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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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Prabal Awasthi

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  • Lives in Lucknow
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  • 68 Reviews
  •  37 helpful votes
  •  25674 readers

"Ahmedabad - City of love, care & lovely food" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I reached Ahmedabad by flight from LKO at night.. Patel airport is glorious and well built about 12 km from main bus stand... After halt at night.. I started my morning with mouth watering breakfast of Gujarat like moong bhajia.. Dhokla... Aloo pakora.. And Dal poori. Then booked ola for famous Ambaji temple, ie, about an hr journey. But it's very pious and huge... Nightlife of Ahmedabad didn't disappointed at all... And don't forget to have gujrati thali.
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Chandrakant lalsare

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  • Chandrakant lalsare
  • 4 Reviews
  •  133 readers

"Very good" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I had spared my time for sight seeing on Monday but was unfortunate to see many places as Monday was the closing day of Akshardhan, Kankaria garden, various museums etc so please avoid Monday for sight seeing. Use Monday for purchases for the various markets available at Ahmedabad
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Kanta sharma

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  • Kanta sharma
  • 8 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  291 readers

"Not very exciting!"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Not very exciting or happening, a little disappointed. Though riverfront and the kankariya lake are very well developed. For food we went to restaurants rated really high, but we were disappointed, did not find anything exceptional. We tried sasuji and jai bhavani!
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Amol lele

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  • Amol lele
  • 2 Reviews
  •  232 readers

"Pathetic food service rest is OK."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Very pathetic food service and no other options left with visitors because due to security purposes you cannot carry outside food. This has to be improved with immediately.
Rest is OK, rhe temple and that area is maintained, museum is nice. Travel facility is very bad, you should have the own vehicle to if you will be watching the musical fountain show which starts at 7 pm and will continue till 8. 30 pm.
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Sudhir batra

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  • 4 Reviews
  •  243 readers

"Must visit place"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The river front as seen on net was different from what I saw. It is good for morning walkers. No food mall seen.
The Ahmedabad Tours run by Municipal Corp was not available due to not many customers. I was supposed to a SMS but I had to call to check. I took an auto to see the places. He charged excessive amount ie 1500 for 85 km. It should not have been more than 700. Even autos at Station charge excess. I paid 150 from station to hotel and 80 from hotel to station.
The trip to Gandhi Nagar to visit Akshardham was good. However the travel information was lacking. I was advised to catch a bus from Income Tax stop and catch an auto from there. On return, I got a bus going to Paldi but conductor could not tell me that it is closer to my hotel. I got down at Depot to catch another bus for income tax. Akshardham is a must visit. Must see the sound light and water show which starts at 7 pm for 45 mts.
Must visit Induben for local namkeen. Visit stepwell and other historical buildings ..
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Hemal Doshi

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  • Hemal Doshi
  • Lives in Nadiad
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1706 readers

"A City of Heritage and Harmony"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Abad is very nice city of harmony. In last 10 year it is tremendously developed and Mr. Modi led govt. Two ICONIC place developed
Sabarmati Riverfront
GIFT city
A lot to visit in Ahmedabad
Kankariya lake, Heritage Route, Adalaj Stepwell, Sarkhej Roza, Old City, science city, Sabarmati Riverfront
Kankariya Carnival is land mark celebration of the year and year by year it is getting bigger and bigger
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Soumitra banerjee

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  • Soumitra banerjee
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  • 11 Reviews
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"Nice place: bubbly yet very tolerant."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Full of malls and highrises yet fully traditional. People are at peace here, quite busy with work. Full of offices and commercial establishments. Gandhinagar is very clean & green. Majestic Akshardham temple with breathtaking light and sound show is a must. So are step well and kankaria lake and Iskcon temple. Local cuisines & snacks are delightfully tasty!
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Prakash singh

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  • Prakash singh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  358 readers

"Excellent Place to visit."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Best Road in India. Corridor is successful in Ahmedabad. After Running life of Mumbai, Ahmedabad gives peace of mind to human body. People in Ahmedabad is very genital and honest. River front road is at his best. Narmada water canal giving us proud to being indian. Ahmedabad is twin city with Gandhinagar. Gandhinagar is awesome place. Indian should visit atleast once in his life at Gandhinagar.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 230 Reviews
  •  456 helpful votes
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"A Trip to Ahmedabad"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I had been to Ahmedabad by train in the month of October 2016. Ahmedabad is a must-visit destination in the tourism circuit of Gujarat. The must-visit attractions around Gujarat include the iconic Sabarmati Ashram, Kankaria Lake and Motera Stadium. The Sabarmati Ashram is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation and one can see a lot of objects of historical interest in this museum of national importance. The Kankaria Lake is frequently visited by both domestic and foreign tourists alike and was built by Sultan Qutbuddin in the 15th century. Other major attractions of this lake are the gardens, toy train, zoo, water rides and food stalls. The entry fee here is minimal here. The Motera Stadium was built in 1982 by the Gujarat Cricket Association and has a full capacity of 54000 spectators at any given point of time. This is one of the popular cricket stadiums in India.
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Ca sanjay goyal

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  • Ca sanjay goyal
  • 2 Reviews
  •  653 readers

"Very very dirty place"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Wverywhere their was waste plastic bags, garbage etc .. Can't believe that a tier 2 city could be so dirty and shaby ... Also I travelled to raan of kuch ... It seems that the gujrat govt have spent more money on advertisement then on actually maintaining the place .. My experience was a bad one .. Can't recommend ny one to go out to Bhuj for a family trip ...
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