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Experience in Ahmedabad, India by VIVEK

Published by Vivek Desai — one year ago

0 Tags: Erasmus experiences Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad, India


What is it like to live in Ahmedabad? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

Ahmedabad is a very major city in India. Once upon a time, it was called the Manchester of India because of the its role in textile industry in the world. Ahmedabad is a city in the state of Gujarat. Ahmedabad is the world heritage city of 2018, declared by the UNESCO. So, you already know that the architecture of this city has to be very fascinating. People of Ahmedabad is known for their generosity and helpfulness. There are a lot of different festivals round the year so the entertainment never stops. I would recommend Ahmedabad 10 on 10!

What is the student lifestyle like in Ahmedabad?

The student life in Ahmedabad is very amazing. Ahmedabad is the home to some of many major universities and colleges in India such as Indian Institute of Management, National Institute of Design, CEPT, Nirma University to name a few.

How much does it cost to live in Ahmedabad?

Ahmedabad is quite affordable than other major cities in India. I wouldn't say that it is cheaper as the rent can get a little higher. It costs around 25000 to 30000 Rupees, that is 400-450 USD a month including your lodging and meal.

Is it difficult to find accommodation in Ahmedabad? Is there any advice you can give?

It is not at all difficult to find a place in Ahmedabad. There are a lot of housing options available here. You can find many houses on rent or sale, many PGs(Paying Guests) or even campus housing. I would suggest to contact your University/College about it and they would be more than happy to help.

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

Ahmedabad is THE place for food lovers. Ahmedabad has very diverse and vibrant food culture. From spicy to savoury and sweet, there's place for everyone. Ahmedabad has one of the most delicious street food around the globe, at least in my opinion. We love our sweets and Gujarati cuisine is notorious for it. Unlike other cuisines in India, Gujarati cuisine is a lot sweeter and savourier. We love our Dhokla and Fafda and Jalebis!

What places would you recommend visiting in Ahmedabad?

Like mentioned earlier, Ahmedabad is home to some of the oldest architectures in India. Ahmedabad is famous for its 'Pols' which basically means narrow streets. We have many beautiful heritage sites. Ahmedabad is the perfect mix of traditional meets modern. From fancy infrastructure to some 200 years old fort, there's things to see for everyone.

Is it good to eat out in Ahmedabad? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

Yes! It is amazing to eat out. You don't have to worry about hygiene at all. We have many amazing cafes, street foods and restaurants in the city. I would suggest you, at least visit once"Manek Chowk", which is a very interesting place because in the morning it is a Jewellery Market and in the night time it turns in to a Street Food spot. How cool is that! Other than that, There is a revolving restaurant called "Patang" which gives you a very beautiful and scenic view of the city from the height.

Is the nightlife good in Ahmedabad? Where is good to go?

Gujarat is the a dry state. Which means alcohol is illegal here. But there are always loopholes *wink wink
Also, because of this, Ahmedabad is the safest city in India. Girls do not have to worry about being out late at night at all.

What advice would you give future students heading to Ahmedabad?

All I have to say to the future students is that I bet you would leave your heart if you come here. Ahmedabad is one of the most student friendly cities you would ever find. Best of luck and we look forward to host you in this gorgeous city.


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