Rani no Hajiro - An interesting heritage sight to explore near old Ahmedabad Stock Exchange in Old Ahmedabad, Gujrat

While walking around old town of Ahemdabad, we explored various temples and heritage buildings. Rani no Hajira is one of the heritage space in old Ahmedabad, which is located around Manek Chowk area of the city. Tombs of Ahmed Shah's Queens, is a tomb complex near Manek Chowk, Ahmedabad, India. This blogpost shares more about Rani no Hajiro, how to reach there from different parts of Ahmedabad city in Gujrat and few tips to make your visit even more special. Related blogpost from Ahmedabad - Ahmed Shah's Tomb - Raja No Hajiro of Ahmedabad, Gujrat

While walking around old town of Ahemdabad, we explored various temples and heritage buildings. Rani no Hajira is one of the heritage space in old Ahmedabad, which is located around Manek Chowk area of the city. Tombs of Ahmed Shah's Queens, is a tomb complex near Manek Chowk, Ahmedabad, India. This blogpost shares more about Rani no Hajiro, how to reach there from different parts of Ahmedabad city in Gujrat and few tips to make your visit even more special.
Related blogpost from Ahmedabad - Ahmed Shah's Tomb - Raja No Hajiro of Ahmedabad, Gujrat

Rani no Hajiro is located near Manek Chowk which is pretty close to Ahmed Shah's Tomb and Jama Masjid.  We were planning to to Rani No Hajiro after our visit to Jama Masjid but Google-map took us to very different direction where we saw a beautiful building which was one of the oldest stock markets in India. It was closed and occupied by group of pigeons. After asking a few folks we got to know that Rani no Hajiro is on back side of this stock market building. The tallest building you see in first photograph of the blogpost is actually the old stock market of Ahmedabad.     Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Law Ground Night Market - A colourful sight in Ahmedabad city of Gujrat

Rani no Hajiro is located near Manek Chowk which is pretty close to Ahmed Shah's Tomb and Jama Masjid.  We were planning to to Rani No Hajiro after our visit to Jama Masjid but Google-map took us to very different direction where we saw a beautiful building which was one of the oldest stock markets in India. It was closed and occupied by group of pigeons. After asking a few folks we got to know that Rani no Hajiro is on back side of this stock market building. The tallest building you see in first photograph of the blogpost is actually the old stock market of Ahmedabad. 


How to reach Rani no Hajiro from various places of Ahmedabad city 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    Above photograph shows entry gate to Rani no Hajiro and there is another gate as you cross the market.

How to reach Rani no Hajiro from various places of Ahmedabad city 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.  


Above photograph shows entry gate to Rani no Hajiro and there is another gate as you cross the market. 
Most of the times, Rani no Hajiro is closed but don't be disappointed by looking at the lock. Ask around and you will be able to find care-taker of the place. He is a sweet old-man, who would also show the place around you. If you want to know more about the place, it's history - do ask relevant questions. If you like the experience, tip him well so that he would be happy to show around the place to other tourists/travellers visiting this place.     Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Travelling Camera in Gujarat || Exploring the Remains of Harappan Culture in Lothal

Above photograph shows kids of families living around Rani no Hajiro and the blue gate is the entry towards tomb of Rani. We asked these kids about how to go inside and they called an old man to come over, open the lock & show us the space. You are supposed to take off your shoes outside this door if you intend to go inside. 

Most of the times, Rani no Hajiro is closed but don't be disappointed by looking at the lock. Ask around and you will be able to find care-taker of the place. He is a sweet old-man, who would also show the place around you. If you want to know more about the place, it's history - do ask relevant questions. If you like the experience, tip him well so that he would be happy to show around the place to other tourists/travellers visiting this place.     Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Travelling Camera in Gujarat || Exploring the Remains of Harappan Culture in Lothal

Most of the times, Rani no Hajiro is closed but don't be disappointed by looking at the lock. Ask around and you will be able to find care-taker of the place. He is a sweet old-man, who would also show the place around you. If you want to know more about the place, it's history - do ask relevant questions. If you like the experience, tip him well so that he would be happy to show around the place to other tourists/travellers visiting this place. 


Rani no Hajiro is also known as Mughalai Bibi's Tomb. The main tomb belongs to Mughalai Bibi, the wife of Muhammad Shah II and mother of Mahmud Begada. It is richly carved in white marble and girt with a Persian inscription in minute relief. It's not really visible because of so many cloths on top of it and we didn't really ask the care-taker to show us by removing. Many such asks can be inappropriate from religion standpoint, so didn't want to enter that territory.     Related Blogpot from Gujrat - Rani Ki Vav - The monument which is used in 100 Rupees note

Rani no Hajiro is also known as Mughalai Bibi's Tomb. The main tomb belongs to Mughalai Bibi, the wife of Muhammad Shah II and mother of Mahmud Begada. It is richly carved in white marble and girt with a Persian inscription in minute relief. It's not really visible because of so many cloths on top of it and we didn't really ask the care-taker to show us by removing. Many such asks can be inappropriate from religion standpoint, so didn't want to enter that territory. 


It's almost a square space from inside and there are lot of graves of family members of Ahmed Shah, it's chefs and even pigeons. The structures above ground level with colourful pieces of cloth are graves. Height, length and space signifies who these members were. Above photograph shows some of the pillar inside Rani no Hajiro along with view of the old stock exchange of Ahmedabad which is not operational now.     Related blogpost from Gujrat - Panoramic Views of Modhera Sun Temple, Gujrat (India)

It's almost a square space from inside and there are lot of graves of family members of Ahmed Shah, it's chefs and even pigeons. The structures above ground level with colourful pieces of cloth are graves. Height, length and space signifies who these members were. Above photograph shows some of the pillar inside Rani no Hajiro along with view of the old stock exchange of Ahmedabad which is not operational now. 


This enclosure of Rani no Hajiro is high above the ground and the courtyard surrounded by these open areas made up on galleries with designer pillars all around. The walls of cloister inside Rani no Hajiro are fitted with carved stone screens.     Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Modhera Sun Temple - A Brilliant Place to see in Gujrat, India

This enclosure of Rani no Hajiro is high above the ground and the courtyard surrounded by these open areas made up on galleries with designer pillars all around. The walls of cloister inside Rani no Hajiro are fitted with carved stone screens. 


The area surrounding the complex is now a market for women's clothing, jewellery and accessories. Best Traditional Garba clothes are also sold there. Many types of mouth fresheners, Mukhwas, stalls are nearby.    Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Travelling Camera in Gujarat || Interesting tour of Hutheesing Jain Temple

The area surrounding the complex is now a market for women's clothing, jewellery and accessories. Best Traditional Garba clothes are also sold there. Many types of mouth fresheners, Mukhwas, stalls are nearby.


There are multiple tombs inside Rani no Hajiro. These tombs are covered with rich brocade works which is textile style developed during reign of Ahmed Shah. The intricate stone tracery and carving is an amalgamation of Hindu, Jain and Islamic architectural styles. Some Muslim families live around the complex which take care of the tombs.    Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Travelling Camera in Gujarat || Exploring old Ahmedabad on foot

There are multiple tombs inside Rani no Hajiro. These tombs are covered with rich brocade works which is textile style developed during reign of Ahmed Shah. The intricate stone tracery and carving is an amalgamation of Hindu, Jain and Islamic architectural styles. Some Muslim families live around the complex which take care of the tombs.


Above is a photograph of Jain Stock Market of Ahemdabad. Ahmedabad Stock exchange is second old stock exchange of India after Bombay Stock exchange.     Related Blogpost from Gujrat - One day Trip around Ahmedabad - Adalaj ni Vav, Modhera Sun Temple, Patan's Rani ni Vav & Gandhinagar    Our visit to Rani no Hajiro was quite interesting and if you like walking around, this part of Ahemdabad has lot of share with you. Along with that you see real character of Ahmedabad city of Gujrat state in India.

Above is a photograph of Jain Stock Market of Ahemdabad. Ahmedabad Stock exchange is second old stock exchange of India after Bombay Stock exchange. 


Our visit to Rani no Hajiro was quite interesting and if you like walking around, this part of Ahemdabad has lot of share with you. Along with that you see real character of Ahmedabad city of Gujrat state in India. 

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