Ahmedabad is the largest city and heart of Gujarat. Located on the banks of Sabarmati river, Ahmedabad city population is more than 6.3 million. 26th February is the birthday of city Ahmedabad which is also known as ‘Amdavad’.
Sultan Ahmed Shah renamed ‘Karnavati’ city to ‘Ahmedabad’ on 26th February 1411. So on 26th February 2017, Ahmedabad city will complete its 606 years.
Gujarat’s former CM Narendra Modi who is Prime Minister of India now, developed Riverfront on Sabarmati river. Sabarmati riverfront changed the look of the city.
In 2010, it was ranked third in Forbes’s list of fastest growing cities of the decade. In 2012, The Times of India chose Ahmedabad as India’s best city to live in. As of 2014, Ahmedabad’s estimated gross domestic product was $119 billion.
About Ahmedabad :
King Karandev 1, the Solanki Ruler, had waged a war against the Bhil king of Ashapall or Ashaval. After his victory Karandev established the city called “Karnavati”. This Hindu kingdom of Karnavati retained its importance till early 15th century when Gujarat fell to the Muslim Sultanate.
In 1411 Sultan Ahmed Shah conquered Karnavati, and after his name Karnavati was renamed to Ahmedabad.
The city was built in open and spacious plane to the East of Sabarmati. It compromised of smaller known Fort as Bhadra Fort. The city fort wall was enclosed containing 12 Gates. The city of Ahmedabad went on expanding in every direction by the addition of new areas on both the sides of the river. And with the well laid out beautiful buildings, lakes and mosques.
In 1915 Mahatma Gandhi came from South Africa and established Ashram on the banks of Sabarmati.
Ahmedabad has a hot, semi-arid climate. Aside from the monsoon season, the climate is extremely dry. The weather is hot from March to June; the average summer maximum is 41 °C, and the average minimum is 27 °C.
From November to February, the average maximum temperature is 30 °C, the average minimum is 15 °C, and the climate is extremely dry. Cold northerly winds are responsible for a mild chill in January.
Ahmedabad observes a wide range of festivals. Popular celebrations and observances include Uttarayan, Navratri and more. There are many restaurants, hotels and street foods are available in Ahmedabad. Happy Birthday Amdavad.
Ahmedabad observes a wide range of festivals. Popular celebrations and observances include Uttarayan, an annual kite-flying day on 14 and 15 January. Nine nights of Navratri are celebrated with people performing Garba, the most popular folk dance of Gujarat, at venues across the city.
The festival of lights, Deepavali, is celebrated with the lighting of lamps in every house, decorating the floors with rangoli, and the lighting of firecrackers. The annual Rath Yatra procession on the Ashadh-sud-bij date of the Hindu calendar at the Jagannath Temple and the procession of Tajia during the Muslim holy month of Muharram are important events.
In the modern era of films, Gujarati films shows Ahmedabad city’s landmark locations in their films.
How to Reach Ahmedabad:
Ahmedabad is having international airport named Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport. Also city is well connected with state transport buses and trains. So you can reach Ahmedabad by road, by bus or train or by flight easily.
Here we have some photos of Ahmedabad city which are captured by Kite aerial camera. Mr. Dinesh Mehta of Vapi city who is living in Borivali, Mumbai now has taken beautiful photos of Ahmedabad city with the help of attaching camera in to a kite.
Here check out the photos of Ahmedabad taken with Kite Aerial Camera.
Photo courtesy- Dinesh Mehta (Borivali, Mumbai)
So, Happy Birthday Ahmedabad!!!
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