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Ahmedabad
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Ahmedabad, on the Bay of Cambay is the state of Gujarat’s principal city. Given its mix of medieval and modern, along with the coexistence of Hindu, Muslim and Jain communities, it is a compelling place to explore. Indeed, Ahmedabad is of the finest places in India to see the blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural style known as Indo-Saracenic.

Founded in 1411 by Ahmed Shah, by the 17th century, it was thought to be of the finest cities in India. After a period of decline, its industrial strength raised the city and from 1915 became world famous as the site of Gandhi’s ashram and the place where they launched his celebrated march against the Salt Law.

Ahemdabad Facts

• Area 204.6 sq. km
• Population 2,954,526
• Altitude 53 metres above sea level
• Languages Gujarati, Hindi and English
• STD Code 079
• Best time to visit November to February

Tourist Attractions in Ahemdabad

A wander through the vibrant bazaars & residential areas of the elderly city offers visual reward in the kind of Bhadra - the fortified citadel, numerous mosques including the stunning 15th century Jami Masjid & tombs of Ahmedabad’s Muslim rulers and Hindu & Jain temples. Northern Gujarat also abounds in exceptional step-wells, deep with elaborately carved walls. Dad Hari-ni-Vav on the outskirts of the city is perhaps the finest.

On Ashram Road is Sabarmati Ashram where the Mahatma lived from 1917 - 1930, as he helped weavers to find security & re-establish the manual textile industry in Ahmedabad.

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