A mass of factories, mosques, temple and high-rise offices, Gujarat’s commercial hub, Ahmedabad , sprawls along the banks of the River Sabarmati some 90 km from its mouth in the Bay of Cam bay. A wander through the bazaars and pols of the bustling old city is rewarding enough, but Ahmedabad is also packed with diverse architectural styles, with over fifty mosques and tombs, as well as Hindus and Jain temples and grand step-well. In addition, assorted museums provide a good introduction to Gujarati culture-
|AHMEDABAD FACTS AND FIGURES|
|Area||204.6 sq km|
|Altitude||48.77metres above sea level|
|Temperature||Summer-45.5 C-25.0 C|
|Language||Gujarati, English, Hindi|
|Rainfall||The average yearly rainfall varies from 100 mm to 50 mm.|
|Best Time to Visit||July to September.|
|AHMEDABAD TOURIST ATTRACTIONS|
|Ahmed Shah’s Mosque||Jama Masjid||Manek Chowk||Rani ka Hazira|
|Calico Museum||Sabarmati Ashram||Vishalla Village||Shreyas Folk Museum|
|Dada Hari Vav||Rani Sipri Mosque||Shaking Minarets||Hathi Singh Temple|
|City Museum||Bhandra Fort|
|Adalaj Vav||Swami Narayana Temple Lothal||Modhera|
AHMEDABAD TRAVEL INFO
By Air – Ahmedabad is connected by air with Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and other major cities of India.
By Rail – Ahmedabad is connected by rail with cities all over India
By Road – Ahmedabad is connected by road with throughout the country. It is well connected with Aurangabad, Surat, Jamnagar and other cities of Gujarat.
Ahmedabad is fun in itself. Meander through dozens of boutiques and gift shops on C.G. Road. During the day take your time browsing through the fascinating range of Patola silks, ethnic fabrics, silver jewellery, furniture and handicrafts. And in the evening try the Law Garden evening market for ethnic and traditional clothes and white metal jewellery. Be there by 5 P.M to have an early start. The POIs as well Teen Darwaja in old city are once again great places for antique shopping if you have the time and inclination for bargaining and don’t mind the heat and dust of the crowded old city.