Cheap Flights to Ahmedabad, India
Ahmedabad – Lovingly Called as Amdavad
Former capital city of state of Gujarat in India, Ahmedabad also takes the cake of being one of the largest cities. Ahmedabad city in official capacity works as the admin headquarters of the district with same name – Ahmedabad along with having a seat reserved in the high court of Gujarat. It is at 6th position in the list of largest city of India with about 6.3 million individual living in the city and, however, goes to 7th position in list of metropolitan region of India when you add the area surrounding the city that takes the total population to 7.8 million. The city is catered by the airport with the name Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport that is located about 30 km away from the city. The airport garners passengers from all over the world by booking flights of any International airlines that land on the airport.
Different demographic of Ahmedabad are as follows:
- The population of the city is largely dominated Vanias who basically come under the Vaishnava section of both Jainism and Hinduism.
- The locals of the city also mainly belong to Guju clan.
- As per the census done in 2001 –
- Around 3,00,0000 individuals of this city came under Muslim religion which totals to 8% of the population.
- Parsis recorded were 2000 while about 125 belonged to community called Bene Israel Jewish.
- In accordance with survey performed in 2014, following information was compiled:
- Total population of the city ranged around 7,250,000.
- Total literacy rate of the city was around 89.62% of which 93.96% was males and 84.81 % was females.
Peak & Off Season
Peak season of a place depends a lot on the climate it gets as the activities are organized in accordance with weather only. Outdoor activities are normally preferred in summer and spring / autumn months as opposed to rainy season or winters at which time people generally can’t get out of shelter. Climatic information for Ahmedabad, thus, is as follows:
- Weather of the city is categorized as hot and semi-arid climate which garners fewer rains than is required.
- The city faces three distinguished seasons namely summers, winters and monsoons.
- As opposed to weather in Monsoon season, the climate remains quite dry throughout the year.
- March to June months are quite hot with climate ranging between is 43 °C – 24 °C. These months are termed as summer season.
- On the other hand November to February weather is dry with climate ranging between is 30 °C – 13 °C.
- Monsoon season arrives within the months of June to September where the monsoon brings heavy rains.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
Ahmedabad city along with Gandhinagar in Gujarat, India is primarily catered for by the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport which is a popular International airport of India. It is named in the honor of first deputy Prime Minister of India – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and is constructed in beautiful area called Hansol which is 9 km from the center of Ahmedabad in the North direction. As per the survey in 2015-16, the airport was declared as the 8th busiest airport of India where passenger traffic is concerned with handling of about 6.48 million passengers in that very year. The airport is also major hub for Jet Airways and GoAir airlines. Keeping the comfort and convenience of the passengers in mind, airport offers certain facilities that have made the airport quite appreciated with the locals as well as the tourists.
Airlines Landing in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
Airport of Ahmedabad caters for both International and domestic airlines. While terminal 1 is specifically for domestic airlines, Terminal 2 garners flight from all across the world along with flights from all over India as well. The International airlines support ensures that most of the tourists can visit Ahmedabad by booking for flight directly to the city rather than opting for connecting flight from other major cities of the country. Domestic connectivity within the cities of Ahmedabad and rest of India is also quite smooth and extensive. Airlines and their dedicated destinations are mentioned below:
- Air Arabia – Sharjah
- Air Costa – Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad
- Air India – Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai
- Air India – Chennai, Delhi, Kuwait, London–Heathrow, Mumbai, Newark
- Emirates – Dubai–International
- Etihad Airways – Abu Dhabi
- Flyduba – Dubai–International
- GoAir – Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Kochi (begins 15 February 2017), Kolkata (begins 15 February 2017), Mumbai, Pune
- IndiGo – Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode (begins 16 February 2017), Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Visakhapatnam
- Jet Airways – Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune
- Jet Airways – Abu Dhabi
- Kuwait Airways – Kuwait
- Qatar Airways – Doha
- Saudia – Jeddah
- Singapore Airlines – Singapore
- SpiceJet – Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mumbai, Pune, Goa
- SpiceJet – Dubai–International, Muscat
- Vistara – Delhi
Fine Dining Options in Ahmedabad, India
Ahmedabad, just like other cities of India, hosts diverse range restaurants and bistro all giving off vibes different from the next one. From cute quaint cafes to serious business 5-star professional restaurants, locals as well as the tourists can pick and choose from any of the place to sit and enjoy their food. These restaurants have another quality of offering more than one cuisine in their place. Most of these places have been appreciated a lot by the locals and tourists and thus have been nominated as the top choice awards in specific cuisine. Apart from the cuisine many restaurants offer impeccable décor, friendly staff and warm ambience. Some of these restaurants are:
Gopi Dining Hall
- Considering Ahmedabad is one of the largest cities of Gujarat, the Gujarati cuisine is most famous and much appreciated by all who visit this restaurant. Gopi Dining Hall offers the thali option to its customers wherein they can choose from alternatives like ‘Fix’, ‘Full’ or ‘One Sweet’. This quaint little eating place, situated towards the western side of Ellis Bridge, comes with an AC dining area and lush green garden sitting.
- Price: Starting From Rs. 160 to Rs. 250 for Thali
- Timings: From 10:30 am to 3:30 pm and from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
- Mediterranean cuisine is also quite famous amongst the locals of Ahmedabad with a bistro called Souq being the top choice for it. This beautifully designed place in the colors of blue and white adorn ambience of Egyptian art and is always full with customers ordering their favorite Mediterranean dishes. The menu is limited with few Non-veg delicacies, of which lamb shawarma is most ordered, choices under veg dishes are much more with spiced kebabs, hummus blends and Moroccan tagines being the most popular.
- Price: Starting From Rs. 220 to Rs. 450 for main course
- Timings: From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Spell Binding Experiences in Ahmedabad, India
Ahmedabad is one of those metropolitan cities that have diverse range of history behind the current disposition of the city. It is littered with heritage sights, incredible maze of past quarter, mesmerizingly created museums and splendid array of night places. Its old charming personality combined with 21st century ethos and charm makes up for tremendous tourist experience that can be located in any other city of India. The cultural influence within the city and its inhabitants have med this place cultural spot for many tourists. Gujarati traditions and culture have prevailed over the city with quite enthusiasm despite the diversification of religion and ethical communities. Some of the popular traditions that are followed throughout the city in the heritage buildings are Uttarayan and Navratri where the celebration is not complete till you do not participate in the folk dance of Gujarat – Garba. Some of the must visit sights to take in these celebrations in their full glory and jubilation are as follows:
- One of the most popular forts of Ahmedabad, Bhadra fort was structured in the year 1411 right after the city Ahmedabad was found. It now caters a Kali temple along with offices for government. The fort’s gate doubles up as the East facing entrance of the citadel of Ahmedabad that overstretches on to western side of the river. Impeccable of view streets below and the astounding structure surrounding can be seen from the roof. In the eastern direction there is a Maindan Shahi, also called as Royal Square, between the structure of the fort and Teen Darwaja. This place used to garner the attention of royal procession and grand games like Polo, but is now used as market place.
- Timings: It is open from Dawn to Dusk
Ahmed Shah’s Mosque
- Towards the south west direction of Bhadra Fort, is this incredibly beautiful mosque, first of its kind in the city of Ahmedabad. It was created in the year of 1414 and was structured in order to provide sultan and noblemen of Ahmedabad’s citadel a place to offer prayers to their Allah. The hall of prayers is crafted with beautifully designed pillars of stone along with screens made of jali. The ceiling of the mosque resembles the ones of Jain and Hindu temples with circular symmetry being most prominent.
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