After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of city
Start at the Calico and Sarabhai Foundation Collection, the premier textile museum of the country, and one of the most celebrated institutions of its kind in the world for its distinguished and comprehensive collection of textiles and artefacts. Its outstanding collection of Indian fabrics exemplifies textiles spanning five centuries.
After lunch visit the Mosque of Sidi Sayed is one of the most prominent in the Ahmedabad city. Constructed in the last year of the Gujarat Sultanate, it was built by Sidi Sayed, a slave of Sultan Ahmed Shah. The mosque consists of ten semi-circular windows, the appeal of which is accentuated by the splendid mesh covering them, which is more popularly known as “Jali' in the Indo-Saracenic style.
Also on the itinerary is a visit to Sabarmati Ashram. Originally called the Satyagraha Ashram, the Sabarmati Ashram was home to Mohandas Gandhi from 1917 until 1930 and served as one of the main centres of the Indian freedom struggle. It is named after the river on whose bank it is located. The Ashram is presently involved in a number of activities that serves to both preserve the history of Gandhi and the freedom struggle and also to promote and educate people in the great philosophies, values and teachings of Gandhi.
Drive past the Law Garden Market, unlike other gardens of the city, the Law Garden is filled with a large number of shops selling colourful handicrafts and textiles and is quite a visual treat.
Tonight you get to try the local cuisine for the first time. At a very popular local restaurant enjoy a traditional Gujarati Thali which is an assortment of dishes arranged as a platter. “Thali” literally means “a full plate meal”.
A traditional Gujarati Thali consists of various dishes like ringana methi nu shak (eggplant cooked with fenugreek leaves), Gujarati khatti mithi daal (sweet and sour lentil), undhiyu (mixed vegetable prepared with spinach paste), bhindi sambhariya (ladyfingers curry), aloo rasila (potato and tomato thin curry), steamed basmati rice, badshahi khichdi, Chapati, methi na thepla and bhakhri with kachumber salad along with various types of chutneys.
In addition you will have at least three fresh vegetable dishes, one dry dal or some sprouted pulses dish (ugaadayla mung, for instance), a wet dal, kadhi, kathor (a savoury), mithai, poori, rotis, steamed rice, chaash and papad. Bring your appetite!
Overnight at hotel