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Introduction

A mass of factories, mosques, temple and high-rise offices, Gujarat's commercial hub, Ahmedabad , sprawls along the banks of the River Sabarmati some 90 km from its mouth in the Bay of Cam bay. A wander through the bazaars and pols of the bustling old city is rewarding enough, but Ahmedabad is also packed with diverse architectural styles, with over fifty mosques and tombs, as well as Hindus and Jain temples and grand step-well. In addition, assorted museums provide a good introduction to Gujarati culture

Area 204.6 sq km
Altitude 48.77metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-45.5 C-25.0 C Winter--35 C-15.0C
Language Gujarati, English, Hindi
STD Code 079
Rainfall The average yearly rainfall varies from  100 mm to 50 mm.
Best Time to Visit July to September.

Ahmedabad MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-Ahmedabad is connected by air with Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and other major cities of India.
  2. Rail:-Ahmedabad is connected by rail with cities all over India
  3. Road:- Ahmedabad is connected by road with throughout the country. It is well connected with Aurangabad, Surat, Jamnagar and other cities of Gujarat.

Places to Visit

Ahmed Shah's Mosque Jama Masjid Manek Chowk Rani ka Hazira
Calico Museum Sabarmati Ashram Vishalla Village Shreyas Folk Museum
Dada Hari Vav Rani Sipri Mosque Shaking Minarets Hathi Singh Temple
City Museum Bhandra Fort    

Excursion

Adalaj Vav Swami Narayana Temple Lothal Modhera
Nal Sarovar Patan    

Shopping

Ahmedabad is fun in itself. Meander through dozens of boutiques and gift shops on C.G. Road. During the day take your time browsing through the fascinating range of Patola silks, ethnic fabrics, silver jewellery, furniture and handicrafts. And in the evening try the Law Garden evening market for ethnic and traditional clothes and white metal jewellery. Be there by 5 P.M to have an early start. The POIs as well Teen Darwaja in old city are once again great places for antique shopping if you have the time and inclination for bargaining and don’t mind the heat and dust of the crowded old city.

Accommodation

Hotel Cama Park Plaza Hotel Comfort Inn Sunset Hotel Fortune Landmark Hotel Le Meridian
Hotel Taj Residency Hotel Inder Residency Quality Inn Rivera Holiday Inn