Wednesday, September 17, 2008


The City - The commercial capital of Gujarat, Ahmedabad is located on the bank of tranquil river Sabarmati. It is the most important city in the Gujarat region that has established itself as the home of booming textile industry. It is also a favourite haunt for tourist for its colourful festivals, rich cultural heritage, varied wildlife, magnificent mountain, religious shrines and variety of Gujrati-food.

Today, Ahmedabad is also thriving industrial and business centre, it is one of the happening place in India. How can one forget the most prestigious IIM Ahmadabad and NID. Ahmedabad shows the traditional and modern culture of India. A rising center of education, Information Technology and scientific industries. Ahmadabad is the culture and commercial heart of Gujarat and much of western India.

The People - The people of Ahmedabad are very lively and they live their life to full extent. They love spicy food and also like to share them with their friends and guests. People of Ahmedabad are very fun loving and have love and respect for their tradition. The energetic and enthusiastic nature of people never let them sit idle. Its a place full of colour, and the people are always seen in colourful attire. The generous and jovial nature of the Gujratis make the tourist visit the place more frequently.

The Famous Attractions - Ahmedabad is famous for its monuments. One should visit places like Kankaria Lake, Jain Temples, Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram, Sidi Syed Mosque, Bhadra Kali Mandir , (Temple) water park , Fort and museum are some other places of interest. It was the Sabarmati Ashram where Gandhiji started his 'Dandi march' and it is preserved as a national monument. A sound and light show is held on the life of the Mahatma Gandhi every evening in the Ashram (excluding one day). Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya is a nice place to visit in Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad is also famous for its museum, the Calico Museum being one of the finest textile museums in the world.

The Colourful Festivals - This place witnesses the rich culture of India. It ia a blend of ancient heritage and vibrent present.The most famous festivals of the Gujrati people is the Navaratri and Uttaravan – a kite flying festival. The nine nights of Navaratri are celebrated with people performing Garba. These festivals are well known throughout the India. Gujrati people can be seen in their most vibrant outfit during the festive season.Raksha bandhan and Janmasthami are celebrated in Ahmedabad with great enthusiasm.

Excursions - When people are through with the sight seeing of Ahmedabad, they can make a trip to near by places like Lothal city, (80 km), Modhera Sun Temple (102 km), Nal Sarovar bird Sanctuary, Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary and Shanku Water Park (60 km ). The Shanku Water Park is the country’s first water park, and the Akshardham Temple in near by Gandhinagar is famous as a Swaminarayan temple. It is also known for its intricately carved stone work.

Shopping - It is always advisable to get Gujarati handicraft while returning from Ahmedabad as they show very rich taste of art. The people of Ahmedabad themselves love shopping. They have an urge for shopping that is why the shopping malls are mushrooming in numbers. Few items that can be bought from Ahmedabad are Gujrati bandhni fabric, chappals and Gujrati jewelry. All these items are available under one roof in different malls, so it is a added advantage to those who want to save time.

How to Get There - Ahmedabad is easily accessible by air ,train and bus from Delhi, Rajasthan and Maharasthra. It is well connected from all the major cities. Domestic and international flights are quite frequent in Ahmadabad airport. So its totally hassle free to be there.

Where To Stay - Hotels are also easily available from five star to budget hotel. So accommodation for the tourist is not at all troublesome, rather one can feels warm welcome of the Gujarati's in all the places of Ahmedabad.

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