Interesting facts in Ahmedabad

Interesting Facts in Ahmedabad

01/05/2021 by : Ravi Bhadja
Interesting Facts About Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad is the one of the most talked about the city of Gujarat state. It is the largest as well as the fastest growing city in India. Here are some interesting facts about Ahmedabad, you didn’t know are will definitely love to share with others!

1. Other Names of Ahmedabad

During the 11th century, the Solanki Ruler of Patan won the war against King Bhil of Ashawal and established the city named Karnavati. Later in 1411 A.D.,, the name was changed to Ahmedabad under the order of Sultan Ahmed Shah who named the city after the four saints whose name started with Ahmed. One legend also says that Ahmedabad gets its name from King Ahmedshah who ruled and built the city in the 14 the century.

Ahmedabad is also known by a variety of other names like Rajnagar, Shrinagar, Amdavad , Ahimdavad, Ahamdavad, Ahamadpur, Akmipur and Ahmednagar by the locals.

2. The Logo of State Bank of India is Inspired from Kankaria Lake

It is said that the logo of State Bank of India, which is a blue circle with a small cut in the bottom, resembles Kankaria Lake if seen from a height. The logo depicts perfection and the common man. The logo was designed by The National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad.

3. IIM Ahmedabad was the Second IIM after Calcutta

IIM Ahmedabad was the second city to build an IIM in after Calcutta in 1961. Led by Vikram Sarabhai, Shri. Kasturbhai Lalbhai and supported by the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Jivraj Mehta, a group of individuals set up IIM-A.

4. Dining with the dead: ‘New Lucky Restaurant’

New Lucky Restaurant in Lal Darwaza area of Ahmedabad makes you eat with the dead. The restaurant is built on a graveyard that was there years ago. Instead of demolishing the graveyard, the owner of the restaurant let the graves be in peace and just made room for tables and chairs around the graves for his customers. Would you visit and eat at New Lucky Restaurant???

5. Ahmedabad is the ex-capital of Gujarat

Before Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad was the capital city of the state of Gujarat. The capital was moved to Gandhinagar in 1970.

6. Ahmedabad is known as Manchester of the East/Boston of India

First World War and the Independence movement led by Mahatma Gandhi the textile industry saw its boom. The title as ‘Manchester of East’ and ‘Boston of India’ was given to Ahmedabad by major industrialists Ambalal Sarabhai and Kasturbhai Lalbhai because of the exponential growth in the textile mills across the city.

7. Forbes listed Ahmedabad as the ‘World’s 3rd Fastest growing Cities’ in the year 2010

Ahmedabad was listed as one of the fastest growing cities in the world. It is also one of the metropolitan cities of India. The per-capita income of the city is twice that of the rest of India.

8. Kite Museums

There are only 2 kite museums all over the world. One of them is in Osaka, Japan, and the second one is in Ahmedabad. Apart from these, there are several other museums of great importance in the city.

9. Best Rapid transit system (BRTS)

Ahmedabad boasts the most successful and the finest rapid transit system known as the Best Rapid Transit System or the BRTS

10. The Dry City

Ahmedabad, like the state, is a dry city. The city is clean and drunkards won’t ruin your sight in Ahmedabad.

11. The City Of Mills

It is also known as the ‘City of Mills’, because of the huge number of mills in the city. The first ever textile mill was built in 1862 and was called as Shahpur Mill.

12. Legends of Akbar’s court were from Ahmedabad

Legendary historian Todarmal and eminent musician Taansen who were two intellectuals from the king Akbar’s court were actually from Ahmedabad.

Legendary historian Todarmal and eminent musician Taansen who were two intellectuals from the king Akbar’s court were actually from Ahmedabad.

These were some of the lesser known facts about the city. Hope you enjoyed reading the Interesting facts about Ahmedabad.

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