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  • 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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Nurith wagnerstrauss

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  • Nurith wagnerstrauss
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 readers

"Very interesting Indian city" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
It was my third time staying in Ahmedabad. Well, April is not the best time to go there, because it's really hot - about 42°. But anyhow, it was the only possibility for me to go there.

There are a lot of very interesting buildings from Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn - especially the great Institute of Management and the Mill Owners Association.

And if you attend the Heritage Walk (starting each morning at 8 am at the Swaminarayan Temple, you see a lot of beautiful old temples, mosques, and havelis. It's really worth to make this walk.

And you also can make several excursions starting from Ahmedabad. Quite in the near is the famous and marvellous Adalaj stepwell or the Sarkhej Roza mosque, both 15th century.

A really excellent and lovely place to have lunch or dinner is the House of MG, but I also like to take little meals in the street, they offer really good samosas and so on for almost nothing - but actually you shouldn't have bacteriophobia :-). I never got sick from eating in the street.

Not so nice is the really noisy and intensive traffic (like in each other big city in India) and you really have to be careful, crossing the streets. A cross-walk really means NOTHING there!
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Manthan Vakil

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  • Manthan Vakil
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 9 Reviews
  •  524 readers

"Much different from other places" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It's much different from other places. Here you can spend your days well. Many places are there in Ahmedabad. Monuments are also there. You can get food easily at any time. Variety of food is available at midnight too. Hotels are good, restaurants are good, lounges are good, only problem is alcohol is not allowed here. You will find the most loving people in Ahmedabad, so do visit once!
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Karunakar jayandi

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  • Karunakar jayandi
  • Lives in Visakhapatnam
  • 2 Reviews
  •  180 readers

"Average experience" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Ahmedabad is a nice city but it's food is also equally good. At Lal Darwaja road side market is very nice especially cloth like sarees, ladies ready made stuff is good. We can bargain for very less cost. We can purchase but every where we find majority people with gutka and other banned items are being used and spitting which is quite alarming and also in Gujarat in all the temples shoe stand is not there people keep shoes wherever they feel like, don't know whether it will be there or not and people are not following queue system. Government should make a note of this.
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Mohit Bhatia

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  • Mohit Bhatia
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 12 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1510 readers

"Nice for shopping and food"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Stayed at Sarovar Portico Hotel with a river facing room and visited Alpha Mall for some shopping and food. Visited vastrapur lake to enjoy local food like maska ban, my all time fav Dabeli. Vastrapur lake is a best place to chill out with friends and families. For kids there is an amusement park and for adults lakeside park and even a Krishan ji Temple.

Visited Mirzapur for non veg food items. It's a famous place for non veg lovers with an awesome taste of all types of Barbeque food items. Had chicken tikka and Afghani chicken, if you want to buy Amdavad famous Namkeen kindly visit Namaste Chowk.
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Omprakash Kanodia

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  • Omprakash Kanodia
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review
  •  278 readers

"Great city"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is having religious places, old houses, having best architecture, Kakria lake is also best place, temples and fort. It is an education center. IIM AHMEDABAD is world famous. It is romantic.
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Saket rajput

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  • Saket rajput
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 8 Reviews
  •  486 readers

"Poor place to visit"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I have travelled to Ahmadabad almost 25-30 times in last year or so but not even once I felt like this city/people here have improved or changed for good. It's always worse than before experience! Absolutely zero traffic sense, filthy environment, non-cooperative behaviour are common traits! There are exceptions for sure but the chalta hai attitude and uncivilized manners of living outplay all the goods.
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Ramesh

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  • Ramesh
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  307 readers

"Nice place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Ahemdabad, I visited in month of February for receiving my mother from airport. She was travelling from Dubai to Ahemdabad. I with my family enjoy in Ahemdabad. In Ahemdabad is nice places to visit. I visited Akshardham Mandir, riverfront, airport, Manekchowk with my family.
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Arvind

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  • Arvind
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1112 readers

"Nice trip"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Hotel is a really very nice hotel situated in the heart of the city, very close to Raghunath temple. In the market place the distance to the temple is on walking distance rooms were neat and clean room service was excellent and staff was very cooperative the receptionist was very humble and polite. Food quality was excellent would definitely like to recommend this hotel to my friends visiting Jammu. The distance from the railway station to the hotel is hardly 9 to 10 km.
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Bipin Vekariya

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  • Bipin Vekariya
  • Lives in Vadodara
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  455 readers

"Good city to go!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Ahmedabad is one of the good place for the visit. There are many places in Ahmedabad which seems cool like lazer show at Akshardham and other places like Kakariya lake. Food is also awesome in Ahmedabad. Like chat puri, paratha, and Gujarati & Punjabi food.
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Akash M

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  • Akash M
  • Lives in Gandhinagar
  • 1 Review
  •  334 readers

"Very nice place to visit"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Ahmedabad is the commercial capital of Gujarat and one of the leading cities in terms of infrastructure. There are places like Sabarmati Riverfront, Adalaj Stepwell, Jankariya Lake, Narmada Canal, Thol Lake and Lothal etc which are very nice and perfect to visit with family and friends
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