If you are looking to explore Gujarat, Ahmedabad should be your starting point. The city, which was once part of the expansive Mughal Empire, is now home to six million people.
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A perfect blend of old-world charm and new-age sophistication, Ahmedabad has a big-city atmosphere that is a stark contrast to the more traditional temples, bazaars, and pols. The city is also to some of the renowned tertiary educational institutions anywhere in the country, including the Institute of Fashion Design. No wonder Ahmedabad has always been known as a textile hub. It might be an industrial powerhouse, but the city has a carefree attitude.
If you’re up for a heritage walk or just a stroll around the city, you will come across a few architectural marvels and other places of interest. For a slice of history, one can make the journey to Gandhi Ashram – the home to Mahatma Gandhi. A cool evening stroll along Kankaria Lake could put your mind at ease. A trip to Sidi Syed Masjid will leave you spellbound by the intricate detailing on the over 500-year mosque. If you want to treat your taste buds to street food, a visit to Manek Chowk is a must. For the best bargains and affordable shopping, Lal Darwaja should be on your list of places to visit in Ahmedabad.