Bhadra

Today Bhadra is the pulsating heart of the walled city of Ahmedabad. Back in the 13th century, it was a quiet spot at the bank of the Sabarmati river. The spot where the story of the city began.  We follow the footsteps of mighty sultans, wealthy merchants, merciless warlords and eminent priests who laid a fertile foundation for a prosperous city. They invited celebrated architects, inspiring poets, brilliant artists and skilled craftsmen to make it a beautiful one. All these great people left their mark in phenomenal palaces, majestic mosques and beautiful gardens dotted in a ludicrous labyrinth of small streets.  Loud, proud, poor, rich, traditional and progressive all jostled together in a dazzling potpourri of colour and ethnicity. Bhadra seems like chaos, but there is a bond that holds it all together and creates a unique cross-cultural concoction of Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Parsi’s, Christians and Jews who live, work, pray and play side by side. 

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Happily shared by locals

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Individually designed by locals

CITY

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Passionately created by locals

Places to stay in Ahmedabad

Jagdip Mehta Heritage House
Authentic home stay in intimate Khadia pol
1870/1871, Moto Suthar Wado, Nr. Vanita Vishram School, Khadia
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French Haveli
Boutique heritage hotel in small traditional pol
1824 Khijada Sheri, Opp Jain Derasar, Dhal Ni Pole
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Mangaldas ni Haveli
Authentic renovated haveli in the heart of the old city
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Baghban Haveli
150 year old, artistically restored Gujarati heritage home
1824 Khijada Sheri, Opp Jain Derasar, Dhal Ni Pole
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The House of MG
One-of-a-kind hotel in meticulously restored historic mansion
Opposite Siyi Sayad Mosque
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Snapshots in Bhadra

🇮🇳 #iDiscoverAhmedabad: “When somebody asks me where to go to in #Ahmedabad, I say ‘let’s go to the old city’. It’s a place of creative inspiration."⁣⁣
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In the @unesco-listed old city of Ahmedabad, we were lucky enough to work with many exceptional creative locals. Self-taught illustration artist @maitri_dalicha is one of them: she designed a beautiful map pointing to the hidden treasures in #Khadia, one of the most captivating hoods that encapsulates the culture and traditions of the walled city. Wonder how she did it? Or what she loves about local life? ⁣⁣
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👉Click the link in our bio to read our interview with Maitri! ⁣⁣
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https://i-discoverasia.com/ahmedabad-khadia-map-maitri-dalicha/⁣⁣
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⁣📸: @parith_2330⁣
💪Local research done by @rikaverse and @sameeha_sheth | powered by @princeclausfund and @inbritish | supported by media partners @ycreate_pcf and @creativeyatra
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🇮🇳 #Ahmedabad , a pulsating city, loud, proud, poor and rich jostled together in a dazzling potpourri of colour and ethnicity. Creating a unique cross-cultural concoction of people who live, work, pray and play side by side.⁣

🛺💨Team #iDiscoverAhemedabad spent days diving deep into the beating heart of the city, discovering unique gems of the neighbourhood and sharing local residents’ stories and their pride. ⁣

And today, on the occasion of #Uttarayan we are proudly launching two new maps of Ahmedabad, a true community effort that perfectly captures the spirit of this stunning city. Serves also as a not-so-ordinary city guide that points the way to authentic destinations recommended by locals & inspires you to see what’s #beyondculturalheritage .✨⁣

🗺:designed by local artist @bhadresh_g_raval & @maitri_dalicha | local research done by @rikaverse & @sameeha_sheth | powered by @princeclausfund & @inbritish | supported by media partner @ycreate_pcf
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🇮🇳 #Ahmedabad , a pulsating city, loud, proud, poor and rich jostled together in a dazzling potpourri of colour and ethnicity. Creating a unique cross-cultural concoction of people who live, work, pray and play side by side.⁣

🛺💨Team #iDiscoverAhemedabad spent days diving deep into the beating heart of the city, discovering unique gems of the neighbourhood and sharing local residents’ stories and their pride. ⁣

And today, on the occasion of #Uttarayan we are proudly launching two new maps of Ahmedabad, a true community effort that perfectly captures the spirit of this stunning city. Serves also as a not-so-ordinary city guide that points the way to authentic destinations recommended by locals & inspires you to see what’s #beyondculturalheritage .✨⁣

🗺:designed by local artist @bhadresh_g_raval & @maitri_dalicha | local research done by @rikaverse & @sameeha_sheth | powered by @princeclausfund & @inbritish | supported by media partner @ycreate_pcf
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🇮🇳 #Ahmedabad , a pulsating city, loud, proud, poor and rich jostled together in a dazzling potpourri of colour and ethnicity. Creating a unique cross-cultural concoction of people who live, work, pray and play side by side.⁣

🛺💨Team #iDiscoverAhemedabad spent days diving deep into the beating heart of the city, discovering unique gems of the neighbourhood and sharing local residents’ stories and their pride. ⁣

And today, on the occasion of #Uttarayan we are proudly launching two new maps of Ahmedabad, a true community effort that perfectly captures the spirit of this stunning city. Serves also as a not-so-ordinary city guide that points the way to authentic destinations recommended by locals & inspires you to see what’s #beyondculturalheritage .✨⁣

🗺:designed by local artist @bhadresh_g_raval & @maitri_dalicha | local research done by @rikaverse & @sameeha_sheth | powered by @princeclausfund & @inbritish | supported by media partner @ycreate_pcf
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Sharing some words of wisdom found on a wall in the old city of #Ahmedabad. . #keepheritagealive #spiritofplace #worldheritage ...

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