Shahibaug

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Shahibaug
suburb
Shahibaug is located in Gujarat
Shahibaug
Shahibaug
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 23°03′29″N 72°35′35″E / 23.058°N 72.593°E / 23.058; 72.593Coordinates: 23°03′29″N 72°35′35″E / 23.058°N 72.593°E / 23.058; 72.593
Country  India
State Gujarat
Metro Ahmedabad
Government
 • Body Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation
Elevation 53 m (174 ft)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 380 004
Vehicle registration GJ-1-XX-XXXX
Civic agency Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation

Shahibaug is a locality of the city of Ahmedabad, development of present area was initiated way back during the period of 5th Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan who spent early years of his marriage in Ahmedabad as victory of Gujarat, where amongst other colonial and Mughal-era monuments stands the Moti Shahi Mahal. Shahibaug is also famous for Hathisingh na Dera. It also contains the Ahmedabad Cantonment. This area is famous for its Camp Hanuman Temple and also for one of the most visited temples of Ahmedabad, Gayatri Mandir the home to the Gayatri Parivar. It is situated outside the walled city or the old city of Ahmedabad. It also houses the office of Police Commissioner of Ahmedabad. There are societies called Payas Flats, Khetan Tower, Avtar Flat, Shahi Shivam Flats, Sujata Flats, Girdharnagar Society, jayprem society, Nandanbaug Society, Divyang Park Society, ShahiRajpath Society, Vijay Flats, Meera Park and more.

Shahibaug is also very close to Ahmadabad International Airport and the Ahmedabad Railway station, Kalupur.

Rajasthan Hospital situated in this area is one of the main hospitals of Ahmedabad. The Farki outlet of Shahibaug is famous for its Lassi. The Civil hospital of Ahmedabad City is also located near Shahibaug.

Shahibaug also served as home to many famous people, including Ravindranath Tagore, Sardar Patel, Behchar Lashkari and Bhagavatprasad Ranchoddas Family. Ravindranath Tagore stayed in Shahibaug during his visit to Gujarat and this is where he got inspired for his great work "Hungry Stones"[1] and wrote this book.

Schools and Offices[edit]

Well known Schools of Shahibaug are

  • Kendriya Vidyalaya No 1[2] - One of the renowned series of schools in India affiliated with CBSE
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya No 2 - Second Kendriya Vidyalaya school Near Hanuman Camp
  • Rosery School
  • Amrut High School
  • H B Kapadia New High School
  • Aryan Gurukool

Since shahibaug is one of the posh area of modern Ahmedabad, it is also populated by many offices which comprises real estate agencies, HR Consultancies, registered offices of many local brands, well known IT offices namely BlurbPoint Media,[3] office of city Police Commissioner, Reserve Bank of India's Office Of Banking Ombudsman,[4] and many other.

Shahibaug was considered to be the repository of riches in Ahmedabad, and this is obvious from the fact that virtually all of the mill owners used to live here. As the city grew bigger, the 'aristocracy' of Ahmedabad moved out of Shahibaug and chose to relocate to other plush areas of the city.

Shahibaug is connected to Vadaj area by Subhas bridge over River Sabarmati. In 2010, a new flyover was built which now connects the 'tran khunia bagicha' directly to the Ahmedabad cantonment area.

Shahibaug also includes the Gujarat circuit house which hosts most of the government guests to the city.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Hungry_Stones
  2. ^ Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1
  3. ^ Blurbpoint, one of the oldest established IT companies of Gujarat established in 2006
  4. ^ Office Address of RBI's Banking Ombudsman, Ahmedabad Branch