Manek Chowk


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Distance (From Ahmedabad Junction Railway Station): 2 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours

Place Location: Near Jama Masjid

Transportation Options: Cab / Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 2 km from Ahmedabad Junction, Manek Chowk is a bustling market situated in old Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat. Surrounded by historical places, it is considered as the second biggest markets in India and among the best places to visit in Ahmedabad.

Named after the Saint Maneknath, Manek Chowk acts as a vegetable market in the morning, a jewelry market in the noon and the street food market at night. This place has an average annual turnover of 3 million rupees. It is widely known for its street food stalls that start emerging around 9 PM and continue till midnight. The food is also very tasty and economical. Locals consider it a suitable place for hanging out with friends and family.

The Morning Vegetable Market is suitable for the people who are in search for fresh fruits and vegetables. Tourists who want to cook their own food can purchase fresh produce at really affordable rates. In the afternoon, Manek Chowk is a hub of gold and silver jewelry. There are a lot of jewellery stores as well in the area, where one can purchase traditional jewellery and other accessories. Rani No Hajiro is a perfect location for purchasing women's apparel and accessories. Here, one can find a variety of designs, colours, patterns and handwork to choose from whether it's the traditional Chaniya Choli, Sarees, Ghagras or Kurtas and Kurtis.

The Night Market is the place for Foodies. It is one of the few food-street starts in the evening and stays open till late night. One can tastes some most delicious food items like Bhajipau, Dosa, Sandwiches and many more local cuisines here. But the most popular is Pavbhaji, special Amdavadi sandwiches and Kulfi. Besides, one can also visit some historical structures like Jama Masjid and Baba Maneknath Temple.

Timings: 6 AM - 11 PM