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“One of the historic monuments”
Review of Sarkhej Roja

Sarkhej Roja
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Private Full-Day Ahmedabad Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #21 of 122 things to do in Ahmedabad
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is one of the finest monument in Ahmedabad, but its not really well maintained. Its located in a corner of city where approach roads are congested and the surroundings are very dirty. Most of the time you find locals sleeping inside or kids of slum playing in the monument.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

I shall not waste any time writing about the history of this place as plenty of facts are available online.

I shall write about my experience.

I went to this place with my father.While entering this place, we were asked to open our shoes and put them on racks. We had to see this entire place on bare feet.This place was extremely clean.The architecture is worth viewing.

What I liked about this place?

A. Each and every monument is worth paying a visit.
B. No entry fees or camera charges.
C. People here are very liberal.Everyone is allowed to enter all the monuments (except one where women are not allowed)

What I disliked about this place?

A. This place is a bit difficult to get to(returning is not easy either)
B. This place needs more care.
C. People need to know more about this place ( Awareness is needed)

N.B.

1. Please carry water to this place.
2. Women are advised to carry something to cover their heads inside.(Otherwise they may not be allowed to get inside some buildings)
3. Do remember to take your camera.
4. We took an auto to this place(if you take one, do remember to bargain).

Thank LeenaB40
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Easily accessible it has historic significance as well as romantic allure. Recently Shahrukh Khan was seen romancing his heroine in Raees.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Architectural heritage site at Sarkhej Roja is in the stage of gross negligence so far as maintenance aspects are concerned. Islamic architectural monuments and the stepped well here are in pathetic condition. Though this has the potential of attracting tourists if maintained and developed. No public convenience. Overall a disappointing experience.

Thank RAJEEVG298
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Sarkhej Roza is a mosque and tomb complex located in the village of Makarba. The complex is known as "Acropolis of Ahmedabad", due to 20th century architect Le Corbusier's famous comparison of this mosque's design to the Acropolis of Athens.

Sarkhej was once a prominent centre of Sufi culture in the country, where influential Sufi saint Shaikh Ahmed Ganj Baksh lived. It was on the saint's suggestion that Sultan Ahmed Shah set up his capital on the banks of the Sabarmati, a few miles away from Sarkhej.

Upon his death in 1445, the reigning monarch, Mohammed Shah ordered a mausoleum built in his honour, along with a mosque. The constructions of these two monuments were completed in 1451 A.D., by his successor Qutb'ud-Din Ahmed Shah. The Sarkhej Roza complex has been interpreted as being composed of both 'jism'(body) and 'ruh'(spirit), giving it the qualities of a human being.

Sarkhej Roza fused both Muslim and Hindu principles of architecture. While the ringed domes, the profusion of pillars and brackets follow the Islamic genre, much of the ornamentation and motifs have Hindu designs. It is one of the best examples of Indo Saracenic Architecture which combines the Persian with the indigenous Hindu and Jain architecture.

Visiting Hours: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm Everyday

The rest rooms within the complex are maintained very neatly and there was provision for drinking water.

The Mosque and the tomb complex could be maintained in a much better fashion by ASI considering the historical significance and the massive size of the complex. It is also recommended to have some additional security staff considering the sprawling complex.

Thank sudhibhushan
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