Must Visit List Of Historical Places
Jhoolta Minara - Ahmedabad
Jhoolta Minar is called the miracle of Ahmedabadi architecture. You must head for Sidhi Bashir mosque, where when one minaret is moved with force, the other shakes in sympathy. It Located opposite the large gate of Sarangpur Darwaja. Sidi Bashir's minars are all that remain of the mosque popularly named after one of Ahmed Shah's favourite slaves. It is more than 21m high, these are the best existing example of the "Shaking Minarets"- built on a foundation of flexible sands...
Sidi Sayyid's Mosque - Ahmedabad
A must visit place in Ahmedabad for its stone tracery and the motifs of the banyan tree on its windows is the Mosque of Sidi Sayyid. It is located near Lal Darwaza and is very close to the river end of the Relief Road in Ahmedabad. Ahmad Shah's slave Sidi Sayid built the mosque in AD 1573, the first Muslim structure in Ahmedabad. It is relatively plain in comparison to later mosques. The place inside is now occupied by offices and off-limits to tourists, but you can climb to its roof via ...
Jumma Masjid - Ahmedabad
Place is located near Teen Darwaja along Gandhi Road. It is also known as a Friday Mosque. Built by Ahmad Shah in 1423. Jumma Masjid is the principal mosque of the Islamic era. It has 260 pillars supporting 15 domes arranged symmetrically. A special feature of the mosque is the Muluk-Khana, or the Royal Gallery, which is a platform standing on pillars and enclosed upto the roof with beautiful stone work. It stands today in its entirety, except for two minarets destroyed by an earthquake in ...
Teen Darwaja - Ahmedabad
The huge and grand Teen Darwaza is another place to be seen in Ahmedabad. Teen Darwaza servedthe purpose of a royal entrance to the Royal Square of the Bhadra Fort and was built by Sultan Ahmed Shah. ...
Lakshmi Vilas Palace - Baroda
Designed in Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, the palace built by Maharaja Sayajirao in 1890 is till date the residence of the royal family. Its ornate Darbar Hall has an Italian mosaic floor and walls with mosaic decorations. The palace houses a remarkable collection of old armoury and sculptures in bronze, marble & terracotta. ...
Buddhist Caves - Junagadh
In Junagadh Buddhist Caves form an important rock-cut group of the caves. The caves, scooped in three tiers, are situated on the descent from the Jami Masjid. The central section of the lowest storey has a main hall that is open to the sky. The base, shaft and capital of the carved pillars carry unique designs. On the ground, the excavations are laid out along three laterally continuous portions, each of which is open to the sky in the main portion. If one enters it from the south, an 11 fe...
Dandi - Surat
Dandi is situated on the coastline and well known as a salt centre, Dandi has acquired a name in history after the famous 'Dandi March Salt Satyagraha' launched by Gandhiji in March, 1930 AD. ...
Taj Mahal - Agra
Taj mahal is the beautiful historical monument, got an honor to be considered as one of wonders of world. It is a mausoleum erected by mughal emperor shah jahan in memory of his beloved wife mumtaz. This piece of architecture is made of white marble called sng-e-marmar. It has been the monument of love since centuries. On the bank of river yamuna, to see the taj in the full moon light is a persistent experience. Erected this mausoleum ...
Agra Fort - Agra
The great Emperor Akbar built the Agra fort, in 1565 A.D.  Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings, including the Moti Masjid, Diwan-E-Am, Diwan-E-Khas and Musanman Burja. This is the fort, where the Emperor Shah Jahan died in imprisonment beside Jahangirs place, Khas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal. ...
Chini Ka Rauza - Agra
The tomb of Afzal khan, the Persian poet and minister at Shah Jehan's court gets its name from the brightly colored glazed tiles that decorate it, lies just 1km beyond itmad-ud-daula. ...
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