Every year people come to see this historic Shahibaugh Palace that celebrates the art and architecture of the Mughal period. This palace is filled with many interesting sections where the visitors have the chance to experience some of the finest moments of Indian history.
This landmark palace came into existence during the time of Shah Jahan in the year of 1616 and is considered to be the precursor of great Taj Mahal. The sole purpose of constructing this palace was to provide employment to the people who were victims of a terrible famine during that time. This legendary palace also witnessed the love of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan along the intricate hallways and corridors. During the British period this palace had been converted into a cantonment for accommodating the serving officials of the state.
In the year of 1878 Rabindranath Tagore came here to stay here and got the inspiration of his story Hungry Stones. After the country got its independence, this palace had been transformed into the official residence of governor during the period from 1960 -1978. In the year of 1978 the Palace was handed over to the Sardar Patel Trust to develop a museum and commemorate the achievements and works of Patel.
Where it is located?
This landmark Palace is based in Shahibaug area of Ahmedabad. It is accessible by all the major transports within the city.
Ideal Visiting Time
Visitors can come to Ahmedabad in any party of the year to see this historic palace of remarkable artwork. But the most ideal time is from the month of October to March when the climate is cool and pleasant so that tourists can explore the palace as well as that of the Museum quite easily.