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Shaking Minarets

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Address: Sarangpur Gate | Near Railway line, Ahmedabad 380021, India
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Must visit Historical Site a good example of architect

It is near Kalupur Railway station Ahmedabad.Sidi Bashir Mosque in Ahmedabad is a must visit place due to its unique construction. The minarets of the mosque are called Jhulta... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 February 2017
Ahmedabad, India
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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is amazing wonders to see the shaking minarates. Though govt now don't allow the shaking of minarets due to security reasons. But the minarates are still in good conditions Must visit. I would appreciate and strong opinion that this can be added in wonders of the world.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are two pairs but are prohibited to enter the minaras. Luckily I have climb the minaras long ago when it was allowed to climb and push one place of the minar and one can see the other was also shaking. How brilliant work of engineering.

Thank Sumit S
Indore, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Also known as the Shaking Minarets, they are playful but with a whir of quivering mystery. They have left the best of architects and pioneering design engineers intrigued and in unresolvable wonder. What they cannot unravel is when one minaret is shaken the other begins to vibrate, though the connecting passage between the two remains vibration-free; what causes this vibration... More 

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Mangalore, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had made a small list of places on our visit to Ahmadabad. Sorting places based on ease of access we decide to see this first. We walked to the location mentioned in the Google map. We could see the top of the tower but couldn't find any entrance. On asking people near by, they said we can't enter. The... More 

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Vadodara, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Its a very scientific and puts you to the thought of the advanced architecture in Olden India.Though they do not allow you to touch the minars due to restoration.

Thank rollingfeet
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

There are two such structures one in a mosque close to the railway station and other on the platform of the railway station (which can be viewed mostly from outside the station). The area close to the mosque is quite dirty and stinky. We still went and saw the architectural marvel. The locals told us that if you shake one... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

It is near Kalupur Railway station Ahmedabad.Sidi Bashir Mosque in Ahmedabad is a must visit place due to its unique construction. The minarets of the mosque are called Jhulta Minar or shaking minarets. There are only two minarets left and it is believed that gentle shaking of one leads to vibration or shaking of other minaret. But, now, shaking and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

After along drive when we reached Shaking minarets, very close to railway station Ahmedabad. It's all surrounded by autos and railway offices. There is no entry to it. You watch from the bridge.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The place is more famous as Jhulta Minara or Sidi Bashir Mosque within the locals. The road to reach there is a bit tough and narrow. The place is usually not crowded at all as less people know about it. But it's a beautiful place. Don't know why but locals insisted that place was closed and don't visit. However our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Some people mistakes the minarets ON THE ENTRY OF AHMEDABAD JUNCTION/KALUPUR RAILWAY STATION as the REAL SHAKING MINARETS, and this is why they complain about stinking smell and neglect.... The real Engineering Marvels are not on the railway station but at a walking distance from the railway station and are part of Sidi Bashir Mosque...

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