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Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad (Gujarat)

Founded by Ahmed Shah I in 1411, it has many monuments of Hindu-Islamic architectural style. Mosques include Jama Masjid, Ahmed Shah Masjid, Rani Sipri's mosque and Sidi Bashir's mosque with shaking minarets, etc. There are museums like Museum of Textiles, the Vechaar Utensils Museum, the Kite museum, N.C.Mehta Museum of miniature paintings, Shreyas Fok Museum, etc. Other places of interest: Dada Hari Wav (Step wells), Victoria Gardens, Kandaria Lake, tomb of Darya Khan and the Sabarmati Ashram (7 km from the town). Porbandar, a little seaside resort, is the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi.