Ahmedabad - The Manchester Of India

The city of Ahmedabad is located in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is also among one of the largest and busiest cities in the country. Located on the banks of the Sabarmati River this is a highly industrialized and economically advanced zones in the country. The extensive and the highly advanced textile industry had also earned the city the name of ‘Manchester of the East’.

There is plenty on offer when you set about to explore the city of Ahmedabad. This is a city that’s steeped in its historical background and to support that you will get to see some of the finest examples of architecture within the city. One of them is the Jama Masjid that was built in the 1423. It is a striking work of yellow sandstone and stands till today as an impressive work of the confluence of Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture. The famous place that the world knows the place for is the Sabarmati Ashram. This is the place from where Mahatma Gandhi started out his preaching of non-violence and self dependence.

Another magnificent work of art stands in the form of the Jain temple – Hathesing Temple. This was built in 1850 and is one of the most prominent structures of the city. it is beautiful with its intricate carvings and engraved work on white marble. Ahmedabad city is also known as a place of gardens and parks. Among these an interesting attraction is the Kankaria Lake. This beautiful lake was constructed in 1451. It has an island park in the middle along with lush green gardens and a boating club that makes it one of the most picturesque picnic spots in the city.

Textiles are the greatest achievements of Ahmedabad city. And one of the finest showcases of this is the Calico Museum. Here you will see a wide array of textiles that had been produced way back in the 17th century to its different variants that has been produced ever since. Ahmedabad city is also equally synonymous with festivities and celebrations. There are festivals like dandiya and Garba when the city is decked in colorful hues of joyous celebration. Other festivals include Deepavali, Holi and Ganesh Chaturthi among several others.

Another important attraction of the city is its cuisine. Be prepared to taste some of the finest samples of Indian and vegetarian cuisine here. There is a wide variety of delectable food items that will bring you a new taste for Indian food. The best time to visit Ahmedabad is in the winter months. You can book yourself for one of the package tours that are available. You can also travel yourself and there will be no dearth of accommodation facilities. The city has all types of luxury and budget hotels for you. 

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