Ahmedabad – capital of the Indian state of Gujarat, has flourished itself as a major commercial and industrial hub of India. The city’s increasing infrastructure has become a push factor in rapid industrialisation and gaining population. Ranking third on the Forbes's list of fastest growing cities, the city has proved its zenith, also being voted as the best city to live. The city is an education hub too – known for being home to the abundant education institutions in India, the city proudly features the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad – ranked first among the management institutes in the country. The city is the first Indian city to be declared as India's first UNESCO World Heritage City. Blooming under the rule of Ahmed Shah, the city’s original architectural elements were a melange of Hindu craftsmanship with Persian touches, ultimately resulting into the Indo-Saracenic style. For instance, a Pol is a typical Ahmedabadi housing style found on the old streets of the city. There’s a reason why the city earned the nickname of "the Manchester of the East" – housing one-of-its-kind museum – the Calico Museum of Textile – dedicated to the traditional fabric and textile of India. The city sure loves to dwell on the past – Sabarmati Ashram gives its proof. The ashram pIayed an important role during the Indian freedom movement, also became home for a few Indian revolutionaries.