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Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad

Weather

The city of Ahmedabad experiences warm and dry weather conditions. Summers, extending from March to May, are very hot with an average temperature of 36°C, which may sometimes increase to almost 45°C. The monsoon season begins in June and ends in the month of October. Medium to heavy rainfall occurs in the city offering much relief from the heat of the summer months.


 


style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The winter season, which lasts from the month of November to February, offers a pleasant cool climate with mild winds. The average temperature during this season ranges between 5°C to 20°C. The best time to visit Ahmedabad is from October to March. 

How To Reach

By Road:

The city closest to Ahmedabad is Mumbai. A new highway NH-8 has been built between these two cities. Deluxe buses regularly ply on this route. Buses also connect most of the important cities in Gujarat.


By Air:

The major airport in Ahmedabad, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, is located about 14 km from the centre of Ahemedabad. The airport connects Ahmedabad with most of the important cities in India via domestic flights along with several cities abroad, such as New York, Colombo and Muscat. Taxi cabs, available in front of the airport, convey visitors to the city.



By Rail:

The railway junction in Ahmedabad provides an efficient connection with many major cities in India like Delhi and Mumbai. All important cities in the state are interconnected by means of railways. 


Overview

Ahmedabad is the largest city in the state of Gujarat in India. Due to the rapid development of the textile industry, the city is appropriately titled as the Manchester of the East. It is a thriving city and the commercial hub of Gujarat. Ahmedabad is considered to be one of the best tourist destinations in the country due to the large number of inspiring and attractive sites located in and around the town.

 

Visitors to the city of Ahmedabad can witness a unique blend of architecture from both Islamic and Hindu styles. The wet and sultry weather of the city is conducive to the growth of the tourism industry. The festivals like Diwali, Makar Sankranti, Navrathri and Holi are celebrated with great pomp and splendor here.

 

Ahmedabad is also famous as one of the best medical tourism destinations in India. A major part of town’s economy is dependent on the tourism industry. The rich culture and heritage of the town is integral in providing the city with its own unique identity.

 

Several shopping malls are present in Ahmedabad but the real experience of shopping in the city can be gained from exploring the small stores and bazaars located around town. The city is famous mostly for its textile industry. Hand embroidered tie-n-dye clothes are very popular among tourists. Traditional items are available at cheap rates. Tourists can bargain to bring the price down.

 

Foodies have much to rejoice in Ahmedabad. The cuisine of Ahmedabad tends to be mostly inclined towards sweets. Most of the locals are vegetarians, but non-vegetarian foods are also available. Specialty dishes found in the city include shrikhand, haandvo, bhajiya, khandvi and dhokla. Thali meals found at small eateries are a great value for money. Several international food chains are spread across the city. Lassi is also in great demand in the city.