About the location: Clothes, utensils, books, stationery, antiques, dumbbells, bikes, false hair, vegetables, fruits, luggage and possibly everything on earth is available in the 15th century established Ravivari or Gujari (Sunday market or second hand market) that sprawls along the Sabarmati for the entire day. This twelve-hour affair is propped against the old walled city but faces the modern side of Ahmedabad. You can find hundreds of stalls sprawled over a large area and shopkeepers shouting their wares to the crowd.
Brief History: The market was started in the 15th century as a weekly affair for the public to buy things of daily use. It was the initiative of Sultan Ahmed Shah and operated on Fridays between Teen Darwaza and Bhadra Taar in the old part of town. Over the decades, the market found itself close to closure during 1941 riots. It was then reopened near the Siddhi Sayed mosque, then the old civil court, and eventually shifted to the Sabarmati riverfront in 1954. It has completed an impressive number of years in this location.
By Road Gujarat has one of the better developed road networks in India. Ahmedabad is well connected with all major cities and towns by road. State and private buses are a great option to travel between smaller towns in the state.
By Train Major Indian cities are also connected via the Ahmedabad railway station that lies on the western railways network. The main railway station is located in Kalupur area. This station falls under the prominent national railway circuit and is connected to all major cities of India. India’s first bullet train project will be connecting Mumbai to Ahmedabad by December 2023. It will run at a speed of 320 kmph and cover the distance in 3 hours.
By Air Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport in Ahmedabad connects all major cities in India and key cities abroad to the state.