DISCOVER AHMEDABAD


Formerly called Karnavati and hoe to several independence initiatives, Ahmedabad was founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the year 1411AD; the city has been the host to most important leaders of India like Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel during the Indian Independence Movement. It is the seventh largest metropolitan area of India. Forbes magazine rated Ahmedabad as the fastest growing city of India; and third in the world.


Weather

Ahmedabad has a hot semi-arid Climate. There are three main seasons: Summer, Monsoon and Winter. Aside from the monsoon season the climate is dry. Temperature will be 16 – 32 0C in the month of November and ideally the best time to visit Ahmedabad.


Culture

Ahmedabad city is well known for its rich, diversified culture. People of Ahmedabad are very lively and cherish each and every moment of their lives. They believe in living life a very simplistic manner. They are very passionate about celebrating each and every festive occasion.


Tourist Attraction

Ahmedabad is a great tourist attraction destination as there are number of interesting places to see in and around the city. Some of the features that perfectly describe the Ahmedabad city are splendid monuments, wonderful museums and gorgeous lakes. Adalaj Ni Vav, Sidi Saiyad Mosque, Hathising Temple, Riverfront, Kankaria Lake and Sabarmati Ashram are the historical places to be seen in Ahmedabad.


Cuisine

Ahmedabad is a paradise for food lovers. The cuisine of Ahmedabad consists of such yummy lip smacking dishes that you will be tempted to try out more and more food each time you enter into the restaurant. The typical Gujarati Thali that is served in the restaurants consists of real mouth watering dishes. Ahmedabad cuisine mainly consists of Vegetarian dishes.




  Adalaj Step Well

Adalaj Stepwell or Rudabai Stepwell is a stepwell located in the village of Adalaj, close to Ahmedabad city and in Gandhinagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat, and considered a fine example of Indian architecture work. It was built in 1498 in the memory of Rana Veer Singh, by his wife Queen Rudadevi.


Gandhi Ashram

Sabarmati Ashram is located in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, adjoining the Ashram Road, on the banks of the River Sabarmati, 4 miles from the town hall. This was one of the many residences of Mahatma Gandhi who lived at Sabarmati and Sevagram when he was not travelling across India or in prison.

 


  Sidi Saiyad Mosque

The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, popularly known as Sidi Saiyyid ni Jali locally, built in 1572-73 AD (Hijri year 980), is one of the most famous mosques of Ahmedabad, a city in the state of Gujarat, India. As attested by the marble tablet fixed on the wall of the mosque, it was built by Sidi Saiyyid in the retinue of Bilal Jhajar Khan, general in the army of the last Sultan Shams-ud-Din Muzaffar Shah III of the Gujarat Sultanate.


Kankaria Lake

Kankaria Lake is the second largest lake in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. It is located in the south-eastern part of the city, in the Maninagar area. It was completed in 1451 during the reign of Sultan Qutb-ud-Din Ahmad Shah II though its origin is placed in the Chaulukya period sometimes. A lakefront is developed around it, which has many public attractions such as a zoo, toy train, kids city, tethered balloon ride, water rides, water park, food stalls, and entertainment facilities. The lakefront was revamped in 2007–2008. Kankaria Carnival is a week-long festival held here in the last week of December. Many cultural, art, and social activities are organised during the carnival.

 


  Riverfront

Sabarmati Riverfront is a waterfront being developed along the banks of Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad, India. Proposed in the 1960s, the construction began in 2005. Since 2012, the waterfront is gradually opened to public as and when facilities are constructed and various facilities are actively under construction. The major objectives of project are environment improvement, social infrastructure and sustainable development.


Hutheesing Jain Temple

Hutheesing Temple is the best known Jain temple in Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India. It was constructed in 1848. The construction of the temple was initiated originally planned by Shet Hathisinh Kesarisinh, a wealthy Ahmedabad trader who died at 49. The construction was supervised and completed by his wife Shethani Harkunvar . The total cost was approximately Rs. 8 lakh., then a major sum. The temple is dedicated to Lord Dharmanatha, the fifteenth Jain Tirthankar. The temple is managed by a [Hutheesing family] trust.