If you have been to Ahmedabad earlier, now it has changed completely to give you a pleasant surprise. From the hustle and bustle of C. G.Road in the heart of Ahmedabad to the quite retreat of Sabarmati Ashram. From the mute grandeur of the Shaking Minarets to the strident prosperity of the country’s largest textile empires, Ahmedabad’s hegemony lies in its variety.
Old and new stand side by side in every brick of the magnanimous city of Ahmedabd! The modern and eclectic mix with history and tradition is capable of offering something for everyone. There is nothing like a perfect time to visit Ahmedabad. Starting with Makar Sankranti’s kite flying in January, the masti continues only to peak at the nine day long Navratri with Dandiya and Ras Garba in November. The dazzle and glitter of Diwali festivities which last a whole month follows after it.
Once returning from one of his military campaigns the young Sultan Ahmed Shah became overwhelmed with the scenic surroundings and climate of the town of Ashawal. This was the inspiration behind building of his new capital with a fort and twelve gates and named it Ahmedabad.
The ramparts of the 600 year old Bhadra fort are still there to mesmerize you with their architectural splendor. All the twelve gates of this fort make you understand how art has withstood the ravages of time and man. No matter what time of the year you come, there is so much to see and so much to do in this engaging city of Ahmedabad.