Ahmedabad - Manchester of India OR Boston of India

Ahmedabad Tourism

Ahmadabad, commonly known as Ahmedabad, is fast emerging industrial hub of India in the state of Gujrat. However, it is also known as the first and last gem in the crown of the traditional state Gujrat. This cosmopolitan city that is very close to commercial capital of the country Mumbai has been a major city known for a wide range of industries, educational centers (IIM or Indian Institute of Management, Physical Research Laboratory, Indian Space Research Organization, National Institute of Design and the Academy of HRD) and a number of other attractions.

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that it was a major textile manufacturing centre up to 19th century. Because of having a vast industry range, it was at that time called the Manchester of India. In fact, the city has also been witnessed a number of other activities as Famous Indian freedom fighter and the Father of the Nation the Great Mahatma Gandhi also belong to the city. However, he was from Porbandar.

Ahmadabad, located on the bank of famous river Sabarmati, has been also a centre of attraction because of having a number of tourist attractions and for the influence of Hindu and Islamic style of architecture.

This one of the biggest cities in the state of Gujrat was founded in the year of 1411 on 26 February by Sultan Ahmed Shah to govern the sultanate of Gujrat. However, during the British Empire, the city was modernized expanded and also incorporated into Bombay Presidency. 

City is also known for major tourist attractions that will surely keep your spell bound and persuade you to explore the city again and again. Some of the major attractions of the city are:

  • Hathee Singh Jain Temple
  • Teen Darwaja
  • Jama Masjid
  • Rani Rupmati’s mosque
  • Tombs of Ahmed Shah
  • Sidi Bashir's Mosque
  • Narayan Temple
  • Roza of Sarkhej
  • Huthising Temple
  • Ahmedabad Science City
  • Shahi Bagh

In addition to aforementioned attractions, there are also a number of other popular places to explore in the city like Shri Swaminarayan Temple. Adalaj Step Well, Akshardham Temple,  Amar Dham, Calico Textile Museum,  Gandhi Aashram, Kamla Nehru Zoo, Kankaria Lake, Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum,  Mahesana Water Park, Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, S G Highway,  Vaishnodevi Temple,  Vastrapur Lake,  Veechar Utensil Museum, Bhadra Fort, Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, ISKCON TempleJhulta Minara,  Law Garden  Nirma University, are some of the major attractions that speak all about the rich legacy of the state and India as well.

The metropolitan city of Gujrat is also known for a number of hotels in ahmedabad, lodges, inns, motels and other accommodation options. They are known for international convention centers and conferences because of the heavy influx of business tycoons and industrialists from all part of the world. Ahmedabad is also known for its unique traditions, rich culture and fairs and festivals.


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