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Map of Ahmedabad

Map of Ahmedabad

The second most prosperous city in the Western part of India Ahmedabad was founded in 1411 AD by Sultan Ahmad Shah. Located on the banks of the River Sabarmati Ahmedabd is the sixth largest city in India. Due to its recent development as an important commercial center mainly because of its many textile industries Ahmedabad has become popular as the Manchester of the East.

Climate of Ahmedabad
Situated at an altitude of 55 m above sea level Ahmedabad primarily experiences hot and moist climatic conditions. The three dominant seasons in Ahmedabad include Summer, Monsoon and Winter. Summers in Ahmedabad begins from the months of March and lasts till the end of June. The temperature during the peak summer months generally range from 40°C 43°C. The Monsoons in the city are a pleasant surprise. Monsoons comprise of heavy showers that begin from June and end by September. However the best time to visit Ahmedabad is during the winter months that start from November and end by January. The temperature in the winters ranges from 15°C to 35°C . Winters in the city are cool in the morning and chilly at night.

Civic Administration of Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad is taken care of by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. The AMC was established in 1950 under the Bombay Provincial Corporation Act, 1949. The city is divided into 43 wards for administrative purposes. The citizens of Ahmedabad elect corporators during civic elections.

How to Reach Ahmedabad
By Airway
The Ahmedabad airport is situated at a distance of about 10 kms from the main city. Ahmedabad is well connected to the other cities in the country.

By Railway
Ahmedabad lies on the Western Railway network and is well connected by direct train services to most of the major cities in India.

By Roadway
Idgah bus stand is the main bus stand of Ahmedabad. The city has a connectivity of highways that connect it to cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Mathura.

What to See in Ahmedabad
Steeped in history the marvelous city of Ahmedabd is home to some of the finest tourist's attractions in India. A city of great interest especially to the archeologists Ahmedabad shelters some of the most charming wonders belonging to the medieval and pre medieval periods. Some of the attractions of Ahmedabd include Bhadra Fort, Jhulta Minar, Teen Darwaza, Dada Hari Vav, Sarkhej Roza.
Where to stay in Ahmedabad
Since Ahmedabad, is the principle trade center of Gujarat the city witness's huge influx of people, who visit the place for business purposes. Apart from the many conglomerates Ahmedabad is also frequented by tourists and pilgrims. Since the city witnesses such a deluge of travelers it is but obvious that Ahmedabad will be flooded with accommodation options. Ahmedabad offers numerous hotels that range from Heritage to luxury to budget hotels. The hotels in Ahmedabad are reputed throughout the country fro their warm hospitality and services. Some of the famous hotels in Ahmedabad include Cama Hotel, Comfort Inn Sunset, Hotel Moti Manor, Rivera Hotel and Ajanta Hotel.

What to Eat in Ahmedabad
The authentic Ahmedabad cuisine is quite different from the cuisines of the rest of India. Generally a sweet flavor prevails in almost all dishes served in Ahmedabad. Authentic Gujarati cuisine is mostly pure vegetarian. Typical Gujarati cuisine consists of a thali that consist of rice, rotis, lentils and different kinds of vegetables. Generally spicy the food in Ahmedabad is sure to cater to the likings of your taste buds. Some of the most important authentic foods relished by the locals of Ahmedabad include dal-dhokli, chevdoh, Dhokla, undhiyu, Khaman, bhusu, fafda, dhokli, papdi, and Sev mamra

Fact file of Ahmedabad
Area
205 sq km
Altitude
55m above sea level
Geographical Location
23 degrees N
72.58 degrees E
Population
4,519,278 (2001 census)
Sex Ratio (Female Per 1000 Male)
886
Male Population
2,397,728
Female Population
2,121,550
Literacy Rate
73.38%,
78.34 %( Male)
67.72 %( Female)
Average Annual Rainfall
93.2 cm
Temperature
Max- 47°
Min- 5°
Climate
Hot semi-arid
Religion
Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Jainism, Zoroastrianism and Christianity.
Important Festivals
Uttarayan (kite-flying day), Navratri, Deepavali, Holi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Gudi Padwa, Eid ul-Fitr and Christmas, Rath Yatra, Muharram
Languages
Gujarati, Hindi and English
Major Tourist Attractions
Adalaj, Lothal, Nalsarovar, Patan, Pavagadh, Sidi Sayed Mosque, Akshardham, Cambay, Gandhi `Ashram, Hussain-Doshi`s Gufa, Jama Masjid, Kankaria Lake, Rani Rupmati's Mosque, Rani Sipri's Mosque, tombs of Ahmed Shah, Narayan Temple, Bhadra Fort, Shahi Bag
Best Time to Visit
Winters ( November to February)
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