Monday, May 2, 2016

Queen's Palace of Sarkhej Roza, Ahmedabad

At Sarkhej Roza Complex in Ahmedabad is the ruins of 15th century Royal Palaces. One among them is Queens' Palace on the Western Bank of the water tank that was dry during our visit. This was built in the 13th century by Sultan Mahmud Begada.

This palace architecture has elements of Muslim, Hindu and Jain elements.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Royal Enclosure, Champaner

The historical place Champaner of Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park has several  structures of architectural importance. One such structure is Royal Enclosure.

It is fortified area with high defensive stone walls, towers and gates. Built by Mehmud Begda in the 14th century, it formed a rectangle area measuring 1480 meters by 280 meters.

The enclosure can be entered through Halol Gate followed by Badhra Gate.

Within these walls there were  palaces, gardens, royal mosque and administrative buildings.