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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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Saini dev

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  • Saini dev
  • 1 Review
  •  30 readers

"Very good destination" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
I love this city. Very cool and calm people and environment. We enjoy many sightings places. A well developed city. Heart of Gujrat.
Gajju people are very kind heart and friendly.
Ahmedabad, in western India, is the largest city in the state of Gujarat. The Sabarmati River runs through its center. On the western bank is the Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati, which displays the spiritual leader's living quarters and artifacts. Across the river, the Calico Museum of Textiles, once a cloth merchant's mansion, has asignificant collection of antique and modern fabrics.
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Ruhee gupta

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  • Ruhee gupta
  • Lives in Modinagar
  • 6 Reviews
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"A Fun oriented great visit" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I was with my family for 2 days in Ahmedabad, I was there for religious purpose to visit Imamshah Bawa Dargah, Peerana ( this is a holy Dargaah 18Km away from the city, very few people know this), well after visiting my purpose oriented place, I visited Kankaria Lake, I visit this lake on Sunday because it is closed on Monday, I enjoyed Aral express chuk train, Segway and ice creams, beverages there, we really enjoyed the train ride and walk by there till 9:00 O clock, after that we book ola for my Hotel that was 5 km away from there, I will suggest readers to book ola or uber do not use local autos as they people are charging a lot with no point, next day we explore Sabarmati river front there you can find everything related to Gandhi ji and also an open area to take a deep breathe, you can really realize how Gandhi ji and family was residing in late 90's, I visited Hathee singh Jain temple, however it does not attracts me much and Swami Narayan temple ( if you had already seen Delhi Akshardham temple than you will find this very low in sculpture and arts), than I visited The Gujarat Science City, that was the best part and amazing, I mean what else is there that you don't want to see inside this big area, really a lot time (approx. 5 required to see this, must watch Imax movie, me with family walking on moon in this 3D theatre as it feels like we are the astronauts, The earthquake room, 3DDianosores, Planet on earth and planet of space attracts a lot, please deposit your luggage in clock room water bottle also as these are not allowed inside some premises and you can find several water taps and washrooms there, I recommend to visit this place once definitely.
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Vishal Nandurdikar

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  • Vishal Nandurdikar
  • Lives in Pune
  • 3 Reviews
  •  172 readers

"Good place" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I have visited Gujarat many times & I love this city and having many dreams to shift to Gujarat as one of the top most loving city in my heart. Its really good and comfortable city. People in this city are great, though we don't understand the Gujarati language but still the people are very co-operative, and give the exact direction at all times. Very polite in speaking but if we went wrong anywhere, then they are more harsh but I have never been too. I was here for my interview process for some hotels and I am eagerly trying to shift myself to Ahmedabad but unfortunately I am not getting good opportunity but still I will love to try my level best to search good option to work with hotels in Gujarat.

People should try the local food as Gujarati thali and the most famous and popular restaurant is Gopi Group of Restaurants which is at Ellis bridge and Prahladnagar. Rajasthani and kathiyawadi food needs to be try. If one needs to take something then it should be Fafda, gathiya and Papri the most good tasty food of Gujarat. Rest everything is common.

Places to visit I can say only Iskcon at S. G Highway and Gandhi ashram.
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Krishna

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  • Krishna
  • 3 Reviews
  •  439 readers

"Hotel is located at a prime location"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We had a very good Ahmedabad trip. Stay at Krios Hotel, hotel is 3*. Hotel is located at a prime location. Hotel staff was very polite and humble and manager helped us a lot. Thanks to Ahmedabad for memorable trip. See you again. Only one problem we had heat weather in May and also we don't find quick train or flight facility with reasonable fare.
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Himanshu Gupta

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  • Himanshu Gupta
  • Lives in Gorakhpur
  • 1 photo
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1010 readers

"Exciting place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was a very excellent experience to travel to Ahmedabad by any of the mode. I travel by four wheeler as I had to travel for some job work purpose as to deliver the material to one of the customer.

It's called as "haste haste kat jaye raste".

Good people-beauty-nature-ring road-to much fun-enjoyment.

When I went there it was summer but I don't think that it's too hot in Ahmedabad. Was it my excitement or anything else?

After delivering the goods, I went for a walk.
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Palak Doshi

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  • Palak Doshi
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  754 readers

"Very beautiful city to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is known for Gandhi city. There are lots of things like Mahatma Gandhi Ashram, some of heritage places like Bhadra Fork, Adalaj ki Vav, Jhulta Minara, Mosque, Akshardham Temple and Mahatma Mandir. There are also some good outing places like Kankaria and Sabarmati riverfront.
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Sangram Ghatge

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  • Sangram Ghatge
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 46 photos
  • 70 Reviews
  •  18 helpful votes
  •  29373 readers

"Very high temperature, not good for sightseeing"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Visited Ahmedabad in month of May for a conference. Temperatures were 40 to 46 degrees. Not at all good for sightseeing. Saw Sabarmati Ashram (pleasant and peaceful), Kankaria lake (parking was a big problem), Drive Inn Cinema (open air theatre). Met a lot of rickshaw walas charging whatever they want, specially to the tourists. It is better to book a cab from ola app and travel inside the city.
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Mustafa Bohra

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  • Mustafa Bohra
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  • 21 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
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"One of the best blend of history culture modernization"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The largest city of Gujarat, Ahmedabad is a good blend of its bright history, culture and now developing as one of the most modernized and hitech city of India. A lot of things to see in Ahmedabad from kankaria lake to the sabarmati river front and from hitech SEZ areas to sabarmati ashram from akshardham temple to Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed dargah everything is here. I visit Ahmedabad frequently in past few years and everytime it gives some new taste.

Kankaria lake is a very beautiful and peaceful place. Big open space to walk and the main attraction is toy train which should be tried atleast once. It will ride you to the whole perimeters of the lake. The place is very clean. Dustbins everywhere, you will find food courts, where you can try your taste buds. Proper sitting space is available. There is a zoo also attached with the lake. A lot of animals are there. Going to the zoo is a worth deal. Another attraction is sabarmati river front, boating is must and there is another thing i forget the name but want to try also a kind of air pack balloon where you will pack and play on the water. Or you can simply walk along with the river and feel the calmness and peaceful environment.

If you want to do shopping a lot of mall are there. You can visit them and if not then you must try "teen darwaza" is a old market near karanja area. There are a lot of shops and street venders, you can shop there in very cheap price. But check the quality first. Akshardham temple is a little far from the city and somewhere in between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. Sabarmati Ashram will memorize you the father of nation " Mahatma Gandhi" his struggles against british rule and the independent. The Dandi March the wagon he used to spun cloths and he give is the motto to develop our own product and not to be dependent on another.
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Nurith wagnerstrauss

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  • Nurith wagnerstrauss
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1047 readers

"Very interesting Indian city"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
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  • 18 Reviews
  •  7346 readers

"Much different from other places"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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