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Ahmedabad (also called Amdavad) is Gujarat's biggest city and a bustling metropolis with a long history. Founded in 1411, the Ahmedabad of the 21st excellent museums, fine restaurants and fabulous night markets. Among the many highlights are:

Sabarmati Ashram, where Mahatma Gandhi set up his headquarters during the long struggle for India"s independence. It presently houses a museum and gallery.

Calico Museum of Textiles, which contains one of the world"s finest collections of antique and modern Indian textiles, all handmade and up to 500 years old.

Jama Masjid built in 1424, one of the largest mosques in the Indian subcontinent.

Sidi Saiyad Mosque, known for its intricately carved spiderweb fine stone latticework windows (jails), depicting the "tree of life".

Kankaria Lake and the Sabarmati Waterfront recreation spaces in the heart of the city

For more information you can view the Gujarat Tourism Website .

Ahmedabad has a hot, semi-arid climate with marginally less rain than required for a tropical savanna climate. There are three main seasons: summer, monsoon and winter. Aside from the monsoon season, the climate is extremely dry. The weather is hot from March to June; the average summer maximum is 41 °C (106 °F), and the average minimum is 27 °C (81 °F). From November to February, the average maximum temperature is 30 °C (86 °F), the average minimum is 15 °C (59 °F), and the climate is extremely dry. Cold northerly winds are responsible for a mild chill in January. The southwest monsoon brings a humid climate from mid-June to mid-September.