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Monuments in Ahmedabad


The marvelous city of Ahmedabad has plenty of historical monuments that serve as the main tourist destinations of the city. Being the most important city of Gujarat Ahmedabad witnesses a huge influx of leisure and business travelers throughout the year. Some of the monuments in Ahmedabad are true architectural marvels that are rare to the city. A true precedent of the blending of the Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture, the many monuments in Ahmedabad grab the attention of one and all. Mostly tracing back to the 15th century, the monuments in Ahmedabad are still standing firm resisting the tests of time.

Below is a list of the important Monuments in Ahmedabad

Bhadra fort

An eminent tourist’s attraction in the city is the Bhadra Fort. Constructed in the year 1411 A.D. during the rule of the Marathas, this fort was built by Sultan Ahmad Shah, the founder of Ahmedabad. One of the most important monuments in Ahmedabad the Bhadra Fort consists of a splendid palace and picturesque lush green gardens. A true gem in the crown of Ahmedabad this fort is built in provincial architectural style that is characterized of various arched domes and intricately craved balconies. However the charm of the temple is the temple dedicated to Goddess Bhadra ( Kali).

Jhulta Minar

A miracle or a marvelous piece of architecture the Jhulta Minar is one of the most popular monuments in Ahmedabad. Jhulta Minar meaning swaying minarets is a part of the Siddi Bashir Mosque. A classic example of unparallel craftsmanship the Siidi Bashir Mosque is constructed in such a way that on applying a little force to the upper aches of the building the minarets tend to sway. A major tourist spot in the city the Jhulta Minar has been standing firm withstanding the pressure and vibrations created by the trains that pass every now and then from a distance close to the building.

Teen Darwaza

Established in the year 141 A.D. by Sultan Ahmed Shah, Teen Darwaza is a significant monument in Ahmedabad. An architectural marvel in the true sense of the term this monument is one of the longest and also the oldest gateways of the city. Consisting of three beautifully arched gates, the Teen Darwaza lies adjacent to the famous Bhadra fort. An epitome of Islamic style of architecture this monument consists of semi circular windows that are adorned with mesh work and each window depicts some significant aspect of life. One of the most sought after tourists attractions in the city this monument is a definite once in a life time visit.

Dada Hari Vav

A rare piece of architecture the Dada Hari Vav is another important monument in Ahmedabad. Built in 1501 during the reign of Mehmud Begda this monument is a marvelously designed well that was established with the purpose of providing cool water and a place for relaxation to travelers. The structure is basically an octagonal shaped well that is intricately carved in typical Gujarati style of architecture. An exclusive work of art and architecture this well in Ahmedabad is a one of a kind structure built in the history of India. A famous tourist’s destination the Dada Hari Vav quenches the thirst of millions of tourists.