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Ahmedabad Travel Guide

Ahmedabad Travel GuideAhmedabad, named after Ahmed Shah, the medieval ruler of Gujarat, is known as the “Manchester of the East” is also the largest city of Gujarat and the seventh-largest urban agglomeration in India located on the banks of the River Sabarmati. It is also known for its rich association with Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian Freedom Movement. Ahmedabad has got numerous tourist attractions, ranging from monuments to amusement parks. The city has a unique style of architecture, known as the Indo-Sarcenic style of architecture, which is a blending of Hindu and Islamic styles.

Some of the famous tourist attractions of Ahmedabad Tour and Travel are: Jama Masjid which is the most popular tourist sights built up of yellow sandstone with 260 pillars! Jhulta Minara or swaying minarets are a part of the mosque of Siddi Bashir and can be moved back and forth by applying a little force at the topmost arch! Hathising Jain Temple is the Jain temple built of white marble and elaborately carved. Bhadra Fort gives the view of royal palaces and well-laid gardens. Sidi Sayed Mosque is unique for its exquisite screens, which are praised for their amazing Jhali screen, framed, in the ten semi-circular windows. Sabarmati Ashram was founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1915, is the biggest tourist attraction in Ahmedabad. It lies on the tranquil stretch of the Sabarmati River and was referred to as the Satyagraha Ashram during the lifetime of the Mahatma.

Kankaria Lake is a circular lake, an island garden in the centre of the lake with a summer palace known as Nagina Wadi. The lake is a popular recreation centre surrounded by parks, 'Bal Vatika' - an aquarium, a boat club, a natural history museum and a zoo! Lothal is of great interest to archaeologists as the city which stood here, 4500 years ago was closely related to the Indus Valley cities of Mohenjodaro and Harappa. Patan was an ancient Hindu capital before being sacked by Mahmud of Ghazni in 1024. Being an important center for textile industry, Ahmedabad Tour and Travel offers a range of textile products to buy traditional Patola silk saris as well as block-printed items. On Ashram Road one can get handicraft items from the Gujarat State Craft Emporium or 'Gurjari'.

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