Ahmedabad is the largest city of Gujarat which is very much developed as far as infrastructure and standard of living of people is considered. It exists since 1411AD and is named after Sultan Ahmed Shah. It has a significant role in textile industry’s history; it is considered as Manchester of the East.
Ahmedabad has always caught attention of outside world due to its continuous development. When Gujarat emerged as a state, Ahmedabad was initially suggested to be the capital city but it was recommended that the new capital should be similar to Chandigarh and hence a new city was developed and named after Mahatma Gandhi.
It has 12 gates within the core city and hence has received title of “City of gates”. It has various heritage places that demonstrate the earlier civilizations and talent. The foundation of the city was laid in Manek buraj.
There are few unknown stories about Ahmedabad for example Aurangzeb was born in Dahod. Yes, the great Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb was born on 3 November 1618, in Dahod, Gujarat. He was the third son and sixth child of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz. His father was a governor of Gujarat at that time.
The real Ahmedabad lies in its pols and they have their own history. The pol houses in Ahmedabad are known for their carves and curves. After returning from Africa, Gandhi resided in Akashethkuva ni pol shree surendranathmedh. There is a school in Khadia (in Jethabhai ni pol), Ahmedabad named Vanitavishram girls high school whose foundation was laid by Mahatma Gandhi.
Moving to the present era, did you know that the first all-vegetarian Pizza Hut was opened in Ahmedabad? Ahmedabad is fifth largest city of India and has population around 6 million and hence is looked at as a market. Due to this various popular chains have started focusing on its demands.
There is so much to explore in Ahmedabad and know about it! The journey doesn’t end by just seeing what is visible rather exploring it is fun and worth it!!!