Ahmedabad, as many know is the former capital of Gujarat, and is flocked by travellers all year round. It is reckoned as the fifth largest city and also claims its name to fame for having the seventh largest metropolitan area in the country. It is the erstwhile capital of Gujarat and the administrative headquarters of the Ahmedabad district. Besides that it is also the seat of Gujarat High Court. The city also captured the attention of the world when it earnestly bagged the third position amongst the fastest growing cities of the decade.
In old times Ahmedabad was called Ashaval (or Ashapalli). The land has been providing occupation to large number of people since 11th century. The city became part of the Bombay Presidency during the British rule. After independence the city developed its textile industry that is why it also often referred as "Manchester of the East". During the Indian struggle for freedom, two ashrams were also built here.
|Area||:||92.98 Sq. Kms.|
Gujarati, Hindi and English.
It houses a population of more than 5.8 million people.
|Temperature||:||Summer - Max : 42. Min : 23.
Winter - Max : 36. Min : 14.
Climate and Geography
Ahmedabad is situated on the coasts of river Sabarmati in north-central Gujarat and sprawls on an area of 464 km2 (179 sq mi). The river dries up in the summers and it eventually makes the land in the city dry and sandy. The city is also home to two lakes, Kankaria and Vastrapur.
The climate of Ahmedabad is expounded as hot and semi-arid weather and the city is known receive marginally less rain in comparison with what a tropical savanna climate should receive. The three prime seasons of the city are summer, monsoon and winter, and all the seasons are dry except the monsoon season. Ahmedabad also experiences a humid climate from mid-June to mid-September and the average rainfall amounts to about 800 millimetres (31 in) annually.
Ahmedabad is well connected by air, rail and road to major Indian cities.
By Air-International and Domestic airlines connect Ahmedabad to Bombay, Delhi and major cities of India. The city is also linked to Muscat, London and Newyork.
By Rail-Ahmedabad is linked to Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Chennai and other major cities in India by rail.
Road-Ahmedabad is connected by National and State Highways to major cities in India.