Ahmedabad is the largest city in Gujarat, with plenty of old world charm, impressive architecture and cultural attractions. Inevitably there is a wide range of accommodation here, and the best places to stay in Ahmedabad range from budget guesthouses to the more modern western style properties.
But Ahmedabad isn’t a great favourite with visitors because it’s so spread out and hard to get to know. It’s also afflicted by the same problems other major 21st Century cities have: traffic, pollution and overcrowding.
But if you can, it’s a rewarding place to visit, with a wonderful maze of an old quarter, some excellent museums, great restaurants and some extremely colourful and lively night markets.
Ahmedabad is also where you’ll find Gandhi’s former headquarters, one of the world’s best collections of Indian textiles - both modern and antique, and several truly breathtaking temples and mosques.
Since independence all sorts of modern buildings have also sprung up, especially in the new city on the western city of the river. Some of the lovely middle class neighbourhoods house some of the best places to stay in Ahmedabad, so don’t discount this part of town.
Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Ahmedabad for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Ahmedabad, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice. Or you can widen the net and check out all our Gujarat recommendations.
One of Ahmedabad's newest and smartest addresses. Rooms range from simple yet chic to stunning suites. There is an inviting pool (especially in the afternoon heat) and global dining options. The buffet breakfast is quite the spread. All this plus a gym and spa. A no brainer.
Urban Heritage hotel, rich in history mixes nostalgia with modern conveniences. Bedrooms with dark furniture, artefacts, family photographs, some with balconies. Excellent Agashiye rooftop thali restaurant, gym and beautiful pool. Its great banqueting facilities make it an ideal spot for groups.