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A spectacle of Indo-Saracenic architecture, one can find definitive patterns of Islamic architecture along with creatively interwoven Hindu motifs. Located close to Bhadra Fort, this mosque was established by Sultan Ahmed Shah and was for a long time, a place of worship only for the upper class. The black and white marble flooring gives an undeniable charm to this proud reminder of India's past architectural glory. Ahmed Shah Mosque is ranked right on top among the architectural attractions in Ahmedabad; do not miss!
The renowned poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore stayed here (which was his brother's home) for a short span of time during his teenage years. The room is preserved as a memorial with books, photographs and other memorabilia. Its believed that his work “Hungry Stones” was developed in this room. The admirers of the poet will surely find this a prominent attraction to see in Ahmedabad.
Attracting large number of tourists, Dada Harir Vav, the famous stepped well of Ahmedabad has intricate designs on each of its steps. Believed to be constructed in the early 16th Century, the structure displays brilliance in craftsmanship and stunning attention to detail. During the drier seasons, the step well functioned as the major water source for the city in the past. An early morning visit will ensure an unmatched visual treat with the finest nuances of architectural skills projected in its full glory.
Hathee Singh Temple is a prominent place of worship of Jains. The 19th-century spectacle has superior architectural motifs and is made of white marble. The intricate carvings speak vividly of the renowned architectural lineage of the region. The complex comprises more than 50 separate holy abodes and is dedicated to Dharmnath, a jain proponent. This is definitely worthy of a visit in Ahmedabad.
This monument of the former Prime Minister of India, Morarji Desai, is a prominent sight in the city of Ahmedabad. The freedom struggle activist is remembered in the country for his valuable political contributions and farmer-friendly stands. Do visit the monument while going around the city.
This national monument served as the residence of Mahatma Gandhi, who was India's Father of the Nation for 12 years. Devotedly maintained by Gandhi Ashram Preservation & Memorial Trust, the complex has a museum, several small cottages and a library. Visitors can take a walking tour of the ashram that also includes a painting gallery. This glorious abode of one of the chief architects of present India is a sight one can't miss on a trip to Ahmedabad.
Part of the renowned Sidi Bashir Mosque, Jhulta Minar or Shaking minarets, is an important attraction in Ahmedabad. Due to its unique construction, a pressure applied on one of the minarets leaves a vibration on the other similar structure. Built in the 15th Century by Sidi Bashir, there are conflicting stories behind the existence of the mosque, which has attracted considerable attention from architectural circles. Located close to the railway station, this is a unique destination to visit with family.
This colorfully-decorated Hindu place of worship is not to be missed in Ahmedabad. The 19 century temple, where the main deity is Narnaryan Dev (a merger of the human and divine form) is truly a remarkable sight of India's religious fervor. The structure uses a lot of teak wood in its design and that adds a unique characteristic to the temple. Swaminarayan Mandir complex, which attracts large number of visitors during festival times, has modern support facilities like a state-of-the-art medical facility in the premises.
This heritage structure has very well preserved a forgotten charm of olden day architecture. With, people still living there, the centuries-old building houses a shop that sells traditional art and crafts. The architecture of Heritage House of Poles is something to be appreciated in Ahmedabad.
Another stunning sight of blended architecture in Ahmedabad, Rani Rupmathi Mosque entrhralls with it tall minarets and intricate aesthetics. Partly in ruins, the portion of the mosque where natural light illuminates the interiors continues to be a mystery to tourists. This mosque should be included in a tour itinerary of Ahmedabad.
Ahmedabad is a city full of reminiscences of its glorious past. Teen Darwaza is one such spectacle located very close to Bhadra Fort. This arched gateway, with its intricate carvings, is one of the finest examples of Islamic architectural patterns. The unique design on the central window with palm trees and snakes is particularly eye-catching. Teen Darwaza can be considered as one of the salient sights of the city.
Built by Sidi Saiyeed in 1573, this mosque emanates the rich history of the land through intricate carvings and unique styling. The construction pattern of Sidi Saiyeed Mosque is truly one-of-a-kind and mesmerizes visitors with the Indo-Saracenic architectural style. The spectacular windows or Jalis (10 in number) that portray intertwined branches of a tree should not be missed here.