Rani no Hajiro (Queen's Tomb)

Hub(s) : Ahmedabad Metro

General

The Queen's Tomb is east of Badshah no Hajiro, across the street leading to Manek Chowk.Although squatters have cosiderably encroached on the surroundings, they add a lot of color with the bright buntings and decorative objects that they make and display. They are also the de facto caretakers and guides of the monuments. Unlike most memorials of this kind, the tomb is in a courtyard , not a chamber. It is a nice surprise to find such a serene place in the center of an otherwise bustling area. You can sometimes catch artisans building taziasin preparation for Muharram.

On the street leading to the Queen’s (Rani no) tomb (hajiro), where the female members of the royal family were buried, is now a colorful market for ‘ladies’ goods’, crowded with women’s clothing and other items. It lies to the east of Manek Chowk.

How to get there

By road: Gujarat has one of the better developed road networks in India. Ahmedabad is well connected with all major cities and towns by road. Prominent bus stops are located at Gitamandir near Kalupur Railway Station and Paldi. Regular bus services are available by Gujarat state transport buses and private operators to all the major destinations of the state.

By rail: The main railway station is located in Kalupur area. This station falls under the prominent national railway circuit and is connected to all major cities of India. If you are on the western side of the Sabarmati river, then you can go to the Gandhigram station near Ashram road to buy your railway tickets easily.

By air: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel airport at Ahmedabad is an international airport with direct flights to USA, UK, Singapore, Dubai and other international hubs.  Numerous domestic flights are also operational from here.