Historic City of Ahmadabad

Rani Sipri Mosque,especially known for intricate jali carvings on its walls (Parthpateljalsa/Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0).
N23 1 35 E72 35 17
Date of Inscription: 2017
Criteria: (ii)(v)
Property : 535.7 ha
Buffer zone: 395 ha
Ref: 1551
The walled city of Ahmadabad, founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in the 15th century, on the eastern bank of the Sabarmati river, presents a rich architectural heritage from the sultanate period, notably the Bhadra citadel, the walls and gates of the Fort city and numerous mosques and tombs as well as important Hindu and Jain temples of later periods. The urban fabric is made up of densely-packed traditional houses (pols) in gated traditional streets (puras) with characteristic features such as bird feeders, public wells and religious institutions. The city continued to flourish as the capital of the State of Gujarat for six centuries, up to the present.

One Reply to “Historic City of Ahmadabad”

  1. Ahmedabad has quite a few unique attractions… it is a historical city and has enough for heritage lovers. I visited the Adalaj stepwell almost a decade ago, when I was not even a regular traveller…

    Another item I can add is the Indus Civilization ruins at Lothal, which is not far from the city…


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