Ahmedabad is the largest city of Gujarat that also used to be the former capital of the state. The Archaeological evidence indicates that the region around Ahmedabad was inhabited ever since the 11th century, and was known as Ashaval (or Ashapalli) during the earlier times.
The city has a long history, many noteworthy buildings and fascinating labyrinth of an old quarter, museums, famous restaurants and flocked markets. The old city lies on the eastern side of the River Sabarmati was surrounded by a 10km-long wall. The new city is snuggled on the western side of the river with state of the art infrastructure.
Also known as Gandhi Ashram and Satyagraha Ashram, it is a prime attraction of the city where the great leader and Father of the nation spent 12 years of his life. The ashram attracts an array of travelers at all times of the year. It was from here that Gandhi ji led the Dandi march on March 12, 1930.
The Calico Museum of Textiles is a famous attraction in Ahmedabad that was established in the year 1949 by Gautam Sarabhai and his sister Gira Sarabhai. The museum was initially housed at the Calico Mills and was then shifted to Shahibaug in the Sarabhai House. The museum showcases various regional embroideries, tie-dyed, court and religious textiles from the 15th to 19th centuries. In addition to this, the museum also houses temple hangings, ritual art & sculpture, miniature paintings, Jain art & sculpture, South Indian bronzes, furniture and crafts as well as textile techniques galleries and library.
Also called the Sports Club of Gujarat Stadium, it is Indian sports stadium that hosted the first ever One Day International match in India. Named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the statesman and former deputy Prime Minister, the stadium is the home ground for various domestic tournament of Ranji Trophy. The stadium majorly hosts cricket games and is also used for various government organized events and programmes.
Sidi Bashir Mosque is a uniquely constructed religious structure that gave it the name Jhulta Minar or Shaking Minarets. Completed in the year, the mosque comprises three storied two minarets with carved balconies.
It is a 120 years old bridge built over the Sabarmati River that is the first bridge of Ahmedabad built in the year 1892. Renamed as Swami Vivekananda Bridge, it is an iconic landmark of Ahmedabad that has the Karnavati Art Gallery to its west end.
Jama Masjid was erected in 1424 under the rule of Ahmed Shah. Built using yellow sandstone, the Jama Masjid houses the tombs of Ahmed Shah, his son and Ahmad Shah Rauza (his grandson). Built with yellow sandstone, the mosque complex is centered on a large rectangular courtyard 75 m long and 66 m wide. One enters the court by three entrances, one at the center of each side. The courtyard is lined with a colonnade on three sides, the prayer hall occupies the fourth (east) side. In the center of the courtyard is a rectangular basin for ablutions.
It is a major bridge built over Sabarmati River and serves as a vital artery for the city. Made in honor of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of independent India, the bridge is a massive modern day architecture masterpiece. The Bridge has the famous Patang Revolving Restaurant in close proximity.
By Air : The nearest domestic and international airport is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (15 km away), named after the statesman and former Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It is well connected to Surendranagar, Mehsana, and Nadiad and other major cities of the country.
By Train : The Ahmedabad Railway Station, locally also known as Kalupur Station is the nearest railway station that is well connected to various regions within and outside the state.
By Road :The state of Gujarat has a Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) that connects various nearby and other cities outside the state to Ahmedabad.