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Located on the banks of river Sabarmati, Ahmedabad is the largest city in the whole state of Gujarat. From the year 1960 to 1970, it served as the capital city of Gujarat. However, later on, the capital was shifted to the Gandjhinagar city. It was founded in the year 1411 by Sultan Ahmed Shah. It is owing to this reason that, sometimes, it is also referred to as the city of Ahmed Shah.Ahmedabad is the hub of trade and commerce in Gujarat. The commercial importance of Ahmedabad makes the city an important travel destination in India. Besides being home to a number of important industries, Ahmedabad also has a number of majestic monuments, which remind us of the great historical and cultural past of the city.

Ahmedabad was incorporated into the Bombay Presidency during the British rule but remained the most important city in the Gujarat region. Over a period of time, Ahmedabad established itself as the home of textile industry and earned the nickname of "the Manchester of the East." A rising centre of higher education, information technology and scientific industries, Ahmedabad continues to remain one of the important cultural and commercial centers of western India.Amdavadis proudly claim it as the safest city in the world, prime reasons are it being a dry state so there are fewer nuisances of drunkards and hence women feel safe here. Nowhere in the world will you find women enjoying the freedom at night which they do in our own Ahmedabad.

Ahmedabad is the fastest growing city in the world and the best city to live in India according to recent reports, which shows the incredibility of the city.Ahmedabad is also known as Amdavad by fellow Amdavadis. Amdavadis are tagged as the shrewdest businessmen in the world and they have a unique style of their own. Business runs in the blood of every average amdavadi.Ahmedabad was once known as the city of mills or the Manchester of India due to its exquisite mill culture. Ahmedabad is now flooded with malls, multiplexes, premiere institutes and all forms of development.

The city of Ahmedabad is full of paradoxes- be it its colourful history dotted with conquests by the Mughals, the Marathas and the British on one hand and its association with the modern-day messiah of peace and non violence, Mahatma Gandhi on the other; or the cheerful co-existence of the new with the old, the city is a virtual kaleidoscope of colour, language, festivals and cultures.The city of Ahmedabad is today one of India's most important seats of learning. It's well known for the sheer number of institutions that are located here, as also the high quality of the education that they dispense.

Gujarat's principal city is Ahmedabad (also known as Amdavad) and is one of the major  industrial cities in India. Although it retains little evidence of the Raj, it has been called the `Manchester of the East' due to its many textile industries and its smokestacks. Ahmedabad is also very noisy and incredibly polluted; Relief Rd (Tilak Rd) gets the author's votes as one of the most polluted, congested and thoroughly chaotic strips of barely controlled mayhem in the country. It's a real rat race and only on Sunday mornings is there any respite.  Visitors in the hot season should bear in mind the derisive title given to Ahmedabad by the Moghul emperor, Jehangir: Gardabad, the City of Dust. Nevertheless, this comparatively little-visited city has a number of attractions for travellers, and is one of the best places to study the blend of Hindu and lslamic architectural styles known as the Indo-Saracenic. The new capital of Gujarat, Gandhinagar,is 32km from Ahmedabad.

History of Ahmedabad

Modhera Sun Temple AhmedabadSituated on the banks of river Sabarmati, Ahmedabad is located on the western side of India in the state of Gujarat.

Fairs and Festivals in Ahmedabad

The celebrations of religious festivities like Navratri, Diwali and Holi that are dedicated to Gods and Goddesses are truly secular in nature and people of all communities participate enthusiastically in all the festival celebrations.

Climate of Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad WeatherAhmedabad is dominated by three main seasons, namely summer, monsoon and winter. The climatic conditions of Ahmedabad vary from season to season.

Ahmedabad Culture

Ahmedabad city is well known for its diversified culture. People of Ahmedabad are very passionate about celebrating each and every festive occasion then be it Navratri, the nine nights festival or the kite flying festivity.

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