Manek Chowk - Popular place for Night Food Market in Ahmedabad, Gujrat

During one of my recent chats with a fellow traveler, we were chatting about Gujrat and there was a mention about Manek Chowk in Ahmedabad and it's popular night market for street food lovers. This made me compile this blogpost to share some exceptional facts about this unique night market in India.     Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Law Ground Night Market - A colourful sight in Ahmedabad city of Gujrat

During one of my recent chats with a fellow traveler, we were chatting about Gujrat and there was a mention about Manek Chowk in Ahmedabad and it's popular night market for street food lovers. This made me compile this blogpost to share some exceptional facts about this unique night market in India. 



The very photograph and the one just above are clicked at one of the kiosks at Manek Chowk Night Market and this kiosk was selling fruit shots. It was a unique concept for me and we loved these jamun shots at Manek Chowk. These are basically think, pulpy form of fruits.    Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Sidi Sayyed Mosque - A small structure located at an ignorable location in Ahmedabad

The very photograph and the one just above are clicked at one of the kiosks at Manek Chowk Night Market and this kiosk was selling fruit shots. It was a unique concept for me and we loved these jamun shots at Manek Chowk. These are basically think, pulpy form of fruits. 

Manek Chowk is a notable city square in Old part of Ahmedabad city in Gujrat State of India. It is surrounded by historical structures of different sorts - some well maintained and a few in ruins. It is a vegetable market in the morning and then there are lot of jewellery shops which open up for business during the day.  And then it converts into the street food market at night.

Manek Chowk is a notable city square in Old part of Ahmedabad city in Gujrat State of India. It is surrounded by historical structures of different sorts - some well maintained and a few in ruins. It is a vegetable market in the morning and then there are lot of jewellery shops which open up for business during the day.  And then it converts into the street food market at night. 

Some of the historical structures of interest around Manek Chowk are -    Baba Maneknath Temple - The memorial temple where the saint Maneknath took samadhi, is situated in Manek Chowk.    Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Travelling Camera in Gujarat || Interesting tour of Hutheesing Jain Temple    Badshah no Hajiro - Ahmed Shah's Tomb -This is where the male members of the royal family were buried. Ahmed Shah I is considered founder of Ahmedabad, who was buried in this structure. Women are not allowed to enter inside this strcuture & Vibha didn't like the fact that she couldn't see it from inside.  Men must also wear something to cover their heads before entering. There are also a few ministers' tombs laid out across the road. It lies on one side of Manek Chowk & the other of tomb takes you to popular Jama Masjid of Ahmedabad.     Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Rani Ki Vav - The monument which is used in 100 Rupees note   Rani no Hajiro : Tombs of Queens of Ahmed Shah I    On the street leading to the Rani no Hajiro (Queen’s tomb), where the female members of the royal family were buried, is now a market for women's clothing, jewellery and accessories. Traditional Garba clothes are also sold on this street. Since we were there during Garba week, it was all packed with families out for Garba shopping. Many types of mouth fresheners, Mukhwas, stalls are nearby.

Some of the historical structures of interest around Manek Chowk are -

Baba Maneknath TempleThe memorial temple where the saint Maneknath took samadhi, is situated in Manek Chowk.


Badshah no HajiroAhmed Shah's Tomb -This is where the male members of the royal family were buried. Ahmed Shah I is considered founder of Ahmedabad, who was buried in this structure. Women are not allowed to enter inside this strcuture & Vibha didn't like the fact that she couldn't see it from inside.  Men must also wear something to cover their heads before entering. There are also a few ministers' tombs laid out across the road. It lies on one side of Manek Chowk & the other of tomb takes you to popular Jama Masjid of Ahmedabad. 


Rani no Hajiro : Tombs of Queens of Ahmed Shah I

On the street leading to the Rani no Hajiro (Queen’s tomb), where the female members of the royal family were buried, is now a market for women's clothing, jewellery and accessories. Traditional Garba clothes are also sold on this street. Since we were there during Garba week, it was all packed with families out for Garba shopping. Many types of mouth fresheners, Mukhwas, stalls are nearby. 

Ahmedabad Stock Exchange Building    Ahmedabad Stock Exchange was established in 1894. It is the oldest stock exchange after Bombay Stock Exchange in India. ASE functioned here till 1996 and it is 93 years old heritage building and an example of British architecture.    Mahurat Pol    It was the first pol (housing cluster) of Ahmedabad. Jains settled here around the 1450s. There are two temples inside pol, Sheetalnath Jain temple and Dholeshwar Mahadev temple.   Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Modhera Sun Temple - A Brilliant Place to see in Gujrat, India


Ahmedabad Stock Exchange Building

Ahmedabad Stock Exchange was established in 1894. It is the oldest stock exchange after Bombay Stock Exchange in India. ASE functioned here till 1996 and it is 93 years old heritage building and an example of British architecture.

Mahurat Pol

It was the first pol (housing cluster) of Ahmedabad. Jains settled here around the 1450s. There are two temples inside pol, Sheetalnath Jain temple and Dholeshwar Mahadev temple.

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