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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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Tanuj Parikh
  • Tanuj Parikh
  • Lives in Umreth
  • 5 Reviews

"Nice place must visit it" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 days 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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Pulin Mistry
  • Pulin Mistry
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 6 Reviews

"I would say, the best city of Gujarat" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I would say, the best city of Gujarat. You will find almost everything to see, shop, entertainment or any other thing you want to have. You can have enjoyment of street shopping at various places, where you can shop for cheapest price. The connectivity for travelling to any other destination from Ahmedabad is very easily available.
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Sahil Arora
  • Sahil Arora
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 1 Review

"Ahmedabad is a good clean less crowded city"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Ahmedabad is a good clean less crowded city. It has got many tourist attraction like Sabarmati Ashram, Riverfront, Adalaj Steep Well, Vintage Car Museum and Kakaria Lake. Local food consist of kathiwad thali, dhoklas, rotla, khandwi and theplaas.
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Pravin Ghule
  • Pravin Ghule
  • Lives in Latur
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  • 13 Reviews

"A clean and calm city"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Ahmedabad is a clean city and there are calm people in the city. A well constructed road network with BRTS public transport system and spectacular sabarmati riverfront are key highlights of city. The city has large number of ancient gates and amazing food ( mostly vegetarian) to taste. The city lacks traffic discipline, a local rail network, availability of better seafood. Best time to visit from November to February. On 14 January largest kite festival is organised yearly. Navrati festival is celebrated in very large scale.
The best place to visit is
- sabarmati riverfront
- kankaria lake
- akshardham temple
- Alfa one mall
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Shivam Bhardwaj
  • Shivam Bhardwaj
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"The trade capital of Gujrat"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Ahmedabad is one of the best cities of Gujarat named as trade capital of Gujarat. Its an awesome and peaceful place to live in. It has an easy public transport system of comfortable BRTS and AMTS. The top sites of ahmedabad according for me are, Kankaria lake, the Sabarmati Ashram, the Law Garden, the Vastrapur Riverfront and the Alfa mall.
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Prashant Srivastava
  • Prashant Srivastava
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review

"The king of cities"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was a nice experience visiting the place. Ahmedabad is kind of the cities and is the capital of Gujarat. It is also known as the merchant of the east. There are many places to visit such as Kankaria lake, Iskcon temple, etc. Also there are many malls to visit but Alpha One is the largest and with lots of different stores in it.
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Ravi Agarwal
  • Ravi Agarwal
  • Lives in Jodhpur
  • 3 Reviews

"A good place overall."

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Last week I went to Ahmedabad with my family. It is a beautiful place and had a lot of lovely people. Sabarmati river flows from this place which looks and feels very amazing and enjoyable.The transport facility makes this place east to be accessed. Akshardham temple, malls, ring road etc. are such beautiful places which will make you want to visit it again and again. Visit to the IIM ahmedabad was so good. Overall my experience was very thrilling and exciting here.
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Sudhir Krishna
  • Sudhir Krishna
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 8 Reviews

"A must see City"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I have visited Ahmedabad 3 times in last one year and have always liked the city. The food, the monuments, temples and other structures, all offer an excellent array of sightseeing. The Sabarmati River Front and the Kankaria Lake complexes are a must visit.
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Amit Patra
  • Amit Patra
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"City With A Proper Management And Lovely People"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
A well planned city with excellent road. People are very friendly. Its heaven for foodies. In every corner of the city you will find some good food joints. Travelling through Auto is really a painful stuff since knowing you are an outsider they will charge bomb, though its a story of every city so I preferred cabs. Taxiforsure is what I can suggest now. Traffic is chaos, people drive like they are on race track. No sense of road rules. Activities are not much for the adventurous tourists, though you will cherish lots of monuments, museums and temples.
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Canada Regina
  • Canada Regina
  • 2 Reviews

"An Excellent place with good people"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Ahmedabad is a highly populated city though there is much air pollution.

I like the people of Gujarat as they are so kind, generous and helpful.

I like the airport named Sardar Vallabhbhai International airport too much because it is very newly built.

The food at Ahmedabad was so tasty, love to eat dabeli, pav bhaji and pani puri.
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