Shah-e-Alam Darwaja

Sultanate era, Walled City and Darwajas
Approximate Distance From Where You Are: 3.93 Kilometer

Shah-e-Alam Gate is a handsome gateway to the Shah-e-Alam Roza.

Shah e Alam was the son of Hazrath Syed Burhanuddin Qutub-ul-Alam and the great grandson of Hazrat Syed Makhdoom Jahaniyan Jahangasht. Attracted to the court of Ahmed Shah I, his father settled at Vatva and died there in 1452. Shah e Alam succeeded his father and, till his death in 1475, was the guide of Mahmud Begada's youth, and afterwards one of the most revered of Muslim religious teachers of Ahmedabad.

The handsome gateways lie to the north of the complex dedicated to Shah-e-Alam’s Tomb. The gates mark the entrance to the complex that is surrounded by a tall bastioned wall. A group of buildings, a tomb, a mosque, and an assembly hall was erected in the sacred to the memory of Shah e Alam. The tomb was built soon after Shah e Alam’s death in 1475 and completed in 1483  by Taj Khan Nariali, a nobleman of Mahmud Begada's court. Early in the seventeenth century Asaf Khan, the brother of Nur Jahan, ornamented the dome with gold and precious stones. The floor of the tomb is inlaid with black and white marble, the doors are of open cut brass work framed by marble with some beautiful work.

West of the tomb is the mosque, built by Muhammad Salah Badakhshi, with minarets at either end begun by Nizabat Khan and finished by Saif Khan in 1620.


Unlike the 12 major gates that were constructed to safeguard the city, a couple of gates in Ahmedabad were built afterwards. Shah-e-Alam is one of them which were created to open the citizens to nearby suburbs.



10 Minutes


The historic darwajas of Ahmedabad stand proudly upright, marking the boundaries of the old walled city of Ahmedabad. Being part of the public infrastructure of the city, they are open to visitor during all hours of the day. However, it is best to visit during day time to properly appreciate the architectural details and also enjoy the thriving markets in and around them.

Timings :07:30 TO 19:30

Entry Fee : Free