The historic city of Ahmedabad is one of UNESCO world heritage sites under the cultural category. Ahmedabad is the first city in India which comes under the UNESCO heritage sites in 2017.
 UNESCO described it “The walled city of Ahmedabad founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in 1411 A.D., on the eastern bank of river Sabarmati, present a rich architecture from the sultanate period, notify the Bhadra citadel, the walls and gate of fort city, and numerous mosque as well as important Hindu and Jain temples of later period”. 
The is also known as Old Ahmedabad, made up of densely populated traditions (known as Pol) in gated traditional streets (Puras) with characteristic features such as bird’s feeders, public wells, religious centres. The city of Ahmedabad continues to flourish in the last six centuries.
The architecture of old city monuments exhibits a unique fusion of multicultural character of the historic city. 
Old heritage city is famous for its domestic wooden architecture with distinctive “Havelis” (Neighbourhood), “Pols” (gated residential main streets) and “Khadkis” (inner contract to Pols) which is the main constitutes of the architecture. 
Later period, presented community organisational work to show the urban heritage of Ahmedabad. 
Materials used for domestic building was mainly composite with timber and brick masonry. 
A population more than four lakhs living under covered city area in century-old wooden residence in around 600 pols or neighbourhood is defined as “living heritage”.
 The finest examples of Hindu-Muslim art and Indo-Islamic architecture.
Visiting place in Ahmedabad:
Bhadra Fort: 
The main fort built by Ahmad Shah in 1411 A.D. from brick and stone. 
The fort started from Manek Burj (the first bastion with Manek chowk (Hindu saint Manek) was the first square of the city. 
The fort was in square form, spread 43 acres with eight gates.
Jama masjid:

The mosque built by Ahmad shah in 1424, present outside of Bhadra fort area in the old city. Also known as “Jumah mosque”. 
The masjid consists of 15 domes, 260 spires and built from yellow sandstone. 
The mosque was originally used by the Sultan only.
Siddi Saiyad Mosque:

 The mosque built during the late year of the sultanate period in 1573 A.D., popularly known as Sidi Saiyad Ki Jaali. 
It is built from yellow sandstone with carved jaalis (used lattice pattern). 
The carved stone windows of the mosque depict the intertwine of the branch of a tree, popularly known as “tree of life”.
Julta minar:

 The minar is famous for its unique specification if one of the minarets is shaken the other minarets are shaken within a few seconds while common passage does not transfer any vibration.
 It was 500 years old and present near the Siddi Saiyad Mosque.
Dada Hari Vav: 
The Vav built-in 1499 A.D. by a woman of Sultan begara,s harem. 
The step-wells were used to retreat during the hot summer.
Sabarmati Ashram:
 The ashram is present on the bank of river Sabarmati, the epicentre of Gandhiji freedom struggle for independence. 
This ashram was inaugurated by Pt. Nehru in 1961. It was the residence of Mahatma Gandhi and his wife’s Kasturba Gandhi.
Kankaria Lake:
 The 2nd largest lake of Ahmedabad, formally known as “Hauz-e-Qutub”.
Iskcon temple
known as “Hare Krishna Temple” dedicated to Lord Krishna, located near the Gujarat Samachar press. 
This temple is the best place for spiritually and mental calmness.
Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum:
 located in the institute of L.D. institute of Indology and famous for Indian sculptures, bronze images, manuscripts, wooden works etc.
Vaishno Devi temple: 
Replica of the original temple in J.&K. It is situated in Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway.
Hathi Singh Jain temple:
 Two stories marble stone structure which is based on the architecture of Dilwara temple present in Udaipur of Rajasthan.
 The tiled courtyard which enclosed by a row of pergolas with 52 shrines.


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