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Fun things to do in Ahmedabad | Read it out before you go on a visit to the place!

Updated: Aug 25, 2023

Are you wondering where to go for your next vacation? Well, guess what if you are thinking of a place with an enthralling weekend and a happening nightlife, then Ahmedabad is the perfect place for you.

Explore Ahmedabad that is among the first cities of India to be listed in UNESCO's world heritage sites in 2017. The land where the "Father of the Nation'', Mahatma Gandhi started his revolution for India's freedom struggle. It is no less than an architectural wonder filled with stories from the Mughal era, British and the Maratha rule, which is now a modern marvel of an urban transformation.

The city has always been an attraction for travel enthusiasts from all over the world. With its majestic mosques, famous eateries, and cultural landmarks, this place has been on the top of the list for many. There are countless things to explore and the list of attractions in Ahmedabad is almost infinite. Even so, you will inevitably be looking for something out of the obvious, along with the regular tourist attractions in Ahmedabad, something that gives you the real meaning of the city and its cultural aura.

Here’s a list of the top six fun stuff you can do while you are in Ahmedabad:

1. Sabarmati Riverfront

The Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad may become the signature hub of international standard designs and exclusive consumer experiences. The place is a must visit for kids and adults who love to indulge in water sport activities. Children will love the experience of fly boards with them playing with water. The place offers you infinite water sport activities to choose from:

  • Crazy jet boats

  • Inflatable towable

  • Wakeboarding fun

  • Jet ski

  • Snow parks

  • Biodiversity parks

  • Child activities

  • Fun parks

  • Movies

  • Shopping

  • River promenade

Sabarmati Riverfront, a prominent hangout destination, is also a favorite destination for so many species of birds. It is estimated that more than 120 species of indigenous and migratory birds are identified on the Riverfront. Get to witness beautiful Flamingo, Heron, Egrets, Bronze Winged Jacana, Grey Headed Swamphen, Purple Sunbird, Ruddy Shelduck, Lapwings, Owlets, Grey Francolin, Eagles, Kites, Shikras, Rosy Starlings, House Crows and much more.

Flyride Fantasy is another riverfront activity that will hook the kids up and you won’t get a bit bored. What better than this place right? You might also want to enjoy speed boats, lounge pontoon, private event pontoon. The place also offers aqua cycles, bumper boats, kids pedal boats and several other adventures for every age group. For more details Click Here.

2. Shott Gaming Zone

A heaven for game enthusiasts, this is country’s one of a kind gaming zone with all latest and advancement games. The place is full of kids and youngsters of all ages who are gaming freaks, love to explore the virtual world of gaming. The games at Shott's are simply not games. They have games for kids that can motivate them to develop their fine and gross motor skills, and it has activities for children, young people that can be played as a group of friends, cousins, parents. Everyone can participate in the gaming world and can spend a nice time together to make more memories. Shott Amusement hosts sports games, adventure activities, simulation games, VR games, yummiest food, and ample party places to celebrate your life's big moments. For more details Click Here.

3. Ahmedabad One Mall

The city is filled with malls that are loved by people of all ages and groups. Such is the extravagant Ahmedabad One Mall. The largest anchor store, HyperCity, occupies 80,000 square feet in the basement of the mall. The other two Lifestyle Stores anchors, Shoppers Stop, situated at the opposite edges of the mall, extend 3 floors vertically. Under its roof, the mall is said to have a whopping 210 shops. Madura, Estelle, Chavda, Color Fab, Gini and Jony, and Anshu's Designer Studio are other significant brands present in the mall. The third floor is home to the food court and the multiplex. The multiplex 6-screen is spread over 40,000 sq. Cinepolis and is owned by it. For more details Click Here.

4. Agora Mall

Who doesn’t love to visit a mall? Agora mall is one of a kind and you will know why. The Mall is conveniently situated just 4 km by car from the Domestic / International Airport and 7 km from the Sabarmati Railway Station. The massive mall offers you numerous activities all in one place,

  • 7 Delightful Thematic Restaurants

  • 1 Food court

  • 1 Banquet

  • 2 International Gaming zones

  • Dubai’s Famous “Grand Cinema”

  • Numerous large showrooms, small retail outlets and open spaces

The mall has ample space for banquets, and special events along with a number of cafes, restaurants to choose from. The ladies will love it too as it has uncountable shopping stores with beautiful Gujarati handlooms, western outfits, colorful footwears at amazing prices. The gaming zone here at the mall is breathtaking, from bowling alley to bumper cars, you can choose to play from a variety of games. The Agora mall is the best place to spend your days with your family and loved ones. For more details Click Here.

5. Vastrapur Amusement Park

Vastrapur Adventure Park is a popular destination for family outings, the name is derived from its town and is very popular among residents and tourists alike. Situated right in the heart of the city, along with a range of amenities, the place is home to Vastrapur Lake. You can enjoy and have fun, you can get various rides and restaurants. With the amount of things to do here, children would be spoilt for options. In its calming environment, you too can relax, noshing on some lip smacking foodstuff sold in the food joints. For more details Click Here.

6. Himalaya Mall

The location of this place is an iconic from Helmet Char Rasta to Drive in Cinema. Multiplex and several well-known companies have their branches here. The place has something for everyone from MC Donald’s to gaming zones, bowling alleys and shopping stores. The mall is an absolute favorite for many of the visitors. It is favorable to visitors with other elements such as transport, distance & safety. One of many likeable places in Ahmedabad. For more details Click Here.

7. Calico Museum of Textiles

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Established by the industrialist Gautam Sarabhai and his sister Gira Sarabhai in 1949, the Calico Museum was officially opened by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. You will be amazed by one of the world’s greatest collections of antique and modern Indian textiles, all crafted and handmade up to 500 years old, displayed in this museum. Some incredibly beautiful pieces are there, showing unparalleled brilliance and indulgence. You'll find Kashmiri shawls, which took three years to make, and double-ikat fabrics, each of which had 100,000 threads dyed before weaving. For more details Click Here.

8. Sabarmati Ashram

Undoubtedly, Sabarmati Ashram is the biggest attraction in the city, while you are on a visit to the iconic Sabarmati Ashram, where Mahatma Gandhi devoted several years of his life. You obviously can't spend days or years here, but investing a couple of hours is certainly worth your time. Situated on the shores of the Sabarmati River, the place remains a museum even today where you'll see the many memorable and inspirational objects connected with the fight for independence and the Mahatma. For more details Click Here.

9. Kankaria Lake

It's one of the enjoyable things to witness in Ahmedabad. With the rambling waters of the lake offering a very pleasant atmosphere, the lakefront provides a bewildering array of delightful activities. The zoo is home to many vulnerable and native animals and this a perfect place to bring your kids along because of the many attractions, such as balloon swings, water rides, toy trains, etc. The nights are lovelier when the splendid lights make the lake an amazing hangout place. For more details Click Here.

10. Movies at the Sunset Drive-In

Have you ever wanted to watch a movie sitting in your car with your dear ones with a bucket of popcorn in your hands? Well, the Sunset Drive-In happens to make your dreams come true.

This is an open-air movie theatre that presents the new releases with sound systems set up for each vehicle on a big screen. The theatre is a favorite of the locals and only plays in the evening, you might also have a walk in the adequate garden area. For more details Click Here.

11. Shopping spree at the Law Garden’s Night Market

This is the ideal place for shopaholics who just want to take some rest from the all-day sightseeing and want to go on a shopping spree. It is an interesting place to check out some traditional Gujarati outfits and handicrafts. A lovely experience in itself is wandering through the gardens and buying from a wide variety of things. You get good deals for the merchandise if you are good at bargains. For more details Click Here.

12. Explore the famous Manek Chowk

Next on our list is the iconic Manek Chowk, the place that is known as one of the most popular marketplaces in old Ahmedabad, it also serves as a great spot to dip in some classic Ahmedabad dishes. The place is a paradise for food lovers, as it offers some of the finest and traditional Gujarati flavors all in one place. Some of the must try dishes include Gathiya Jalebi, Pav Bhaji, Sev Puri, Dahi Puri, Fafda, Chocolate Sandwich, Chocolate Dosa, Kulfi, Methi Na Gota, Gotala Dosa, Tava Ice-Cream, Ghugra Grill Sandwich, Rajwadi Chas and much more. For more details Click Here.

And it's unending, the city has to offer so much. How do you like our take on Ahmedabad’s favorite destinations for a perfect weekend and thrilling vacation with your family and friends?

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