Thirsty Thursdays: Buying Alcohol at Grand Bugwati Hotel, Ahmedabad, India

Thirsty Thursdays: How to Buy Alcohol at Grand Bugwati Hotel, Ahmedabad, India

After successfully getting my alcohol permit at the office in the Grand Bugwati Hotel, it was time to get purchasing some booze in Indian’s strictest ‘dry state’, Gujarat. I had my permit in my hand having got it in the office directly next door to the alcohol shop. All of this in the crazy city Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: How to Buy Alcohol at Grand Bugwati Hotel, Ahmedabad, India[…]

Backpacking in India: Top 6 Sights in Ahmedabad, Gujarat State

“My life is my message” – Mahatma Gandhi. When you backpack your way to the “dry state” of Gujarat in India, your world may never be the same again. Ahmedabad (the former capital of Gujarat) is far and away the most chaotic city I have ever been to. I thought Chiayi, Xinying, Jakarta and Mexico Read more about Backpacking in India: Top 6 Sights in Ahmedabad, Gujarat State[…]

Backpacking in India: Staying at the Hotel Formule 1 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat State

When life took me to the “dry state” of Gujarat in India, my Northern Irish soul could think of nothing else but Michael Palin’s journey here and the trouble he went to just to have a few beers in his hotel room. I wanted that too. So I made a beeline for the city of Read more about Backpacking in India: Staying at the Hotel Formule 1 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat State[…]

How To Get An Alcohol Permit at the Grand Bhagwati Hotel in Ahmedabad, Gujarat State, India

How To Get An Alcohol Permit at the Grand Bhagwati Hotel in Ahmedabad, Gujarat State, India

“Keep on chasing down that rainbow. You never know what you might find. Over the sunset on the horizon, it may be a dream but it tastes like poison. I’m going to take that tiger outside for a ride.” – Noel Gallagher. “A wee carryout, yeooo!!” shouts an Ulsterman! Another of my “must dos” in Read more about How To Get An Alcohol Permit at the Grand Bhagwati Hotel in Ahmedabad, Gujarat State, India[…]

How to Get an Alcohol Permit in Gujarat, India's Only 'Dry Province'

How to Apply Online For An Alcohol Permit For Gujarat, India’s Strictest ‘Dry Province’

When backpacking in India, I decided to visit the country’s strictest “dry province”, that is to say, “alcohol free province”, the north western province of Gujarat which borders Pakistan. My reasons for visiting Gujarat dated back to a Michael Palin documentary where I remember Palin had to fill in a certificate or document to collect alcohol. Read more about How to Apply Online For An Alcohol Permit For Gujarat, India’s Strictest ‘Dry Province’[…]

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