Ahmedabad (also called Amdavad) is Gujarat's largest city and is India’s UNESCO World Heritage City. Its original name was ‘Karnavati’ but was later changed and named after 15th century ruler Ahmad Shah I.
It is a city of contrasts between the bustling old quarter and the serenity of the Sabarmati Ashram (Gandhi’s former headquarters). In between is the new city on the west side of the river. The centuries-old architecture ranges from mosques and mausoleums to contemporary avant-garde design.
There’s a whole list of basic facilities In Ahmedabad that makes life for a tourist much easier. From high-quality hotels to friendly, family-run guest houses, banks, travel agents, tour operators, hospitals, pharmacies and attractions, everything you need is within easy reach. The city is also relatively safe, and the people are warm and welcoming, making this a real gem of a destination for the adventure traveller.