ahemdabad city tour by gujarat tourism

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ahemdabad city tour by gujarat tourism

Thekkady kerala
ahemdabad city tour by gujarat tourism

ahemdabad city tour by gujarat tourism

Ahmedabad held the title as the Manchester of India in its heyday with more than 100 large textile mills. Apart from being the commercial nerve centre of Gujarat, the city has had an interesting history. Located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad originally was a settlement ruled by a Bhil Ashaval during 1150s when it was known as Ashaval or Ashapalli. Even today there is a tiny area in Astodia area in Ahmedabad that bears the name Ashaval no tekro near Astodia darwaja. The city was subsequently conquered by Karandev I of the Solanki Dynasty ruling in Patan and he modelled the gates of Ahmedabad after those in Patan. There is teen darwaja in Ahmedabad as there is in Patan. He called the city Karnavati or Shrinagar. Thereafter the city came under the rule of Muslims and it was after Ahmed Shah I that the city takes its name.Primarily a commercial centre, the city has quite a few places of interest. You could set out on a full day city tour of Ahmedabad and take in its attractions.The largest and most outstanding monument in the western part of Ahmedabad. It is a mosque and dargah complex spanning several acres. The mosque with intricate carvings and tomb of Shaikh Ahmed Khattu Ganj Baksh in the neighborhood are quite beautiful. It would be more beautiful still because the mosque leads to a large square water tank with steps on all sides and pavilions, a truly royal recreational place built by Sultan Mahmud Begada. Unfortunately, it is not cared for, there is scarcely any water in the tank and the raised garden on all sides is in shambles due to vandals in the neighborhood. But still, one can visualize the glorious place it used to be. From Sarkhej to Lal Darwaja is a distance of about 5-7 km and brings you to Sidi Saiyad Mosque the outstanding feature is a filigreed carving of marvelous detail. You wonder that such workmanship is possible in sandstone.

 

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