It is a large industrial city with chemical and textile industries.
The city was founded in the 15th century by Ahmed Shah on the Sabarmati river.
The climate is warm and dry.
Great mosque (Jami Masjid) built in 1424
Sidi Saiyad Mosque with its fine stone carving windows
Sarkhej (Muslim mausoleum and mosque)
Swami Narayan Temple (Hindu temple)
Stone carving well (Dada Hari), exceptional monument
Textile museum (Calico Museum), one of the most beautiful of the world
Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi, today a museum (Sabarmati Ashram).