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Ahmedabad - The mega-city of India
If you have a desire to experience the enigmatic exquisiteness that India can dole out, then a visit to Ahmedabad is highly recommended. Cuddled up in the heart of Gujarat, this bracing city offers a magnanimous buffet of options that vows to cheer up all the five senses. Spending a day here is like living through an inscrutable and ardent bop between the old and the modern.
This astonishing multi-ethnic city has an affluent Muslim history, a scrambled but marvelously reinstated old city, spectacular museums, fine restaurants and magnificent night markets. Ahmedabad is an ideal gateway to the whole Gujarat.
Home to a number of tourist attractions, Ahmedabad is renowned for Sabarmati Ashram (Headquarters of Mahatma Gandhi during India's Independence fight), The Calico Museum with its great collection of exceptional textiles and The Jama Masjid considered as the most beautiful mosque in India. Other areas of interest are The Siddi Saiyed Mosque, The Akshardham Temple, A Masterpiece in water architecture, as well as the 15th century architectural wonder Sarkhej Roza, and the Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary.
Its long custom of craftsmanship has made it renowned in the world for handicrafts. Tourists visiting Ahmedabad will also find it a contemporary city with wonderful museums displaying items of ancient times, art galleries, parks and a great range of ethnic garment showrooms.
On one side the increased industrial growth and readily nascent malls will flabbergast you and on the other side the tranquility of Gandhi ashram, sited on the banks of Sabarmati River, will refresh you. The cream of the crop educational institutions might amaze you, and the unbreakable fortitude and kindness of people will surely make you fall in love with Ahmedabad.