Known for its association with India’s most celebrated historic figure, Mahatma Gandhi, Ahmedabad still remains untouched in areas which revive the cities’ hidden heritage. The city, boasts its splendid art, culture and architecture with an array of unexplored historical monuments apart from the distinguished Sabarmati Ashram. A home to magnificent temples, grand mosques and royal havelis- Ahmedabad offers much more than what meets the eye. Here is a checklist of historical attractions which makes Ahmadabad a perfect blend of rich culture, legends and tradition:
Also known as Jumma Masjid; the beauty of its detailed architecture is sure to leave you spell bound. Intricate lattice works and carvings adorn the mosque’s grand structure built in yellow sandstone. Tourists are said to enjoy the peaceful silence which permeates within the premises.
Sidi Saiyyed ki Jali:
Built in 1573 under the reign of the last Sultanate of Gujarat, this astounding piece of architecture adorning the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque has received tourist appreciation globally. A heavenly abode to keen photographers, the Jali (Window) is known for its architectural genius. The carved stone windows of the mosque portray inter-twining of tree branches which depicts “The Tree of Life”. This unique of piece of art is now the emblem of the city of Ahmedabad.
Dada Hari Ni Vav:
One of the lesser known historic masterpieces; Dada Harir stepwell, remains a hidden gem within Ahmedabad’s rich background. Dating back to 1499 A.D and built in sandstone, this stepwell is one of the deepest amongst the other stepwells dotting the city. This artistic muse offers a breathtaking view of the sun-kissed scriptures carved in Sanskrit and Arabic while climbing the steps.
Challenging today’s architectural prodigy stands aloft the mighty JhultaMinar. The distinct characteristic of the minarets has grabbed all the tourist attraction. The mystery of vibrations which travels within the minarets without causing any vibration in the passage between remains unresolved.
Hutheesing Jain Temple:
The two storey white marble structure to marvel is dedicated to the 15thTirthankar of Jains, Lord Dharmanath. The premise is an epitome of serenity which engulfs you is spiritual piousness as soon as you enter.
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