The largest city and former capital of the Indian state of Gujarat, Ahmedabad is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, about 23 kilometers from the state capital Gandhinagar.
Emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in India, it is the second-largest producer of cotton in India. The Historic City of Ahmedabad or Old Ahmedabad was declared as the first UNESCO World Heritage City in India in July 2017.
The Sabarmati divides the city into two geographically distinct regions in the East and West. The eastern bank of the river houses the ancient city, along with the central town of Bhadra, characterized by packed bazaars, the pol system of nearly assembled structures, and various places of worship.
While, the western part of the city houses educational institutions, modern buildings, residential areas, shopping malls, and multiplexes.
The city observes a wide range of festivals, including Uttarayan, an annual kite-flying day on 14 and 15 January. Also, the nine nights of Navratri are celebrated with people performing Garba, the most famous folk dance of Gujarat.
Swaminarayan Temple, Bai Harir Vav, Sabarmati Ashram, Auto World Vintage Car Museum, Kankaria Lake, Hutheesing Jain Temple, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, Sidi Bashir Mosque, Vaishno Devi Temple of Ahmedabad, Bhadra Fort, Manek Chowk, Alpha One Mall, ISKCON Temple, Jama Masjid of Ahmedabad, Law Garden, Adalaj Stepwell, Gujarat Science City, Nehru Bridge, and Sabarmati Riverfront are some of the major tourist attractions in the city.