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[Asia Travel] India: Ahmedabad

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Ahmedabad is a major city in western India. A city in Gujarat in the west, which is said to be one of the richest cities in India, industrialization is progressing and economic development is progressing considerably rapidly. It was built in 1411 by Ahmad Shah I, a Gujarat sultan, and was named “Ahmedabad” after him. In recent years, remarkable development has progressed in India, and it can be said that it is a noteworthy place where the number of tourists is increasing.

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Location

Ahmedabad is a city located in the western part of India.

History

Ahmedabad was built in 1411 by Ahmed Shah I, a sultan in Gujarat, and was named “Ahmedabad” after him. It was conquered by the Mughal Empire in 1573 and placed under the control of the Maratha Confederation in 1757. In modern times, it became a British colony and a base for Gandhi’s protests.

Climate

Ahmedabad has a hot and humid climate. The rainy season is especially hot and humid, and it is very hot throughout the year. Temperatures range from 15 ° C to 41 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Many languages are used in India, but Hindi is the main official language. About 40% of India’s population speaks Hindi. Many people also use English. Other languages are Bengali, Marathi, Urdu, and Punjabi.

Security

Ahmedabad has remarkable economic development and the number of tourists is increasing rapidly, but there are many pickpockets aimed at tourists. Also, please avoid going out at night.

Race

Most are Indo-Aryan, with Dravidians in the south. Tibetan and Myanmar ethnic groups live in the eastern region.

industry

Ahmedabad has a very developed cotton fabric industry and a thriving agriculture. Furthermore, the attraction of foreign-affiliated companies is very advanced, and many foreign companies are expanding into this area. There are many factories in the suburbs, and the demand for employment is increasing.

religion

India is home to many Hindus, Jains, Islams, Buddhists, Christians, Sikhs and many others.

currency

Rupees are used in India.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Akshardham Temple

Akshayakumara Temple is a Hindu temple that represents Ahmedabad. It is said to have been built using sandstone, and it is a very large and majestic building.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Sabarmati Ashram

Mahatma Gandhi is based in Ahmedabad, so the city has his ashram. There is also a museum displaying various records and abundant photographs, and a shop with books and DVDs.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Dada Hari Ni Vav

The Dadahari step well is a well built around the 15th century to solve the water shortage. Although it is a well, its carefully decorated decoration is known for its artistic quality.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Hutheesing Jain Temple

Jain temple. Very delicate decoration is applied throughout. The main hall of the temple is also beautifully decorated, but photography is prohibited.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Sidi Saiyad Mosque

A mosque in Ahdamadabad. It is a rare type of mosque without a dome or spire, and it is very easy to access because it is located in the center of Ahmedabad.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Lake Kankaria 

Lake Kankaria is the second largest lake in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The lake includes a zoo, an amusement park, a kids city and a water park.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Sabalmati Riverfront

It is a waterfront park developed along the Sabalmati River. Along the river, there is a promenade where citizens can relax.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Vintage car museum

The Vintage Car Museum has the largest collection of vintage cars in India. There are over 100 vintage cars. All were owned by Indian royalty and wealthy people.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Manek Chowk

Manek Chowk is a bazaar in the old town of Ahmedabad. We have everything from sari, shawls, sandals, antiques and gold products. In the evening, it becomes a market where you can enjoy street food.

Sightseeing spot 10 : ISKCON Temple

The interior of the temple is built like a European church and enshrines Hindu gods. There are restaurants, guest houses and gift shops in the surrounding area.

Sightseeing spot 11 : Gujarat Science City

A facility where you can learn the charm of science through exhibitions. There are areas such as Life Science Park, Energy Park, Musical Fountain and Auda Garden on the premises.

Sightseeing spot 12 : Jama Masjid

It is the largest mosque in Ahmedabad, with a square-like courtyard and 260 decorated stone pillars in the chapel. It is a solemn and powerful temple in a spacious site.

Hotel

Ahmedabad has plenty of accommodation options. Ahmedabad Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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