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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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Priyans Hu

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  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  214 readers

"Perfect for dust-free holiday" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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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  • Mohit Gandhi
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  512 readers

"Safe place even at night" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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 1 month 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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  • Govinda Maheshwari
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  •  844 readers

"Good place with street food and for shopping"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 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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  • Lives in Guwahati
  • 6 Reviews
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"A place of food and crowd around"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 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 2 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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Adi Gordo

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  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
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"Wonderful experience and enjoyed a lot"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 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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Dinesh Dixit

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  • Dinesh Dixit
  • Lives in Muzaffarnagar
  • 10 Reviews
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  •  2425 readers

"An excellent place"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months 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

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"A dry city but worth visiting"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months 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

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  • Parth Agrawal
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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"A nice city to visit"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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