|Mid range bottle of wine||$5.82|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$0.25|
|Local draught beer||$1.66|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$2.83|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$317.62|
|Fitness club, monthly fee for 1 adult||$18.29|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$4.79|
Ahmedabad is a city in Ahmedabad district and dubbed as the "Manchester of the east. It is popular by being the home of Mahtama Gandhi's Ashram. It was categorized as a commercial capital of Gujarat.
The city has a lot to offer starting to its unique places of attractions. Located in the Kalupur area is a temple built by Swaminarayan, a leader of a Hindi sect called Swaminarayan Sampraday. Another distinguished place in Ahmedabad is Sabarmati Ashram where Mahatma Gandhi spent 12 years of his life in a home 14 miles away from the city hall. The city has its share for the Arts with Amdavad ni Gufa, an underground art gallery famous for its cave-like underground structures with roofs made of interconnected domes with mosaic tiles while an irregular tree-like columns support its dome. Another famous temple in Ahmedabad is Hutheesing Jain Temple, which was consecrated in 1848 and considered as the best know Jain Temple in the city.
Ahmedabad financial district is enclosed by gate called darwajas. The city is said to have 21 darwajas and each of them have carvings and calligraphies dating from ancient Hindi periods. Amazingly some of these darwajas have balconies made of mudstones. These darjawas or gates are used as point of entry and exit within the city, and also to other parts of India.
Cheap flights to Ahmedabad are served by Sardar Vallabhhai Patel International Airport. This airport is one of busiest airports in India serving 3 big Indian metropolitan including Ahmedabad city.
If you plan to roam around the city, take the bus which charge minimal fee compared to Ahmedabad taxi which is unlike Mumbai taxis is considered a luxury. There is also the rickshaw which has a fare chart for every destination. If you are not in a hurry you can take the shared rickshaw but be prepared to a slow trip as it moves from one [point to another to pick passengers.
Ahmedabad offers great accommodation from luxurious hotels to mid-ranges Inns, Villas and apartments. Hotels in Ahmedabad usually have in-house restaurants catering to international dishes as well as Gujarat dishes. Many of these hotels are located in areas near airports and places of interests. For more adventurous travelers, the guesthouses offer good bed and breakfast experience as they matched your big savings from cheap fights to Ahmedabad.