Timeline of Ahmedabad

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This page provides a historical timeline of Ahmedabad, the sixth largest city in India.


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1800 to 1850

1851 to 1900

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Ahmedabad City and Environ Map 1866

1901 to 1950

1951 to 2000

2001 to 2017

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Ahmedabad Metropolis in Gujarat, India

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Historic City of Ahmadabad Urban settlement in Gujarat, India

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Motera Area in Northwest Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India

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Amreli City in Gujarat, India

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Ellis Bridge Century-old bridge in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

The Ellis Bridge is a century-old bridge in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It bridges the western and eastern parts of the city across the Sabarmati river. This bowstring arch truss bridge was the first bridge in Ahmedabad, constructed in 1892. Concrete wings were added on either side in 1997 and it was renamed the Swami Vivekananda Bridge.

Ahmedabad is the largest city in the state of Gujarat. It is located in western India on the banks of the River Sabarmati. The city served as political as well as economical capital of the region since its establishment. The earliest settlement can be recorded around the 12th century under Chaulukya dynasty rule. The present city was founded on 26 February 1411 and announced as the capital on 4 March 1411 by Ahmed Shah I of Gujarat Sultanate as a new capital. Under the rule of sultanate (1411–1511) the city prospered followed by decline (1511–1572) when the capital was transferred to Champaner. For next 135 years (1572–1707), the city renewed greatness under the early rulers of Mughal Empire. The city suffered due to political instability (1707–1817) under late Mughal rulers followed by joint rule between Maratha and Mughal. The city further suffered following joint Maratha rule. The city again progressed when politically stabilized when British East India Company established the rule in the city (1818–1857). The city further renewed growth when it gain political freedom by establishment of municipality and opening of railway under British crown rule (1857–1947). Following arrival of Mahatma Gandhi in 1915, the city became centre stage of Indian independence movement. Many activists like Sardar Patel served the municipality of the city before taking part in the movement. After independence, the city was a part of Bombay state. When Gujarat was carved out in 1960, it again became the capital of the state until establishment of Gandhinagar in 1965. Ahmedabad is also the cultural and economical centre of Gujarat and the seventh largest city of India.

Sabarmati Riverfront Development at Ahmedabad, India

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Geography of Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad is located on the banks of the River Sabarmati in the northern part of Gujarat and the western part of India. It is located at 23.03°N 72.58°E spanning an area of 205 km². The average elevation is 53 metres.

Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service

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Bhadra Fort

Bhadra Fort is situated in the walled city area of Ahmedabad, India. It was built by Ahmad Shah I in 1411. With its well carved royal palaces, mosques, gates and open spaces, it was renovated in 2014 by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) as a cultural centre for the city.

Gaekwad Haveli Haveli with fortification in Ahmedabad, India

Gaekwad Haveli is a historical haveli building in Ahmedabad. It was built in 1738. It was used as a seat of Gaekwad during Maratha rule in Ahmedabad. It was later converted into barracks and arsenal under British rule. Later it was used as railway depot and police crime branch headquarters. It was restored in 2014.


Baba Maneknath was 15th century legendary Hindu saint who lived on the banks of Sabarmati river near present city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Manek Burj Bastion of the city wall in Ahmedabad, India

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Atal Pedestrian Bridge Bridge in Gujarat, India

Atal Pedestrian Bridge is a pedestrian truss bridge at Sabarmati Riverfront on Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.


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