The first city of India to enter the list, Ahmedabad was declared as the World Heritage City on July 8, 2017. The city of Ahmedabad has close to 25 ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) protected structures. According to a statement from UNESCO “The urban fabric is made up of densely-packed traditional houses (pols) in gated traditional streets (puras) with characteristic features such as bird feeders, public wells, and religious institutions. The city continued to flourish as the capital of the State of Gujarat for six centuries, up to the present”.
Ahmedabad is a walled city on the banks of Sabarmati where communities following Hinduism, Islam, and Jainism have co-existed for centuries.
How to reach:
Nearest airport: Ahmedabad has its own airport with frequent flight connectivity from all over India.
Nearest railway station: Ahmedabad has frequent rail connectivity with all major cities of India.