A lot of tourists, visiting Ahmedabad for the first time, travel with a pre-conceived notion that Gujarati vegetarian food is all they can expect from this hustling city. However, once they venture out into this colorful town, they are only amazed to find the gamut of cuisine options to choose from.
Since majority of the population in Ahmedabad is Gujarati, who are known to be big time foodies, there is absolutely no dearth of eateries here. For fusion fare, choose Basil Restaurant near Klassic Gold Hotel, or opt for Tomatoes near Navrangpura, which is known for its rare menu listing tantalizing Tex-mex dishes.
Rasna Restaurant near Manina Nagar, is known for its authentic Indian cuisine and brunch options – sandwiches, salads, et al for the healthy palate. Another famous joint is Topaz in Ambawadi, which serves everything from European dishes to oriental woks to biryani. If you are tired of curries and koftas, and are craving a crispy pizza slice or to, hit Uncle Sams Pizza, Aarohi Complex, and enjoy vegetarian pizzas with melt-in-your-mouth cheese.
Apart from these, there are many more dining options to take care of all cravings. Dosa Plaza, located inside Sangath Shooping Mall, is ideal to refuel after shop hopping and retail therapy. Orchid Restautant on Asharam Road, has won several brownie points for its one-of-a-kind internation fare.
Known for its no frills attached menu and simplicity Upper Crust, located in Araohi Complex, is a fast food deli and bakery serving light bytes and hearty sandwiches.
If you have come to Ahmedabad to enjoy after-hours partying and club hopping, then you will be slightly disappointed. Though Ahmedabad is a highly commercial and modern city, people here are not big fans of dancing till the wee hours of the morning. The only time, however, they go all out is during the Navratri season. If you happen to be in town during this festival, you will experience a fiesta of a lifetime. Girls start preparing for this event weeks in advance. Shopping for traditional outfits - ghaghra cholis, dolling up at beauty salons and getting temporary henaa tattoos on their backs; this is one heck of a colorful event filled with fun, frolic and loads of dancing.
If you are traveling with your family, you can visit the city’s aquariums with your children, or indulge in a friendly race on the go-karting track. In addition, Ahmedabad also has lots of swimming centers, horse riding and boating facilities, and action-packed amusement parks.