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Situated in the old Ahmedabad city, the Bhadra Fort was built by Ahmad Shah I in 14th century. The well-carved ancient treasure reminds us of the stories of the gone era.  Another adjacent monument to this fort is the Teen Darwaza. It is also known as the cultural centre of the city. It is interesting to know that the name of this fort has been taken from Goddess Bhadra Kali who is also a form of Goddess Laxmi. 

And located on the east side of this historical gateway there lies the Teen Darwaza. It was completed somewhere in the year 1415. There are various myths and legends which have been associated with this place. This gate has also been featured in the logo of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. 

History of Bhadra Fort and Teen Darwaza

Sultan Ahmed Shah had built this magnificent fort on the east banks of the river Sabarmati. Earlier, it was also known as the Arak Fort. This fort covers a massive area of about 43 acres and consists of about 162 houses along with eight gates. And when in 1817, Ahmedabad was captured by the Britishers, this fort was used as a prison during the colonial period. 

Coming on to the Teen Darwaza, this place was essentially an egress from the Bhadra fort in the eastern direction. This gateway has three arches which lead to a very large enclosure mainly forming an outer courtyard of the palace which was known as the Maidan Shah in the earlier days. The height of these arches is about 25 feet each. Ahmed Shah had built them immediately after the foundation of Ahmedabad was completed in the year 1415. 

Why You Should Visit Bhadra Fort and Teen Darwaza

What Bhadra Fort and Teen Darwaza have to offer to the tourists is simply marvellous in terms of architectural immensity. This is the kind of place which is a must-visit for anyone who likes to explore the well-wrapped nuances of history. Furthermore, the bazaars are the spot which offers the locals and tourists to discover the culture of Ahmedabad in its essence.  

Top attractions near Bhadra Fort and Teen Darwaza

Sidi Saiyyed Mosque - Colloquially known as Sidi Saiyyed Ni Jali, the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque was built somewhere in 1572-73 AD. If you love to dig the history, this can possibly give you so many major throwback points to dwell your intellect upon.

Nehru Bridge - What Nehru Bridge has to offer to the tourist is simple and majestic views of scenic urban beauty! In evenings, the soothing atmosphere of this place leads you to experience immense serenity. This is really a relaxing place to explore.

Sabarmati Riverfront - The experience which you get after visiting this place perhaps cannot be described in mere words. This place was essentially constructed with the main three main objectives which were environment improvement, social infrastructure and sustainable development. 

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Things to do around Bhadra Fort & Teen Darwaza

Law Garden Night Market - Loaded with Indian textiles especially Gujarati dresses this an amazing place to explore for any fashionista. Though the price may vary from shop to shop, you can get quality products at a reasonable price.

Intelligent Idiots - If you are considering casual travelling then Intelligent Idiots is an amazing place worth going to. Yes, it is a beautiful place with a collection of artistic gift products that you can buy for your loved ones. 

Best time to visit Bhadra Fort & Teen Darwaza

The visit is free and remains open for all days of the week. The timing is 9 AM-5 PM. The weather of Ahmedabad remains moderate, so the place is visitable for all year-round.

Famous Food and Clothing of Gujarat 

Gujarat is a place which is full of amazing and good things like good food, good culture and hospitable people. Visiting Gujarat feels as if you are in a land of immense travel possibilities. Majorly so, perhaps, because there is too much to explore and discover here. When it comes to food, some of the popular dishes of Gujarat are Khandvi, Aam Shrikhand, Dhokla and Methi ka Thepla. The womenfolk here Saree and Chaniya choli. Men go with Chorno and Kediyu. 

How to reach Bhadra Fort & Teen Darwaza

By Air - Sardar Vallabhbhai Airport is the nearby airport. It is quite well connected with other cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru etc. After deboarding the flight, you can easily find a cab to reach any part of the city. 

By Train - Ahmedabad railway station is responsible for connecting other cities like Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Chandigarh etc. You can easily get trains to Ahmedabad from any city on PAN India basis. Gitanjali Express, Ashram Express, Mysuru-Ajmer Express, Jammu-Tawi Durg Express, Hisar express are some of the best options if you are considering travelling via train. 

By Road - Travelling to Ahmedabad via road can be quite a great travel experience. The connectivity via road network is very good from the major cities like Delhi, Pune, Chandigarh, Kolkata etc. It will take you a timeframe of around 17 hrs, 11 hrs, 19 hrs and 39 hrs to reach this place.

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