Ahmedabad also known as Amdavad is the largest city and former capital of Gujarat, which is a state in India. Ahmedabad has emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in India. It is the second largest producer of cotton in India, and its stock exchange is the country's second oldest. In 2010, Ahmedabad was ranked third in Forbes's list of fastest growing cities of the decade.In 2012, The Times of India chose Ahmedabad as India's best city to live in. As of 2014, Ahmedabad's estimated gross domestic product was $64 billion. In July 2017, the Historic City of Ahmadabad or Old Ahmadabad, was declared as India's first UNESCO World Heritage City. Ahmedabad is the largest inland industrial center and the second largest industrial center in western India after Mumbai. he key drivers of Ahmedabad’s economy are the chemical, pharmaceutical, garment and textile industries. In addition, it is the largest supplier of denim and the largest exporter of gems and jewelry.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is just 15 km north-east from the city-centre. The airport consists of the International and the Domestic Terminals.
Ahmedabad is one of six operating divisions in the Western Railway zone. Railway lines connect the city to towns in Gujarat and major Indian cities. Ahmedabad railway station, locally known as Kalupur station is the main terminus with 11 others