Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sarkhej Roza, Ahmedabad

Sarkhej Roza is the first place we visited in Ahmedabad on our Gujarat trip. In the 13th century this was a small village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. But today it is extension of the Ahmedabad city. In those days it got associated with the name of Sufi saint Sheikh Ahmed Khattu Ganj Baksh who was an adviser Sultan Ahmed Shah of Ahmedabad



Upon his death in 1445, then monarch Mohammed Shah ordered construction of Sarkhej Roza complex. It is one of the most elegant and unique architectural complexes of the city. It represents a 'Indo-Saracenic' architectural style that is a mix of Islamic influences  from Persia with indigenous Hindu and Jain features.



The interesting structures in the complex are:
Below is the pictorial representation of layout of the place.



36 comments:

Marisol@TravelingSolemates said...

I have not hear of Indo-Saracenic architecture before. It's beautiful.

Ela said...

Great place to visit ! Nice to read about the history of this place !
Greetings

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Magnificent architecture! :)

Snap said...

Lovely!

Kim Hkiss said...

Wow huge courtyard!

Kim,USA

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice to now about this place. Lovely structures.

Muza-chan said...

Interesting...

The Wagon Store said...

I had been there before an year Folding Wagon Cart

Jeevan said...

Thought the gateway seems simple, it hold marvelous inside! Hope u post more on the temple complex.

Bibi said...

I will get to Gujarat one day...the more I hear and see of it, the more I want to go.

rupam sarma said...

Nice photos

Donna said...

This is quite an interesting spot with so many architectural features. I would love to visit it and see it up close.

George said...

These structures are both impressive and beautiful. What a wonderful place to visit.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Awe inspiring as always Rajesh.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post and beautiful architecture photos!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol
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Felicia said...

wow, amazing structures.

Al said...

What an extraordinary place - it definitely looks different from most of the architecture you've shown us.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Very interesting and ornate places and tombs. It looks in good condition to date back to the 13th century!

ladyfi said...

What amazing architecture!

Roger Owen Green said...

very inviting STRUCTURE

ROG, ABCW

Susan Moore said...

Beautiful architecture - Indo-Saracenic is new to me, thank you! There are so many great architectural treasures in India.

Jane Hards Photography said...

Always interesting

Leovi Leovi said...

Nice pictures! It is a very beautiful architectural complex !! I love it!

Meoww said...

Oh Beautiful!

Carver said...

Great shots of an interesting place.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I am always in awe when I hear (or read) that a building was built so long ago and yet it looks rather modern. Every time I come to your blog, you open my eyes even more wider. Thank you.

Photo Cache said...

beautiful architecture as usual.

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happywonderer said...

So much to see in this big wide world!

Hildred said...


Truly elegant!

Thomas Lee said...

beautiful old tombs

Mersad said...

The Sarkhej Roza complex is stunning! Especially the arches on the entrance.

Visiting through ABC Wednesday.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

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Joy said...

Its interesting to see an architectural style developed from so many influences. Its also very beautiful.

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Rajesh, I do hope to visit one day. Every time you show me the architecture and people of your home, I am more and more drawn. Lovely post, thanks. Peace, Amy

Lata Subramanian said...

Your posts have placed Ahmedabad on my places to explore list

Archana Kapoor said...

lovely... Ive been to Ahmedabad so many times but never visited these... :-)