(Last Updated on : 30/03/2013)
Gujarat is state with its rich heritage, arts, culture, tradition and architecture that depicts the glorious past of its history. It has several other monuments which stand as grandeur of the city are Aina Mahal in Bhuj, Lallubhai Haveli in Bharuch, Vijay Vilas Palace at Mandvi, Mahabat Maqbara at Junagarh, Shaking Minarets at Ahmedabad, Laxmi Vilas Palace at Vadodara, etc. The monuments of Gujarat bear the resemblance of the richness and royal grandeur of the bygone era. These monuments are constructed in Islamic, European and Hindu architectural style and considered as the beauty of Gujarat.
Some of the famous monuments to visit in Gujarat are:
Tomb of Ahmed Shah
: It is one of the most important monuments of Gujarat. The tomb of the ruler Ahmed Shah is present near the Ahmedabad city near the Jama Masjid. He was the founder of the Ahmedabad city. The beautifully crafted tomb with its Islamic inscription, the latticed windows and the domes and minarets attracts several tourists to this place.
: The Uperkot Fort is situated in Junagardh city of Gujarat built by Chandragupta Maurya in 319 B.C. This fort was built and rebuilt repeatedly and served as the capital to 20 rulers. Later it became military quarters in the British period till 1947.
: The Old Fort was constructed in the 14th century by Muhammad Tughlaq in the city of Surat. It still stands as one of the colossal monuments of Gujarat. It was constructed for the purpose of defence from the Bhil attackers which saved their land from these rebellions. This fort is a wonderful architecture with well-built walls and iron bars which is a major tourist destination.
: The Prag Mahal was built by Rao Pragmalji II in Bhuj in 1879 and is still reckoned as one of the magnificent monuments of Gujarat. This palace consists Corinthian pillars and Jali work which is made of Italian marble and sandstone. The entire structure is constructed and ornamented delicately under a famous European architecture named Colonel Wilkins.
: This palace is situated in Jamnagar with an exotic beauty that represents the glorious saga of the Hindu ruler. It was constructed by Jam dynasty of Gujarat in the year 1540. This site is considered as one of the major tourist attractions in Gujarat.
: Hriday Kunj is one of the major tourist destinations of Gujarat. It is important for its historical value as Mahatma Gandhi started his nonviolence Satyagraha movement from this ashram. It was the same place from where he started the salt satyagraha against the British rule.