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Ahmedabad Travel Guide

Ahmedabad, formerly known as Karnavati, is the largest city located on the banks of the Sabarmati River in the state of Gujarat. It was founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the year in 1411. It is the former capital of the state and the first city to be recognised as UNESCO World Heritage city.
Major tourist places include Swaminarayan Temple, Jama Masjid, Akshardham, Hutheesing Jain Temple, Rani no Hajiro, Ahmad Shah’s Tomb, Sarkhej Roza, Adalaj Stepwell, Kankaria Lake and Indroda Nature Park. Navratri is the most popular festival celebrated here for nine days with great pomp and show. The climate in the city is hot and dry most time of the year. The best time to visit is in the months between November and February.
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GETTING THERE

How to Reach Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad, the largest city in the Indian state of Gujarat, is known for its lovely lakes, old monuments, excellent museums and fabulous night markets. Some of the city's must visit tourist attractions include Sabarmati Ashram, Kankaria Lake, Sabarmati Riverfront, Hathee Singh Jain Temple and Sarkhej Roja. Being an important leisure as well as business travel destination, Ahmedabad is well-connected to other major cities of India by air, road and rail.

How to Reach Ahmedabad by Air: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport connects the city to all major domestic and international destinations. One of the busiest airports in Gujarat, it is located around 14 km away from the city centre. Travellers can easily book a pre-paid taxi or a cab from the airport to reach any part of the city.
 
How to Reach Ahmedabad by Road: Ahmedabad is connected by road to major Indian cities like Mumbai, Pune, Surat, Shirdi, Gandhinagar and Udaipur via Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service (AMTS) and interstate bus services. From Mumbai to Ahmedabad, it takes around 9 to 10 hours to cover the road distance of around 530 km via NH 8.
 
How to Reach Ahmedabad by Rail: Located at Kalupur area, at a distance of around 6 km from the city centre, Ahmedabad railway station, also known as Kalupur Station, connects the city to all major cities of India like Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Goa, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Patna etc. Travellers can avail services of buses, taxis and rickshaws from the station, in order to reach any part of the city.

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Are buses, metros and other public transport sanitized at regular intervals?
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Are all supermarkets and markets (grocery, stationery shops etc.) inside residential colonies open?
All standalone shops inside residential colonies and supermarkets in safe zones are allowed to open till 8 pm following strict social distancing measures. However, only essential services are allowed in containment zones. There is no night curfew in the city.
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Are electricians, plumbers, gardeners, maids etc. permitted inside societies and residential colonies?
Yes, self-employed workers are allowed to operate only in safe areas.
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I am planning to travel to Hyd, should I take any permissions from anywhere or normal journey with safe mask and sanitizer? Please reply to my query
yes first go Hyd. police website and update your all details and submit your application
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Have local transport services like autos, three-wheelers etc resumed in the city?
Local transport such as auto-rickshaws are allowed to operate with a maximum of two passengers.
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