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|Ahmedabad city centre|
|Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (AMD): 4 mi from city centre|
Heading to India's Gujarat region? Start your trip planning with cheap flights to Ahedabad, the state's main transport hub. British Airways, Jet Airways India, Emirates, Qatar Airways, among others offer cheap tickets to Ahmedabad's main airport, Sardar Villabhbhai Patel International Airport (AMD).
Ahmedabad can get pretty hot, summer starts in mid-March and lasts until mid-June and often sees temperatures up in the 40s. Best to avoid booking a holiday in Ahmedabad in summer. Tourism picks up mid-June but winter is by far the best time to visit.
Flights to Ahmedabad take around 13 hours with stopovers from London.
Ahmedabad isn't usually found on the tourist trail of India but all the better. Gujaratis, the locals in the region, are known for their friendliness and hospitality and love when visitors come to town. The city represents India culture well with ancient temples, forts, museums and beautiful gardens.
Hathisingh Jain Temple: This gorgeous white-marble temple is on Shahibaug Road and is an impressive building covered in intricate carvings. Like many Jain temples, this one is covered in carvings depicting musicians.
Law Garden: Fancy an afternoon of shopping? Head to this marketplace where you can purchase handicrafts, spices, traditional Gujarati outfits and other trinkets. Ahmedabad is known for its textile industry so don't miss the embroidered silks!
Calico Textile Museum: This museum is housed in one of the city's famous wooden havelis. The museum has an impressive collection of textiles dating back to the 17th century. It is one of the most important textile museums in the world and has one of the best collections of furniture, crafts and temple artefacts in India.
Find more information on Ahmedabad Tourism Board.
Looking for a cheap hotel in Ahmedabad? The eastern side of the city seems to have the more budget options while Navrangpura is home to the city's most luxurious hotels. You'll find a selection of mid-range hotels along Relief Road, a good option if you arrive without accommodation already booked.