We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Gross Negligence of Heritage”
Review of Sarkhej Roja

Sarkhej Roja
Book In Advance
More Info
US$75.00*
and up
Private Tour: Ahmedabad City with Dinner and...
Ranked #21 of 146 things to do in Ahmedabad
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Architectural heritage site at Sarkhej Roja is in the stage of gross negligence so far as maintenance aspects are concerned. Islamic architectural monuments and the stepped well here are in pathetic condition. Though this has the potential of attracting tourists if maintained and developed. No public convenience. Overall a disappointing experience.

Thank RAJEEV G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (200)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"sufi saint"
in 8 reviews
"tomb complex"
in 5 reviews
"mughal period"
in 3 reviews
"ahmed shah"
in 10 reviews
"indo saracenic architecture"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful monument"
in 2 reviews
"resting place"
in 2 reviews
"religious place"
in 4 reviews
"jama masjid"
in 2 reviews
"architectural marvel"
in 2 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 4 reviews
"roza"
in 15 reviews
"ganj"
in 11 reviews
"acropolis"
in 8 reviews
"profusion"
in 2 reviews
"precursor"
in 2 reviews
"lake"
in 18 reviews
Filter

20 - 24 of 200 reviews

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Sarkhej Roza is a mosque and tomb complex located in the village of Makarba. The complex is known as "Acropolis of Ahmedabad", due to 20th century architect Le Corbusier's famous comparison of this mosque's design to the Acropolis of Athens.

Sarkhej was once a prominent centre of Sufi culture in the country, where influential Sufi saint Shaikh Ahmed Ganj Baksh lived. It was on the saint's suggestion that Sultan Ahmed Shah set up his capital on the banks of the Sabarmati, a few miles away from Sarkhej.

Upon his death in 1445, the reigning monarch, Mohammed Shah ordered a mausoleum built in his honour, along with a mosque. The constructions of these two monuments were completed in 1451 A.D., by his successor Qutb'ud-Din Ahmed Shah. The Sarkhej Roza complex has been interpreted as being composed of both 'jism'(body) and 'ruh'(spirit), giving it the qualities of a human being.

Sarkhej Roza fused both Muslim and Hindu principles of architecture. While the ringed domes, the profusion of pillars and brackets follow the Islamic genre, much of the ornamentation and motifs have Hindu designs. It is one of the best examples of Indo Saracenic Architecture which combines the Persian with the indigenous Hindu and Jain architecture.

Visiting Hours: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm Everyday

The rest rooms within the complex are maintained very neatly and there was provision for drinking water.

The Mosque and the tomb complex could be maintained in a much better fashion by ASI considering the historical significance and the massive size of the complex. It is also recommended to have some additional security staff considering the sprawling complex.

Thank sudhibhushan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Lost and Lots of Muslim people can accommodate in this place. This proves another cultural lives in here! Great building and ground as well.

Thank Nikunj P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

It was nice to visit a place which is more than 600 year old..but after Ahmedabad announced a heritage city by UNESCO..it is still in wait of proper care..

Thank Mufaddal K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Though it is located remotely from other attractions , it will be worthy for all your effort to reach there. Rightly called as acropolis of East . The garangutan size of the complex will leave you in awe. The efforts of local muslim org must be commended for refurbishing the complex. Happy to find our Kalam ji pic in the mosque kiosk. I yearned to go back to the times when the pond is brimmed with water , which is parched now. Sarkej roza is definitely a must visit to complete your Gujarat tour.

Thank janakanChennai
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Sarkhej Roja also viewed

Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad District
Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad District
 
Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad District
Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad District
 

Been to Sarkhej Roja? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing