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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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Maulik Bhatt

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"A perfect picnic place for everyone" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
'TRIMANDIR-ADALAJ" on ahmedabad-kalol highway is a glorious temple to visit in outskirts of Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar. It is called trimandir as it contains 3 temples of sects of hinduism - jainism, vaishnav & shaiv. 13 feet marble idol of Lord Simandhar Swami is centre of attraction in temple. Along temple there are a small museum, a theatre showing 10 minute film, 'Store of Happiness' a special exhibition for children, play area for kids, gardens, food court, bhojan shala, accommodation facilities, pujya niruma memorial etc. You'll enjoy and feel peace never before here. A perfect picnic place for everyone.
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Rujul Shah

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  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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"Perfect place to stay with your spouse from your busy schedule to get relaxed" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
The Hotel Formule 1 is situated in good location where you can find good locality, surrounding & other places to visit nearby. We went to very famous places of Ahmedabad. You must visit the Gandhi Ashram, Kankaria Lake & River front while you visit to Ahmedabad. I have found the Ahmedabadi people were fond of good food. Actually it is true because you can find variety of foods here like Vastrapur Lake, Manek Chowk & Law Garden is the best place to eat variety of foods.

Overall, my trip was so good & I advise others to visit Ahmedabad.
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Neeraj Sheth

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"Mix of tradition and modern" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Ahmedabad is a nice city. Mix of tradition and modern. Good people and good food. Some areas are still sticking specially near Station. Auto people are harassing as all over the country. Do eat in Sasu maa ni wadi. Do taste typical gujju food. Take some dressed for family and have fun.
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Priyans Hu

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"Perfect for dust-free holiday"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Here you can roam around everywhere and you will like it's cleanliness. It's a very good living environment. It's a very good looking city. People are here very kind and well-mannered. Many temples are there. Water is a little problem as it contains salt. Electricity is 24 by 7, means all time. You won't need any inverter. Weather is sometimes too hot to handle and humidity also increases as summer progresses.
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Mohit Gandhi

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"Safe place even at night"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Best place to live, earn and enjoy a trip for holiday. The main highlight is river front, super development with less traffic than metros. Safe even at night. Only drawback is alcohol is banned. Rest everything is awesome. Visit in winter for the best experience.
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Chirag Padia

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"Best trip of my life"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Ahmedabad's trip is one of my life best trip. Ahmedabad is situated in the bank of sabrmati river. Its a very rich and fast city. There is many historical places like sidi saiyad ni jali, adalaj ni vav, bhadra mandir, Lal darwaja etc. There is very good transportation facility by the municipal corporation of Ahmedabad. I like this city very much. There is GANDHI ASHRAM AND SABARMATI RIVERFRONT.
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Govinda  Maheshwari

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"Good place with street food and for shopping"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
You will find all facilities for living, no matter where are you living in Ahmedabad. I enjoy very much here, whenever I have a chance to come here, I love festivals of Gujarat and specially Garba and Dandiya. Ahmedabad is full of fun. Here I like to eat at Kite Hotel, which is the tallest hotel of Ahmedabad. Awesome food and I love to shop here at a very reasonable prices and supportive shopkeepers. I love to eat at street and the famous thing of Ahmedabad is street food. Have a trip. I bet you will love to visit and remember the trip forever.
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Mahendra Shahi

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"A place of food and crowd around"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I had been to Ahmedabad for some work but still got a chance to roam around the city. It is a nice city with good food and crowd around. Some nice places to visit also. The city can keep you engaged and busy. I went to Kankaria it is a nice place at the heart of the city with all fun stuff like speed boat, toy train, zoo etc. Nice place to spend time with family. The river-front is also nice, it gives you a feeling as if you re in some foreign land.
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Suresh Ramaswamy

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"Central place for Gujarat darshan"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The main city of Gujarat which is also the main commercial hub, is a pleasant place outside the congested old city area near the railway station. The commercial culture and energy of the people comes through. Very interesting food options in the restaurants serving authentic local food. Not much to do for a tourist within the city itself but all around are places with enough tourist attractions. Plenty of hotels.
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"Wonderful experience and enjoyed a lot"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
My wife and I along with my little daughter had a wonderful experience in Ahmedabad. We booked Air India flight for up down. Its been an unbelievable experience with Air India and Ahmedabad is a very beautiful city. There are many tourist spots all over Gujarat and Ahmedabad. From Ahmedabad we went to Somnath, Junagarh and Dwarka. It was a lifetime experience.
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