Travel to Ahmedabad

Travel to Ahmedabad

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Ahmedabad Tourism

One can find a happy blend of the glorious past and a vibrant present while traveling in Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad, the former capital of the state of Gujarat is named after a Sultan Ahmed Shah,who founded it in 1411.

The city is associated with Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation, whose simple Sabarmati Ashram on the banks of river Sabarmati is now a site of national pilgrimage. Ahmedabad is a great textile and commercial centre and known as the "Manchester of India"

Steeped in history Ahmedabad is a city which ahs still been able to maintain its old world charm despite the rampages of modernization. Run into any corner of the city, you would find some or other monument, temple or mosque with a story to tell you.

Ahmedabad basks in the memories of Mahatma Gandhi and freedom struggle. Apart from the historic appeal, vibrant festivities, exquisite art and crafts - the city has manifold charms to bowl you over. Travel to Ahmedabad during the time of Navaratra. The pulsating beats of Dandiya would have you swaying in the rhythms.

How to Reach Ahmedabad

One can reach Ahmedabad, one of the most industrialized cities in Western India, by rail, road or bus.

By Air

Ahmedabad airport is 10 km north of the city and has both the domestic and international terminal.

By Rail

Ahmedbad has direct train services to major cities in India.

By Road

Ahmedabad has good highways connecting it to all major places in Gujarat and other states. Interstate buses of different states of India provide services to and from Ahmedabad.

Distance to Ahmedabad
  • From delhi : 915 KM
  • From bangalore : 1495 KM
  • From kolkata : 1924 KM
  • From chennai : 1826 KM
Ahmedabad Distance Chart

Shopping in Ahmedabad

Shopping in Ahmedabad is fun wandering through this city of fabrics and curios with a strong old world charm. Premier shopping areas in Ahmedabad are C.G.Road, Ashram Road, Law Garden, and Relief Road. The Khadi Gram Udyog Emporiums, Hastkala, Kapasi Handicrafts Emporium, Saurashtra Emporium, and Bandhej are some of the places where one can get cotton garments, handicrafts, and curios. Gurjari, the Gujarat State Crafts Emporium, has some of the best products not only from Ahmedabad but also from Gujarat. Teen Darwaja in old city, once a great place for antique, will be a fascinating shopping experience if one has the time and inclination for bargaining.

Places to See in Ahmedabad

Last Updated on : May 8, 2015