Named after Sultan Ahmed Shah, who founded the city in 1411, Ahmedabad has a strong association with India’s struggle for independence.
It was here that Mahatma Gandhi lived for several years and from here that he started the Dandi March. Today, the city is as famous for its burgeoning IT and scientific industries and avant-garde design as it is for its medieval architecture.
Located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, the cutting-edge city once served the capital of Gujarat from 1960 to 1970. It built its fortune on the thriving textile industry, which earned it the nickname "the Manchester of the East." Notwithstanding its newfound attractiveness as a business destination, this largest city in Gujarat remains steeped in history and has a wealth of historical attractions.

Temperature:
Summer: 43-23 C
Winter: 36-15 C

AIR:
The Sardar Vallabbhai International Airport at Ahmedabad is located just 10 km from the city. Major airline operators like Air India, Indian Airlines, Alliance Air, Jet Airways and Sahara Air connect the city with other Indian destinations such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Goa as also with a number of international destinations including Sharjah, Kuwait, Muscat, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

TRAIN:
Ahmedabad is connected with all the major Indian cities through regular trains. Daily trains between Delhi and Ahmedabad include the Ashram Exp and HW ADI Mail while those from Mumbai are Ahmedabad Pass. Suryanagari Exp., Gujarat Mail, Bhavnagar Exp., Ranakpur Exp. and Saurashtra Mail. More information on train schedule and timings can be obtained from the official site of Indian Railways at http://www.indianrail.gov.in/.

ROAD:
Ahmedabad is connected to all the neighbouring cities through well built and well maintained state and national highways. The newly built highway between Ahmedabad and Mumbai has reduced the distance much and the journey can now be completed in around 10 hours.

LOCAL:
Taxis, auto rickshaws and local buses are the prominent means of moving around inside the city. Motorcycles and cars (chauffer and self driven) can also be hired from various locations in Ahmedabad.

DISTANCE:
Surat : 210 Km
Rajkot : 214 Km
Vadodara : 105 Km
Udaipur : 252 Km
Mumbai : 545 Km
Delhi : 915 Km

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