Gujarat here we come!🤟🏻
South to West!
Flight from Bengaluru to Ahmedabad was at 6.40 am, reached Ahmedabad by 8.45 am.
We had booked a self driven Hyundai Accent through Mychoize. It's easy to travel around if we have a vehicle which we can take wherever we want at anytime (one of the best thing we did). We wanted to try the authentic Gujarati breakfast. So we had some Vada pav, dabeli and other things.
We had planned to visit Statue of Unity (SoU) on the first day. So we left for SoU which is around 200kms from Ahmedabad. It's 4 hour journey.
Tip: Do pre-book the tickets before going so that you'd not wait in the que for the tickets. And buy the Rs. 350 ticket as it gives us privilege to view from the top (there's a view point at the chest level of the statue to which we can go, through the lift that are positioned in both the legs of the statue). There's a photo gallery which contains how Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel persuaded every king to join with the government.
Later we left for Ahmedabad. On the way we stopped at Baroda for dinner. Had the best Gujarati Thali at Gordon Thal, Baroda(Vadodara). It's a must try if you are a food lover and like to try new dishes and cuisines. Gujarati dishes are on the sweetish side. Being from South India spicy dishes are our thing, so we found the dishes to be sweet, but the taste was amazing 😋.
Back to Ahmedabad. We had booked budget hotels as we only wanted a place for sleep and freshen up so we had booked a 2 star hotel. We had planned the places we wanted to visit and booked hotels close by.
End of day 1.