Ahmedabad- Blend of Heritage, Art and Culture!

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Gujarati cuisine, rich architecture, folk art, cultural attractions and festivals make Ahmedabad a must-visit throughout the year. Situated on the banks of the Sabarmati river, the city is divided into the old city and the new city. While the eastern part of the city houses the main railway station, smaller buildings, bustling markets and the good old post office, the western part of the city houses the shopping malls , business district, educational institutions, etc.

One of the biggest attractions of the city is its rich heritage evidently seen in its temples, mosques and forts. The Vaishnodevi temple, the Sidi Sayed mosque , Siddhir Bashir mosque, the Bhadra fort which also houses temples are a few of them. Besides these you have the famed Sabarmati and Kochrab Ashram, the two centers started by Mahatma Gandhi in the 20th century to strategies his vision for the Indian Independence Movement.

Another aspect of the city one should not miss is its plethora of festivals. The Uttarayan (kite flying) festival held is January has the sky splashed in every colour one could imagine. One should also pay  visit to the Patang Bazaar to experience the high-paced energy associated with this festival. Another festival lavishly celebrated here is Navratri. People perform the most popular folk dance, Garba, at various venues across the city.

One should not miss the Gujarati thali available at most of Vegetarian restaurants around. It has a host of dishes such as roti, dal, rice, curry, vegetable, buttermilk and lot more.

So go on and witness the diversity, culture and art of Ahmedabad while you travel to various other parts of Gujarat!