Ahmedabad One of the top destination in India
Gujarat’s major city is Ahmedabad; it is a remarkable city which is set straddling the Sabarmati River.
The stunning buildings of the old world are a striking contrast to the noise and bustle from the present world. Maze like in its complexity, Ahmedabad is rather cosmopolitan with beautiful museums, a great set of fine restaurants and fabulous night markets. One could get completely lost here in the charm of this city.
History and Economy of Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad (often spelt Ahmadabad) has a fascinating history which is rich in its complexity it offers a unique sense of style in its architecture when compared with the rest of India as it is a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles known as indo-saracenic. The monuments here date back to the 15th century mainly, although Ahmedabad was known for its industry as far back as the medieval times. In the present it is relatively well known for its textiles and is often referred to as the ‘Manchester of the east’.
Along with textiles industry in Ahmedabad there is a strong chemical and pharmaceutical industry based here. Ahmedabad city plays an integral role in the supply of commercial resources to the surrounding area. There is a majority of business people and traders in Ahmedabad which has led to many major businesses and artisan guilds being created here which in turn has had a huge influence on the economy here.
The climate of Ahmedabad
Located in the state of Gujarat and settled along the banks of the Sabarmati River is Ahmedabad. Experiencing a very hot summer Ahmedabad suffers a good amount of rainfall during the monsoons but winters are cool and pleasant. Taking this information into consideration it is not recommended to plan your tour to Ahmedabad in the summer unless you are generally used to this type of climate as temperatures can get as high as 40 degrees Celsius.
Tourism in Ahmedabad Founded as Ahmedabad in 1411ad by the ruler at the time, sultan Ahmed shah, the city declined in the coming century and in 1572 it was assimilated into the great Mughal Empire by the emperor Akbar. There was a series of declines and rises for Ahmedabad since then and this has made for a thought provoking history and a city full of attractions. Ahmedabad was made world famous for having Mahatma Gandhi’s Ashram. However there are many attractions both within the walled city and around it. Major monuments here include the tombs of Ahmed shah and his queens along with his mosque, Jama Masjid, the mosque of Sidi Sayid, teen Darwaza or the triple gateway are all well known attractions and major monuments here. Within the walled city there are a number of ‘Pols’ which are traditional colonies that date as far back as the 18th century.
There are a number of scenic areas that depict a widely varying terrain here so keep the camera ready and you will get some great shots.