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Interesting Facts About Ahmedabad :

The former capital of the state of Gujarat, Ahmedabad is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River and is just 30 kms away from its twin city Gandhinagar, which is now the current state capital. It is also the largest city in Gujarat. Ahmedabad has a hot semi-arid climate. Besides the monsoons which occur from June to September, the weather is extremely dry in the hot summers, which extend from March to May and the winters which stretch from November to February. January enjoys a mild chill and therefore it is most suitable to visit this city during the months of November to February.

Ahmedabad is divided into two distinct regions by the Sabarmati River, the eastern and the western regions. The eastern region is home to the old city which is packed with bazaars, the old clustered housing system based on caste, religion or profession (known as pol system), several places of worship, the main post office, main railway station and many other buildings of the bygone era. The western region, on the other hand, has all the modern buildings, educational institutions, residential complexes, multiplexes, shopping malls and business districts. In 2010, the Forbes Magazine rated Ahmedabad as one of the fastest growing cities in India and the third fastest growing city in the world. The architecture in Ahmedabad is much admired because of the beautiful blend of Hindu and Islamic styles. The city has surged and transformed into a major economic and industrial hub in India.

Through all the development and urbanization, Ahmedabad has managed to stay largely vegetarian and prohibited alcohol in the city. Only select locations in the older areas serve non-vegetarian fare. Some parts of Ahmedabad are also known for their folk art, which include tie-dyed badhinis, traditional mojdis (a form of footwear), mirror work handicrafts etc.

Movement within the city is made easy with the availability of CNG rickshaws and buses run by the Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Services (AMTS) which are regular and very economical. Private cabs/ taxis can also be hired, but these are more suitable for moving around the whole day or all day sight-seeing.

How to reach Ahmedabad :

By air – The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, which provides domestic and international service, is located just 15 km from the city centre and is one of the busiest airports in Gujarat, offering regular flights back and forth to various cities in the country.

By train – Ahmedabad has a good railway network, connecting the city to various other towns in Gujarat as well as to several major cities in the country.

By bus – Buses are easily available from other major cities to Ahmedabad.

Some must-visit attractions :

Swaminarayan Temple :

Constructed in the Kalupur area of Ahmedabad, this is the first of the many Swaminarayan temples built around the world. The stand-out feature of this architecture, based on Burma teak wood, is that every coloured arch and bracket is a bright different shade and seems almost fairytale-like with its magnificent carvings on every column, arch and bracket. The milky white buildings and the different sections of the temple like the Nar Narayan Temple, Akshar Bhavan, the Temple for women, the Havelis all glorify Indian culture and heritage. This is one of the most visited temples in Ahmedabad.

Timings: 6 am to 7 pm on all days of the week.

Sabarmati Ashram :

This ashram has a special significance in the history of India. It was from here that Gandhiji carried out his struggle for independence and a British-free India. The ashram is a colony of very basic and austere tiled cottages and one can still see Gandhiji’s personal items like his wooden slippers, round eye-glasses, letters and books. An extremely serene and tranquil location, the ashram has also been known to be called Harijan Ashram, Gandhi Ashram and Satyagraha Ashram.

Timings: 8.30 am to 6.30 pm daily.

Jama Masjid :

Another striking tourist spot in Ahmedabad, the Jama Masjid here is similar in grandeur and architecture to the Jama Masjid in Delhi. It is also called Jami or Jumma Masjid. The yellow sandstone structure, exhibiting Hindu and Islamic architecture, with its huge courtyard is quite spectacular. The interior of the shrine receives natural light through the lattice work screens that adorn the masjid.

Timings: 6 am to 8 pm on all days. The mosque doors are shut during prayer times, so as not to allow visitors to disturb the proceedings.

Bhadra Fort :

This imposing fort with its majestic palaces, inviting, huge green courtyard, mosque and the famous Bhadra Kali Temple is another most frequented attraction in Ahmedabad. The various points of attraction here are the Bhadra Kali Temple, Royal Square, Teen Darwaza, Clock Tower and the beautiful gardens of Nagina Baugh and Maidan-e-Shah. This monument has been renovated by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and the Archaeological Survey Of India in 2014 who manages the fort as a heritage property and is treated as a cultural centre for the city.

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm daily.

Kankaria Lake :

Located in the southern part of the city, this lake is believed to be the largest in the city. The lakefront is an ideal location for family picnics as it has been converted into an entertainment zone with a toy train, water rides, water park, kid’s city, a zoo, a tethered balloon ride and plenty of food stalls.

Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden :

A great attraction for families with kids, this zoo was set up on the banks of the Kankaria Lake in 1951. Home to various mammals and reptiles like crocodiles and alligators, several species of rare and endangered birds, this zoo is exciting for the kids. The Butterfly Park, nocturnal Animal House, the water park, the Rasala Nature Park etc are all worth a visit.

Timings: 9 am to 6.15 pm from March to October

9 am to 5 pm ( from November to February)    

Adalaj Step Well :

A very common feature in Gujarat, one can find step wells or ‘Vavs’ all over the state and perhaps one of the best of them all can be found in Ahmedabad. These massive structures, which were meant as a source of water in such arid regions, were quite often decorated and ornamented as well by the locals and one such step well is the Adalaj Vav. This vav has been built with beautiful platforms and galleries, while the shafts of the well are decorated with intricate floral and geometric motifs and figurines. The pillars that support the galleries are beautifully carved and enjoy diffused lighting which serve as wonderful resting places.

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Interesting Facts About Ahmedabad :

The former capital of the state of Gujarat, Ahmedabad is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River and is just 30 kms away from its twin city Gandhinagar, which is now the current state capital. It is also the largest city in Gujarat. Ahmedabad has a hot semi-arid climate. Besides the monsoons which occur from June to September, the weather is extremely dry in the hot summers, which extend from March to May and the winters which stretch from November to February. January enjoys a mild chill and therefore it is most suitable to visit this city during the months of November to February.

Ahmedabad is divided into two distinct regions by the Sabarmati River, the eastern and the western regions. The eastern region is home to the old city which is packed with bazaars, the old clustered housing system based on caste, religion or profession (known as pol system), several places of worship, the main post office, mai......Read More


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