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Ahmedabad Travel Guide

Ahmedabad is the largest city and former capital of Gujarat, a state in India. It is sixth largest city and seventh largest metropolitan city of the India. Ahmedabad is situated on the shores of the Sabarmati River, 30 km from the state capital Gandhinagar, which is its twin city. Ahmedabad has come out as an important economic and industrial hub in India, also one of the fastest growing cities. It is the second largest producer of cotton in India, and its stock exchange is the country's second oldest.

The land around Ahmedabad has been developed since the 15th century, when it was known as Ashaval. During that time, Karna, the Chaulukya ruler of Anhilwara, waged a successful war against the Bhil king of Ashaval, and established a city called Karnavati on the banks of the Sabarmati. After many rulers this area finally came under the control Sultan Ahmed Shah, grandson of Muzaffar Shah (founder of Muzaffarid dynasty) in 1411 A.D. Ahmed Shah at the banks of Sabarmati liked the forested area for a new capital city and laid the foundation of a new walled city near Karnavati and named it Ahmedabad after the four saints in the area by the name Ahmed. It is also said that he named it after him.

Ahmedabad emerges a wide range of festivals and Gujarati culture. Famous celebrations include Uttarayan, an annual kite-flying day on 14 and 15 January, nine nights of Navratri are celebrated with people performing Garba, the most popular folk dance of Gujarat across the city. Ahmedabad is popular tourists spot and visited by many visitors to explore Temples, Lake, step-wells, Sabarmati Ashram, Masjid and few more.

Tourist Attractions in Ahmedabad

  • Lothal
  • Modhera Sun Temple
  • Akshardham Temple
  • Jama Masjid
  • Rani ki vav
  • Sabarmati Ashram
  • Hutheesing Jain Temple
  • Adalaj Stepwell