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Located on the banks of the Sabarmati river, the ancient city of Ahmedabad serves as an important economic and industrial hub not just for Gujarat, but for all of India. However, the city has been in the news recently for the inauguration of a spectacular new cricket stadium that will also host the India vs England T20 series.

For cricket lovers out there, this would be an amazing time to visit Ahmedabad as they can attend the India vs England T20 matches which are going to be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera from March 12 to 20.

So, what’s Ahmedabad like at this time of the year, and what else can you do while visiting the city?

The average temperature in Ahmedabad in March is warm but generally tolerable. Ranging from about 36-38 degree Celsius, the days are moderately hot and the skies are generally cloudy. The weather is perfect for activities such as playing sports, going for an adventure camp, visiting tourist places or trying a range of Gujarati food from a local restaurant. 

Ahmedabad is a beautiful city. Apart from the sensational cricket, there are many more things to do, and many places to visit in Ahmedabad. For instance, why not try another sport while you’re here? At the luxurious Kensville Golf Club Resort, you can practice your golf swing or pick up pro tips from other golfers.

We also encourage you to enhance the excitement of your experience by checking out the tourist destinations and places to visit in Ahmedabad. You can also add a few days of stay at hill stations near Ahmedabad. 

Fans of the beautiful game from all over the world, especially from India and England have been admiring the Motera Stadium, which has now been refurbished and been declared the world’s largest cricket stadium. Cricket enthusiasts from different parts of India are streaming into the city to catch the India vs England T20 series live. But did you know that the cricket stadium alone is not the sole highlight of Gujarat? There are tonnes of other places to visit in Ahmedabad and exciting activities, and your itinerary should include these small tours even as you binge-watch the cricket.

A few things you should definitely do when you come to Ahmedabad:

  1. Visit the Auto World Car Museum

One of the top places to visit in Ahmedabad is the Auto World Car Museum. For all car enthusiasts, this is a must-see. The museum has the largest collection of cars and other automobiles in India. It consists of the finest example of high-end car brands like Bentley, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Maybach, Austin, Chrysler, Cadillacs and many more. The main reason for this being one of the top tourist places in Ahmedabad is that each of these cars is custom-made according to the specifications of the buyer.

  1. Take a walk by the Kankaria Lake

One of the most adventurous places to visit in Ahmedabad is the Kankaria lake, which is located in the south-eastern section of Ahmedabad. It is the second largest lake in the city and is situated amid multiple tourist spots like the zoo and Kids City. Adventure sports like hot-air balloon ride, water-based rides and other such entertainment attractions are also in abundance at the lakefront. A walk around this place can be very peaceful and relaxing, as the sound of the gently flowing water feels like food for the soul.

  1. Shop at the Law Garden night market

The night market at the Law garden is paradise for shopaholics, as here, they can find a countess variety of handicrafts and traditional Gujarati outfits (Ghaghra Choli for women and dhoti-kurta for men). What makes this market one of the most exciting places to visit in Ahmedabad is the ambience! The energy in this area at night is phenomenal and you can pick up the prettiest things for very reasonable prices. Made by the locals, the fabrics are beautifully decorated with the brightest and most attractive colours and feature mirror work, animal motifs, dye works and rabari designs.

  1. Check out the amazing architecture of the Adalaj Step-Well

This well is one of the most-visited tourist places in Ahmedabad. Resting on 16 majestic carved stone pillars with the corners marked by shrines, are three entrances leading to the huge platform. Legend says that this well was built by the widowed wife of king Rana Veer Singh, the beautiful queen Rudabai. The kingdom was attacked by Muhammed Begada, the ruler of a neighbourhood kingdom. Rudabai agreed to the conqueror king’s marriage proposal, but under one condition: that he would complete the construction of the well that was started by her late husband. The king, stricken by the beauty of queen Rudabai, agreed to do so and completed the construction work in record time. After the completion of the construction, he reminded the queen of her promise to marry him. The queen, who had achieved her objective, then ended her life as a mark of devotion to her husband.

  1. Visit the Gujarat Science City

The Gujarat Science City, one of the most important places to visit in Ahmedabad is located on the Gandhinagar Highway. Located 11.5 km from the centre of Ahmedabad, many tourist buses take you there. The place is well-connected and has many modes of commute. It is aimed at all those who are interested in science and technology. The centre features several captivating attractions like the IMAX 3D theatre, energy park, life science park, musical fountains, and an amphitheatre.

  1. Explore Vadla's wildlife

What makes Vadla one of the best tourist places in Ahmedabad is its serenity. Nature lovers and birdwatchers would find this place blissful as the wetland serves as home to many migratory birds. The marshy wetland still remains relatively less known and undiscovered as compared to other bird sanctuaries, and is a hidden gem known mainly by the locals.  The minimal interference of humans in the natural habitat of the birds makes for exceptional bird-watching options, which is why many tourists consider Vadla one of the top attractions and places to visit in Ahmedabad. This place hosts many migratory birds and offers a great opportunity for nature lovers to observe the behaviour of the birds from a safe distance.

  1. Shop at Banascraft

Banascraft is the manufacturer and outlet of traditional handmade products made by experts in traditional sari embroidery, patchwork, etc. It was started by the Self-Employed Women's Association, also known as ‘SEWA’. You can buy some fascinating handmade jewellery, shawls, wall hangings, bed sheets, quilts, letter holdings, table tops, garments and many more items. Banascraft also makes products according to the needs of specific houses and one's specific needs.

If you are thrilled about the England vs India T20 series, we don’t blame you! Cricket is our religion. But so is travelling and vacationing! So live like a monarch at Club Mahindra and enjoy its world-class facilities. After a tiring day of England vs India T20 action and a tour of places to visit in Ahmedabad, relax and unwind at our premium locations, in the lap of luxury. As a Club Mahindra member, you will spoilt for choice with our beautiful resorts, flexible vacation options, amazing experiences for the entire family, and a host of other benefits.

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