Gujaratis are naturally very fond of shopping, eating out and outdoor activities. Ahmedabad being the biggest city, best reflects the Gujarati’s passion for shopping, with numerous shopping destinations catering to every need and fancy.
Let’s start with the traditional shopping areas of Ahmedabad. Everyone who visits Ahmedabad is asked to visit Lal Darwaja – it is one of the busiest markets of urban India, offering everything from garments and shoes to wallets. Shop at Lal Darwaja to get the true taste of this fascinating city. For traditional garments like sarees, chaniya choli etc., Dhalgarwad is the place to go. Look around and be mesmerized by the colour and variety.
Other shopping areas to visit are the Sindhi Market at Kalupur Gate, and Revdi Bazaar. Law Garden is the ideal spot if you are looking for handicrafts. Teen Darwaja has been yet another shopping area – take in the beautiful ambience, and you’ll forget that you had gone there just for shopping. Among the modern shopping areas of Ahmedabad is C.G. Road. Walking down this road is sheer joy for the avid shopper – the only question is where to start. If there is agony of choice, it is here.
One of the most modern shopping destinations of Ahmedabad is S.G. Highway (Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway). Over the past decade, this area has really seen a tremendous retail boom, and is now lined with malls, multiplexes, cafés and restaurants – it has turned into a hip hive for both young and old. Iscon Mega Mall at S.G. Highway is 450,000 square feet of shopping pleasure, with a hypermarket, a food court and outlets of the best brands. Just near S.G. Highway is Shantigram, the luxury township of Gujarat, crafted by the leader in property development, Adani Realty.
When you go to a city where the residents themselves are die hard shopping enthusiasts, what you have is nothing less than a shopping festival!