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Hotels in Ahmedabad: 8 FabHotels
Budget Hotels in Ahmedabad
Situated on the banks of the Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad is the largest city in the state of Gujarat. Developed by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the 15th century and then further by the Mughals, the city is known for its architectural marvels. These Islamic architectural wonders have earned the Historic Centre of Ahmedabad a place on the coveted UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Further, the extremely rich and colorful culture of Gujarat can be best seen at the numerous museums and performing centers in Ahmedabad. The city also occupies a significant place in the history of Indian independence as several anti-colonial movements began here.
Ahmedabad has been an important industrial center since the medieval times, primarily known for its exquisite textiles that gave it the name, 'Manchester of the East'. In the present time, the city continues to thrive as an industrial and financial hub, with many global firms setting up offices here. The biggest industries of the city include gems and jewelry, denim and pharmaceuticals. Multi-national conglomerates like Adani Group and Torrent Group as well as several undertakings of the Government of Gujarat have their headquarters here. The city also houses the Indian School of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A), the most prominent business school in the country.
As a result, the hospitality industry in the city is booming, and there is a horde of hotels in Ahmedabad across all categories. Those, who are looking for budget hotels in Ahmedabad, can make a booking with FabHotels. All FabHotels occupy a central location, resulting in easy access from around the city. Navrangpura has a high concentration of hotels as IIM-A and Gujarat University are both quite near. FabHotel Classic Inn is the best option among hotels in Navrangpura. Another educational hub of the city is Ellis Bridge, and one of the preferred economy hotels in Ellis Bridge is FabHotel Oriental Ellisbridge.
Tourist Attractions in Ahmedabad
There are loads of places in the city that give a glimpse into its glorious past and the vibrant culture of Gujarat. Here are the top 5 tourist attractions in Ahmedabad:
- Sabarmati Ashram
- Kankaria Lake
- Sidi Saiyyed Mosque
- Jama Mosque
- Gujarat Science City
Apart from these, the Calico Museum of Textiles, Auto World Vintage Car Museum, Bhadra Fort, Sanskar Kendra, Shreyas Folk Museum, Vechaar Museum, Rani No Hajiro and Sabarmati Riverfront are also popular sites in the city. Ahmedabad also acts as a gateway to places deeper in the state like Lothal, Dholavira, the Rann of Kutch and Gir Forest National Park.
Shopping and Dining in Ahmedabad
Being a major city, Ahmedabad houses loads of markets and malls, where you can shop to your heart's content. Lal Darwaja Market is known for its collection of electronics, while Sindhi Market is the place to buy exquisite sarees. If you are looking for jewelry, then you can head to Dhalgarwad or Manek Chowk Market. The shops near Rani No Hajiro can be thronged to purchase ethnic Garba dresses. Law Garden, Ramakda Market and Chimanlal Girdharlal Road have stores offering a variety of Gujarati handcrafts. For local snacks and sweets, Raipur Gate is the best market to explore. The shops around Fernandes Bridge have the largest collection of books in the city. Karnavati Pagarkha Bazaar offers the latest footwear, whereas Ratan Pole has a variety of wedding dresses. Alpha One, Ahmedabad Central, Iscon Mega Mall, Himalaya Mall, Super Mall, Acropolis Mall I, AlphaOne City Centre, 10 Acres, Shree Balaji Agora Mall, Gallops Mall and R3 Mall are the most popular malls in Ahmedabad.
The city is a heaven for avid diners as there are loads of restaurants here that serve dishes from across the globe. Gujarati cuisine is among the most varied and delicious in India, and you must not leave the city without trying local staples like Gujarati khichdi, farsan, dhokla, bhakri, thepla, kadhi, handvo, khandvi, khaman and khakhra. The popular restaurants in Ahmedabad include Sigdi Restaurant, Café Hide Out, Wind & Water, Marco's Pizza, La Pino's Pizza, Ariva Multi Cuisine, Savannah, Fusion Ka Tadka, Puran Da Dhaba, Rajwadu, Dasaprakash, La Feasta, 650 – The Global Kitchen, Vishalla, Earthen Oven and Tomato's. @Mango, SKYZ Restaurant, Collage, Mocha, Pepperazzi - The Diner, Tinello, @Nine, Nonya, Agashiye, Epitome, Unlocked and Narmada are other good options. In addition, popular food chains like McDonald's, Domino's Pizza, Pizza Hut, Subway, Mainland China and Barbeque Nation also have several outlets here.
Upcoming Festivals and Events
Being a major city in one of the most culturally rich states of India, Ahmedabad witnesses a horde of celebrations round the year. Makar Sankranti, celebrated every year on January 14th, marks the start of the festivities in the city. On the day, the sun enters the Capricorn constellation, which is an astrologically significant event in India. Special sweets are prepared and cultural shows are organized to mark Makar Sankranti. Kite Festival will also be hosted in January from 7th to 14th in which people from across the world participate with unique kites.
How to Reach Ahmedabad
Owing to its prominence as a cultural, commercial, industrial, historical and educational center, Ahmedabad is well connected to all parts of the country by air, road and rail. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport has flights to and from several Indian as well as overseas destinations. Ahmedabad Junction, the primary rail transit hub in the city, has direct trains to Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata along with several other cities and towns in the country. If you want to stay near the railway station, then you can opt for pocket-friendly hotels near Ahmedabad Railway Station, such as FabHotel Kamran Palace. The major roads connecting the city with the rest of India are National Highways 47, 48, 64, 228, 147, 48 and 947, and State Highways 3, 4, 142, 144, 41 and 71. Among the cities, the most easily reachable from Ahmedabad is Mumbai. FabHotel Ashir Inn Marol and FabHotel Elite 59 Andheri East are the preferred economy hotels in Mumbai.