I thought I was wedding planning here, but as it turned out, it is almost different. My cousin’s wedding is knocking on the door now and I was here just to help her with the arrangements, but now it has become a spree for us instead.
After I reached Ahmedabad via an exceptionally adventurous trip, my cousin joined me here to do some shopping which turned out in an over tiring yet awesome tour around the city.
We did not relax for the whole three days there, roaming around the city, visiting museums; eating every different kind of food we could lay our eyes on and doing the little bit of shopping possible with the left time.
Shopping started with various designer boutiques and mall around the city which basically occupied most of the time, after which we visited the Swaminarayan Museum which is really breath-taking, if I would start writing about the place, I’d probably end up writing pages after pages. I found it amazing. It is a museum devoted to Lord Swaminarayan, where His clothes, and every other daily objects are stored and kept for the public to see. It has 11 halls describing His story with various statues and idols and paintings. The people over there were really friendly and gave us a proper tour around and also, told us the significance of each and every thing.
After the museum we went shopping to the local areas to find some traditional Gujarati clothes and accessories. Again, that was awesome too, such vibrant colours all around, after this followed a drive along the riverfront bridge and a short shopping trip to Laal Darwaja.
The best part of the day was a visit to Manek Chowk leading to n number of cuisines, Italian, Indian, North Indian, South Indian- you name it and we got it there. The second day ended with a delicious kulfi and a chocolate sandwich for dessert.
The third day was a trip around Kakaria Lake, leaving the shopping completely which left us completely engrossed in the awe of the lake and the zoo.
Honestly, by the end of the third day, I almost forgot about what work brought me here.