New direct flight route brings Malaysians closer to Gujarat, India; Chester Chin; Star

The Western India state of Gujarat is now closer to Malaysians thanks to a new direct route from AirAsia. The carrier is flying directly to the city of Ahmedabad from Kuala Lumpur, starting April 29, 2020.

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A new unique route; Sun Daily

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A museum lover’s guide to exploring Ahmedabad; Mihika Agarwal & Megha Sharma; Vogue India

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India’s first UNESCO Heritage City has a museum for all your quirky interests, from kites to vintage cars. Here, Mihika Agarwal and Megha Sharma list out the ones you must visit on your next trip…

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Architecture in Ahmedabad: An Instagrammer’s Guide; Lola Mendez; Passion Passport

The architecture in Ahmedabad is a dream come true for Instagrammers. Read Lola Mendez’s guide to get the best shots and the perfect timing.

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World Tourism Day 2019: Why the Shaking Minarets of Ahmedabad are so unique; Paromita Shastri; Indian Express

World Tourism Day 2019: These are the Jhulta Minars or Shaking Minarets; when the upper arch of one minaret is shaken with a bit of force, the other begins to vibrate after a few seconds, and the connecting corridor between the two registers a faint shudder. The reason for this vibration is unknown.

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Ahmedabad’s World Heritage title in danger, Jaipur’s pride will be lost if same mistakes are repeated; DB Post

Historical buildings are in danger, traffic could not be streamlined at all, animals roam the streets.

Jaipur: Parkota, havelis, markets, encroachment on everything, streets are so narrow that no one wants to go.

First talk of Ahmedabad … the first city in the country included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This status…

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Ahmedabad: A craft lover’s guide to the UNESCO heritage city; Jasreen Mayal Khanna; Architectural Digest

If you appreciate Indian craftsmanship and want to experience it in person, make a beeline for Ahmedabad. Here Jasreen tell you where to stay, eat, shop and more…

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World Heritage Day special : Ahmedabad through the lens of Architecture, Textile & Arts; Meera Desai; Creative Yatra

Ahmedabad’s heritage has been a point of much discussion in recent years, partly due to the city receiving the UNESCO World Heritage City tag in 2017. Ahmedabad’s heritage has many dimensions representing both the tangible and intangible segments. On the World Heritage Day we explore the heritage aspects of Ahmedabad, through the lens of its industrial…

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10 forgotten corners of the Commonwealth you’d never thought to visit; Chris Leadbeater; Telegraph

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Ahmedabad turns 608! How is the city really approaching its Heritage today?; Meera Desai; Creative Yatra

608 years ago, Ahmedabad began its journey towards becoming the urban hub of culture it is today. And the city’s recent status as a UNESCO World Heritage City has put it on the map. So what is the story of the city’s heritage today? What is working? What is not? Let’s go over the story…

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Ahmedabad: from old city maze to cruising in a vintage pink Chrysler; Shilpa Gupta & Mukul Gupta; SCMP

The old walled city in Ahmedabad, in Gujarat, western India, is a labyrinth of lanes and alleys lined with exquisite traditional houses and courtyards Escape the muck, paws and hooves of the old city by cruising the streets in a vintage pink Chrysler. And how about eating lunch surrounded by tombs?

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Gujarat Tourism Guide: Travel Tips On Attractions, Food, Stay; Cox & Kings

Gujarat Tourism Guide: A travel guide including best time to visit, things to do and see, stay, money, travelling, how to reach, tips & much more…

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Opinion divided over Ahmedabad renaming; The Statesman

Even as the ruling BJP leaders have reiterated their resolve to rename Ahmedabad as ‘Karnavati’, public opinion in the city remains divided on the issue.

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AHMEDABAD OR KARNAVATI? DEBATE RAGES ON; Ahmedabad Mirror

BJP reignites its demand to rename Ahmedabad as Karnavati. The issue, with social and political ramifications, may become a major issue ahead of LS polls…

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Ahmedabad risks UNESCO status tag; The Statesman

Temple gateway in Ahmedabad, India

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Sentinels of Ahmedabad’s history; Parth Shastri; Times of India

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AHMEDABAD: What would Ahmedabad be without its legendary walls? There would not have been a Walled City to start with – something that made it India’s.

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Ahmedabad works to maintain UNESCO World Heritage City status; Blooloop

Ahmedabad works to maintain its World Heritage City status, with projects including the renovation of the Sanskar Kendra Museum by architect Le Corbusier.

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Bhadra pedestrian space now paid parking; Times of India; TNN

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A large pedestrian space within the Bhadra Plaza has been turned into a pay-and-park facility by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC).

The move comes after the civic body made several attempts to remove encroachments and illegal vendors from the plaza complex — which is part of the Unesco World Heritage core area. “Only a small portion of the plaza is parking,” said a senior AMC official who is with the central zone office.

“No matter how many times we removed these vendors, the came back again,” he said. The plaza, which was meant to be for pedestrians, had turned into large hawkers’ zone. According to the civic body, the strategy works as most of the plaza is cleared and there is optimum utilization of space.

After the AMC installed banners with parking charges, there was resentment among local residents. K.A Mansoori, a street vendor, said: “The AMC has forcefully removed shops which has affected the livelihoods of many poor people who were employed by the vendors.” He said there is parking space in the zilla panchayat building and Relief Road.

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36 hours in india’s only unesco world heritage city: ahmedabad; Rama Arya’s Blog

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When Ahmed Shah I laid the foundations of his capital way back on 26 February, 1411, little did he know his legacy would earn the status of a World Heritage City six hundred years on. Nineteen years old at the time, Ahmed Shah I was the third Sultan of the Gujarat Sultanate (1407 – 1573). In July 2017, his city Ahmedabad beat Delhi, Mumbai, and Varanasi in the bid to become India’s first, and as of now only, UNESCO designated city.

There was much hullaballoo following this announcement. Mainly because it raised Ahmedabad to the ranks of Cairo, Edinburgh, and Rome in the global arena. These were cities which UNESCO believes have cultural, historic or scientific significance and are important for humanity as a whole and, thus, warrant protection.

What did Ahmedabad have that the other three, more hyped about, Indian cities did not. It is a question many still ask. It is a question which gnawed at me too, triggering a stay plonk in the heart of the historical quarter last winter.

As I explored the city, the answers slowly revealed themselves. First shyly, hesitantly.

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See the World Heritage City of Ahmadabad, India; Abby Sewell; National Geographic

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The 15th-century walled city of Ahmadabad is celebrated for its mosques, tombs, and temples from the sultanate period.

Ahmadabad is both a living, modern city and a splendid relic of the past.

India’s famous walled city on the bank of the Sabarmati river is the nation’s first UNESCO World Heritage city. Built in the early 15th century by Sultan Ahmad Shah of the Gujarat kingdom, legend has it that the sultan chose the location at the site of his capital city after he witnessed the unusual spectacle of a hare chasing a dog along the riverbank and took it as an omen.

The city was conquered in 1573 by the Mughals, who further decorated it with lush gardens. Some six decades later, Ahmadabad was struck by famine, marking the beginning of the end of its golden age. After a series of conquests throughout the centuries, it eventually became a center of Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent movement for Indian independence. Visitors can still make a pilgrimage to the Gandhi Ashram built on the riverbank on the outskirts of the city.

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