Gujarat is officially a dry state, but tourists can get free one-week alcohol permits from the bigger international hotel chains and Ahmedabad airport (usually before 8pm) – as well as online at eps.gpeonline.co.in. Avoid illicitly produced alcohol – the state has imposed the death penalty for its manufacture and sale, following a July 2009 incident in which 136 people died from drinking toxic alcohol. Note that alcohol is legally served in the Union Territory enclaves of Diu and Daman, as they are governed separately from Gujarat.

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