It is safe to say the tier II cities in India are establishing themselves on the Indian map with the same momentum as the tier I cities. I had heard all about the Gujarat Development Model and how metropolises in this state stand as an example for the rest of the country — primarily why I was quite excited to see what was in store for me on my first trip to Gujarat. Arriving in Ahmedabad in the early hours of the day from Mumbai, I was greeted by a nip in the air before entering my pre-booked taxi.