Tomb of Sultan Ahmad Shah
Tomb of Sultan Ahmad Shah Ahmedabad Reviews
Quite a significant place Feb 03, 2011
There is very little need to say more about this sight - it’s exactly what you expect judging by the name!
Built in the fourteenth century to serve as the final resting place of Sultan Ahmad Shah, founder of Ahmedabad, the sight is a solemn place.
The thing I really liked about this place was that it was so unassuming. Maybe it was a cultural or regional thing, but I imagine other towns and cities would make a huge fuss about their founding father. Not here. Even with a map, there were no signs up and I had to make sure I was taking the right path by asking several locals. When you get there, it’s a fairly normal area full of kids playing and women chatting away and walking down with their shopping!
The other thing I liked about it was the simplicity of the decoration in comparison to the grand mosques of Ahmedabad. Clearly the sultan wasn’t that egocentric or self-obsessed. Though the place is beautiful, he obviously placed greater care on the public and religious sights.
Worth seeing if you fall in love with Ahmedabad. Even if you don’t, it’d be kind of respectful to go see where the founding father lies?!
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