Second only to the capital city Gandhinagar in terms of development, Ahmedabad is one of the major cities of Gujarat. It lies on the banks of Sabarmati River. Also known as the commercial hub of Gujarat, it houses many major textile mills that export clothing and textiles all over the world. Currently the sixth largest, it also holds the distinction of being the fastest growing city in India. Ahmedabad is famous for its handicraft and the traditional costumes worn during festivities like Diwali, Makar Sankranti and Navratri. The best time to visit Ahmedabad is from October end to February as the temperature is generally pleasant during this period.