Ahmedabad Tourism
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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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Ritul Modi

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  • Ritul Modi
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 7 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  9 readers

"Cool experience in Ahmedabad" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Yesterday
Ahmedabad is a very beautiful city. I love this place and people over here are very kind and helpful. The best thing about about Ahmedabad is that you will fell time is not running out life is little slow and there is a peace of mind. Best place I feel is Kankaria lake, River front & Manek chowk.
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Kiran  Sood

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  • Kiran Sood
  • Lives in Dehradun
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  • 13 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
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"Amazing Ahmedabad!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Yesterday
Gandhi's dreams were realized at Sabarmati ashram. Sitting next to Gandhi's presence filled me with pride as Indian. Serenity flows through long Que of people as I sat with lady working on charkha. I know the art of making yarn on 'takali'. Wondering whether I can try my hand on charkha, I asked the lady whether this charkha belongs to Gandhi Ji. Got to step back to know that all display is replicas as his belongings are kept at safe place to be shown to public on special occasions. I looked at every article still with web of musings churning in my mind. Somehow the moment I entered into empty room of Kasturba baa, history came alive. Amazing magic of space! The power of mind works fast and faster is the pace of creative memory. Ahmedabad has touch of ambition and desire all around. Design is astonishingly touches common man's daily life. Be in the market or science city. All is different. Most amazing is local public services running through the town in the middle of road. This is the modern city growing out of heritage town. I was all awake through midnight to count flying lights up in the sky. No wonder, no evil can touch Ahmadabad.
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Yogi zala

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  • Yogi zala
  • Lives in Rajkot
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"Ahemdabad is very beautiful city!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I like Ahemdabad very much. I like Ahemdabad street shopping near university road. There is very beautiful clothes in street to buy it's very cheap price clothes. On this university road very good street food shops I like very much food specially aaloparath you must try it. All food and shopping is very good on university road and I visit Alfa one mall but is OK not good much.
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Utkarsh Rastogi

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  • Utkarsh Rastogi
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
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  •  547 readers

"Nice, clean city with great choices" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
A beautiful city with adorable water front in the bank of Sabarmati River. The city is actually clean, and the best time to travel is winters. Akshardham and vintage car museum is a must see. Good food at Manik Chowk, don't forget to pack your water sports gears. The river banks within the city is prototype for every upcoming smart city near a river.
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Vinod Jain

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  • Vinod Jain
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review
  •  599 readers

"One of the best city, had a nice visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
A nice warm welcome in Ahmedabad by vendors as I stepped out of bus at bus station. Ahmedabad is a nice place when you wanna enjoy a short but memorable journey. The history of Ahmedabad itself is amazing. You must not miss some places like Sidi Sayyad mash. The finest work of art will blow your mind. The hanging mirrors are one of the wonders of Ahmedabad. Though the city is polluted both noise and air wise. And also little bit dirty. And yes like all other metropolitan cities, traffic problem is there. Overall a place you should visit.
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Prabhat Shreevastav

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  • Prabhat Shreevastav
  • Lives in Surat
  • 1 Review
  •  604 readers

"Its was a nice place with good places" new review

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This is very nice place to enjoy. In Ahmadabad very more places to see and enjoy your journey. In Ahmadabad Kakariya, river front, temples, hotels & their special garba dances is very much enjoyable. I think everyone should be going once to that place.
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Maulik Timbadiya

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  • Maulik Timbadiya
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"Live city Ahmedabad" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Ahmedabad is really superb city. Stay here is really safe. There are many places over here for tourist. Like, kakariya talav, Gandhi ashram, sidi saiyad, mahatma mandir, etc. In navratri, this place is like Janath. If you are thinking about percent resident over here then there is no problem.
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Abhijit Sarkar

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  • Lives in Bellary
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"Nostalgic feel after 40 yrs!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Over all the city has changed to a modern city as compared to any Metro city. While crossing the main river Sabarmati it gave a feeling of crossing Thames in London. The seven bridges across the same stands the same with addition of few more and closer of Ellize bridge the oldest (British era).

The few changes noticed:

1. Dedicated Bus corridor in center of the road made for convenience of Bus rider but little space left for other vehicles for smooth flow. Bus stations with automatic door to board and alight the bus.
2. Once the famous lake - Kankaria was free for any movement for fresh air has lost its beauty with bordering it and price to enter. The picturesque natural light which enhanced its beauty on any full moon night has been lost with artificial lighting .
3. Law college garden area which was street shopping paradise remains same
4. Surprisingly could find KFC in "Gujarat". The taste of people have reality changed
5. Kite flying enthu still persists in Ahmadabad but not so much in other part of Guj.
6. Lighted Kandil flyig in the sky at night now replaced with Chinese one flying the skyline at its own
7 The sky line wires / trees full of kites hung - Against Swatch Bharat campaign
8. The death reports due to kite flying incidents read while flying back next day to Bangalore was little disheartening as this practice / incident still continues.

Could trace out few places which brought back my child hood memories and felt very nostalgic as this was my birthplace. Due to paucity of time had a limited time to spend.
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Mayank Sonegara

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  • Mayank Sonegara
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review

"A must visit, Ahmedabad" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Ahmedabad is a must visit place for everyone. The most developing city of Gujarat. A heritage site and what more. Ahmedabad is also an heaven for foodies at every street you will find a food vendor. Although there is very little night life but you will enjoy a lot in Ahmedabad. Many places near Ahmedabad can be visited for a days trip. Overall a great experience.
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Ashok Pandey

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  • Ashok Pandey
  • Lives in Raipur
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"Excellent place with tasty food, Ahmedabad"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I came to Ahmedabad with my family which includes wife, son and daughter. We visited many places like Sabarmati Asram, Kankaria lake, Adalaj step well, Akshardam temple and many malls. Sabarmati asram and Akshhardam temple were very beautiful. We ate Ahemdabad's thali, Dhokla, Phapda, Chana masla, Panipuri, Bhel puri and Sweets. So, friends must visit Ahmedabad and must taste this delicious food.
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