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About Ahmedabad - Gandhinagar Twin Cities

Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad are the highly developed twin cities of Gujarat, located approximately 30 km to each other and emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in the state. Both cities are geographically at the centre of Gujarat, located on the banks of the River Sabarmati.

In 1960, Ahmedabad was made the capital of Gujarat state. In 1970, Gandhinagar emerged as the new capital for the state of Gujarat which was named after the father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi. All kinds of head offices of state government, secretariat of all departments, offices and residences of ministers, residence of governor and other important offices are situated at Gandhinagar. There is ample provision of parks, extensive planting and recreational areas along the river giving the city a green garden-city atmosphere.

Ahmedabad was founded in 1411 by Sultan Ahmed Shah and now it is the largest city in the State of Gujarat, with a population of almost 7.4 Million. Ahmedabad was at the forefront of the Indian independence movement in the first half of 20th century. It was the epicentre of many campaigns, Mahatma Gandhi also established Gandhi Ashram on the banks of river Sabarmati and selected Ahmedabad as his "Karmabhumi".

The City established itself as the home of a booming textile industry, which earned the nickname "The Manchester of India.” With the creation of the state of Gujarat in 1960, Ahmedabad gained prominence as the commercial capital of the state.

The structural design of Ahmedabad is a synthesis of Hindu craftsmanship with Islamic architecture. More than 600 year old Walled City of Ahmedabad has been declared India’s first World Heritage City, by UNESCO, recognizing value of city’s unique heritage.

People of Ahmedabad are considered as the smartest businessmen in the world and they have a unique style of their own. Business runs in the blood of every average Ahmedabadi. The city is witnessing a major construction boom and population increase. A rising centre of education, information technology and scientific industries, Ahmedabad remains the cultural and commercial heart of Gujarat and much of western India.