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Shaking Minarets

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Address: Sarangpur Gate | Near Railway line, Ahmedabad 380021, India
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Minarates - shaking if moved anyone.

It is besides railway station. Total two in number. One of such building got damaged while earthquake. Since then people are not allowed to climb this structure. Can be seen on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ahmedabad, India
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Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is besides railway station. Total two in number. One of such building got damaged while earthquake. Since then people are not allowed to climb this structure. Can be seen on arrival or departure by Train.

Thank gaurav4321
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

It is located near the Ahmedabad railway station. There are two pairs of minars one is near the kalupur and other one is near the sarangpur. The architecture is beautiful with intricate designs and carvings on the pillars and minarets. But Locals have made it dirty and stinky. Still it is recommanded to visit this unique historical site.

Thank VJ1326
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

THE SWAYING MINARETS I have seen many architectural wonder-works in churches, mosques and temples the world over during my visits to many countries in different times. But I have not seen anything like Ahmedabad’s swaying minarets. India is a repository of such wonders being the cauldron of many civilisations and cultures. People already know about the Taj Mahal or the... More 

1 Thank Sadhan M
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148 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Loved the architecture. Of course disappointed because one of the minarets is missing and could not get to shake them and experience the jiggle.The minaret only surviving am told fell off during the earth quake and was restored. Lucky, they were not damaged. Most importantly, as this place is also used for prayers and is considered a mosque our experience... More 

Thank Tempotraveller
Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This is amazing wonders to see the shaking minarates. Though govt now don't allow the shaking of minarets due to security reasons. But the minarates are still in good conditions Must visit. I would appreciate and strong opinion that this can be added in wonders of the world.

Thank anubhav73
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

There are two pairs but are prohibited to enter the minaras. Luckily I have climb the minaras long ago when it was allowed to climb and push one place of the minar and one can see the other was also shaking. How brilliant work of engineering.

Thank Sumit S
Mangalore, India
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We had made a small list of places on our visit to Ahmadabad. Sorting places based on ease of access we decide to see this first. We walked to the location mentioned in the Google map. We could see the top of the tower but couldn't find any entrance. On asking people near by, they said we can't enter. The... More 

Thank Prasi_Kalkur
Vadodara, India
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Its a very scientific and puts you to the thought of the advanced architecture in Olden India.Though they do not allow you to touch the minars due to restoration.

Thank rollingfeet
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

There are two such structures one in a mosque close to the railway station and other on the platform of the railway station (which can be viewed mostly from outside the station). The area close to the mosque is quite dirty and stinky. We still went and saw the architectural marvel. The locals told us that if you shake one... More 

1 Thank Akshat K
Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

It is near Kalupur Railway station Ahmedabad.Sidi Bashir Mosque in Ahmedabad is a must visit place due to its unique construction. The minarets of the mosque are called Jhulta Minar or shaking minarets. There are only two minarets left and it is believed that gentle shaking of one leads to vibration or shaking of other minaret. But, now, shaking and... More 

1 Thank hemhimanshu

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