Also known as Amdavad or Karnavati, Ahmedabad is situated along the beautiful river Sabarmati. Visitors throng to this city to enjoy the festival and be part of the celebrations. It feeds on their pages of history, a breath of harmony and a showcase of exquisite art. Ahmedabad is known for its beautiful monuments of historical and archaeological significance.
The city is named after a Sultan Ahmad Shah, who founded it in 1411 AD and adorned with splendid monuments. In 1572, Emperor Akbar took Ahmedabad and assimilated into the great Mughal empire. Ahmedabad became an important business center during the Mughal period to the death of Aurangzeb in 1707, after which the city of Ahmedabad again began to decline. It was then that the British rulers captured Ahmedabad and establish a number of textile mills here. Ahmedabad was then becoming known as the Manchester of India for its textile industry.
There is much to see and do while in Ahmedabad. ancient mosques, temples and fortresses are the main attraction for tourists. Visitors like to visit Jumma Masjid, derasa Hutheesingh and famous Sabarmati Ashram. The latter is now a national pilgrimage site was the hub for the liberation movement in India. Mahatma Ganghi fondly known as Bapu lived here from 1917 to 1930. It was a human laboratory where the Mahatma could test their hypotheses moral and spiritual.
The Sabarmati Ashram of Mahatma sample letters and other belongings and collection of photographs of his years of struggle for freedom from India. Another interesting place to visit here is the Jumma mosque which was built by Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1423. Built in yellow sandstone, it combines the best of Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture, standing on 260 pillars supporting 15 domes at different heights. Then there is the ornate Hatheesing Jain Temple, built outside Delhi Gate by Sheth Hatheesing. Built at a cost of ten lakh rupees, a sum unimaginable in those days.
For visitors who seek out comfortable accommodation options in Ahmedabad will find plenty of good choices. The Hotel is a luxurious bed on the banks of Sabarmati river service that offers world class cuisine restaurant and cafeteria. Another option is a central location in the Fortune Landmark Hotel with more than ninety well-appointed rooms.
There are many restaurants serving Chinese cuisine, multicuisine, Arabic food and one that specializes in grilled too. For those looking to be near the airport, you can register at Comfort Inn Sunset. It is ideal for the business traveler as one can find related business facilities here along with a business center.