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A Brief History about Ahmed Shah Tomb

Ahmedabad was never known as Ahmedabad, it was “Karnavati” before Ahmedabad. King Ahmed Shah name Karnavati as Ahmedabad in 1411. He was known for building monuments in Ahmedabad. Such are Jama Masjid (Jami or Jumma Mosque), Rani no Hajiro and many others while his time. One of the monument is Ahmed Shah Tomb.

Ahmed Shah Tomb Entrance
Ahmed Shah Tomb Entrance

Architecture of Ahmed Shah Tomb

Ahmed Shah Tomb an Islamic Architectural style. The tomb has the main square building with large central dome. There are four chambers at all four corners with smaller domes. The tombs are in the center. The chamber is lit with delicately carved stone screens.

Ahmed Shah Tomb from Inside
Ahmed Shah Tomb from Inside

How to reach Ahmed Shah Tomb?

There is no public transport that directly connects (The only reason, probably because the tomb is in a dense area of Ahmedabad. Even in afternoon there is much traffic, so walking is the fastest option).

It is 3 km (walking distance) from Ahmedabad Railway station and 1 km from the central bus station of Ahmedabad.

The tomb is beside of Manek Chowk: best place to eat in Ahmedabad and Manek Chowk Market. As a result is a great place for shopping and food.

 

Duration and best time to visit

Total visit time will not take more than 15 mins. As far as best time, you can visit anytime. But to advise you prefer visiting in morning and evening. Basically due to temperature in afternoon.

I didn’t found anyone guiding the monument. Though it was clean. There were few ladies probably to take care and cleaning the place.

A view of Ahmed Shah Tomb from outside
A view of Ahmed Shah’s Tomb from outside
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