Indian state of Gujarat’s former capital as well as the largest city that ranked third in Forbes’s list of fastest growing cities of the decade in the year 2010 is “Ahmedabad”. This beautiful city is situated on the banks of the Sabarmati River andit is one of the important economic and industrial hubs of the country now days. This city is India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City. International relations of the city Ahmedabad is quite interesting, here are some Sister Cities of Ahmedabad listed below:
United States Columbus, Ohio, United States (2008), China Guangzhou, Guangdong, China (September 2014) , Mauritius Port Louis, Mauritius, Russia Astrakhan, Astrakhan Oblast, Russia, South Korea Ulsan, Yeongnam, South Korea, United States Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Apart from this international connection Ahmedabad is also known for its great art, culture and rich history; let’s have a look into it.
The city Ahmadabad was founded by Gujarat’s Sultan “Ahmad Shah I” in the year 1411.He also established the first square of the city, “ManekChowk”. In history many kings, sultans and governors rule this city and every time in every situation Ahmadabad grows as a giant jewel.
Ahmedabad is very rich in culture, here wide range of festivals are celebrated by people. Most popular celebrations are Uttarayan, Nine nights of Navratri, Deepavali (The festival of lights), the annual RathYatra procession and the procession of Tajia during the Muslim holy month of Muharram are important events. Garba is the most popular folk dance of Gujarat that is loved by most of the people in all over the country. Hinduism is the predominant religious community in the city Ahmedabad. According to the 2011 census 81.56% of the population followed Hinduism, 13.51% people are from Muslim community, 3.62% are Jains, 0.85% are Christians and 0.24% are Sikhs.
The summer season visitation is not recommended, for the heat remains extreme. In the winter seasons, the place is better and enjoyable.
By Air: SardarVallabhbhai Patel International Airport connects the city to all major domestic and international destinations.
By Train: Located at Kalupur area, at a distance of around 6 km from the city centre, Ahmedabad railway station, also known as Kalupur Station, connects the city to all major cities of India like Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Goa, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Patna etc.
By Road: Ahmedabad is connected by road to major Indian cities like Mumbai, Pune, Surat, Gandhinagar and Udaipur.