Sunday, February 15, 2015

Bhadra Fort, Ahmedabad

The tour of historical city of Ahmedabad is not complete without a visit to Bhadra Fort. The construction of this historical fort in 1411 was done by the founder of the city, then ruler Sultan Ahmed Shah. 



The intricate arches, carved balconies and detailed latticework showcase the admirable Islamic architecture of the fort. Originally the massive fort occupied by 43 acres with 14 minars, 8 gates. But now only small portion of it is still existing.



Some of the interesting areas of fort that we visited are:
  • Lal Darwaja
  • Bhadra Gate
  • Bhadrakali Temple
  • Clock tower

33 comments:

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Amazing, the amount of world that existed long before Columbus sailed off and 'discovered' the New World in 1492!

eileeninmd said...

Great post on this historical city and the fort.. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy week!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

What a magnificent fort, I'm glad it was preserved.

Al said...

Intricate but imposing at the same time.

Cloudia said...

treasure



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
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rupam sarma said...

Nice clicks, Thanks for sharing.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

The bright colours look beautiful against the natural stone background....

Jeevan said...

Nice captures with the fort and ambiance! I can understand how significant it to not miss out.

Donna said...

An impressive fort even if most of it is no longer standing...I can just imagine its grandeur and how formidable it must have looked. I also was intrigued by the clock tower.

Sylvia K said...

Another amazing place and wonderful captures!! Thank you as always, Rajesh, for sharing your travels with us!! Have a great week!!

K V V S MURTHY said...

Nice pictures..!

Lorrie said...

Wonderful history!

Photo Cache said...

I like the activities outside. I enjoy street scenes.

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ladyfi said...

What a lovely place.

Leovi Leovi said...

Nice pictures, a wonderful place, exquisite!

Penelope Postcards said...

This is such a lovely crumbling ruin of the past! I like the umbrellas all around. :)

Reader Wil said...

Your ancestors were very clever artisans and architects.This culture was very outstanding.
Have a beautiful week.
Wil, ABCW Team.

mrsnesbitt said...

We always learn so much on ABC Wednesday don't you think?
Denise ABC Team

Roger Owen Green said...

a mighty FORTRESS!
ROG, ABCW

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

A very interesting fort to visit, Rajesh. There are so many historical sights to see wherever you travel!

Barb said...

I like seeing the city scenes as well as this stone fortress, Rajesh. Does the clock still keep time?

sarala said...

Fascinating place. I'd love to see it.

Hildred said...

So glad that you share all these lovely historical places you visit!!

AuraOfThoughts MeenalSonal said...

Really appreciate that each time you come up interesting pics...thanks for sharing.

Trubes said...

Wonderful photography Rajesh.
The fort looks pretty strong so I guess it would be hard to penetrate.
You must enjoy your work, visiting so many historical sites.... Good stuff!

best wishes,
Di.
ABCW team.

Gillena Cox said...

luv the people focus of the first photo


much love...

Lady In Read said...

thanks for introducing us to the wonder that is India every week :) I discover places I did not know of earlier so very often through your lens - like in this instance..

Ravish Mani said...

Lovely clicks :)

tirtha22 said...

Nice find

Datta Ghosh said...

Nice clicks. Thanks for the share

Kokila Gupta said...

Beautiful pics and nice info !

Rakesh Pandey said...

It's beautiful! Indian architecture was indeed very beautiful, if we consider those structures!

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Historically Beautiful!!! :)