Sidi Saiyad Mosque

India’s First Heritage city – Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad entitled with UNESCO World Heritage City of India in July 2017. Its first city in India was declared based on various criteria among Delhi, Mumbai, and other Metro cities of India. There are may reasons for awarding Heritage City.

Here is the list of the heritage places in Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has taken very effective steps to protect heritage places to gain heritage city status. One of the examples is they have not destroyed the old architecture, 100+ years old Steel Bridge “Ellisbride” was not in good condition instead of destroying it created supporting 2 bridges. See the below image.

Ellisbridge In Center
100+ years old Ellisbridge in Center

100+ years old Ellisbridge is in the Center heritage city of India

Bhadra fort – Before and after renovation. The only fort of Ahmedabad.

Here is the list of heritage places in Ahmedabad (a heritage city of India)

  • Gandhi Asharam
  • Hutheesing Jain Temple – Best for architectural beauty
  • Jhulta Minara – Shaking Minaret
  • Kankaria Lake – Iconic place of Ahmedabad
  • King’s Tomb (Badshah no Hajiro)
  • Queen’s Tomb (Raani no Hajiro)
  • Pols of the old city
  • Raj Babri Mosque
  • Rani Sipri Mosque
  • Sarkhej Roza
  • Bhadra Fort and Darwaja
  • Sidi Bashir Mosque
  • Swaminarayan Temple Kalupur
  • Dada Hari Vav
  • Gandhi Smarak
  • Jama Masjid
  • Kochrab ashram – First ashram established by Gandhiji
  • Rani Rupmati mosque
  • Sabarmati river
  • Sidi saiyad mosque – Icon of Ahmedabad and IIM Ahmedabad
  • Walled city and gates
  • Ahmed Shah Mosque

The best way to explore each place mentioned above is a heritage walk. There is various heritage walk organized in the city you can take a walk for around 2 to 3 hours to explore each point of attraction. Click here to know about heritage walks

Please see the thrilling video describing Ahmedabad from 1411 to 2017 (heritage city of India)

Last Updated on 1st December 2022

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