Historical Places in Ahmedabad
We’re here to talk about the historical places in Ahmedabad. Because, quite frankly, people don’t talk about them enough. Despite being a modern city, Ahmedabad’s got plenty to offer for history buffs. And even for those who want a weekend well-spent. Yep, the forts, palaces, temples and other historical monuments in Ahmedabad are like the city’s answer to boredom.
And we know, you’re young. You have time on your hands. So getting bored is the easiest thing in the world. And it’s the last thing we want for you. That’s why, at our Stanza Living residences in the city, we have no room for boredom. What we have is a common area that’s more like a chill palace. It’s got a television, loads of gaming gear and unlimited wifi. Yup, unlimited wifi. Moreover, we take care of your chores like room cleaning, laundry and cooking. So you can spend more time chilling and not worry about boredom at all. And even if you do, you can go out to any of these 15 top heritage places in Ahmedabad. Yup, we encourage it. Toxic possessiveness? No, we don’t do that here!
Top Historical Places in Ahmedabad in 2021
Yup, these are the 15 top historical places in Ahmedabad:
- Sabarmati Ashram
- Bhadra Fort
- Teen Darwaza
- Sarkhej Roza
- Jama Masjid
- Shah-e-Alam’s Roza
- Rani no Hajiro
- Hutheesing Jain Temple
- Dada Harir Vav
- Siddi Sayed Mosque
- Calico Textile Museum
- Adalaj Vav
- Jhulta Minara
- Kite Museum
- Amdavad ki Gufa
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Sabarmati Ashram was the residence of Mahatma Gandhi and his wife, Kasturba. It was where the famous Salt March started on 12th March 1930. Given the significance of the ashram, it is one of the most historical places in Ahmedabad.
Bhadra Fort is one of the most historical places of Ahmedabad. It features a lot of watchtowers, lavish gardens and a huge clock tower built by the British. Yup, the British actually were obsessed with clocks.. That’s surprising given they didn’t know when to leave.
Teen Darwaza is another iconic monument in Hyderabad. You’ll find a famous inscription from 1812 in one of the pillars. It declares women’s equal right to inheritance. Women’s rights? 200 years ago? Okay, that has to be historic for sure.
Let’s just say, Sarkhej Roza is one place you’ve got to visit for its beauty. Lined with ornate motifs and gorgeous latticework, the Roza (shrine) must become a backdrop for your insta feed. So casually invite THAT friend who’s got a DSLR. ASAP.
Jama Masjid happened to be the largest mosque in India at its time. Moreover, the inner courtyard can give any great mosque a run for its money (even Jama Masjid’s namesake in Delhi).
Shah-e-Alam Roza is definitely one of the heritage sites in Ahmedabad. Moreover, a lot of precious stones and gems were once part of the Roza, though not anymore. But you can compensate by bringing one ‘gem’ of your own to this place – your partner. (Cue in romantic music)
Rani no Hajiro
Yup, it is Queen Mughalai Bibi’s tomb. The tranquil atmosphere here might rejuvenate your senses. And if not, the happening market outside the complex surely will (shopaholics, here we go!)
Hutheesing Jain Temple
The Jain Temple is a prominent shrine for Jains. Apparently, an affluent trader initiated its construction. But his wife completed the temple after he died. With 8 lakh rupees. That’s a lot of money today. Imagine what it was worth back then, and you’ll feel it’s surely worth a visit.
Dada Harir Vav
Dada Harir Vav is an elegant stepwell built in 1485. Given it’s old and wearing off in parts, we insist you watch your ‘steps’ while you get down the five-storied well.
Siddi Sayed Mosque
This mosque is a rare architectural masterpiece. It has ten windows adorned with intricate stone latticework. And here’s a fun fact – the logo of IIM Ahmedabad was inspired by it. We’re sure the serenity of this place will inspire you too.
Calico Textile Museum
This museum is a love letter to the rich heritage of textiles in Ahmedabad. It exhibits rare carpets, costumes and intricate Kashmiri shawls. So the title of ‘Manchester of India’ does make sense for the city, doesn’t it?
Adalaj Vav is one of the oldest heritage places in Ahmedabad. Actually, on the outskirts of the city. The 20 km ride calls for a mini road trip. If someone in your gang owns a car, great. If not, bus rides will come to the rescue.
Jhulta Minara literally translates to ‘shaking minarets’. And it’s not just named as such for theatrics. If you shake any one of the minarets, the other one starts vibrating. Don’t believe us? Visit the place to see for yourself!
The Kite Museum is literally a museum for kites. No kidding. It houses LOTS and LOTS of kites. And each one of them is a unique piece of art with detailed illustrations and motifs. Not anything like the kites you buy for 10 bucks in streetside shops.
Amdavad ki Gufa
Amdavad ki Gufa houses works of the great Indian artist, M.F Hussain. And the entire complex is actually a group of little man-made caves. So don’t be surprised if you come across a surreal vibe when you’re there.
FAQs on Historical Places in Ahmedabad
Which are the Best Historical Places in Ahmedabad?
Here are the top 3 historical places to visit for sure:
- Sabarmati Ashram
- Bhadra Fort
- Jama Masjid
What is Ahmedabad Famous for?
Ahmedabad is well known for its cotton textile industry. Hence, it’s called the ‘Manchester of India’
How old is the City of Ahmedabad?
The city was founded in 1411 to serve as the capital of the Delhi Sultanate.
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