The Law Garden is a popular place for Amdavadis to picnic and hang out. It's a clean and neat park, and for tourists a perfect place to sit and people-watch.
But what makes the area special is the night market. It starts to set up along the Netaji Rd in the afternoon, and gathers momentum until at about 7.30 when the little stalls are all full to bursting with clothes, bags, baubles, textiles and knick knacks from the far flung areas of Gujarat. Gorgeously embroidered Ribari mirrored-wear, some of it quite old, and most of it genuine, reflects and sparkles from the street lights and camera flashes. We bargained with the best of them, and I giggled with visiting Indian women as we haggled over colourful kurtas and backless cholas.
This is also one of the best places in Ahmedabad for street food, just what you'll need after all that spending. We had fresh pulav, kadai and lassis in "Ajay Intercontinental", all for just over a quid each.
Law Garden, Netaji Rd, Ahmedabad
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An area of the centre of town that has some really beautiful temples hidden away behind vendors and down slightly worrying alleys! You can nearly always find a kind local who will be willing to show you around.
There is a tomb of Ahmed Shah which has amazing celings and latice work - if you take a wander across the street there is the tomb of his wife and all the female members of the Shah family which is slightly more delapadated but worth a look.
Behind the main tomb there is an absolutely enormous mosque (I think it's called Jami Masjid) which is really beautiful. Mind the marbel though - it gets really hot. In the main section there are millions of coloums that are all hand carved and pretty incredible. Look up!
In the Manek Chowk area there is also a good market to have a wander around. Worth a few hours of your time.
North of the centre on the MG road
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