In the morning we fly to Ahmedabad.
Ahmedabad was founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah on the banks of River Sabarmati in 1411 A.D. Legend has it that he decided to build the capital at Ahmedabad because he saw a rabbit attacking one of his hunter dogs. It occurred to him that if the rabbits of the region were so brave, the people must be even braver. Sultan Ahmed Shah graced his kingdom with splendid monuments, mosques, pavilions, and mausoleums, marking the beginning of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Modern-day Ahmedabad, the capital of the State of Gujarat is the largest city and a leading industrial center in Gujarat. It is also the sixth-largest in India. But Ahmedabad has a lot more to offer visitors. Popularly known as the Manchester of the East, Ahmedabad boasts of the largest denim production in the world. It is also home to several interesting museums. Many of Ahmedabad's buildings bear the signatures of world-renowned architects like Le Corbusier, Louis Khan, Doshi, and Correa. It is from the austere habitat of Sabarmati at Ahmedabad, that the 'Father of the Nation' - Mahatma Gandhi took on the mighty British Empire, and gave human race one of its most remarkable ways to fight oppression - non-violence. The Ahmedabad circuit, which covers the northern part of Gujarat, is a fascinating blend of history, culture, and adventure. It is home to the Sabarmati Ashram, Mahatma Gandhi's famous retreat and the nerve center of India's freedom movement, Ambaji -an important place of pilgrimage in Gujarat and some of the finest examples of Indo- Saracenic architecture like the Jumma Masjid and the Siddi Sayyad Mosque. In Ahmedabad, you will also find step wells, a unique feature of this region and ornately carved temples at Modhera and Kumbharia.