Mercado Ravivar (Gujari)

Hub(s) : Ahmedabad Metro


Every Sunday, the open space underneath the eastern end of Ellis Bridge becomes one of the largest market areas in the city. Beginning alongside the bridge, continuing downhill, and sprawling across the area underneath it and along the riverfront, the market sprouts several hundred stalls selling everything one could possibly need. As a distinctly pragmatic market, however, you will see hardly any stalls hawking useless goods, tourist trinkets, pointless decorations, and so forth. Principle items include all manner of kitchen supplies, tools, furniture, hardware, clothing, electronics, used books, bedding, antiques, goats and chickens, and any other household goods you could imagine. It is a lively, chaotic, and always surprising experience.

How to get there

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. Prominent bus stops are located at Gitamandir near Kalupur Railway Station and Paldi. Regular bus services are available by Gujarat state transport buses and private operators to all the major destinations of the state.

By rail: 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. If you are on the western side of the Sabarmati river, then you can go to the Gandhigram station near Ashram road to buy your railway tickets easily.

By air: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel airport at Ahmedabad is an international airport with direct flights to USA, UK, Singapore, Dubai and other international hubs.  Numerous domestic flights are also operational from here.