The Commericial Capital of Gujarat
The former capital city of Gujarat, the city of Ahmedabad is best known for its associations with the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. This charming city is home to some great medieval Islamic architecture and is also a critical business hub in West India.
Tough this city isn’t conventionally considered a tourist destination, with great connectivity to domestic destinations by road, air and rail and international destinations by air; it makes for an excellent pit-stop while exploring the sights of Gujarat and Rajasthan.
A Few Days in Ahmedabad
That said, spending a couple of nights here can be a rather enriching experience and a chance to delve into the quintessential Gujarati hospitality. With a variety of exquisitely carved wooden temples and a great textile market, sightseeing and retail therapy are activities worth pursuing here. The Night Market is famous for its excellent quality silk, cotton and embroidered textiles.
If you are looking for some insights on the local commercial scene, the Calico Museum is home to a great collection of antique as well as modern Indian textiles. An iconic trip worth having is to the Gandhi Ashram that proves to be an inspirational journey back in time to India’s fight for freedom.