Ahmedabad Old City Walk and Haveli Visit

Ahmedabad Old City Walk and Haveli Visit

Duration: 2-3hrs

What this tour is about:

This is a morning walk through the heart of the old city to discover traditional neighborhoods (pols) and ways of life. This part of Ahmedabad is home to traditional havelis (mansions of wealthy merchants), Hindu temples, Jain derasars, public squares, residential areas, local shops and snack stalls, offering tourists a rare chance to experience “living tradition”.

During the tour we will also visit one of the heritage havelis, and meet the family (they are a prominent business family who are long-time residents of the city). We will enjoy a meal with the family (breakfast or afternoon tea and snacks, depending on the time)

When:

We recommend walking in the early hours of the morning, before the area becomes very crowded. The tour is offered on all days of the week, with the following timings:

  • Mornings at 7:00 a.m. If you choose this slot, then breakfast is included as part of the walk, at the heritage haveli. Please note it is a typical vegetarian Gujarati breakfast with tea. It tends to be light. Eggs/meat/coffee are not served.
  • Afternoon at 4:00 p.m. If you choose this slot, then evening tea/snacks is included as part of the walk, at the heritage haveli (mansion) of a business family.

Where:

The meeting point is Siddi Sayyed Mosque. From here we will take a short rickshaw ride to the start point of the walk

Cost:

Rs 2500 per person for 2-3 people
Rs 2250 per person for 4-5 people
Rs 1750 per person for 6-8 people
Solo travellers pay for two. Includes knowledgeable English-speaking guide, illustrated notes, visit to a traditional haveli, breakfast/snacks and all taxes.

If you need pickup/drop from your hotel we can arrange a car at an extra cost, please write for details.