Gujarat is one such state that is filled with a rich cultural background. It has been ruled by the Marathas, the Rajwadas, Mughals and the British in the end. This is one reason why the place has a lot of history attached with it. It is the largest city of Gujarat that is located on the banks of river Sabarmati. The Dandi March that took place during the pre-independence is very well known. The place has been of great economic importance ever since it was established.
The earliest recorded fact of the city can be traced from the 12th century under the Chalukya dynasty. The present city was founded by Ahmed Shah the first, who is responsible for number of forts and establishments. The Jama Masjid is one of the greatest establishments from his time.
After the rule of Ahmed shah the first and his successors, the place saw a serious crisis of economy and went under unstable condition. Then place was also ruled by the Mughals and the Marathas jointly and it recovered some of its lost glory. But it progressed finally under the British rule.
During the British rule, the city became a very important place for the independence struggle and we can give credits to mahatmas Gandhi and his salt movement for that. We Indians were not allowed to produce salt and hence Gandhi ji decided to fight against it. He and his followers lead a march very famously known as the Dandi March. The march started from the Sabarmati Ashram to Sabarmati River where Gandhi ji produced salt and broke the law, hence giving the Indian their rights back.
Well, these are some of the most famous reigns in the city of Ahmedabad. But if you dig deeper, you would find that the place has an even greater history. But we won’t get into all those details right now.
But, because of this huge history attached with the city, today there are a number of heritage hotels in Ahmedabad. Now one might wonder what exactly a heritage hotel is. A heritage hotel is actually a hotel that is running in the forts, palaces, haveli, etc. that were built before 1950s. These were all buildings from the maharajas and the British rule that now have been converted into a hotel.
So, if you are in the mood of some royal treatment, then please do visit Ahmedabad, the largest city of Gujarat. Live life king size and enjoy the natural beauty and the various other tourist places that are offered by the city.
Some of the most famous places to visit in the city are listed below:
- Sabarmati Ashram
- Kankaria Lake
- Adalaj Stepwell
- Sidi Saiyyed Mosque
- Jama Masjid
- Calico Museum of Textiles
- Auto World Vintage Car Museum
- Gujarat Science City
- Teen Darwaza
- Nagina Wadi
I hope you love these places and have fun in one of the oldest cities of our country while also enjoying royalty like never before in the heritage hotels.