcane juice, panki chatni and baked masala khichdi.
Law Garden, Maharashtra Society, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad, India

Swati Snacks, Panchavati Road, Law Garden, Ahmedabad, India, +91 79 2640 5900

By Aditi Gupta

For Aditi, writing is a natural extension to her passion of photography and through Culture Trip, she hopes to entice the audience with interesting stories from escapades to different destinations around the country and the world. More about her on about.me/adese.

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