Monday, June 6, 2016

Mandvi Gate, Vadodara

Mandvi Gate in Vadodara is a historical monumnet dating back to the Mughal period. This gate resembling a pillared hall was built by Sultan Muzaffar some time between 1511 and 1526 AD.



It is at the centre of the walled city where the roads leading to the 4 gates crosses. This square-shaped structure has three arched openings on each of its four sides. 



After successive renovations and last one in 1856 AD, today the gate is a four-storied concrete structure with a clock fitted on the top. 




23 comments:

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

I like the original idea for the building and the addition of the Clock Tower.
Nice share, Rajesh!
Have a Happy Week ahead.
Peace :)

AJEYA RAO said...

Impressive architecture.

Lady Fi said...

Lovely splashes of colour!

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful

Photo Cache said...

I really like the use of arches in Indian temples, gates, and other buildings.

Fun60 said...

A very impressive structure.

Sneh Asnani said...

Cool snaps Rajesh!!!

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joshidaniel.com said...

looks great :)

Leslie: said...

Lovely arches.

Leslie
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Melody Steenkamp said...

the Indian culture is a very rich one and old also... its wonderful to see that lots of buildings are preserved well.

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Hildred said...

I like the old gate better....

villa said...

Excelente reportaje y preciosas fotografías de un lugar muy especial.

Un saludo desde Salamanca.

Al said...

Impressive architecture.

Roger Owen Green said...

what are those items hanging above the archways?

ROG, ABCW

Angie Church said...

awesome picture love it and the arches the first house I ever lived in had arched doorways I find them very interesting you just don't see arches in architect all that much
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Pietro and Cynthia said...

Very nice

Beloo Mehra said...

I believe many parts of Gujarat are peppered with these impressive gate structures. Saw a few in Ahmadabad.

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

What an impressive gate! You'd certainly remember coming and going here.

Joy said...

I like the little tassels on the layers.

Alissa Meredith Jill Osborn Schapiro said...

powerful.

Alexa T said...

Lovely portals, impressive arches! Greetings!

thehiddenpanorama.com said...

A structure that must be preserved specially it has historical importance that the future generations must appreciated. Cool one.

Melody Steenkamp said...

breathtaking isn't it