Navratri is a celebration devoted to all the nine forms of Goddess Durga and the tenth day is celebrated as Dussehra. When we think of Gujarat, and its festivals, Navratri, the traditional festival of Gujarat is the first thing that comes to our mind. It is the holiest festival that commences on the first day of the Hindu month Ashvin. A major part of the festivities is a dance form performed with enormous splendour in all villages and cities of Gujarat.
Ahmedabad, the city with a blend of culture and modernity, showcases the best garba and dandiya styles, the right spirit, and the rich tradition of the Navratri celebrations. This city will give you an opportunity to witness the most energetic and lively dandiya nights. Dandiya Raas is the most attractive feature of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. If you're looking for a great experience during Navratri in Gujarat, we recommend you book a taxi and explore bazaars, eateries and make your way to dandiya nights. Navratri, the most awaited, lively, vigorous and exciting festival is still ethnically the most accepted and preferred festival among the youth. This lively celebration exhibits the colourful culture of Gujarat through sound, music, and dance that holds both religious and traditional significance.
Ahmedabad reverberates with the rhythmic beats of the dandiya and thousands of people clad in colourful traditional attire play garba to celebrate the power of Shakti. Dandiya night, for the young crowd, is not just about dance but the festival is all about multi-coloured dandiya sticks and colourful costumes. During the Navratri, they shop for mojris, traditional lehenga-cholis, bandhani sarees, traditional jewellery and many more things. However, with the passage of time, the festival has lost its religious importance and transformed into a social gathering for the young people. The vibrant youth of Ahmedabad can be found enjoying the festival at Karnavati club, Rajpath club, and GMDC which are one of the best venues in the city to celebrate garba and dandiya.
Once you have witnessed the Navratri and Dussehra festival, you can also visit other attractions of Ahmedabad that range from tombs, mosques, temples museums, lakes etc. I recommend booking a cab with Savaari Car Rentals for a comfortable journey to nearby destinations. Ahmedabad being a famous tourist destination is a home to numerous interesting places in and around the city. The Vastrapur Lake is surrounded by green lawns and is a place to relax with friends and family. Sabarmati River Front is yet another must visit attraction in Ahmedabad which is an ideal picnic spot for kids and water sports lovers. Sabarmati Ashram located on the banks of river Sabarmati was home to Mahatma Gandhi for 12 years. Kankaria Lake is one of the biggest lakes, and a must visit spot in Ahmedabad mostly famous for its laser shows and boat rides.
Apart from the places mentioned above, there are other sites located just a few kilometres from Ahmedabad that can also be visited. Siddhivinayak Temple located at a distance of 24 km from Ahmedabad is visited by devotees from around the world. Thor Lake is also known as Thol Lake situated at a distance of 30 km is nature’s paradise, and a must visit place for nature enthusiasts. Manek Chowk, an old locality comes to life at night with several uncanny food stalls. You can try everything from pineapple sandwich to chocolate dosa at this food paradise.