Situated on the banks of the Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad was founded in 1411, by Sultan Ahmed Shah. Ahmedabad means different things to different people. For architects it is a remarkable repository in distinctive architectural styles. Historians will find that it has a rich history and craft lovers will discover that it’s a treasure trove of handicrafts. For pacifists and leaders it is the home of Mahatma Gandhi. For businessmen, it is a thriving commercial centre and the premier textile city of India that is also referred to as the Manchester of the East. Ahmedabad is Also known or its modern shopping malls, massive industrial estates, and above all, its numerous restaurants. The Ahmedabadis love to eat out in this food crazy city the eating – places are always packed. They also like to celebrate festivals in a big way and one of the most enjoyable is the kite flying festivals held on 14th January each year. Best of Gujarat Tour.