Bhadra Fort

Bhadra Fort

Among very eminent tourist destinations in Ahmedabad, Bhadra Fort is the most prestigious one. The royal fort, built by Ahmed Shah (founder of the city), has added charm to city of Ahmedabad with its magnificent palaces and well-laid gardens.

This fort is also famous for abiding famous Bhadrakali Temple which is dedicated to Hindu goddess, 'Bhadra' (incarnation of goddess Kali). This Hindu sanctum was built in 1411 A.D. during Maratha rule in Ahmedabad. These days, the fort has been converted to flag hosting ground during Independence and Republic Day celebrations in India. It also houses some government offices within its vicinity.

At the eastern end of the fort, lies much famous Teen Darwaza (three doors) which is another major tourist destination in Ahmedabad. These doors were used by Sultans (the royal rulers) to watch the procession from here to Jama Masjid during some of the most auspicious days in Islamic calender. This royal entrance has been intricately carved forming atriple arched structure.