Mughal Empire

Akbar's conquest of Gujarat
Akbar's triumphal entry into Surat in 1572
1572 Jan 1

Akbar's conquest of Gujarat

Gujarat, India
In 1572, he moved to occupy Ahmedabad, the capital, and other northern cities, and was proclaimed the lawful sovereign of Gujarat. By 1573, he had driven out the Mirzas who, after offering token resistance, fled for refuge in the Deccan. Surat, the commercial capital of the region and other coastal cities soon capitulated to the Mughals.