Ahmedabad District surrounded by Mehsana & Gandhinagar to the North,
Gulf of Cambay to the South, Kheda & Anand to the East and Surendranagar to the
District comprises of 11 Talukas.
Ahmedabad, largest economic & industrial hub and former capital of
Gujarat is located on the bank of Sabarmati River.
BACK IN TIME
Karndev I, Solanki Ruler of Anhilwara Patan established a city on the bank of Sabarmati River after winning a war against Bhil king of Ashaval and named it – Karnavati. After various throne changes, it finally went on the hand of Sultan Ahmed Shah and he named it Ahmedabad after himself. During the period of Maratha Empire, the city became the centre of conflict between Peshwas of Poona and Gaekwad of Baroda. In 1780, during the First Anglo-Maratha war, British captured Ahmedabad and then returned back to the Maratha after end of the war. On Third Anglo-Maratha war, British East India Company took over the city and incorporated into Bombay Presidency.
After Independence of India, Ahmedabad was scarred by communal violence that broke out between Hindu & Muslim. Due to this reason, Ahmedabad became the focus for settlement of Hindu migrants from Pakistan who expanded the city’s population & transformed its economy.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Kankaria Lake, Sabarmati River Front, Bhadra Fort, Law Garden, Jhulata Minara, Nal Sarovar, Manek Chawk, Iscon Temple, Sarkhej Roja, Calico Museum, CEPT University, Science City, Thol Lake, Lothal (Archeological Site), Hathi Singh na Dera
Dholka is the Taluka which was considered as an important provenance in ancient time.
The Pandavas, in their wanderings found this city which was governed by Queen Sudhishva of the Kaiyo Race. Also it is said that Kichak Kaiyo, brother of Queen slain for an attempt of chastity of Draupadi here.
Dholka was adorned with lake by Minal Devi, the mother of Siddhraj Jaisinh of Solanki dynasty. It is referred as one of the chief trading towns in Gujarat by Muhammad Al-Idrisi in 12th century.
“Dholka is home to one of the first Swaminarayan temples in the world.”
PLACES OF INTEREST
Malav Lake, Nagnath Mahadev, Kalikund Jain Derasar, Jirawala Parshwanth Tirth