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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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Dinesh Dixit
  • Dinesh Dixit
  • Lives in Muzaffarnagar
  • 9 Reviews

"An excellent place" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
The Ashram on the banks of Sabarmati, reminds us the freedom struggle of the Mahatma's journey of a lifetime. Akshardham temple is an epitome of people's faith and the beautiful revolving restaurant on the other bank of Sabarmati gives a beautiful view of the whole city. The food is also good.
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Ben Par
  • Ben Par
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review

"A dry city but worth visiting" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was to unwind and I enjoyed it. The city has a lot to offer in terms of its heritage and in terms of the Western influenced culture. There are seven bridges which connect the eastern part of the city with its western side. And one can really see the noticeable change those bridges make.

I would recommend every person reading this to spare some time to have a look at the developing city with the River Front project.
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Parth Agrawal
  • Parth Agrawal
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review

"A nice city to visit" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
From sabarmati ashram to sidi saiyad jaldi. From manek chowk to sabarmati riverfront Ahmedabad is a very nice place to be in. Very friendly people and a clean city. I believe one must visit at least once in his life to Ahmedabad. One can feel presence of modi in each and every part of Ahmedabad.
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Rani Shah
  • Rani Shah
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 21 Reviews

"A city with lots of attraction" new review

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
There are a lot of attractions in Ahmedabad. This was a work trip so could not explore much. The traffic though is insane here. Summers can get pretty hot in Gujarat. You ill find a lot of two wheelers here and you got to be care full here. Being a high Gujrati community here the gujju food here is awesome.
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Malav Shah
  • Malav Shah
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 4 Reviews

"A wonderful city" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Ahmedabad is a dry city. Chilling during winter and best time to visit the city else it is much warmer during summer. A totally gujarati city and relishing gujju dishes. People are nice and city had developed by leaps and bounds over years. It has a very few places to hangout at, but the variety of hotels, entertainment clubs is quite high.
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Subodh Dayal
  • Subodh Dayal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews

"City of fun"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Ahmedabad is a good city with must watch visit places like kankaria lake surroundings & Science city @ sola. Science city at sola is must visit for family, students and visitors the rates are normal compared to other metro city. Overall fun experience with family and friends.
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Ashesh Khatri
  • Ashesh Khatri
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review

"Best Place as Compare to Mumbai"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Ahmedabad is best as compared to Mumbai. Here the pani-puri is the best. The road as compared to Mumbai is awesome. For food lovers this place is fantastic. In ahmedabad facility are awesome and the fare rates are very cheap. The A/C buses are available at lowest price as compare to other places.
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Jay  Sampat
  • Jay Sampat
  • Lives in Surat
  • 4 Reviews

"A memorable trip"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Ahmedabad is a good place for a visit to the ancient things and monument. The feel of religious is also very much good. The transportation for each and every place is also very good. Wow a good trip to the ahmedabad. It was such a memorable trip to Ahmedabad. It can also be a best city of Gujarat.
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Abbas Soni
  • Abbas Soni
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 2 Reviews

"The heart of Gujarat"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Ahmedabad is city of baka and motibhai. Ahmedabad is fast growing cities of India and has some historic importance. There are plenty of good places around for visiting. You will find some good place for shopping also like lala darwaja and ashram road. People of Ahmedabad known for their typical don't care nature.
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Tanuj Parikh
  • Tanuj Parikh
  • Lives in Umreth
  • 8 Reviews

"Nice place must visit it"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
If you come to Gujarat and don't visit Ahmedabad then its of no point. It was fun being here. Great atmosphere. I would say its the best city of Gujarat. You will find almost everything to see, shop, entertainment or any other thing you want to have clean city and calm people in the city. A well constructed road network with BRTS public transport system and spectacular sabarmati riverfront are key highlights of city.
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