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Ahmedabad otherwise called Amdavad Gujarati articulation is the biggest city and previous capital of Gujarat, which is a state in India. It is the authoritative base camp of the Ahmedabad area and the seat of the Gujarat High Court. With a populace of more than 6.3 million and an expanded populace of 7.8 million, it is the 6th biggest city and seventh biggest metropolitan region of India. Ahmedabad is situated on the banks of the Sabarmati River, 30 km (19 mi) from the state capital Gandhinagar, which is its twin city.
Ahmedabad is a city with its roots in the past. The old part of the city has many havelis which take you back in time to when life was slow, uncomplicated and full of simple pleasures. These havelis bunch up together to form Pols which are self contained societies with narrow lanes full of interesting people plying their trades, vivid colours, sights, smells and sounds. The culture that prevails in this part of the old city is one of friendly pleasantries being exchanged, food and stories being shared by its many inhabitants. In one of these Pols, I came across this beautifully decorated haveli with stunning interiors. These havelis are now big business with many of them doubling up as home-stays, photo shoot and filming locations offering seekers the very best of the quintessential Gujarati culture and all its flavours. Stepping out into the locality one comes across old bustling markets in the Manek Chowk specializing in gold and silver jewellery, hand block printed cotton fabric and delicious street food. The fantastic Rani No Hajiro is a stone’s throw away.
Ahmedabad has developed as an essential monetary and mechanical center in India. It is the second biggest maker of cotton in India, and its stock trade is the nation’s second most established. Cricket is a well known game in Ahmedabad, which houses the 54,000-situate Sardar Patel Stadium. The impacts of advancement of the Indian economy have stimulated the city’s economy towards tertiary part exercises, for example, trade, correspondence and construction. Ahmedabad’s expanding populace has brought about an expansion in the development and lodging businesses bringing about late improvement of skyscrapers.
My accessory shoppping from Rani no hajiro.
This three storied haveli is constructed in the traditional style like many other havelis surrounding it and has been around for almost a hundred years. It has airy rooms with windows in every corner for the discerning inhabitants to spy on the outside world, large sprawling verandas and a central courtyard with traditional wood carved swings to relax.
The family living there very graciously entertained me and shared their stories and spoilt me with a large authentic Gujarati home cooked fare. This episode reaffirmed my love for my home town Ahmedabad.
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WRAPAROUND PLAZZO PANTS: GIFTED (FROM GOA)
CROP TOP : FOREVER 21
WHITE SHIRT : WESTSIDE
ACCESSORIES : RANI NO HAJIRO
PHOTO COURTESY : NISHANT MEHTA
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