Industrial visit to the fifth largest city of India i.e. Ahmadabad will be very beneficial for the students who wants to understand the role of state government in promoting industrialization, in Ahmadabad you can find numerous industries like the private power manufacturer, glucose manufacturer, Textile manufacturer, Auto Accessories manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers etc. Ahmedabad is a center for Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries. Two of the biggest pharmaceutical companies of India—Zydus Cadila and Torrent Pharmaceuticals — are based in the city. The Nirma group of industries, which runs a large number of detergent and chemical industrial units, has its corporate headquarters in the city Many foreign companies also have set up their sales offices and production facilities in Ahmedabad, including: Bosch Rexroth, Stork, Rollepaal, and Johnson Pumps of Sweden.
Named after Sultan Ahmed Shah, who founded the city in 1411, Ahmedabad has a strong association with India’s struggle for independence.
It was here that Mahatma Gandhi lived for several years and from here that he started the Dandi March. Today, the city is as famous for its burgeoning IT and scientific industries and avant-garde design as it is for its medieval architecture.
Located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, the cutting-edge city once served the capital of Gujarat from 1960 to 1970. It built its fortune on the thriving textile industry, which earned it the nickname “the Manchester of the East.” Notwithstanding its newfound attractiveness as a business destination, this largest city in Gujarat remains steeped in history and has a wealth of historical attractions.
Sights to See
Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram
Situated on the west bank of Sabarmati River, this famous ashram was Gandhi’s residence from 1917-1930 during his fight for Indian independence. In 1931 from here he started his famous salt march to Dandi on the Gulf of Cambay. You can experience the serene ambience of the Ashram and see Gandhi’s belongings on display.
Ahmed Shah’s Mosque
One of the most famous monuments in Ahmedabad, Ahmed Shah’s Mosque is located southwest of Bhadra Fort. One of the earliest mosques in the city, it was built in 1414 and is reminiscent of Hindu and Jain architecture. The beautiful pillars and jalis of the mosque are treat to see.
A popular children’s park in Ahmedabad, Balvatika is a wonderful place to visit with something to entertain your children. Located in a dramatic setting on the banks of Kankari Lake, it offers a whole lot of recreational activities for kids and families.
Dada Hari Step-well
Built in 1500 AD by Bai Harir Sultani during the reign of Mahmud Shah, this step-well is a famous monument of Ahmedabad. Bai Harir Sultani, locally known as Dada Hari, was the superintendent of the royal harem of Gujarat Sultanate.
Daria Khan’s Ghummat, Geeta Mandir, Hatheesingh Jain Temple, Jumma Masjid, Jhulta Minar (Shaking Minarets), Kankaria Lake, Kochrab Ashram, Rani Rupmati Mosque, Rani Sipri’s Mosque, Sarkhej Rauza, Shah Alam’s Rauza, Siddi Sayyad’s Mosque, Sundervan Snake Park, Swami Narayan Temple, Kalupur and Teen Darwaja are other places of interest in Ahmedabad.
Calico Museum of Textiles, L. D. Institute of Indology, N.C. Mehta Art Gallery, National Institute of Design; Natural History Museum, S. V. Patel National Memorial, Shreyas Folk Art Museum, Tribal Museum, Vechhaar Utensil Museum, Sanskar Kendra, Hussain Doshi’s Gufa are other attractions of Ahmedabad.
Gandhinagar (25 km):
One of the most planned cities of India; Gandhinagar is the capital of Gujarat. Located on the banks of Sabarmati River, it is home to Akshardham Temple. This intricately carved temple is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan.
Nalsarovar (60 km) :
Rich in avian population. Nal Sarovar is a natural lake covering an area of over 116 sq km. Important and most commonly spotted migratory avians at Nalsarovar are Rosy Pelicans, White Storks, Flamingoes, Herons and Brahminy Ducks.
- Soma Textiles & Industries Ltd.
- Arvind Limited
- Mother Dairy
- Torrent Power Limited
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
The place is famous for the palace of the Maharaja of Baroda which now houses Govt. offices. One of the largest cities in North Gujarat, It is also known for many temples and mosques.
Modhera (106 km):
One of the three main temples dedicated to the Sun God ‘Surya’. The Modhera Sun temple though now in ruins is an imposing structure and is considered the best specimen of Solanki art and architecture.
Palanpur (142 km):
It is known for its perfumeries. Off the Abu-Palanpur Highway is the Balaram Palace Resort, (Heritage).
Ambaji (207 km):
Ambaji is dedicated to the worship of shakti and is one of the most popular pilgrim centres in Gujarat.
How would you like to travel?
- 402 km from Bhuj
- 203 km from Bhavnagar
- 450 km from Dwarka
- 25 km from Gandhinagar
- 304 km from Jamnagar
- 216 km from Rajkot
- 267 km from Surat
- 545 km from Mumbai
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