Why You Should Visit Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad is India’s sixth largest city and enjoys the distinct honor of being the country’s first UNESCO World Heritage City which reflects its wealth of important cultural and historical attractions. There are many ancient landmarks and ruins located around the city which make for a rewarding sightseeing trip such as the Swaminarayan Temple, while the city is also famous for being the location of an ashram founded by Mahatma Gandhi. Families traveling to the city will find plenty of attractions that kids can enjoy such as Kamla Nehru Zoo or a day out at Kankaria Lake, while foodies can enjoy an authentic taste of India at a street food stall or local restaurant to eat like the locals do.
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Arriving In Ahmedabad
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is Ahmedabad’s main airport situated less than 10 km from the city. The airport is comprised of two passenger terminals and offers all of the essential amenities and services you would need for a pleasant stay. Once you have arrived at the airport, the most convenient way to get into the city is by taxi and the journey is only a brief one, although you can take a brief walk from the airport to catch a public bus if you are on a budget. Renting a car in Ahmedabad is also an option. As well as a couple of places to eat and drink, you can benefit from free Wi-Fi for up to 30 minutes or wait for your flights in an airport lounge.
If you are looking to catch flights from the UAE to Ahmedabad, you have plenty of options available to you as it is possible to fly out of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Those who will be departing from Dubai can fly with Emirates, flydubai and SpiceJet from Dubai International Airport, while Etihad Airways offers flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport. In addition to this, it is also possible to fly from Sharjah International Airport with Air Arabia.
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Ahmedabad Travel Information
Many nationals including EU and UAE citizens are able to travel to India by applying online for an e-Visa before making the journey. In Ahmedabad the weather can get very hot between April and June with highs of around 40 degrees, although this is not quite as hot as it gets in the UAE over the summer. Be advised that there is a rainy season in July and August, so it may be best to visit outside of this period if you plan on exploring outdoors a lot.
* This information is correct as of September 2017
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