Exploring Ahmedabad’s own Acropolis, the Sarkhej Roza Complex

07:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Sarkhej Roza, Nr Makarba, Post Jivraj Park, Ahmedabad, India 380051

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2018-01-06 07:15:00 2018-01-06 10:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Exploring Ahmedabad’s own Acropolis, the Sarkhej Roza Complex

This elegant complex located in Makarba, a suburb of Ahmedabad, was originally spread across a good 72 acre of land. It is essentially the resting place of the revered Sufi Saint Hazrat Shaikh Ahmed
Khattu, better known as ‘Ganj Baksh’. The construction of the mosque was started in 1445 during the time of Mohammed Shah, the successor of Ahmed Shah who built the city of Ahmedabad. Some of the important buildings added in the complex by the subsequent heirs to the throne, especially Mahmud Begada, include the Jama mosque, the king’s and the queen’s mausoleum, a library, the Bara-daris, Fatehwadi and the Tomb of Khwajah Ghiasuddin. Overall, the complex is a fusion of Islamic and Hindu-Jain style and the aesthetic stone jalis playing light and shadow take all the attention. This entire cluster of monuments overlooks an amazingly large water tank—the Ahmed Sar—and its ‘Ghat-styled’ steps interrupted by elegant seating, lead to the tank waters. The breathtaking view of the ruins of the king and queen’s palaces with their open pavilions seen across the tank appear frozen in time.
This walk intends to take the participants around the splendid architecture that was once called ‘Acropolis of Ahmedabad’ by the legendary French Architect Le Corbusier.

This guided tour is free.

Date: Saturday, 6 January 2018
Duration: 7:15 am – 10:00 am
Meeting Time: 7:00 am
Meeting Point: Sarkhej Roza’s Main (East) Entrance.
Walk Leader: Meghna Sheth Gandhi, founder of H2 oasis—the History & Heritage Oasis.
Medium: English

Things to keep in mind:
 Mandatory registration closes after 25 entries.
Steps for registration:
1. Please like and share the page to register.
2. Fill the form to confirm your registration.
If you are unable to attend the walk after having registered, please inform us over an email or a text message.
Phone: 8155088833 (Meghna Sheth Gandhi)
Email: walks@sahapedia.org

 To maintain the decorum of the religious place, please wear dresses that go down to at least
knee-length; women must carry a head scarf/ dupatta.
 Ideally wear walking shoes (and socks) and carry water.

 Photography allowed.
 Ample parking available near the entrance.

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Sarkhej Roza, Nr Makarba, Post Jivraj Park, Ahmedabad, India 380051

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This elegant complex located in Makarba, a suburb of Ahmedabad, was originally spread across a good 72 acre of land. It is essentially the resting place of the revered Sufi Saint Hazrat Shaikh Ahmed
Khattu, better known as ‘Ganj Baksh’. The construction of the mosque was started in 1445 during the time of Mohammed Shah, the successor of Ahmed Shah who built the city of Ahmedabad. Some of the important buildings added in the complex by the subsequent heirs to the throne, especially Mahmud Begada, include the Jama mosque, the king’s and the queen’s mausoleum, a library, the Bara-daris, Fatehwadi and the Tomb of Khwajah Ghiasuddin. Overall, the complex is a fusion of Islamic and Hindu-Jain style and the aesthetic stone jalis playing light and shadow take all the attention. This entire cluster of monuments overlooks an amazingly large water tank—the Ahmed Sar—and its ‘Ghat-styled’ steps interrupted by elegant seating, lead to the tank waters. The breathtaking view of the ruins of the king and queen’s palaces with their open pavilions seen across the tank appear frozen in time.
This walk intends to take the participants around the splendid architecture that was once called ‘Acropolis of Ahmedabad’ by the legendary French Architect Le Corbusier.

This guided tour is free.

Date: Saturday, 6 January 2018
Duration: 7:15 am – 10:00 am
Meeting Time: 7:00 am
Meeting Point: Sarkhej Roza’s Main (East) Entrance.
Walk Leader: Meghna Sheth Gandhi, founder of H2 oasis—the History & Heritage Oasis.
Medium: English

Things to keep in mind:
 Mandatory registration closes after 25 entries.
Steps for registration:
1. Please like and share the page to register.
2. Fill the form to confirm your registration.
If you are unable to attend the walk after having registered, please inform us over an email or a text message.
Phone: 8155088833 (Meghna Sheth Gandhi)
Email: walks@sahapedia.org

 To maintain the decorum of the religious place, please wear dresses that go down to at least
knee-length; women must carry a head scarf/ dupatta.
 Ideally wear walking shoes (and socks) and carry water.

 Photography allowed.
 Ample parking available near the entrance.

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