Jama Masjid in Old Ahmedabad - A Mosque with peaceful space in middle of busy old market & an example of wonderful Architecture in Gujrat, India

If you ask about the place with best architecture Travellingcamera loved clicking in Ahmedabad - It's Jama Masjid in Old Ahmedabad. It's such a beautiful and peaceful place surrounded by lot of hustle-bustle of old town of Ahmedabad in Gujrat. We spent some time around the Jama Masjid and then headed to Tomb of Ahmed Shah and Rani no Hajiro. This Blogpost talks about Jama Masjid, what's sp speical about it, main places to explore around Ahmedbad Mosque, interesting things to do, how to reach this part of the city along with lot of tips to make the visit more memorable.     Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Law Ground Night Market - A colourful sight in Ahmedabad city of Gujrat

If you ask about the place with best architecture Travellingcamera loved clicking in Ahmedabad - It's Jama Masjid in Old Ahmedabad. It's such a beautiful and peaceful place surrounded by lot of hustle-bustle of old town of Ahmedabad in Gujrat. We spent some time around the Jama Masjid and then headed to Tomb of Ahmed Shah and Rani no Hajiro. This Blogpost talks about Jama Masjid, what's sp speical about it, main places to explore around Ahmedbad Mosque, interesting things to do, how to reach this part of the city along with lot of tips to make the visit more memorable. 


Let's talk about how to reach Jama Masjid in Old Ahemdabad of Gujrat?    You can get Auto-rickshaw to Manik Chowk from any part of the city. Don't opt for Uber/Ola as taxis don't come to this part. It's pretty congested area where only auto-rickshaw & cycle-rickshaws can be found. If you are close-by, walk can be another decent option as there are lot of options on the way to observe & explore.    Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Sidi Sayyed Mosque - A small structure located at an ignorable location in Ahmedabad

Let's talk about how to reach Jama Masjid in Old Ahemdabad of Gujrat?

You can get Auto-rickshaw to Manik Chowk from any part of the city. Don't opt for Uber/Ola as taxis don't come to this part. It's pretty congested area where only auto-rickshaw & cycle-rickshaws can be found. If you are close-by, walk can be another decent option as there are lot of options on the way to observe & explore.


Travellingcamera loved the architecture of the Jama Masjid and that was the reason to go to these heritage places in old part of the city & capture through Travellingcamera. The Jam Masjid in Ahmedabad is built with yellow sandstone. This mosque has a large rectangular courtyard which is approximately 75 meters long and 66 meters wide. Visitors enter the court by three entrances, one at the center of each side. The courtyard is lined with a colonnade on three sides, the prayer hall occupies the fourth side.     Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Travelling Camera in Gujarat || Exploring the Remains of Harappan Culture in Lothal

Travellingcamera loved the architecture of the Jama Masjid and that was the reason to go to these heritage places in old part of the city & capture through Travellingcamera. The Jam Masjid in Ahmedabad is built with yellow sandstone. This mosque has a large rectangular courtyard which is approximately 75 meters long and 66 meters wide. Visitors enter the court by three entrances, one at the center of each side. The courtyard is lined with a colonnade on three sides, the prayer hall occupies the fourth side. 


Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Rani no Hajiro - An interesting place to explore in Old Ahmedabad, Gujrat    One of the exits of this Jama Masjid opens towards the market road and other connects on the back side to the tombs of Ahmed Shah, his son and his grandson's tomb. Nearby are the graves of the queens and the other wives of the king, Rani no Hajiro.     Related Blogpot from Gujrat - Rani Ki Vav - The monument which is used in 100 Rupees note


One of the exits of this Jama Masjid opens towards the market road and other connects on the back side to the tombs of Ahmed Shah, his son and his grandson's tomb. Nearby are the graves of the queens and the other wives of the king, Rani no Hajiro.



The prayer room inside Jam Masjid of Ahmedabad is also rectangular and covered by four domes. Some of the central domes are carved like lotus flowers, closely related to the typical domes of Jain temples and some of the pillars are carved with the form of a bell hanging on a chain, in reference to the bells that often hang in Hindu temples. 

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Jama Masjid is located in old walled city of Ahmedabad and is situated outside Bhadra Fort area, along the south side of the road extending from Teen Darwaza to Manek Chowk. We were walking from Teen Darwaza towards Rani no Hajiro and Jama Masjid comes on the way, towards right side of the road. 



This campus of main mosque in Ahmedabad is huge and above panorama shows a part of it. 

In the center of the courtyard of Jama Masjid, there is a rectangular water body.    Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Travelling Camera in Gujarat || Exploring old Ahmedabad on foot   The Jama Masjid of Ahmedabad was probably the largest mosque in the Indian subcontinent built in this period. Now certainly there are bigger ones, if we forget about the part when these mosques were built. Designed as part of a major plan desired by Sultan Ahmed Shah, the mosque is located south of the processional axis that runs from the Maidan-i Shah at the door with three arches, Teen Darwaza.     Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Modhera Sun Temple - A Brilliant Place to see in Gujrat, India

In the center of the courtyard of Jama Masjid, there is a rectangular water body.


The Jama Masjid of Ahmedabad was probably the largest mosque in the Indian subcontinent built in this period. Now certainly there are bigger ones, if we forget about the part when these mosques were built. Designed as part of a major plan desired by Sultan Ahmed Shah, the mosque is located south of the processional axis that runs from the Maidan-i Shah at the door with three arches, Teen Darwaza.



We had a great visit around Jama Masjid in Old Ahmedabad. Other main things to do around this part of the city are -    1. Rani no Hajiro  2. Ahmed Shah's Tomb  3. Gujrati food  4. Some local bakeries  5. Ahmedbad Stock Exchange  6. Teen Darwaza   ... and lot more...    Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Travelling Camera in Gujarat || Interesting tour of Hutheesing Jain Temple

We had a great visit around Jama Masjid in Old Ahmedabad. Other main things to do around this part of the city are -

1. Rani no Hajiro
2. Ahmed Shah's Tomb
3. Gujrati food
4. Some local bakeries
5. Ahmedbad Stock Exchange
6. Teen Darwaza 
... and lot more...

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