The Gateway Hotel
The city was named after Sultan Ahmed Shah, who founded it in 1411 A.D. Situated on the banks of Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad is the commercial and cultural capital of Gujarat. A Quintessential mix of the Old and New, it has a lot to offer to an art lover and cultural architecture. A sojourn into the old walled city reveals an intriguing labyrinth of by-lanes and exquisitely carved wooden mansions and is full of architectural delights. Ahmedabad has many monuments constructed using a blend of Hindu and Muslim influences and also served as a base for visitors wishing to travel to the desert of Rajasthan. Its local flavor, friendly people and sunny weather make it an interesting destination for any traveler.
- Average temperature (Celsius):
- March-Jun & Oct: 25°c - 44°c
- July-Sep: 21°c - 33°c
- Nov-Feb: 8°c - 28°c
- Area: 8,707 kms.
- Population: 5 million
- Languages: Gujarati, Hindi and English
For an edible souvenir, pick up bhakharwadi, a Gujarati dry snack. To purchase something more lasting, look for Ghaghra choli, the colorful, traditional Gujarati attire.