Your comfort and pleasure come first on flights from Los Angeles to Ahmedabad with Qatar Airways. While enjoying award-winning services and exceptional gourmet cuisine, stretch out and relax in spacious ergonomically-designed seats and have all your needs catered for by attentive and welcoming cabin crew. Fly to exotic Gujarat in complete style and comfort, and you’ll be ready to explore this ancient metropolis in all its glory.Ahmedabad is bisected by the lovely and languid River Sabarmati, which winds past some of the city’s most popular attractions.
They include the Calico Museum of Textiles, a former mansion belonging to a local merchant family and now home to a major collection of modern and antique fabrics. Across the river is the preserved living quarters of India’s most famous son, Mahatma Gandhi, in the Gandhi Ashram.
One of the most important airports in the United States, Los Angeles International Airport (or LAX, as it is usually referred to), sits in southwestern Los Angeles. It is the fifth busiest airport in the world, servicing well over 70million passengers annually.
Customers flying from Los Angeles with Qatar Airways will find that this airport, despite its massive size, is incredibly efficient. Staff go out of their way to make the customer experience as pleasant as possible, topped off with a warm American welcome. LAX is a major hub for international travellers, whether you’re visiting California for business or pleasure.
Transportation and parking
A free shuttle bus connects to the Aviation Station on the Green Line of the metro, providing a fast and efficient route between the centre of Los Angeles and the airport, taking around 40 minutes. LA traffic is notorious, so driving to the airport can take hours, depending on the conditions on H1 and interstates 405 and 105. If you are planning on taking a taxi during peak times, allow yourself plenty of time for your journey.
LA is a city of drivers, so all public amenities are designed around the car. Consequently, car parking at the airport is plentiful, with around 8,000 spaces spread across eight parking lots. However, because of the busy nature of the location, it can still be difficult to get a space, especially during peak periods.
At the airport
Travellers flying from Los Angeles with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 2. Be advised that there are nine terminals spread across a vast area, so ensure you arrive at the correct location. Allow plenty of time before your flight is due to depart, as while check-in is relatively quick, security checks can be lengthy and time consuming.
Facilities and amenities
Facilities are outstanding, but again they tend to be spread across the airport rather than confined to one particular area. Customers flying from T2 will find excellent shopping and retail outlets, offering everything from high-end luxury goods to regular travel accessories. Duty Free shops are located in T2 for international passengers who have cleared security.
Food and drink is plentiful, supplied by fast food and on-the-go snack vendors, in addition to ‘TexMex’ and grills, restaurants and beverage stands. Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, and conference and business facilities are available in T1, T6 and in nearby hotels.
Listed as one of the fastest growing cities in the world by Forbes, Ahmedabad is a little off the usual tourist path. Visitors booking a flight to Ahmedabad with Qatar Airways will discover a city that is warm, welcoming and full of interest, whether you’re here on business or want to discover the ‘real’ India.
This is a city that adores its cricket, and if you want to experience the authentic Ahmedabad lifestyle then a visit to a game is a must. The people are known for their hospitality and friendliness towards visitors.
Craftsmanship is a real feature of the city, and the intricately carved screens at the Sidi Sayed Mosque are simply breathtaking. The Swaminarayan Temple is another unique example of the region’s passion for ornate buildings, and is particularly beautiful at sunset.
The city was home to Mahatma Gandhi, and the Gandhi Ashram near Vadaj is a must-see. Today the Ashram houses exhibitions detailing the life of Gandhi, as well as a handicrafts centre, a handmade paper factory and a spinning wheel factory.
There are also plenty of unique and unusual attractions, such as the Heritage Houses of poles – a collection of structures dating back 600 years. For visitors who want to see the modern city the Science Centre is a fascinating glimpse into India’s rapid progression in science and technology. For a little piece of tranquillity at the end of the day, head to the 15th Century Kankaria Lake and its gorgeous island garden.
Flights to Ahmedabad with Qatar Airways land at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Ahmedabad please check the visa and passport requirements.