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Manek Chowk

Sample traditional Gujarati street food, shop for jewelry and textiles and spot historical landmarks at this lively square in Ahmedabad’s old town.

Manek Chowk is one of Ahmedabad’s most animated bazaars and a place to experience treats for all your senses. Browse market stalls for jewelry and fabrics, try spicy snacks and delicious street food or admire centuries-old monuments. From morning until late into the night Manek Chowk is a constant hive of activity. It’s both a popular tourist attraction and a favorite gathering spot for Ahmedabadi couples, friends and families.

This daily bazaar opens in the morning with a vegetable and spice market. Listen as the hawkers shout out prices to shoppers and onlookers. See and smell rows of multicolored spices and mukhaws (breath fresheners), all displayed in perfectly sculpted pyramids. After midday the vegetable and spice sellers make way for jewelry and textile merchants. Shop for everything from saris, shawls and sandals to kites, gold items and curios. Bargaining for goods is normal, so attempt to get a cheaper price whenever possible.

Visit Manek Chowk in the evening, when it becomes one of the city’s best street food markets. Breathe in the sweet aromatic scents as you wander between the restaurants and food stands. Savor the opportunity to enjoy classic Gujarati cuisine such as a bhaji pav, which is spicy vegetables served with buttery bread. Try a chocolate pizza or a pineapple sandwich, a three-layered sandwich filled with pineapple, jelly and cheese.

Set aside some time to see notable city monuments near the market. Check out the elegant Ahmedabad Stock Exchange and the Baba Maneknath Temple. Go to Ahmed Shah’s Tomb to see the mausoleum of the former sultans of Gujarat. Also worth seeing is Rani no Hajiro, the tomb of the queens of the sultans. Surrounding this tomb is a market that specializes in women’s clothing.

Manek Chowk is in the heart of Ahmedabad’s old town and easily reachable via low-cost taxis and auto-rickshaws. Ahmedabad Junction and Gandhigram Railway stations are less than 10 minutes’ drive away. Walk to the bazaar from major city attractions such as the Jama Masjid Mosque and Swaminarayan Mandir.


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Charyana Hotel Ac Dormitory £9
Charyana Hotel Ac Dormitory

Charyana Hotel Ac Dormitory

Charyana, Hotel Ac Dormitory, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
     
    1.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Ahmedabad City Centre, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jama Masjid Mosque and Manek Chowk. Swaminarayan Temple and Sidi Bashir Mosque and the Shaking Minarets are also within 2 miles (3 km).

    Mangaldas Ni Haveli II by The House of MG £56
    Mangaldas Ni Haveli II by The House of MG

    Mangaldas Ni Haveli II by The House of MG

    Gangadhiya ni Pol, Via Sakdi Sheri, Nr. Manek Chowk, Khadia, Ahmedabad, Gujrat
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Ahmedabad City Centre, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jama Masjid Mosque and Manek Chowk. Swaminarayan Temple and Hathi Singh Temple are also within 2 miles (3 km). Ahmedabad Junction Station is 29 minutes by foot.

      Hotel One up £16
      Hotel One up

      Hotel One up

      4669 39, PATHAR KUVA, OPP PETROL PUMP, Relief Rd, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Ahmedabad City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jama Masjid Mosque and Manek Chowk. Swaminarayan Temple and Hathi Singh Temple are also within 1 mile (2 km). Ahmedabad Junction Station is 22 minutes by foot.

        FabHotel Kamran Palace Railway Station
        FabHotel Kamran Palace Railway Station

        FabHotel Kamran Palace Railway Station

        Nr. Relief Cinema, G.P.O. Road, Ahmedabad
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Ahmedabad City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jama Masjid Mosque and Manek Chowk. Swaminarayan Temple and Hathi Singh Temple are also within 1 mile (2 km). Ahmedabad Junction Station is 24 minutes by foot.

          Hotel Volga
          Hotel Volga

          Hotel Volga

          Near Ankelsharia Hospital, Opp. Electricity House, Relief Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
             
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Ahmedabad City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jama Masjid Mosque and Manek Chowk. Swaminarayan Temple and Hathi Singh Temple are also within 1 mile (2 km). Ahmedabad Junction Station is 26 minutes by foot.

            Hotel Good Night £10
            Hotel Good Night

            Hotel Good Night

            Opp. sidi saiyed's Jali, Near Electricity house Lal Darwaja, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Ahmedabad City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jama Masjid Mosque and Manek Chowk. Swaminarayan Temple and Hathi Singh Temple are also within 1 mile (2 km). Ahmedabad Junction Station is 27 minutes by foot.

              The House of MG £45
              The House of MG

              The House of MG

              Opp. Sidi Saiyad Jali, Lal Darwaja, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Ahmedabad City Centre, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Jama Masjid Mosque and Manek Chowk. Swaminarayan Temple and Hathi Singh Temple are also within 1 mile (2 km). Ahmedabad Junction Station is 27 minutes by foot.

                Hotel Prime £16
                Hotel Prime

                Hotel Prime

                2nd Floor, Vishal CommercialCentre, Pattharkuwa,Relief Road, Ahmedabad
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Ahmedabad City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Swaminarayan Temple and Manek Chowk. Jama Masjid Mosque and Hathi Singh Temple are also within 1 mile (2 km). Ahmedabad Junction Station is 20 minutes by foot.