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Can Ahmedabad Really be Called a “dry-state”?

The seventh biggest city in India, Ahmedabad is situated in Gujarat. Being the largest city of Gujarat, Ahmedabad is an immensely popular educational and business hub. In addition to that, it is one of the favorite travel destinations in India. It sees an impressive blend of wonderful museums, exquisite monuments, and beautiful parks. Founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah, Ahmedabad is known for its rich cultural heritage of art and architecture.
Considering that Ahmedabad is a part of the dry-state, not many tourists would think of it as a happening location. However, let me tell you there is more to Ahmedabad than just being a dry-state.
Sightseeing to keep you busy
Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram, Hutheesing Jain Temple, Sabarmati River Front, Utensils Museum, Hussain-Doshi’s Gufa, Little Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary, Sasan Gir Wildlife, Science City, Sun Temple-Modhera, Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, and Adalaj Vav in Lothal are some of the best places to visit.

Ahmedabad riverfront Photo by: Vrajesh jani/Wikipedia
Ahmedabad riverfront Photo by: Vrajesh jani/Wikipedia

Love for Ancient Art & Architecture
If art & history interest you then Ahmedabad has plenty to offer. You can visit the 12 Darwaja’s (gates) of the walled city, the ancient step wells or the Sidi Sayeed Mosque. Built in 1573, it is the last major mosques built under the Mughal rule. You can also visit the Jumma Masjid or Rani Sipri Masjid. Apart from that, Ahmedabad’s museums are also noteworthy.
Get that stress out – Shop & Splurge!
There is a sudden outburst in the number of malls in the city of Ahmedabad. Take some time out for shopping and find out the latest trends in the city. The main shopping areas are SG Road, CG Road, Law Garden, Relief Road and Ashram Road. You could also visit the Law Garden to get some bargains on traditional jewelry pieces and Indian clothes.
Where to stay – Finding an accommodation
Stay and accommodation can never be a problem in this city. There are a variety of Ahmedabad hotels to choose from. You can either go for 5 star and 4 star hotels or opt for good quality yet affordable hotels in Ahmedabad that are ideal for frequent business and budget travelers.
You must have thought how living in a dry-state would make the evenings more fun and happening? Well, we have given you the options now to spend your holiday without clinging on to a bottle of booze, for a new kind of lifestyle and entertainment. It’s your turn now to explore more exciting possibilities in Ahmedabad.

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