In the heart of Gujarat is Ahmedabad and in this bustling city on the south side lies Maninagar. One look at Maninagar and you would know why Gujarat is probably one of the fastest developing states in the country. Maninagar is considered the cultural capital of Ahmedabad.
Places to Stay
There are many budget hotels in Maninagar like the Swagat Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600 onward), Prithvi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,500 onward) and Moscow Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000 onward).
Gujarati is the official language of the region. Hindi and English will help tourists when there.
Uttarayan or the Kite Festival is given a lot of importance in the region. Diwali and Dussehera are considered auspicious. These are times when the whole city is out celebrating and festivities are in full flow.
Places of Interest
There are many places to visit in Maninagar, like the Kamla Nehru Zoo or the museum named after Rubin David. One can also spend time at the Kankaria Lake and the nearby aquarium. Great views from the lake make it a major attraction.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Maninagar is the Rajkot Airport at about 90 km.
Maninagar Railway Station is probably the biggest in South Ahmedabad and the eastern and western part of the suburb is divided by the station itself.
State transport services and private companies have buses for travellers. It is easy to get your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket online booking facility.