Ahmedabad – A Visit To The City During The Time Of Festivals
Ahmedabad, one of the fastest growing cities in India, is a major city from the state of Gujarat. Growing leaps […]
Ahmedabad, one of the fastest growing cities in India, is a major city from the state of Gujarat. Growing leaps and bounds in every sector, the transition this city went into within the short span of time is a sight that baffles people to this day. The city which was once a conservative historical place has grown up to become a city of importance representing Gujarat at par with the finest cities with all modern amenities.
Ahmedabad is also home to some of the best educational institutions in India and some competing to be one of the best in the whole Asia Pacific regions. Ahmedabad sees a huge number of visitors during the admissions for this institutions open and is seen seeking accommodation in the budget friendly and luxurious 5 star and 3 star hotels in Ahmedabad which provide them with all the service they may require during the stay at their hotel.
Ahmedabad celebrates many festivals in a year and if you happen to visit during the time of these festivals mentioned below, it will take your experience of the city up by a notch.
- Diwali – The big one. This festival of Lord Rama is the most celebrated festival in Ahmedabad. The whole city is lit up and by night, the skyline is bright with fireworks. People exchange sweets and greetings with family members, colleagues and friends during this time of the year.
- Holi – After the festival of lights come the festival of colours. During this festival you will see people dressed in white and smearing powdered colour on one another. This festival is nothing but pure fun and people, regardless of age gather in groups and has fun on this day.
- Eid-Ul-Fitr – Also known as Ramadan Eid, this is celebrated on the first day of Shaw’waal at the end of the fasting day of Ramadan. Eid-Ul-Fitr is a joyous celebration for the Muslims all over and it is like a thanksgiving day. Huge feasts are held in every Muslim community and it is a day everyone exchanges pleasantries.
- Makar Sankranti – The festival of kites held on 14th January is a festival that marks the end of winter. On this day, everybody i the city starts the day by flying a kite and at night attach lamps to their kites and fly it making the skyline of the whole city beautiful with dotted lights.
- Navratri – This festival of nine nights is devoted to Goddess Shakti. The festival goes on for nine nights where each night begins with a ceremony called “Aarti” and is followed by “Garba” until midnight. During these nine nights the city is decorated and presents a beautiful view to the city.
- Raksha Bandhan – It a beautiful festival celebrated between a brother and a sister. The sister ties a “rakhi” on the brother’s hand to forever save them from all the problems they might face in the future. The brother in return usually gifts something to the sister.
Ahmedabad has good connectivity with every mode of transport available. It has one of the busiest railway stations in India and also an international airport. People who fly in from out of India often arrive at Bangalore or Delhi first and then take a domestic Delhi or Bangalore to Ahmedabad Flight.