Ahmedabad Tourism

Ahmedabad Tourism

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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

History of Ahmedabad

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.

People and Culture of Ahmedabad

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.

Things To Do in Ahmedabad

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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Surender k Singal

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  • Surender k Singal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  713 readers

"Hathhi Singh ni Wadi" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Historical Jain Temple - peaceful, archaeological masterpiece, admirable, well maintained, a-must-visit for heritage monuments' tourists, who may love its architectural marvel - centuries old and still attracting visitors to this would-be Smart City, already recognised Heritage City of India - because of such heritage landmarks
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Lahar Jadav

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  • Lahar Jadav
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 98 photos
  • 14 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  794 readers

"Ahmedabad" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Ahmadabad ... Is one of the big city of Gujarat and india.
It is also known as Manchester of india.
It is known for its big textile industry.
There are many places for visit in Ahmedabad like sabarmati riverfront, kankaria lake, sisi saiyad ni jadi, vora na roja etc.
Good city but is polluted and crowded.
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Anant Susarla

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  • Anant Susarla
  • Lives in Secunderabad
  • 5 Reviews
  •  166 readers

"Great place for vegans" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
A bustling, crowded and chaotic metropolis Ahmedabad has many historical and modern places to visit. From the Gandhi Ashram to the Sabarmati river front and the many temples spread around the city intermingled with India's only working and effective bus corridor and myriad malls. Another place in close proximity is Gandhinagar, the administrative capital with its verdant landscapes and the famed Akshardham temple. Whether you are a traditionalist or are modern in outlook, there's something for everyone in Ahmedabad.
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Mayur Shah

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  • Mayur Shah
  • Lives in Bhuj
  • 12 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  2167 readers

"This is one of the big cities of Gujarat."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jun 10, 2017
Ahmadabad is one of the big cities of Gujarat. It is very close to the capital of the state, that is Gandhinagar. This city has lots of places to visit. First is kankariya lake. Then for foodies one place is very famous known as Manek chowk. In Manek chowk there are lots of food stalls. One can get lots of varieties in food. However this city has a big problem of traffic. And in summer this place gets very hot. Overall this is a nice city. Also you can get from place to place very easily using public transport. And finding a hotel for stay is not difficult as well.
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Chittaranjan sahoo

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  • Chittaranjan sahoo
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  273 readers

"Well enjoyed during my business trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 1, 2017
Fantastic. I am a regular visitor to Ahmedabad but stayed in this hotel 1st time. Good rooms, clean & well maintained. Good & hyginic food. Well connected & easy availablty of local transport. City has few good tourist spot & the local people are quite supportive. Ahmedabad is the birth place of Amul icecream & one can enjoy verities at reasonable price.
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Jeevan sahoo

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  • Jeevan sahoo
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  668 readers

"Good place to visit"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Mar 10, 2017
The below are the places I had visited during my visit to Ahmedabad recently. These are the places and activity I enjoyed with my family.
Some of the places to be included during your tour to Ahmedabad are as follows:
*) Sabarmati Ashram
*) Sabarmati River Front (Prefer to visit in evening).
*) Adalaj stepwell
*) Vaishno Mata Temple
*) Balaji Temple
*) Science City
All the above can be planned and lie in the same route.
*) Hathee Singh Jain Temple
*) Jagannath Temple (Must Visit)
*) Kankaria Lake
A lot of activities can be done out here. Must go for the train ride out here (Gate 3).
A zoo is there near Gate 3, can take children over there but don't expect much from that zoo.
Kids gaming activities.
*) Manek Chowk (Food Hub - starts around 7:30 pm in the evening up to 2:00 AM)
*) Must try Dosa, Sandwich, Ice Cream over here.
*) Bera Mutton Samosa (Must have)
*) Imperial Bakery (Mirzapur Road)
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  • Neelp5
  • 1 Review
  •  428 readers

"About Hotel"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 4, 2017
An excellent hotel with the nice view and the facilities are really good. And the gym are is superb. About room its classic fantastic and the service is also very fast and about food its too good with little spicy and overall its a very good hotel for relax
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Bipin vaidya Vaidya

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  • Bipin vaidya Vaidya
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 157 photos
  • 29 Reviews
  •  29 helpful votes
  •  5224 readers

"Raniki vav"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 27, 2017
It is 12 KMS from city on the highway of Abu. Carvings are beautiful. One has to go down up to four stages. Different carvings at all steps. Worth visiting. Queen used to take Bath in this vav. One can take photographs from side as well as from zarokha.
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Prabal Awasthi

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  • Prabal Awasthi
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 20 photos
  • 75 Reviews
  •  45 helpful votes
  •  41512 readers

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

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 18, 2017
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
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Very good"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jan 16, 2017
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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