Bhadra Fort is one of the majestic buildings in the city of Ahmedabad. The fort was constructed by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the year 1411 AD. It houses a number of palatial buildings, along with the sprawling Nagina Baugh. Bhadra fort covers an astounding area of 43 acres and its walls once encircled the entire city. The fort is a worth seeing monument in the state of Gujarat. It even houses a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess, Bhadra Kali, which is the main reason why it was named as Bhadra Fort.
It is now the venue of flag hoisting on Independence Day and Republic
Day. The fort is a popular tourist spot in the city and stands tall with
all its royal grandeur. The main attributes of the Bhadra Fort are its
carved arches, delicately carved balconies and fine Jali work (mesh of
the windows). The arches in the fort bear Islamic inscriptions. Its
biggest attraction is the Teen Darwaja or the Triple Gateway, a huge
gateway located on the eastern side of the fort.
It serves as the entrance to the Royal Square, situated in the fort
premises. Bhadra Fort offers a plethora of historical structures to be
explored. You can visit the luxurious rooms of the kings, the dungeons,
the royal court and other halls and rooms of the yore. Another worth
visiting place in the complex is the Sidi Sayed Mosque. Today, the fort
houses a number of government offices, like that of the Archeological
Survey of India, a post office and the statue of the first industrialist
of the city.