Shaking Minarets

Shaking Minarets, Ahmedabad: Address, Shaking Minarets Reviews: 4/5

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Vayu43
Hyderabad, India166 contributions
Good Monument
Dec 2019
the minarets cannot be touched but a nice architecture on the minarets. The mosque is actively used and worth spending half an hour.
Written 25 December 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,46,617 contributions
Minerats
Dec 2019
This attraction is confusing, some of the reviews are for the mosque and some are for the Brick Minaret. Going by the majority, the minarets of the mosque seems to be what remains of the facade of a mosque. It’s highly decorated in the Solanki style of Gujarat. It nice to look at, but if you’ve seen the architecture of the old city of Ahmedabad, then this is more of the same. Fine if you have time.
Written 12 December 2019
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dushyant
Vadodara, India61 contributions
architectural marvel.
Dec 2018
One of the best example of composed stone foundation and structure........ mosques around the world has 2 minarets flanking the main entrance......this particular mosque arched gate has resonating quality in stone structure....... practically people can climb on 2 different minarets and when one of them shaken from the top by exerting swing.......the next one resonate and all on both the minarets shake....... architectural marvel......now archiology dept.of India do not permit to climb and experience the same.....but I experimented 50 years back as a child 40 years back as student of architecture.
Written 24 October 2019
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Sunita Saldanha
196 contributions
Mosque
Oct 2019 • Couples
Not sure they actually shake or if its the delusional caused by the angle at which they are.
Just walk there from Ahmedabad station if one is interested to have a look else can pass.
Written 5 October 2019
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sun_1420
Yamunanagar, India84 contributions
the minar
Dec 2018
the pillars was amazing to view see theses kind of minar first time in my life. amazing architect master piece.
Written 30 September 2019
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giteshyagnik
Ahmedabad, India79 contributions
Neglected historical monument
Jul 2019
Shaking Minar (Towers) an excellent example of unique technology of ancient time. When one tower is shaken the other shakes.

It is highly disappointing that local authority is not paying any attention and the place is highly encroached by local vendors restricting provide access to the monument for visitors.
Written 7 August 2019
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thesoleproductshivang
Ahmedabad, India2 contributions
Shaking Minaret
Jun 2019 • Solo
Not in accessible condition for tourist from inside. It is not in that good condition anymore. Still one must visit it.
Written 18 June 2019
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sumantra_travel
New Delhi, India3,876 contributions
Shaking Minarets, 02 Sep'18
Sep 2018
02 September, 2018.
The Shaking Minarets have always been a prime attraction in the
city of Ahmedabad. The attraction is a small complex, with the
famous minarets which are said to shake if one shakes the other. The
British took down one of the minaret domes and parts to try to
find the mechanism for the same. The complex has a somewhat
modern entrance, and leads to a small courtyard. The official
name of this complex is the `Mosque and Tomb of Bibiji'. This is
not the only mosque with shaking minarets, but is certainly the
largest, so proclaims the sandstone information board. There is
another one in the city itself, close to the Railway Station,
which we did not have time to visit. There are
three lovely central archways. The complex also has exquisite
jali (screen) work in stone on the sides. There is a royal
gallery inside the mosque. The mosque was commissioned by the
mother of Sultan Qutubuddin Ahmed Shah III, and was completed in
the year 1454. The tomb of the lady herself, Makhduma-i-Jahan,
lies in the Eastern part of the complex.
Written 30 March 2019
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giri22in
New Delhi, India287 contributions
nice
Mar 2019 • Family
it is one of the architectural marvels available in India. Though the place is crowded but you get to see the minarets
Written 25 March 2019
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PK Das
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5,134 contributions
Shaking Minarets
Dec 2018 • Family
After listening to the unique features of this structure without any doubt one can say it is combination of Architectural & Engineering marvel. The mechanism behind the structure is similar action takes place simultaneously at all minars.

Unfortunately during our visit the place was closed for public hence couldn't experience it personally. Though the structure looks stunning.
Written 25 March 2019
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