Founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in 1411 AD, Ahmedabad, in the state of Gujarat, has grown into one of the most important modern cities of India. Straddling the Sabarmati river, this prosperous city of six million is a delight for archeologists, anthropologists, architects, histsorians, sociologists, traders, bargain hunters, and plain tourists. An exciting combination of traditions and modernism, Ahmedabad captures all visitors with its diversity of places, religious and ethnic communities. It is interesting to see how Indian atmosphere mix with the colonial British influence, how Hinduism, the world's oldest existing religion develops in the globalising world.
Ahmedabad, India is the largest city in the state of Gujarat (there are 29 states, Gujarat is the westernmost one). The city was the capital of the state before 1970 and is now the administrative center of Ahmedabad district. It is the seventh largest agglomeration in India, located at the banks of the river Sabarmati and is also called Amdavad.
Ahmedabad is Gujarat's largest city and the headquarters of Ahmedabad district . It is located on the banks of the River Sabarmati at an elevation of 53 metres (180 ft ). It has a dry climate. Its highest recorded temperature is 48.5°C and lowest is 5°C
Places to Visit:
Sabarmati Ashram,Kankaria Lake,Adalaj Step Well,Ahmed Shah's Mosque,Akshardham Temple,Law Garden,Roza,Hutheesing Temple,Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary.
By Air :-Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is just 15 km north-east from the city-centre.
By Rail :-The Ahmedabad railway station holds as a junction with railway lines emerging towards Mumbai, Delhi, Saurashtra and Kutch.
By Road :-Ahmedabad - 438kms,Rajkot -234kms,Jamnagar -148kms,Junagarh -232kms,POrbander -120kms, Somnath -249kms,Bhavnagar -399kms,Okha -32kms,Mumbai -929kms.
Best time to Visit : From October to March.