Category: Ahmedabad

Rani Rupmati Mosque

Located on the Northern side of the Ahmedabad city, Rani Rupmati mosque was established by Sultan Mehmud Beghara. Named after Rani Rupmati, the wife of Sultan, the mosque was constructed during 1430-1440 AD. Some of the features that best describe the Rani Roopmati mosque of Ahmedabad, Gujarat are impressive domes, carved galleries and tall minarets.…
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Alpha One Mall

With malls sprouting up in every city and town and even suburbs, it is hard to miss them in and around you; and quite near the centre of the city is Ahmedabad’s largest mall the Alpha One Mall or as it is also called Ahmedabad One Mall. Spreading over an area of 706,000 square feet…
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Iskcon Temple

International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) was founded by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami (Srila Prabhupada) in the West in 1966. ISKCON belongs to Gaudiya (refers to Bengal) Vaishnavism, a devotional tradition based on the teachings of Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam. The precepts and practices of ISKCON were taught and codified by the 15th century saint and religious…
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Sabarmati Ashram

For many years Ahmedabad was the center of Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violent struggle for India’s independence. The energy of that movement can still be felt at the Satyagraha Ashram that he established on the banks of the Sabarmati in 1917, after the previous Kochrab Ashram had to be abandoned because of a breakout of plague. He…
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Adalaj Stepwell

Set in the quiet village of Adalaj, this vav has served as a resting place for hundreds of years for many pilgrims and caravans along their trade routes. Built in 1499 by Queen Rudabai, wife of the Vaghela chief, Veersinh, this five-storey stepwell was not just a cultural and utilitarian space, but also a spiritual…
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Kankaria Lake

A polygonal lake almost a mile in circumference, it was constructed in 1451 by Sultan Qutb-ud-Din.It is a 34 sided polygon with a 1.25 km circuit and steps leading down to the water level.On the eastern side is an elaborately carved water inlet with three circular openings. This feature,common to several reservoirs in Gujarat, is…
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The Calico Museum of Textiles

THE CALICO MUSEUM of Textile is undoubtedly one of the foremost textile museums and a celebrated institute in Indian textiles around the world. Its remarkable collection of fabrics spanning varied and remote regions of India exemplifies handicraft textiles across five centuries. The textiles were collected with a vision to conserve, built awareness and empower the…
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Sidi Saiyyed Mosque

Off the eastern end of Nehru bridge stands the Sidi Saiyyed mosque. Built in 1573, it is the last of the major mosques to be built in Ahmedabad under the Mughal rule. Surrounded by busy intersections, it presents a stark contrast to speeding buses and giant advertisements. The carved jaalis in the windows of the western…
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Bhadra Fort

Bhadra Fort is a striking monument that bears the hallmark of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Located near eastern banks of Sabarmati River, the impressive fort was built after the establishment of Muzaffarid dynasty. Built in red stone, the fort is set in the walled city area of Ahmedabad. Founder of Ahmedabad, Ahmed Shah had built…
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Jama Masjid

Just west of Manek Chowk stands the magnificent Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), built in 1423 during the reign of Ahmedabad’s founder Ahmed Shah I. While all around the mosque lies the hectic frenzy of the center of the old city, step through the gates (on the north, east and south sides) and the urban chaos…
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