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Ahmedabad: A Cultural Overview

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highlights
  • Ride past ancient lanes of the city on a tuk-tuk unearthing local traditions along the way
  • Explore the popular Swaying Minarets
  • Stroll past local markets and textile bazaars
  • Visit historic mosques and temples and gawk at their breathtaking architecture
Hang on tight as you ride through the streets of ancient Ahmedabad! You’ll see spectacular temples, taste soothing masala chai, wander fabulous bazaars, and dig into an authentic local breakfast — all before midday! We couldn’t cram more into this total Ahmedabad adventure if we tried.

Located on the banks of River Sabarmati, Ahmedabad, or Amdavad as the locals call it, is one of Gujarat’s most prosperous metropolises. With its remarkable history, old-school architecture, fabulous bazaars, and unique traditions, Ahmedabad is a fascinating maze of cultural discoveries.

Your Ahmedabad tour starts with an indulgent cup of Indian masala chai at an old tea stop in a 100-year-old suburb. The stall, now converted into a shop, has a painting by celebrated artist M.F. Husain hanging on its wall — and Husain himself has been visiting the place for more than four decades now.

Post tea, we’ll hop onto a tuk-tuk and visit the Swami Narayan Temple, known for its intricate wood carvings and columns. Dedicated to Lord Swami Narayan, the temple boasts exquisite architecture. We’ll walk past the “pols” of Ahmedabad, derived from the Sanskrit word pratoli, meaning “gate” or “entrance.” The old city was made up of 360 pols and today about a hundred of them are still in existence. You’ll learn about the area’s captivating history as we walk through some of the pols and see sites dating back three centuries, before finally reaching the Manek Chowk city square.

You’ll catch a glimpse of Ahmedabad’s distinctive chabutras, or bird feeding towers, as we proceed toward the Jama Masjid, a mosque with a captivating mix of Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture — and which is believed to have been built from the demolished bits of Jain and Hindu temples.

We’ll then head for a traditional Gujarati breakfast before re-boarding a tuk-tuk and riding to see the Jhulta Minar, or Swaying Minarets of Sidi Bashir Mosque.

Lastly, we’ll visit the 15th-century Panch Kuva step well and take a quick walk to the local textile bazaar. You’ll get to explore the fastest growing commercial hub of the city and take in local culture, tradition, art, and more.

We’ll finish our Ahmedabad tour at the Sidi Sayed Mosque, exhausted and exhilarated!
what’s included
  • Local english-speaking guide
  • Breakfast
  • Tuk-tuk ride.
what’s excluded
  • Additional food or drink
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 4.5 hours
Tour Type Group Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Meeting/Start Point Ahmedabad, India
Good to know Dress standard: Please dress conservatively as we will be visiting religious temples and mosques.

Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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