Ahmedabad was founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in 1411 AD. Located in Gujarat, Ahmedabad has grown into one of the most important modern cities of India. Straddling the Sabarmati River, this prosperous city of six million people is a delight and awe for archaeologists, anthropologists, architects, historians, traders, bargain hunters as well as for plain tourists. Encompassing an exciting combination of tradition and modernism, Ahmedabad captivates visitors with its ethnic, religious and regional diversity. The city also witnesses a healthy mixture of cultural and historical influences from the British colonial times of the past and the current traditional Indian cultural atmosphere.
Places to visit in Ahmedabad
Bhadrakali Temple: Bhadrakali Temple of Ahmedabad is situated inside the famous Bhadra Fort and was constructed during the rule of Azam Khan.
Rani Sipri's Mosque:The Rani Sipri's Mosque is yet another example of a fine blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles. It is a small mosque located in the south-eastern part of the city and was built in 1514 AD by Rani Sipri, wife of Mehmud Begada, who executed their son for a misdemeanour.
Victoria Garden: The Victoria Garden is placed at the southern verge of the majestic Bhadra Fort sited in Ahmedabad. In its essence, it is a holiday-maker's delight, aptly loaded with all sorts of recreational amenities and an unparalleled exotic backdrop.
Law Garden: The Law Garden represents the centre in Ahmedabad that is renowned for exquisite handicrafts and a mind-boggling assemblage of Gujarati outfits, which is reminiscent of the rich and coveted Gujarati tradition. These tempting amenities are provided by a host of local hawkers present in the area.