About Ahmedabad

King Karandev 1, the Solanki Ruler, had waged a war against the Bhil king of Ashapall or Ashaval. After his victory Karandev established the city called “Karnavati”. This Hindu kingdom of Karnavati retained its importance till early 15th century when Gujarat fell to the Muslim Sultanate.

In 1411 Sultan Ahmed Shah conquered Karnavati, and after his name Karnavati was renamed to Ahmedabad.

The city was built in open and spacious plane to the East of Sabarmati. It compromised of smaller known Fort as Bhadra Fort. The city fort wall was enclosed containing 12 Gates. The city of Ahmedabad went on expanding in every direction by the addition of new areas on both the sides of the river. And with the well laid out beautiful buildings, lakes and mosques.

In 1753 combined armies of Raghunath Rao and Damaji Gaekwad took the fort, which resulted into end of Mughal Rule in Ahmedabad. In 64 years during the rule of Gaekwad and Peshwa, city became worse. In 1818 British took over the administration of Ahmedbad. During this period Ahmedabad developed, Municipality Commitee was founded, Railway link was established.

In 1915 Mahatma Gandhi came from South Africa and established Ashram on the banks of Sabarmati.

Art and Culture

Script
The Gujarati script is one of the modern scripts of India, and is derived from the Devanagari script during the 16th century CE. The major difference between Gujarati and Devanagari is the lack of the top horizontal bar in Gujarati. Otherwise the two scripts are fairly similar.


Street Art
A long unending wall covered with colorful strokes of imagination will surely catch your eye while on a city ride in Ahmedabad. In a three day art festival conducted by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation invited local artists and students to paint the walls.

 


The city has large populations of Hindus, Muslims and Jains, and these cultures are preeminent in the city and it reflect in the architecture of the city also. The architecture of Ahmedabad ranges from the ancient to the very modern.

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Tourist Spots in Ahmedabad

Transportation

Transportation facilities in Ahmedabad Ahmedabad offers a range of services to facilitate easy commuting within the city and to the nearby places. You could select a mode convenient to you and travel with ease.
1. G-Auto  Any Time Rickshaw (ATR) Any Time Rickshaw (ATR) service provides auto rickshaw at your door step round the clock. To get the service please dial +91-927 444 4444 or download 'G-Auto' mobile application or fill in online request form on the website www.g-auto.org 
G-Auto charges Govt. approved regular meter fare. The meter starts from the pickup point. There is an additional facility charge of Rs 15 per booking.

State

Min. Fare.

Fare

Night Fare

Luggage Charges

 

(Rs.)

Rs./ Km

Time (hrs)

Extra charge

Free

Charges/ Baggage

Gujarat

13.50 (1.2km)

9

23:00 – 05:00

50%

Handbags

Rs.5

G-Heritage
This service offers customized site seeing package for tourists, to visit places in and around the city, on hour/ rupees special package (i.e., 8 hours/Rs. 800 , 10 hours/Rs. 1000, etc). The G-Pilots have been given training on tourist places and hence they act like city guide too.

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Tourist Spots in Ahmedabad

Desert camps at Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat and Thar Desert, Rajasthan brings to you a mesmerizing experience of watching biodiversity and some rare species like that of Ghudkhar (wild ass), chinkara,etc along with abundant bird life.

Distance from Ahmedabad: About 132 kms and 465 kms respectively.

Duration:  Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat- 1 night/2 day
Thar Desert, Rajasthan –  2 nights/3 days
Stay: Resort


 

 

The Bakore Forest in Mahisagar district of East Gujarat is set amidst the sprawled countryside and dotted by the Aravalli Mountain Range. This place presents itself beautiful campsite.

Distance from Ahmedabad:  180 kms (approx.)

Duration:  1 night/2 days

Stay: Camp Site


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Outdoor Expereince

Desert camps at Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat and Thar Desert, Rajasthan brings to you a mesmerizing experience of watching biodiversity and some rare species like that of Ghudkhar (wild ass), chinkara,etc along with abundant bird life.

Distance from Ahmedabad: About 132 kms and 465 kms respectively.

Duration:  Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat- 1 night/2 day
Thar Desert, Rajasthan –  2 nights/3 days
Stay: Resort


 

 

The Bakore Forest in Mahisagar district of East Gujarat is set amidst the sprawled countryside and dotted by the Aravalli Mountain Range. This place presents itself beautiful campsite.

Distance from Ahmedabad:  180 kms (approx.)

Duration:  1 night/2 days

Stay: Camp Site


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