MANCHESTER OF INDIA- BAPU’S HOME.
Before we diving into the topic, I want to share with you some information regarding what is the meaning of Manchester, where this word comes from, and which city in India called Manchester recently.
MANCHESTER — Manchester is a city in the United Kingdom, also known as a cotton polis due to two –
the place has a suitable type of climate for the production of cotton And in the 19th century, it has the largest number of cotton mills in the world at that time. The word Manchester is derived from the Latin word “Mamucium”.
Manchester is a department or the selection of stores that sell household linen and cotton products like towels and sheets.
MANCHESTER OF INDIA –
The Manchester of India is divided into four categories according to their locations.
AHMEDABAD — the Manchester of the east in India, even though this city has a variety of the most famous snacks, diamond cuttings, it is also the second-largest cotton textile hub in India [first in Maharashtra]. Ahmedabad has the best-suited climate for cotton production, as it is sitting on the banks of the River Sabarmati, which makes it easy to dye cotton threads and also helps for growing and spinning the cotton threads.
The best time to visit
As India has variant types of climates, every season has its pros and cons, but every season has its venerable memories.
MARCH — MAY, these months holds the temperature of as low as 20 degrees and as high as 40 degrees Celsius. The budget-friendly months allow you to have lesser crowds, lower rates, and the best deals for traveling in Ahmedabad.
JUNE -OCTOBER, this month temperature drops a lot and will not rise as 30 degrees Celsius. It also brings the cool breeze, the schemed clouds, and rain showers with wet ways.
NOVEMBER-FEBRUARY, these months holds the temperature range of 12 degrees to 35 degrees Celsius. The weather perhaps is travel friendly and attract the majority of tourists.
Must-visit places in Manchester city –
Here I am recommending the places which I feel is the best but there are more to go –
SABARMATI RIVERFRONT — It is the most beautiful place to visit its surrounded by beautiful parks like flower park and the best time to visit is at night where you can witness various activities like a water balloon, toy train, and many more.
SABARMATI ASHRAM /MAHATMA GANDHI’S HOUSE — This has calm and relaxing vibes where you can collect some knowledge about the life of Bapu.
THE ADALAJ STEPWELL– It is the ancient stepwell located in the village of Adalaj. It was built in 1498 and is a must to visit place for culture and architecture lovers.
KANPUR — the Manchester of the north, it has the seventeen big cotton textiles in the north as this city is located on the bank of river Ganga which makes it easier for the farmers.
COIMBATORE -The Manchester of the south, is the third-largest city in the state and is situated on the bank of the River Noyyal. Surprising Coimbatore existed even more prior to the 2nd or 3rd century AD.
MUMBAI– Mumbai is considered the Manchester of India, due to the setup of cotton textile mills by the British people during the British colonial period. As the city has a hot and moist climate and with the black soil available there makes it much helpful for cultivation cotton there.
The reason why Ahmedabad is the most popular Manchester out of the other cities is that Ahmedabad has the first textile mill [i.e shahpur mills] which was built in 1861.