Arrive into Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat – a city rich with 500 years of architectural styles and many mosques, step wells and temples. Accommodation for the first three nights is at the incomparable and very lovely House of MG, the former elegant mansion of the prestigious and wealthy Muslim Mangaldas Girdhardas family who have reclaimed it and converted it into a most personable boutique hotel, and one of my favourite places of respite in India.