After this it was almost sunset time and I was in a mood for some local shopping so my driver suggested to go to Lal darwaja which is the oldest market in Ahmedabad and also the cheapest. This place is full of hustle bustle and one has to very careful with their belongings here. I explored the market and also bought a small cute backpack for myself. You have to make all payments in cash here so make sure you brush up your bargaining skills before coming here.
Around 7.30 pm I decided to vist the very fomous manikh chowk which is the night market of Ahmedabad. It starts at 8 pm and goes on till 1-2 in the night.Itd full of local yummy street food and it's extremely crowded. This is a must visit place if you ever come to Ahmedabad. I was super hungry and enjoyed plates of pao bhaji,dosa and also some kulfis for dinner. I don't have photos of Manik chowk but no photo is enough for this .You gotta come here to live this experience.
I had my bus at 11 pm the same night from Ahmedabad to diu (that will be another blog) so I quickly freshened up at my hotel and reached the bus station in time to go to diu.
I did all this in just one day in Ahmedabad and after spending my weekend in diu came back again on Monday here to explore more.
When I came back I didn't have much to see so only went for a lavish gujrati lunch and also visited Badra fort. I had a few more places on my list but it was raining heavily all day long and as I had covered most places on first day only I decided to just chill at my hotel and took the flight at night back to my place.
One thing I learnt from this trip is as long as you do your research well and with a little help from locals it's not at all difficult to survive in an unknown land.
I hopped from one place to another so there was no boredom. Don't hesitate to talk with locals -they are your best guide (but don't be too friendly also).
I also learnt that as you don't have anyone to share expenses solo travelling is more heavy on pocket than going in group. But at day's end spending some good quality time exploring the world all by yourself can be the best therapy one can ever get & I highly recommend you all to go on atleast one solo trip in your lifetime .
I promised myself I will come back and do another solo trip for sure in my life.