First in my Itinerary was to explore Old Ahmedabad. So I took an ola bike ride to Bhadra Square and started walking. I spotted Premabhai Hall (B. V. DOSHI) but couldn’t get in as it had street sellers all around it. I bought a bandni print shawl off the streets las it was very sunny and moved forward.
I entered Bhadra Fort and went around. Climbing through the side stairs give me a good aerial view of the street. There is a hindu temple near the fort. But inside the fort, two Muslim ladies were praying facing a closed grilled door which I found was pretty interesting.
As I moved forward, I spotted the Teen Darwaza. The streets were filled with all kinds of sellers on both sides and there were vehicles going through all of this.
I reached the Jami Masjid as I moved on and explored the mosque for a while. When the mosque was being built, they didn’t have much experience with arches. This initial imperfections can be seen in the odd proportions of the arches. One can spot beautiful carvings on the mosque and some amazing arabic calligraphy on the walls.
As I walked on I reached a street where a lot of fancy jewellery was being sold, and I bought a nice little bracelet for myself and had a friendly chat with the sellers. Ahmedabad has very friendly locals which make your trip very convenient. These sellers were right below the Queens tomb. After talking to a resident there, he opened the tomb for me to look around.
As I walked forward, I reached Manek Chowk with all its fruit and vegetable market which would become a food street in the night.
I spotted the Mahurat ni Pol here and had a look around. I also passed the Kansara ni Pol (Copper Market) and bought a copper bottle and glass sold at wholesale rates.