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Situated in the old Ahmedabad city, the Bhadra Fort was built by Ahmad Shah I in the 14th century. This 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. 

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. 

The visit to the monument is free and remains open for all days of the week. The timing to explore the place is from 9 am to 5 pm. The weather of Ahmedabad remains moderate, which makes the place apt to be visited all year-round.

History of Bhadra Fort and Teen Darwaza 

Sultan Ahmed Shah had built this magnificent fort on the eastern 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 British, this fort was used as a prison to confine the political prisoners and revolutionaries. 

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 built them immediately after the foundation of Ahmedabad was completed in the year 1415. 

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Major Attractions Around Bhadra Fort and Teen Darwaza

1. 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.

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

3. 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 three main objectives which were environment improvement, social infrastructure, and sustainable development. 

4. 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 great discounts.

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

How to Reach Bhadra Fort and Teen Darwaza

To reach Ahmedabad, you will need to cover a total distance of about  947, 525, 1,961, 1,489 km from cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. Check out the following details on how you can reach here by the following means of public transport. 

By Air. Sardar Vallabhbhai Airport (AMD) is the nearby airport situated at a distance of about 10-20 km. It is quite well connected with other Indian cities via direct and connecting flights. After deboarding the flight, you can easily find a cab to reach any part of the city. 

  • From Chennai - Board Spicejet, IndiGo flights from Chennai Airport. The airfares start from INR 3,000-4,000
  • From Bhubaneswar - Board Air Asia, IndiGo, Vistara flights from Bhubaneswar Airport. The airfares start from INR 5,000-6,000
  • From Patna - Board Spicejet, IndiGo, Air India flights from Patna Airport. The airfares start from INR 5,000-6,000

By Train. Ahmedabad Railway Station is responsible for connecting other cities to Ahmedabad with trains travelling to and fro at a good frequency. From the station, consider booking a cab or some other locally available means of transport option to reach here. 

By Road. Depending upon your location, you can consider travelling to Ahmedabad via interstate buses (government and private), taxis or self-drive here. The roads connecting to Ahmedabad with nearby and other prominent regions are well-maintained and well connected with good accessibility.  

  • From Rajkot - 226 km via NH47
  • From Indore - 387 km via Indore-Ahmedabad Highway 
  • From Surat - 266 km via NH 48

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here


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