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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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Sahil Tabuk

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  • Lives in Nadiad
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"An historical city" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Ahmedabad is a very historical city. In Ahmedabad sabarmati river, kakriya, gandhiji's aasharam sabarmati, sidi saiyad jali, jama masjid, sarkhej's roja and etc are the historical places in Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad is a heritage city. Ahmedabad is best place to visit.
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Arfat Patel

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"Amazing Place!!" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Ahmedabad is really superb city. People of Ahmedabad are friendly and good. There was so many places to visit like Sabarmati riverfront, jama Masjid, patang hotel, & many historical place. If you love to shop, you need to go to "Teen darwaja" it's a superb place. Ahmedabad is also famous for studies. IIMA is famous college of Ahmedabad.
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Milan Patel

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  • Milan Patel
  • Lives in Vijapur
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"Enjoyable trip" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Yes, I enjoyed pretty much well without feeling loneliness. It's just good experience to be there and enjoy with my book and visiting Ahmedabad and collecting photographs for my album. And also well guided by hotel services. I was recommended by my friend so I now recommend you to feel and make one step higher of experience.
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Kaushal Makhecha

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  • Lives in Amreli
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"A good experience" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Ancient place, lots of places to visit like Kankaria lake, River front, Sidi saiyad ni jali, Adalaj-Trimandir, Swaminarayan temple, Lal darwaja, Shopping market. We visited Ahmedabad central mall, Punjabi bhel, Bombay bhel, Panipuri, Chaat, Gujarati thali, Kathiyawadi thali, Gathiya, Jalebi, Fafda are tremendous. Overall, experience is very good.
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Sakshya  Sen

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"Perfect place for the youth" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
You must visit here for Sabarmati river front. It's just amazing. The view is so beautiful and the atmosphere is just wow. You must visit Sabarmati riverfront, Kankaria Talab, Akshardham, such a beautiful temple. You will get free from stress as the atmosphere is like that.

You must enjoy khakra and dhokla and my favourite jalebi fafda.

One must visit the famous and in my view the biggest Mall of Ahmedabad, the Alpha Mall.

As I am a student, I keep roaming around new places. One must come here for at least a week to know Ahmedabad. It is such an amazing place and you will love to be here. So please come and add beautiful and cheerful memories to your life.
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Ankit Chopra

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  • Ankit Chopra
  • Lives in New Delhi
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"A Dry State"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Ahmedabad is a clean city, the roads and infrastructure is much better than other states of India. The negative point of this city that it is a dry state. It is very difficult to arrange alcohol even for the tourists. First you have to take permit from the airport or railway station. Then their are very limited shops that offer alcohol, these shops are only in hotels. Then the shops close at 8 pm. After 8 Pm you can not even get a drop of alcohol in entire state of Ahmedabad.
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Shanaya Khan

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  • Shanaya Khan
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Ahmedabad is a beautiful city"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Ahmedabad is a beautiful city. I loved the city, sight seeing over there, monuments. Food of Ahmedabad is one of a kind. Its delicious, specially the Gujarati thali. People of Ahmedabad are so good in nature, they love welcoming guests. You don't feel like that your in a new city. We loved Gandhi ashram, Adalaj vav, Kankaria lake, Sarkhej roza, Thol lake and Akshardham.
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Dee Sharma

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"Kids and young will enjoy the place"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
About 60 km from Ahmedabad. Don't have high expectations from this place. The route is very straight from Ahmedabad with not many dividers or forks but do take a look at google map for the route.

The waterfall is actually a small fall compared to waterfalls we have seen or assumed. But if you live in or near Ahmedabad, then due to TINA factor it is worth visiting (as there are no water or falls worth writing home nearby).

Please visit the place as a picnic place with a group, not as a place to see. Kids and young will enjoy the place. Kids will love the camel ride (a bit expensive) and please, please go after rainy season (if you want to see water and it falling). Better go in morning or evening, else will be hot as no shade available, also a good place to visit in winter to bask in the sun with a group and kids.

Important : take your own food and drinks, nothing worth mentioning available on the spot. Take precautions of injuries as place is very rough, and slippery too (in some places).
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Harsha Bhatia

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  • Harsha Bhatia
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
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"Lovely city with peaceful life"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Ahmedabad is a lovely city. Life is very peaceful there. There is less pollution compared to Bombay. We visited many places in Ahmedabad but I liked Akshardham temple and Kankaria lake the most. At Kankaria, the kids enjoyed a lot. There is a toy train which circles the entire lake and runs on a track. We can view the entire lake on boarding the train. There is boating, amusement park, food stalls there so we do not have to go out for anything. The whole lake is lighted so beautifully, it looks very nice especially after sunset. It was a very lovely trip.
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Maulik Bhatt

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"A perfect picnic place for everyone"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
'TRIMANDIR-ADALAJ" on ahmedabad-kalol highway is a glorious temple to visit in outskirts of Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar. It is called trimandir as it contains 3 temples of sects of hinduism - jainism, vaishnav & shaiv. 13 feet marble idol of Lord Simandhar Swami is centre of attraction in temple. Along temple there are a small museum, a theatre showing 10 minute film, 'Store of Happiness' a special exhibition for children, play area for kids, gardens, food court, bhojan shala, accommodation facilities, pujya niruma memorial etc. You'll enjoy and feel peace never before here. A perfect picnic place for everyone.
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