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Ahmedabad was founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah on the banks of River Sabarmati in 1411 A.D.
Legend has it that he decided to build the capital at Ahmedabad because he saw a rabbit attacking one of his hunter dogs. It occurred to him that if the rabbits of the region were so brave, the people must be even braver.
Sultan Ahmed Shah graced his kingdom with splendid monuments, mosques, pavilions and mausoleums, marking the beginning of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Modern day Ahmedabad, the capital of the State of Gujarat is the largest city and a leading industrial centre in Gujarat. It is also the sixth largest in India. But Ahmedabad has a lot more to offer visitors.
Popularly known as the Manchester of the East, Ahmedabad boasts of the largest denim production in the world. It is also home to several interesting museums. Many of Ahmedabad's buildings bear the signatures of world-renowned architects like Le Corbusier, Louis Khan , Doshi and Correa.
It is from the austere habitat of Sabarmati at Ahmedabad, that the 'Father of the Nation' - Mahatma Gandhi took on the mighty British Empire, and gave human race one of its most remarkable ways to fight oppression - non-violence.
circuit, which covers the northern part of Gujarat, is a fascinating
blend of history, culture and adventure. It is home to the Sabarmati
Ashram, Mahatma Gandhi's famous retreat and the nerve centre of
India's freedom movement, Ambaji -an important place of pilgrimage
in Gujarat and some of the finest examples of Indo- Saracenic
architecture like the Jumma Masjid and the Siddi Sayyad Mosque.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Air: Indian Airlines connect Ahmedabad with Bombay, Delhi, Bangalore, Madras, Jaipur, Indore, and Calcutta. East West Airlines also connects Ahmedabad with Bombay.
Rail: Ahmedabad is directly connected to Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Madras, Trivandrum, Varanasi etc.
Road: Ahmedabad to : Baroda (Vadodara) 113 km, Mt. Abu 228 km, Udaipur 252 km, Jaipur 657 km, Bombay 545 km, Delhi 1076 km, Gandhinagar 25 km, Modhera 110 km, Nal Sarovar 71 km and Lothal 80 km.
Local Transport: Taxis, Auto rickshaws, City buses available.
MUSEUMS & ART GALLERIES
Calico Museum of Textiles, Calico
Mills, Shreyas Folk Art Museum.
Adalaj Vav 19 km, Lothal 80 km, Patan
113 km, Nal Sarovar 71 km, Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram 6 km, Gandhi Nagar
25 km, Modhera (Sun Temple) 106 km.
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