The city of Ahmedabad is situated on the banks of Sabarmati Lake. Formerly the city was the capital of Gujarat Sultanate. Ahmedabad is the seventh largest metropolitan city in India.
It is also popularly termed as Manchester of the East. The textile industry is very well developed here as no other else has. Ahmedabad is a land of the 'Father of the Nation' Mahatma Gandhi and has witnessed many movements of Indian Independence.
The architecture of Ahmedabad is a fusion of Hindu craftsmanship with Islamic architecture, thus has given rise to the Indo-Saracenic style. The founder of Ahmedabad, Sultan Ahmed Shah embellished the city with jewels like monuments, mosques, pavilions and mausoleums. Jama Masjid, Ahmed Shah's Mosque and the Siddi Sayyad Mosque are good examples of this architecture.
Later on many foreign architects came up in city to design modern buildings.
Tourist attractions in Ahmedabad
There are many gorgeous alluring gardens in Ahmedabad that dazzle visitors with their gleam. The city has around 76 parks and gardens and 96 traffic islands. Internationally Ahmedabad has been recognized by 'Green City Commendation Award' as a result of properly maintained gardens here.
Victoria Garden, Bal Vatika and Law Garden are the most popular gardens of the city.Victoria Garden
Victoria Garden located in the south of the Bhadra Fort, is a one of the popular place to hang out with friends. The garden is so called for the statue of Queen Victoria, standing in it.Bal Vatika
The children's park known as Bal Vatika situated on the bank of Kankaria Lake is a nature's brilliance. The Amusement Park and Water Park in Bal Vatika excites every kid.Law Garden
The garden situated in close vicinity of Law College is named 'Law Garden' which is a hub for 'shopaholics'. It is perfect place to shop for brilliant artifacts and variety of Gujarati outfits. Parimal Garden, Prahlad nagar Garden, Lal Darwaja Garden are the other popular gardens in the city. The saga of Ahmedabad is truly a perfect fascinating blend of history, culture and adventure. Ahmedabad is also famous for step wells and elaborately carved temples at Modhera and Kumbharia. Ahemdabad has around 100 Jain temples.Ambaji
The grand temple of Goddess Amba is an important place of pilgrimage in Gujarat. Devotees hoard in all through the year to pay regards to Amba Mata. They bite their nails on seeing the amazing calmness and beauty of the place.Other Places of Interest in Ahmedabad
Teen Darwaza and Bhadra Fort, Daria Khan's Ghummat, Gita Mandir, Swami Narayan Temple, Hathisinh Mandir, Jhulta Minar, Kankaria Lake, Rani Sipri's Mosque and Tomb, Rani Roopmati Mosque, Rauza of Shah Alam, Sabarmati Ashram, Dada Hari Vav are not far behind the main attractions of Ahmedabad.Museums in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad also has numerous fascinating museums and testaments.
Calico Museum of Textiles, Shreyas Folk Art Museum, Gandhi Smarak Sanghrahalaya, L.D. Institute of Indology, National Institution of Design, Tribal Research & training Museum, Kite Museum, Veechar Utensil Museum and Natural History Museum are joy to all ages.Festivity
Every year Ahmedabad celebrates world popular Kite festival on Makar Sankranti.