Located 8 km South West of Ahmedabad, Sharkhej Roza houses a cluster of monuments dating back to the era of Mughal rule here. Then, it was home of Muslim religious leader Ahmed Kattu Gang Baksh, who was also spiritual guide of Amhed Shah (founder of Ahmedabad).
This tomb of Sultan Mehmud Begada sprawls over a huge area of 140 ft and is one of the largest and most elegantly designed mausoleums in India. As one enters through the gateway, there is a fore-court with majestic mausoleum to the right and the royal tombs to the left.
Sharkhej Roza is one of the finest demonstrations of campus planning, where the religious, royal and social worlds co-exist without losing their serenity or identity. There are three realms within Sharkhej Roza. The mosque with cloistered court creates the religious realm. The tomb and palaces constitute the royal realm.
The tank, steps, platforms and pavilions form the social realm. Carved stone grills do not just mitigate light and temperature, but also maintain privacy and dignity of the place.