Ahmedabad is the sixth largest city in India, and India's first UNESCO World Heritage City. With the best sightseeing tours in Ahmedabad, it presents a unique blend of the past and the present. Situated along the banks of the Sabarmati River, this city is single-handedly responsible for 25 per cent of India’s total textile output, earning it the moniker of being the ‘Manchester of the East’. Founded in 1411 and named after its founder Sultan Ahmed Shah, Ahmedabad rose to importance as a trade and business hub after the British took over and set up a number of textile mills here. Today, this mini-metropolis is Gujarat’s major city. A beautifully restored old world replete with beauty, museums and fine food. Ahmedabad wins you over with its wealth of architecture from centuries old mosques and mausoleums to cutting edge contemporary design. Then there's the fascinating maze of an old quarter, excellent museums, fine restaurants, a bustling street-food scene and the tranquility of the Sabarmati Ashram (Gandhi’s former headquarters).
The place has historical importance as it is considered that it was from here Gandhi orchestrated the final struggle for independence. Lothal city is of great interest, especially, to the archaeologists, as this city was established nearly about 4500 years ago and was well connected with the Indus Valley cities of Mohenjodaro and Harappa. For bird watchers, Nalsarovar is a paradise. The best time to visit is from November to February. Nalsarovar houses large varieties of indigenous and migratory birds. Patan is worth visiting, owing to the fact that it is the leading center of manufacturing of the intricately designed Patola silk saris. It is also the ancient capital city of Ahmedabad. Thus, the place is usually well liked by the historians, who are always in the quest to explore more and more facts about the past. Have a look at the best sightseeing tours in Ahmedabad for the best and fulfilling experiences here.