On the long way from the Gir National Park to Bhuj in Kachchh, my driver and me had a short stop in Junagadh.
Junagadh boasts a number of impressive sights, including the ancient Uparkot Fort and the temples of the Girnar Hill. However, my time was limited and I could only get a quick glimpse at two very impressive mausoleums which stand somewhat forlorn in a yard slightly north of the city centre. While the Tomb of Mahabat Khan is already magnificent enough with its Euro-Indo-Islamic architecture (built between 1878 and 1892), most visitors come because of the fantastic Bahauddin Maqbara with its minarets encircled by stairways.
Following this small detour, we continued our drive to Kachchh, where I was to do further research in the coming weeks.
the spiral stairs of the minaret is simply enchanting
yes, it is definitely a great building! thank you for your comment!! 🙂
great post, lovely pic
thank you! 🙂
Wow they are wonderful….and so so much to see. Must have been difficult to pull yourself away.
well, since we still had many hours of journey ahead, we could stop only for 20-30 minutes! thanks for your comment! 🙂
What a great pit stop!
I’m not sure about this one but there were other buildings in Gujrat which were designed by Mr Swinton Jacob a Britisher who was working as an engineer in Jaipur state in late 1800’s. All his buildings were made in Indo Sarascenic architectural style which had Rajasthani, Mughal and gothic designs amalgamated into one. Since it is from same period and has similar style, it looks like one of his designs.
thank you for the information! I have never heard of him before!! Interestingly, there is not a lot of information on the mausoleums of Junagadh available online…
Try to search on Indo sarasecnic architecture. I’m not sure but this might lead to some clues.
Beautiful! I don’t know much about Gujarat except that there’s a lot to see!
yes – it is definitely worth the journey! A lot of nature, wildlife, culture, history, and sights!
Beautiful, we’d love to visit that part of India someday. 🙂
yes, it is really stunning how many architectural masterpieces are scattered through this country!
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