Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad is the largest city in Gujarat, one of the fastest growing states in India at present. Located on the banks of the River Sabarmati, the city is the administrative centre of Ahmedabad district. It was the capital of the Gujarat Sultanate and was founded in 1411 by Sultan Ahmed Shah.

The city is the hub of tertiary sector activities like commerce, communication and construction. It is home to a number of reputed corporate houses — Zydus Cadila and Torrent Pharmaceuticals, the Adani Group, the Nirma group, Bosch Rexroth, Stork, Rollepaal, and Johnson Pumps, Sweden.

Ahmedabad is famous for its cuisine especially the typical Gujarati thali (meal) — which consists of rotli, dal, rice and Shaak (cooked vegetables, sometimes with curry), with   pickles and roasted papads.

The city is also well known for its embroidery from the Kutch and Saurashtra regions, bandhinis (tie and dye work) of the artisans of Rangeela pol and the traditional mojri footwear from Madhupura.

It has three main seasons: summer, monsoon and winter.

Sightseeing
Bhadra Fort – The Bhadra fort was built by Ahmed Shah  and has magnificent palaces and well-laid gardens. It houses the famous Bhadrakali Temple dedicated to Hindu goddess, 'Bhadra' (incarnation of goddess Kali).The royal entrance has been intricately carved forming atriple arched structure.



Victoria Garden - It is situated at the south of Bhadra Fort housing the statue of Queen Victoria. This garden is a great attraction for families wishing to spend their leisure time with ample scope for recreation. The greenery and the beauty of the flora at the park are a sight for sore eyes.

Sabarmati Ashram – It was set up in 1915 and served as the home of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi till 1930. It played a key role in the country’s struggle for independence. Its museum has eight life-size colour oil paintings and an exhibition on Gandhiji’s life.

Kankaria Lake- It was built by Sultan Qutab-ud-Din in the year 1451 A.D. The Lake is one of the most favorite picnic spots of the people of Ahmedabad. The lake offers boating facility along with a zoo and children's park located nearby. It is well known for its beautiful garden called the Nagina Wadi.

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