Sidi Bashir Mosque

Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Between Ahmedabad train station and Sarangpur Gate, the Sidi Bashir Mosque, built in 1452, is famed for its 21.3m-high shaking minarets (jhulta minara), built to shake to protect against earthquake damage. The delicate stonework around the base is particularly fine.

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