Often referred to as the “Jewel of West,” the state of Gujarat is located in the North Western part of India. Many of India’s biggest, most industrially developed cities are situated in Gujarat, including Ahmedabad, Surat, Baroda, Rajkot, and the capital Gandhinagar. The state is a major agricultural producer of cotton, groundnuts, dates, sugarcane and milk.
In a July 2011 report, The Economist referred to Gujarat as India’s Guangdong. With double-digit growth rates, Gujarat continues to outpace growth in other Indian states. This has led to a booming entrepreneurial economy in Gujarat.
According to a Forbes report, Ahmedabad is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Lovingly called “Amdavad” in Gujarati, this city has everything that one may need to live a life full of luxury and harmony. From posh localities and mega malls, to multiplexes, world class institutes and hospitals, Ahmedabad boasts of the best infrastructure development in India. So much so, that about 90% of the Development Plan, formulated in 2002, has already been implemented.
One of the top ranking cities of India in terms of real estate, Ahmedabad offers a variety of housing options like apartments, bungalows, twin bungalows, row houses, farm houses, plotted schemes, as well as impressive retail and commercial spaces. This boost in the realty sector has earned Ahmedabad the reputation of being the “best city to live in India,”beating hot-favorites Mumbai and Bangalore.
In terms of educational institutes, Ahmedabad is home to some premier schools and universities for higher education, including CBSE, IGCSE and State board schools and op ranking universities and colleges like Indian Institute of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, National Institute of Design, B.J. Medical College, and more.
Ahmedabad also has many attractive places to visit during free time. From the grand and picturesque Kankaria lake, the majestic Akshardham Temple and the famous Law Garden, to the Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, the Sufi hub of Sarkhej Roza, the Auto World Vintage Museum and the revered Sabarmati Ashram, there are endless options when it comes to recreational activities.