Ahmedabad is a fascinating city that takes you down the lane of rich cultural history and magnificent architectural creations. The capital city of Gujarat is famous for its peaceful vibe and welcoming crowd. It is also a place where you see the ambient juxtaposition of modern charm with ancient heritage. Tourists are never bored of Gujarat and always have nice stuff to say about the mesmerizing city.
One of the best things about Gujarat is that you can come over for a relaxing vacation whenever you want; throughout the year. The Treebo Ahmedabad Hotels are available in prime locations in the city, and you can book your rooms at discounted prices. You can have the best vacation experience in Ahmedabad, irrespective of date, month or season.
We can assure you that this enthralling city offers you a new perspective no matter when you set foot here. The monuments, museums, parks, and recreational spots are open to everyone across the world. Keeping the glory of Gujarat in mind, we made a comprehensive guide that will tell you important details about the seasonal specialties of the vibrant city. Additionally, if you’re planning to explore Ahmedabad conveniently, you can take advantage of car rental services available throughout the city. This allows you the freedom to navigate the city at your own pace and explore its wonders with ease. Whether you’re interested in visiting historical sites, indulging in local cuisine, or experiencing the cultural richness of Ahmedabad, renting a car can enhance your overall travel experience.
Read on to find out.
The Peak Season – Winter (November to February)
The atmosphere is very pleasant and refreshing during the winter months. The last traces of the sun’s heat are completely erased by the flowing winds. People step out of their houses, and the streets are filled with chatter. You will see that Gujarat is most lively during the winter season. The temperate is anywhere between 20-30 degrees, and this is the kind of weather you need to explore the city without sweating bullets. But the nights can get extremely chilly with the temperatures dropping to 10 degrees Celsius.
Things you can do during the winter months include –
1. The International Kite Festival
Gujarat’s International Kite Festival, or Uttarayan, happens in the month of January every year. The celebrations signify seasonal change. The winter months are bidding adieu and the summer months are replacing them. It marks the beginning of the harvest season, and farmers are welcoming prosperity into their lives. This is the time when the local Ahmedabad people enjoy eating Undhiyu, a mixed vegetable culinary dish that is famous in Gujarat. You also see a lot of Jalebis doing rounds in the streets. The Ahmedabad government declares a two-day holiday and people from across the country join the local crowd and compete in friendly kite competitions!
2. Explore Open-air and Roof-top restaurants
The winter season is the best time to visit roof-top and open-air restaurants. The weather provides the right vibe to relish mouth-watering food. Pehar Rooftop Restro Cafe offers a spectacular view of the city in the evenings. The menu includes Italian cuisine and Indian Chaat. Other fine dining options are – ON10 Rooftop Lounge, Bliss Rooftop Garden, Sharaarat Restaurant, and Rooftop Stories.
3. Taste the food at Manek Chowk
Manek Chowk is a very crowded place owing to the best street food that you find here. If you want to explore the area leisurely without worrying about the trickling sweat and intimidating humidity, winters are the perfect time to visit. The menu options are top-notch throughout the year. But thanks to the season, you will be able to fit in more food during the cold days. That’s how the body works! You should not miss out on eating – Khandvi, Thepla, Gathiya Jalebi, Fafda, Dhokla, Pav Bhaji, Methi Na Gota, Tawa Pulao, Rajwadi Chaas, and Kulfi.
The Crispy Hot Days – Summer ( March to Mid-June)
For the past few years, the least temperature in Summer has been lingering between 25-30 degree Celsius. The maximum can go up to 45 degrees! Now you know why tourists avoid visiting Gujarat during the summer months. The prices fall to a low, and the activity is very less. Smart travelers will take advantage of this situation! Yes, it can be very challenging to roam outside during the summer months. But proper hydration, food, and sunscreen can save the day. You can book a Treebo Ahmedabad Hotel that is close to the tourist spots on your itinerary. This will further reduce your commuting time.
You can indulge in these activities during the hot months –
1. Visit the museums and temples
The low visitor crowd implies that the museums are almost empty. You have ample time on hand to explore the entire place. You can visit the Calico Museum of Textiles which displays artifacts and clothing styles of the Mughals and Rajput royals. The Auto World Vintage Museum has impressive vintage cars and automobiles. Watson Museum has some of the best artifacts and handicrafts. Temples like Akshardham and Hutheesing Jain Temple are very quiet during the sunny months.
2. Sabarmati Ashram
The Sabarmati Ashram is nestled in the comfortable shade of green emerald canopies. It is the right place to visit during the summer months. You can spend a day with the ashram residents, understand their lifestyle, look at the artifacts, and just relax in silence.
3. Thol Lake – Bird Viewing
Thol Lake sees a lot of birds flying around during the summer months. To see their beautiful formations in the sky, you will have to be here in the early hours of the day. The subtle breeze sends shivering ripples through the water. The birds come over to quench their thirst and offer you a spectacular view.
Dance under the showers – Monsoon (July to Early-October)
Monsoons are a breath of relief for the residents of Ahmedabad as the scorching sun rests behind the clouds. The showers accompanied by thrilling thunder cool the place down. The temperature is usually between 25 to 35 degrees Celsius. It is the ideal time to explore the city and gulp down some hot Khoya Jalebis. If you are planning to visit Ahmedabad in the rainy season, do not miss out on –
1. Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary
The Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary has about 250 different species of exotic birds. When the monsoon months are almost coming to an end, you will see a large number of birds migrating to the sanctuary from UAE, Siberia, and Oman among other countries. The bird spottings are more frequent during this season. If you are lucky, you’ll notice the peacocks dancing to the rhythmic tunes of the monsoon rains.
2. The Monuments
There are several historical monuments like the Jhulta Minar, Adalaj Stepwell, Bhadra Fort, and Dada Harir Vav, among others. With the backdrop of the gloomy clouds, these beautiful places seem to radiate with unexplainable ancient energy during the monsoon months! The rain soaks the walls, pillars, and surroundings. This kind of sets an ambiance that is silent and yet very powerful. It feels like the monuments almost speak to you. The weather is so good that you can click some of the best insta-worthy pictures on these remarkable sites.
3. Zanzari Waterfall
The 25-foot Zanzari waterfall comes to life during the early days of October. The monsoon showers rejuvenate the flow of the water, and it gets back to its finest form. Tourists enjoy the relaxing sounds, the surrounding greenery, and the aesthetic vibes of the place. The water sends shivering chills down your spine, but that has never stopped tourists from taking a dip here. If you are traveling with children, always be cautious of their activities around the waterfall.
If you are planning on visiting this gorgeous city, book your affordable stay with Treebo Hotels in Ahmedabad. Apart from the seasonal discounts and coupons, you also get –
- Complimentary Breakfast for all guests and access to free WiFi.
- Hygienic rooms with branded Treebo toiletries.
- Heart-warming hosts who provide the best hospitality.
- Easy Online Booking and secure payment procedures.
Ahmedabad is a very intriguing city that is multi-faceted and awe-inspiring. Like the wise men always say – ‘Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’. And no beholder has ever been able to take their eyes off of this beautiful city. Visit the place anytime during the year, and you are sure to take back some of the best unforgettable memories.
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