Monday, July 14, 2014

Ahmedabad, the City of Mills

Ahmedabad is an important city in the state of Gujarat. This city was built in an open and spacious plane to the East of Sabarmati. The city was enclosed inside a fort wall containing 12 Gates. Since then the city has been expanding in all direction by the addition of new areas on the sides of the river, with well laid out beautiful buildings, lakes and mosques. 



It was known by the name of "Karnavati" till 1411 as it was founded by King Karandev 1.   Thereafter it was taken over by Sultan Ahmed Shah and the city was renamed as Ahmedabad after him. The city was also known as "City of Mills or "the Manchester of India" due to its exquisite mill culture. But today it has been flooded with malls, multiplexes, premiere institutes and all forms of development.



It is one of the safest city in the World as per the recent surveys. The places of interest here are:

The places of interest nearby are:
Will cover these places in and around the city in more detail soon.

35 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful city. So many lovely sights to see. Great post and photos.

Lory Bernstein said...

Looks pretty fascinating. Would love to get a closer look at some of the architecture. When I click on your links, I'm not getting anything. Am I doing it wrong? Are the structures stone? They are quite artful... :-)

Lory
Designthusiasm.com

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Interesting. I think you could share something new each week for a long time with the amount of historical places in your country.

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Great info

thanks

Muza-chan said...

Amazing architecture...

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

that is a beauty :)

Nima Das said...

larger pictures would make this post seem more appealing. But any way its quite interesting, hope to visit some day.

Kalpanaa Misra said...

wonderful photos as usual.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing the beautiful architecture and reading about the city.
Thanks for sharing.

My name is Riet said...

Beautiful and interesting here.

Sylvia K said...

What a great place to visit, Rajesh!! Your photos are the next best thing to being there, as always! Have a great new week!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely array of photos of your world ~ beautiful for OWT ~ thanks, ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Fun60 said...

I like the name connection with Manchester.

Photo Cache said...

A whole day can easily be spent exploring a temple.

krishna said...

nice post..

ladyfi said...

Those buildings are very lovely indeed!

Birgitta said...

Interesting buildings!

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, wonderful mosaic art buildings!

Jeevan said...

Interesting note on how Ahmedabad got its name! Wonderful collage of photos

Lmkazmierczak said...

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Leslie: said...

Lovely photos. I find it interesting that it's called the Manchester of India.

Leslie
abcw team

Joy said...

What an interesting mix of architecture. Sounds like a place you would never run out of things to see.

Al said...

I love that tall tower - I've always wanted to see something like that.

Rajlakshmi said...

didn't realize there were so many historical monuments in Ahmedabad. I remember reading about it's mills in our geography books.

Thanks for sharing all the pictures.

Twinkle Eyed Traveller

Megha said...

You seem to have cover entire India.. Keep it up... :)

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful!

Hazel Ceej said...

One of the safest cities - good to know. Beautiful architecture.

Kim Hkiss said...

The achitecture of the buildings amazes me thanks for sharing!

Kim,USA

Kalpana Solsi said...

Karnavati and then Ahmedabad . A historical city.

Mahesh Divya said...

Have been to Ahmadabad many times but not knowing that its was known as "city of mills"

Yogi Saraswat said...

Nice information about Ahmedabad.

Kirti Bali said...

Amazing architecture......

SelfDrive Trips said...

wonderful photos as usual....

Lata Subramanian said...

It's been over 2 decades since I visited Ahmedabad. Heard a lot has changed since then. Your post was interesting....I am sure Gujarat tourism will benefit:)

Nisha Jha said...

I was in Ahmedabad for one week but it wasn't enough. Now your pics also say the same. :)