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Travel Special: Ahmedabad's stone wonders

Ahmedabad is home to a variety of architectural styles and beautiful stone structures because of different rulers it has been under. Here's a look at a few marvels

Sidi Saiyyed Mosque
The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque is known for its intricate jalis one of which is also the inspiration behind the logo of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. Pic/AFP

Ahmedabad and our freedom movement

Sarkhej Roza

The Sarkhej Roza is a beautiful mix of different architectural styles such as early Islamic architecture of the region and Hindu and Jain elements that form a composite Indo-Saracenic architectural style

Hutheesing Jain Temple
Pics courtesy/Gauri Kamath

Constructed in the mid 19th century, the Hutheesing Jain Temple is dedicated to Dharmanatha, the 15th Jain Tirthankar.

The Sabarmati Ashram or Gandhi Ashram was one of the homes of Mahatma Gandhi. He led the Salt Satyagraha from this location.

The Jama Masjid in Ahmedabad is said to have been the largest mosque in the Indian sub-continent in its time. It is built  with yellow sandstone.

The Jama Masjid in Ahmedabad is said to have been the largest mosque in the Indian sub-continent in its time. It is built
with yellow sandstone.

Dada Hari ni Vav

Dada Hari ni Vav stepwell is said to have been built by Bai Harir Sultani in 1500 AD. The seven-storey stepwell boasts of beautiful carvings all over and has a mosque and some tombs

Diwan’s Bungalow

The Diwan’s Bungalow is a 19th century heritage property which now serves as a hotel

Ahmedabad

From Mumbai: 523km

Many buses ply from different stops in the city to Ahmedabad. Train travel, however, is the most cost-efficient means of transport as there are frequent trains to help you reach within nine hours. Most airlines fly regularly between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The duration of the flight is one hour and 15 minutes (approximately).

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1 Comments

  • ritz22-Jan-2015

    Please note. The flying time is only 45 min and total duration mentioned is mot more than one hour

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