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ahmedabad

INTRODUCTION

Ahmedabad is the most populous city in Gujarat state in western India, and its former capital. It is also the fifth most populous city in India. Mahatma Gandhi, who is the Father of the nation (India) was born in Ahmadabad.

Also known as Amdavad - this city was founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1411 A.D and officially named after him. It is located on the banks of a river called Sabarmati River. Ahmedabad is often referred to as the Manchester of the East due to its vast textile industry.

Ahmedabad is one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under the Indian government’s Smart Cities Mission.

LANGUAGE

Gujarati is the language that is most commonly used for communication by most people in Ahmedabad. Apart from Gujarati, Hindi is spoken fluently by most people. English is also spoken and understood by most people especially in affluent environments.

CUISINE

Ahmedabad is known for its delicious Gujarati snacks such as:

as well as the massive “Gujarati thali” – a platter consisting of various local starters, main course dishes, and sweets, which is served for main meals like lunch or dinner.

Some Gujarati main course dishes and sweets popular in Ahmedabad include:

Gujarati cuisine has the reputation of adding some sweetness (generally sugar) in almost all dishes – snacks and main course ones as well.

ATTRACTIONS

Ahmedabad is a colorful city filled with people in attractive clothes, a merry environment blended with heritage and modernity.

Some of the must-visit places and things to do in Ahmedabad include:

SHOPPING

Ahmedabad has a lot of offer in terms of souvenirs – ranging from traditional festive clothes, jewelry to food items and artefacts. Shopping in Ahmedabad is something you shouldn’t miss out on – even if it is just window shopping!

Some great shopping spots in the city are:

MUSEUMS

Ahmedabad is a developed urban city. To know the history and heritage of the city, visiting below listed museums is the best way:

FESTIVALS

The festivals in Ahemdabad are celebrated with great joy and enthusisam. Below are some of the most famous festivals whose celebration will make you groove:

RESTAURANTS

Some of the best restaurants in Ahmedabad that serve authentic Gujarati cuisine and other International cuisine are:

NIGHTLIFE

The cafes, discos, night clubs in Ahemdabad are some of the attractions among the local people to hang out at night. Some of the best night out places are:

HOTELS

Ahmedabad is the largest city in Gujarat with a number of amazing attractions. Inevitably there is a wide range of accommodation in the city. Some of the best places to stay in Ahmedabad are:

HISTORICAL PLACES

Ahmedabad was founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the 15th century as the new capital of Gujarat. The city remained under the dominance of many rulers and dynasties including the Marathas and the Mughals. There is no surprise that the historical places in the city are a testimony of its rich past.

Some of the historical places are:

METRO

Ahmedabad Metro is a rapid transit system that serves Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar in Gujarat. It was built by Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) Limited. The metro is still under construction and phase 1 is expected to be completed by 2023.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

LANGUAGE

Gujarati is the official language in Ahemdabad but languages like English and Hindi are spoken as well.

Hindi:

Gujrati: