Formerly known as Karnavati, it was conquered by Sultan Ahmad Shah in 1411and renamed it as Ahmedabad. The city of Ahmedabad changed hands from Mughals to Marathas and finally the British annexed the city. Though the city is not a popular tourist destination yet it is a great place tom visit. You can take various tour packages to explore its wonderful culture and monuments. Anyways, the place is famous business destination known for its chemical, petroleum, international trade and IT industries. Gujarati are known for their sound acumen for business and hospitality. The city is known for celebrating various festivals throughout the year. The navratra festival is celebrated every year with great gaiety.
Ahmedabad has an array of fine buildings. Louis Kahn designed the superb IIM building best management school in India. The place has splendid attractions like Hathi Singh Jain temple, Swaminarayan Temple, Jama Masjid, etc. Most importantly, the place has been the cradle of Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violent methods of struggle. Visit the Gandhi Ashram on the banks of Sabarmati River. Traditionally, the city of Ahmedabad is also known for textile industry.