Manek Chowk Ahmedabad| Best Places For Food in Ahmedabad
Manek Chowk is a notable city square in Old Ahmedabad, India. It is surrounded by historical structures. It is a vegetable market in the morning, a bullion market in the noon and the street food market at night.
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It is named after saint Maneknath who interrupted and helped Ahmed Shah I built Bhadra Fort in 1411.
This bustling open square near the center of the city functions as a vegetable market in the morning and a jewellery market in the afternoon, the second biggest in India, at an apparently 3 million rupees of annual turnover. It is most famous, however, for its food stalls that start to emerge around 9:30 in the evening and continue till late night, with various local street snacks. Manek chowk is best known for its Kulfi.
Manek Chowk is one of the few of the food-street which is allowed to stay open till late night. You can grab bhajipau, dosa, typical local sandwiches, and many more local cuisines.
Badshah no Hajiro
This is where the male members of the royal family were buried. Ahmed Shah I, founder of Ahmedabad was buried here. Women are not allowed to enter, and men must wear something to cover their heads before entering. There are also a few minister’s tombs laid out across the road. It lies to the west of Manek Chowk.
Rani no Hajiro
On the street leading to the Rani no Hajiro(Queen’s tomb), where the female members of the royal family were buried, is now a market for women’s clothing, jewellery and accessories. Traditional Garba clothes are also sold here. Many types of mouth freshners, Mukhwas, stalls are nearby. Rani no Hajiro lies to the east of Manek Chowk.