Sidi Saiyyed Mosque

About Sidi Saiyyed Mosque Ahmedabad


The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque Ahmedabad was built in the year 1573 and is popularly known as ‘Sidi Saiyyed ni Jali” is one of the most beautiful mosques in Ahmedabad. Over the years, this attraction gained much admiration and importance from travelers. Thanks to its grandeur architectural work particularly the latticework which is known as the Jalis that made it famous worldwide. 

Before the Mughals invaded Gujarat, this mosque was one of the few attractions that were commissioned during the rule of Gujarat Sultanate and were completed in the last year of their rule. The construction of this architectural wonder is credited to the Sidi Saiyyed, an army general in the army of the last Gujarat Sultan Shams-ud-din Muzaffar Shah III. This mosque holds religious significance and an important place in the Muslim religion. The latticework windows are in the designs of intertwined trees with a palm motif. You can visit this beautiful mosque according to the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque timings that are from 7:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M.

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Sidi Saiyyed Mosque

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Timings :7:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M

Time Required : 1 to 2 hours

Entry Fee : No entry fees

Contact Number: +91 9024104977

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History


In 1572, this classic religious site was commissioned by the Sidi Saiyyed an army general of the last Sultan Shams-Ud-Din Muzaffar Shah III of the Gujarat sultanate. This artwork took a total of 45 skilled craftsmen to complete. This mosque was completed in the last year of their rule between 1572 to 1573. If stories are to be believed, Sidi Saiyyed was a kind-hearted person who came to India from Yemen and worked under the rule of Sultan Nasir-Ud-Din Mahmud III. Later it was invaded by the Mughal emperor. This was used by the Britishers as a government office and now the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) took it under control.

Architecture


The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque Ahmedabad is a fine example of the Indo-Islamic style of architecture built with yellow sandstone. Two minarets on the side of the main entrance make it simple yet attractive. Travelers feel amazed by gazing at the architectural brilliance of the ancient mosque having ten semi-circular jalis which are famous for their amazing latticework. These amazing jalis are believed to have been built with the effort of forty-five skilled craftsmen. 

Among the beautifully carved windows, the tree of life window with its magical tree and entangled branches is the major attraction for tourists. For every traveler visiting the city, these jalis make it a must-see attraction. This tree of life makes these jalis popular across the globe and the wooden models of these are kept in the Kensington and New York museums. Earlier this mosque was used as a government office by the Britishers but now is under the care of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Activities


  • Visitors can offer prayers and worship in the mosque. 
  • Tourists can experience the famous Life Tree Jalis of the mosque and get awestruck by this wonderful craftsmanship. 
  • You can click some Instagram-worthy pictures of yourself as Sidi Saiyyed Mosque set in the backdrop.

Tips for visiting


  • Remove your shoes and footwear before entering the mosque. 
  • It is advisable not to visit Sidi Saiyyed Mosque on Friday. Because the mass prayer occurs and a lot of crowds will be there. 
  • Cover your head and wear proper clothes before entering the mosque. 
  • Don’t Spit and litter on the premises of the mosque.

Best time to visit


November to March is considered the best time to visit the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque in Ahmedabad. The winter season remains pleasant and suitable for trip purposes. The summer season can cause rashes and itching on the skin and made your excursion unbearable. So, it is advisable to choose the winter season for your visit.

Nearby Atractions


  • Jama Masjid
  • Sabarmati Riverfront
  • Bhadra Fort
  • Teen Darwaza
  • Sabarmati Ashram
  • Kankaria Lake

Nearby market/ shopping places


  • Madhupura Market- This is a famous market popular for long-standing markets offering nuts, spices, groceries, and other specialty foods.
  • Municipal Market- This market is famous for street food, eateries, and dine-outs. You can try out different delicious dishes here. 
  • Shajanand Market- It is mainly popular as a jewelry market. You can buy gold and silver ornaments here. 
  • Dhalgarwad Market- This market is popular for cheap rate products like clothes, electronic items, and other products.

Nearby Hotels


  • Hotel City Inn
  • Hotel Grand Ambience
  • Hotel Volga
  • Artilla Inn
  • Hotel Kinara
  • New Esquire Hotel

Interesting Facts About Sidi Saiyyed Mosque


  • Sidi Saiyyed Mosque is popularly known as “Sidi Saiyyed Ni Jali” due to its famous Jalis. 
  • There are a total of 8 ornate Jalis in the mosque and it took 45 craftsmen to build these beautiful Jalis.

Nearby Restaurants


  • Agashiye Take Away
  • The Green House
  • The Kalapi Restaurant
  • Araby’s Restaurant
  • Chef’s Pizza
  • Mirza Fry & Chinese

Sidi Saiyyed Mosque location Map

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Getting In ahmedabad

BY AIR

Ahmedabad Airport is situated at a distance of 10 km from Sidi Saiyyed Mosque. You can fetch public transportation, rental cabs, and autos to reach here and it will take only 15 minutes.

BY ROAD

Ahmedabad city is well connected to other major cities of the country through the road network. Many National highways connect Ahemdabad to the other cities.

BY RAIL

Ahmedabad junction is located at a distance of 2 km from Sidi Saiyyed Mosque. You can take a cab or public transport to reach here.

BY Car

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  • jeevanc207
  • Jaipur
  • ( On january 10, 2022 )
  • 5 - Excellent

Great service and friendly team

Our Rajasthan trip was very unorganized and from day 1 we need to argue for each committed hotel and details. Driver and hotel were not informed in advance and we need to pay 12000/- for the forceful event at the hotel which was never informed to us.

People Also Ask About Sidi Saiyyed Mosque

The address of Sidi Saiyyed Mosque is Bhadra Rd, Opposite Electricity House, Old City, Gheekanta, Lal Darwaja, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380001.

Sidi Saiyyed an army general of the Sultan Shams-Ud-Din Muzaffar Shah III built the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque.

The main goal of this mosque is to provide a place to worship for Muslims.

Sidi Saiyyed Mosque opens from 7:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M on all days.

No, you don’t need to book in advance to visit Sidi Saiyyed Mosque.

You can get to the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque by various modes of transportation. You can travel by air to Ahemdabad airport and then rent a cab to reach the mosque. If you’re traveling by train then reach the Ahemdabad junction and from there get an auto to reach the mosque.

Some of the hotels where you can stay near the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque are mentioned below:

  • Hotel City Inn
  • Hotel Grand Ambience
  • Hotel Volga
  • Artilla Inn
  • Hotel Kinara
  • New Esquire Hotel

Some popular restaurants near the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque are listed below:

  • Agashiye Take Away
  • The Green House
  • The Kalapi Restaurant
  • Araby’s Restaurant
  • Chef’s Pizza
  • Mirza Fry & Chinese

Some popular attractions that are near the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque Ahmedabad are:

  • Jama Masjid
  • Sabarmati Riverfront
  • Bhadra Fort
  • Teen Darwaza
  • Sabarmati Ashram
  • Kankaria Lake

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