Bhadra Fort, Ahmedabad Overview
The Bhadra Fort is a historical monument located at the heart of Ahmedabad. It is one of the oldest forts in Gujarat and was constructed by Rao Khengarji III (1638–1641). The city of Ahmedabad was built around this fort. It was used as the royal residence of the rulers of Ahmedabad and had pillared halls and pavilions.
The fort covers an area of 7 acres and is located on a hilltop called Bhadra. The fort is enclosed by a massive wall that has six gates, each for every direction. It has a water cistern, which stored drinking water for the inhabitants in emergency situations. The storage capacity of the tank is 50,000 gallon.
It is spread over an area of 4.9 km and has two outer walls and about eighty rooms on top of it. The central part in between the two outer walls has been preserved as it was during its construction period.