30 November 2009

Ahmedabad - really bad!

The last time we were in Ahmedabad, a few days ago, a tuk-tuk driver asked Liz "What brings you to Ahmedabad?". Her rather blunt answer was "Nothing, we've been trying to avoid it!".

I think that statement pretty much sums up all you need to know about the unbelievably hectic and smoggy state capital of Gujarat, that some call the Manchester of the east. If I was a Mancunian I think I would campaign to put an end to such slanderous associations.

On our last visit we were only here for 7 hours whilst we waited for a train out of town but
this time we've had the misfortune of having to stay overnight.

The two most positive things we can think to say about Ahmedabad is that it has cheap internet access (Rs15 / 20p per hour) and is home to the House of MG hotel. Although the rooms at the House of MG are a bit outside of our budget we have made the most of their very nice restaurants.

I'm not a celebrity, but get me out of Ahmedabad! Next stop Mumbai / Bombay, the home of Bollywood.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Simon,

    This is GS. I have been following your blog since the last 6 months (after I got to know about this from the TRW Shirley Photography Club). You are giving a perfect picture of India. Very sad to hear about your bad experiences in Ahmedabad and am hoping you will have a nice time in Mumbai and Goa. Have a good time and ENJOY.