Vacation at My Home Town-- Ahmedabad

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Ahmedabad, the city of Ahmed Shah (Medieval ruler of Gujarat), is known for its rich past and its association with the Mahatma (Great Soul) Gandhi. The city offers a unique style of architecture, which is a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles (Indo-Saracenic style of architecture). The monuments of Ahmedabad mainly date back to the 15th century. Ahmedabad has been known for its industry since medieval times. It used to be famous for its textile mills and hence often referred to as the 'Manchester of the East'.

City is located in the state of Gujarat, in the western part of India. It lies along the Sabarmati River. Ahmedabad is 440 km north of Bombay. The climate of Ahmedabad is hot and moist. Winters are cool and pleasant but summers are extremely dry, hot and the temperature can be as high as 120 F at times. The city experiences good rainfall during the monsoon season.

So best time to visit Ahmedabad is during winters.

Ahmedabad is world famous because of Mahatma Gandhi's Ashram (A place where devotees live), famous retreat and the nerve center of India's freedom movement, It has a number of tourist points, such as tombs of Ahmed Shah and his queens, Jama Masjid, Mosque of Sidi Sayid, Teen Darwaza or Triple Gateway are major monuments. Other important monuments include, Rani Sipri's Mosque, Raj Rabri Mosque and Hathee Singh Jain Temple. Kankaria Lake, Kutbi Mazar, Bhadra Fort, Dada-hari-di-Vav (an architectural step well), Victoria Garden, is also important places to visit. The walled city boasts of a number of 'pols' or traditional colonies, which date back to the 18th century.

Well place, which describe here you can easily find in any Tourist Guide book. But there is much more to see in this fascinating city. One of...