Heading to college is one of the most exciting times of your life. It’s a chance for you to break free from your parent’s shadow, move to a new city, learn more about yourself and grow into a mature adult. And when you’ve secured admission into one of the best engineering colleges in Ahmedabad, you just know that you have a great experience waiting for you. But while you spend your weeks caught in a flurry of classes, meeting new people, checking out the societies your college has to offer, and getting to know your roommates, you might find yourself with nothing to do on the weekends. And that’s why we’re here to help you. As a newcomer to the city, here are some of the best things that you can do on a weekend in Ahmedabad.
Watch a movie at Sunset Drive-in
Always wondered what it would be like to watch a drive in movie? Now you no longer have to! Head to Sunset Drive-in with your friends for an experience you’ll never forget. This cinema has a truly massive screen and can accommodate over six hundred cars at a time. Bring your own snacks or pick up some popcorn from the concession stand and sit back and enjoy your film from within the comfort of your own car without worrying about disturbing others every time you want to talk or laugh.
Drive a vintage car
If you’re an automobile enthusiast or an action movie fan, heading to Auto World Vintage might be a great way to spend the weekend for you. Entry to the museum costs only Rs 50 and it is home to the largest number of vintage cars in the country. And yes, you can even get a chance to drive some of the cars and feel like the star of your own movie. Don’t forget to get a tonne of pictures for the ‘gram as you drive by in a Bentley or a Rolls Royce.
Visit Science City
You don’t need to be Sheldon from Big Bang Theory to find Science City cool. This place is more of a park where you can hang out with your friends and have a laugh. Catch a 3D movie, check out the energy park, go on some space themed rides or head to the musical fountain for a unique and fun experience.
Head to Manek Chowk for a midnight feast
Midnight feasts don’t just belong to the world of Enid Blyton books, you can experience them in real life at Manek Chawk. Located in the old part of the city, you can go on an incredible food trail of street foods and desserts. This 24×7 market is the perfect place for you to visit on one of those nights where you and your friends just don’t want to sleep.
Splash out at Shanku’s Water Park
There’s nothing like a water park for you to enjoy with your friends on a weekend. Head to Shanku’s Water Park with your roommates and spend the entire day splashing out on the different rides. Plus, when you’re done enjoying the water, you can head to their restaurant to pig out on an authentic Gujarati meal.
Explore Sabarmati Ashram
The home and stronghold of the father of the nation, Sabarmati Ashram is always a hit with the history buffs. Entry is free so you can head to the ashram on any weekend, explore the displays and exhibits on Gandhi’s life and then chill by the Riverfront. This is a great place to pay your respects and enjoy a quiet picnic with your friends.
Shop at the night market in Law Garden
You can’t have a list of things to do in Ahmedabad without including shopping at the night market in Law Garden. You can grab the best of Gujarati clothes and jewellery here at a steal and explore the public garden at the same time. Plus, if you want a break from all that shopping, you can enjoy the different street food stalls that surround the market.
We hope you enjoy our list of weekend plans for you to check out in Ahmedabad. So, go out and start exploring.