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Ahmedabad Info

  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: City
  • Altitude: 53 m
  • Pincode: 380001
  • District: Ahmedabad
  • Language: Gujarati,Hindi
  • STD code: 079
  • Weather: Summer 21 to 42°C, Winter 12 to 28°C
Ahmedabad is regarded as the largest city in Gujarat and is also one of the fastest growing cities in India, located on the banks of Sabarmati. The language spoken here is Gujarati and the place is locally known as Amdavad. The city Ahmedabad is closely associated with Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the father of the nation. The city is popular as the Manchester of the East as it is famous for its textile mills.

The history of Ahmedabad dates back to 15th century when it was known as Karnavati after the name of the King Karandev, the ruler of the place. Later when Sultan Ahmed Shah, medieval ruler of Gujarat, conquered the place it was renamed as Ahmedabad. The city was spacious and built to the east of Sabarmati. There is a fort known as Bhadra Fort which is enclosed by 12 gates. On both sides of the river, the city was expanded with beautiful structures and lakes.

There are other monuments as well, which hold a great importance in the history of Ahmedabad, the tombs of Ahmed Shah and his queens, Ahmed Shah's Mosque, Jama Masjid, Mosque of Sidi Sayid, Teen Darwaza or Triple Gateway are major monuments.

The modernization was done under the British rule. Sabarmati ashram was established on the banks of Sabarmati by Mahatma Gandhi in 1915. Ahmedabad is famous for typical Gujarati festivals i.e. navratras and garba which attracts huge number of masses all over the world. The famous Makar Sakranti fair is held in Ahmedabad during the month of January which features the Kite festival which is held between 9th and 11th January 2012, music and folk dance festival etc. The place is famous for its handicrafts and clothes majorly traditional Gujarati dress which is famous all over the world.

Best time to visit Ahmedabad is in winter, though it is cold i.e. between November and February. However, from the end of January the weather is more or less pleasant.

Visiting Ahmedabad during January is a sight to behold. The Kite festival rewards with a vision of the sky clustered with millions of colorful kites.

The monuments in Ahmedabad have a sultanate craftsmanship with Islamic architecture. The renowned Indian Institute of Management was designed by Louis Kahn. The place has a number of gardens such as Victoria Garden, Bal Vatika and Law Garden. There are 76 parks and 96 traffic islands. Queen Victoria is regarded as a great work of art. The wonderful climate of the place attracts visitors throughout the year.

The place also holds a great importance in the academic front. Ahmedabad has a number of educational institutes and museums. Well-known museums and galleries of the city are Calico Museum of Textiles, Calico Mills, Shreyas Folk Art Museum, National Institution of Design, Kite Museum, and Sanskar Kendra, Natural History Museum, Kankaria, etc.
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Ravi Agarwal
  • Ravi Agarwal
  • Lives in Jodhpur
  • 3 Reviews

"A good place overall." new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Last week I went to Ahmedabad with my family. It is a beautiful place and had a lot of lovely people. Sabarmati river flows from this place which looks and feels very amazing and enjoyable.The transport facility makes this place east to be accessed. Akshardham temple, malls, ring road etc. are such beautiful places which will make you want to visit it again and again. Visit to the IIM ahmedabad was so good. Overall my experience was very thrilling and exciting here.
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Sudhir Krishna
  • Sudhir Krishna
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 4 Reviews

"A must see City" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
I have visited Ahmedabad 3 times in last one year and have always liked the city. The food, the monuments, temples and other structures, all offer an excellent array of sightseeing. The Sabarmati River Front and the Kankaria Lake complexes are a must visit.
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Amit Patra
  • Amit Patra
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"City With A Proper Management And Lovely People" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
A well planned city with excellent road. People are very friendly. Its heaven for foodies. In every corner of the city you will find some good food joints. Travelling through Auto is really a painful stuff since knowing you are an outsider they will charge bomb, though its a story of every city so I preferred cabs. Taxiforsure is what I can suggest now. Traffic is chaos, people drive like they are on race track. No sense of road rules. Activities are not much for the adventurous tourists, though you will cherish lots of monuments, museums and temples.
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Canada Regina
  • Canada Regina
  • 2 Reviews

"An Excellent place with good people" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Ahmedabad is a highly populated city though there is much air pollution.

I like the people of Gujarat as they are so kind, generous and helpful.

I like the airport named Sardar Vallabhbhai International airport too much because it is very newly built.

The food at Ahmedabad was so tasty, love to eat dabeli, pav bhaji and pani puri.
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Sankha subhra Bhattacharjee
  • Sankha subhra Bhattacharjee
  • Lives in Agartala
  • 2 Reviews

"Well planned city" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Its a nice city, the roads are very good without any bumps. The people there are very helpful. Hotels are available all over the city.
there are various places to visit , religious, sightseeing etc. There are malls and PVRs, at most places in the city. Places that can be visited are Akshardham temple, Gandhi Mandir, Sabarmati, river front and Mahatma Mandir.
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Siddharth Bhansali
  • Siddharth Bhansali
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 7 Reviews

"Great city to live in, nothing much to do for sightseeing" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Ahmedabad is the perfect city to live in. It has the amenities of big city sans the traffic. However it lacks any good site seeing spots. Only ones worth visiting are SIddhi Syaid Jali, Riverfront, Sabarmati Ashram, Adalaj Step well, Nalsarovar. Taxi services from Taxi4sure, Uber, Manan cabs are available and very reasonably priced. Autos are lifeline of the city and generally very honest. Amdavadis are mad after food so you will find good dining options across the city.
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Ankit  Jain
  • Ankit Jain
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 6 Reviews

"A must visit place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Its really super and amazing, no doubt every one must visit the place because of followings. Its a family palace. Its for all age group place. Must visit once in life time. Once you go there you start loving this place because of super fine facility of hangout.
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Surya Kavi
  • Surya Kavi
  • 2 Reviews

"Amazing trip; good experience" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
If you want to visit this place leave your source such that you reach here at sunrise. The route to this place is so lovely. As you start climbing the hills, the road is filled with fog and you can hardly see anything moving ahead of you, even after your headlights are on. We had left Bangalore at 4.30 am and at sunrise we were at the top of the hill- sunrise point. There is sufficient place for parking before the gardens start, so you donít have to drive all way to parking lot and walk to sunrise spot. It is just a lovely. The sun keeps hiding behind the fog, then appears again and hides. It was chilling cold the day we visited, so if you are going in September-October make sure to carry shawl. Only one thing is, we were just 3 in our car, but at the entry gate were charged for people of five, inspire of arguing with them was in vain. But, since we argued, at least got the ticket for five passes to enter inside (though two was waste, didnít allow those guys to cheat and get benefit).
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Sumit Lubal
  • Sumit Lubal
  • Lives in Pune
  • 4 Reviews

"Good attractive tourist place; recommended" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I had visited Ahmadabad in the month of September, 2014 this place is awesome for food and attractive tourist places like dancing movie shower, Under tunnel water tanks. I visited Ahmadabad for TCS work, travelling in Ahmadabad looks cheap, same for food. There is no alcohol present in this area. I didnít do really shopping because I am not that kind of guy :). This place is really money saving place. Go ahead visit Modi's place.
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H v chandrashekhara Chandrashekhara
  • H v chandrashekhara Chandrashekhara
  • Voyager
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"Amazing Ahmedabad"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I was on a family holiday trip to Gujarat, centering Ahmedabad and covered other places like Jamnagar, Dwarka, Bet Dwarka, Nageshwar, Porbandar, Somnath, and finally Surat.
We stayed at Hotel Dev Adi near Law Garden area of Ahmedabad between 1st Of October 2014 till 8th of October. I would like to rate Ahmedabad the most preferred city for the following reasons. Even at as late as 11 pm we were freely moving around the city eating on the roadside and shopping without encountering any any social evils Almost all the roads in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar are four lane with dividers and traffic could not be felt anywhere. As for as my knowledge goes, Ahmedabad is the only city in our country where a dedicated lane has been provided on all important roads for Public transport buses. Where ever you go only vegetarian eateries were found and really it is a paradise for vegetarians. Last but not the least, thanks to the decision of the government, it is the only state (of Kerala is now beginning) where there is total ban on liquor and only because of this reason there is no scope for many social evils.
I wish everyone one of us to take some cue from Gujarath as regards developmental concepts.
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