Sarkhej Roza

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A mosque, tomb and palace complex dedicated to the memory of Ahmed Shah I’s spiritual advisor, Ahmed Khattu Ganj Baksh. The elegant, dilapidated buildings cluster around a great (often dry) tank, constructed by Sultan Mahmud Begada in the mid-15th century. It’s an atmospheric place once used as a retreat by Ahmedabad’s rulers. The mausoleums of Mahmud Begada (by the entrance, with geometric jalis casting patterns of light on the floor) and Ganj Baksh (the largest in Gujarat) are both here.

It’s located in the Sarkhej area, 8km southwest of the old centre; a return autorickshaw from the city centre will cost around ₹120. Sarkhej Roza could be combined with a visit to Vishalla restaurant and its utensil museum, about 1km back towards the city.