To an outsider, it might seem that there aren’t many things to do in Ahmedabad. But though it might not have the reputation of a Delhi, Bangalore or Mumbai, this city is no less vibrant, energetic and friendly towards young people like you.As are we at Stanza Living. When you walk in through the doors of our residences, you won’t feel like you’re entering just a place to dump your bags and crash. It’ll feel like a place that matches your vibe and makes you feel welcome in every way. Thanks to our many game and movie nights, festive celebrations, facilities like workout zones and entertainment corners…we can keep writing, but trust us, the list is quite long.
In short, we like to make sure that when you’re inside your residence, you have plenty to do. And even when you do step out, we want to help you out. With our list of things to do and things to see in Ahmedabad. So if you’re a skeptic, this will change your mind. And you’ll no longer believe there aren’t many “things to do in Ahmedabad”.
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One of the most romantic things to see in Ahmedabad is a movie at the sunset drive-in cinema. Ask your partner out for a movie date, and surprise them with a new twist. The drive-in cinema has a massive screen and can accommodate 665 cars at one time. Can you believe it – rows of cars parked in front of the cinema, while you and bae hold hands and munch on popcorn. Trust us, nothing gets more Hollywood than this.
At just Rs 50, spending time at Auto World Vintage is one of the best things to do in Ahmedabad. This museum has the largest number of vintage cars in the country. We’re talking vintage models of Daimler, Lincolns, Bentleys and Rolls Royces. But the fun doesn’t stop there. You can even drive some of these cars and pretend you’re the hero (or villain) of a classic black and white movie.
The Science City is a must on your list of Ahmedabad things to do. The place is open till 8 pm and you can spend the day watching science films in 3D, walking through the energy park, spending time by the musical fountain or going on roller coasters and space trip rides. If you and your friends are like Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj, what better place than the Science Museum to come to?
For the love of all things vintage, you must definitely visit Manek Chowk in the old part of the city. The area serves some amazing veg street food and dessert, along with vendors selling some pretty cool silver jewellery. This market is open all night so you know you have a place to come to, even after your favourite restaurant is shut down for the night. It reminds us a lot of a similar market in old Delhi. We guess Chandni Chowk and Manek Chowk have more in common than a word in their names.
Gujarat is famous for its kite festival. So it is no surprise that Ahmedabad has a whole museum dedicated to them. If you want to learn more about these beasts in the sky, come here to see their history and tradition. The museum showcases more than 125 different types of kites. There’s no entry fee here, but just keep in mind that the place is closed on Mondays. Come on any other day, and have your own Kai Po Che moment for free!
Shanku’s Water Park ranks quite high on our list of fun things to do in Ahmedabad. You and your roomies can spend the entire day here for just Rs 500, and if you come on weekdays, chances are that you’ll find most of the rides to yourselves. And after you’re done splashing and playing in the water, end the day at their restaurant with an authentic Gujarati meal.
One of the most famous things in Ahmedabad is Mahatma Gandhi’s home, Sabarmati Ashram. It’s located on the banks of the river with the same name and contains different tidbits of the Mahatma’s life while he was here. You can spend the whole day looking at books, videos and the charkha that Gandhi swore by. And oh, entry is free here. So history buffs, we think you’ve found your dream place.
If you love clothes, you’ll love visiting the Calico Museum. You’ll see textiles and artefacts from a time as old as the Mughal era, alongside some of the regional designs of various Indian states. Not just that, there are crafts, sculptures and paintings in every gallery of the museum. Broke college students, entry is free here. Just book your tour in advance.
Did someone say shopping? Yes, we did. Head on to the night market in Law Garden, which is also a public garden. So basically, shopping and sightseeing together. It is the best place to buy some authentic Gujarati clothes and jewellery, and is super affordable. And if you need to take breaks between shopping, just sit down on a bench and hog down some pani puri.
The Sabarmati river is one of the most famous things in Ahmedabad and your time here won’t be complete without a glimpse of it. The riverfront is very well-maintained, with a walkway and cycling track on both sides. You can go down the ghats to enjoy some quiet time or take the adventurous way by paddle boating, jet skiing and going on high-speed boat rides. Oh and birdwatchers, visit the Riverfront Biodiversity Park to admire over 120 species of both local and migratory birds. While you’re in the park, you might even forget you’re in the middle of a busy city.
Zanzari waterfall is one of the top things to see in Ahmedabad. The best time to visit this beauty is during the monsoon when the fresh rainwater makes everything look cleaner and greener. The waterfall has some small eateries but the best way to experience a day out would be to create your own picnic. The waterfall is around 75 km from the city so you get to have a picnic AND a long drive. Woohoo!
Going on a seaplane ride is one of the newer additions to the list of Ahmedabad things to do. The city offers India’s first-ever service of its kind from the Sabarmati Riverfront to the Statue of Unity in Kevadia. The ride is of 30 minutes and gives you a beautiful aerial view of the city as well as the giant statue. Remember, the flight can only take up to 15 people so book your seat asap. Now you don’t need to go to the Maldives to enjoy a seaplane ride. You’ve got Aapnu Amdavad.
Let’s talk about their famous bun-maska. A cup of tea, buttery buns and good company – what else do you need? Wait, there’s something you’re missing. Graves! If you’re not creeped out by the thought of sipping your evening tea in between multiple graves, then you’ll definitely love this place. In fact, if the thought of being in an old cemetery makes you want to come here more, we’re not judging you for that either.
A lot of foodies in Gujarat complain about the lack of good non-veg food in the city. Maybe they haven’t discovered stalls like ZK Fry Centre and Akbari Hotel in Bhatiyar Gali. When you’re there, you must try out these dishes – mutton chaap, mutton masala, prawns, boneless chicken in white gravy. And their most famous chicken fry, often called a rip-off of rotisserie chicken.
This shop is not just another confectionery in the city. As you enter the Old City on a tuk-tuk, you’ll feel the aroma of different sweets coming to you. Step in, Kandoi Ghogilal Mulchand, which has been up and running since 1845. Try mohanthal, the famous sweet of the city. And if your sweet tooth asks for more, dive into a plate of warm halwa made with cardamom and ghee. You might get a stomach ache later, but with dessert so good, who cares?
You and your bae can visit these romantic places in Ahmedabad-
Gujarat is known for its rich cuisine, and Ahmedabad is no less. Some dishes you must try:
Ahmedabad has a really nice mix of tourist places, cafes, and nightclubs filled with young, people. Check them out:
Ahmedabad has some really cool adventure activities for thrill-seekers. Some of them being: