Manek Chowk

Manek Chowk, Ahmedabad, 380001
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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.EtymologyIt is named after saint Maneknath who interrupted and helped Ahmed Shah I built Bhadra Fort in 1411.Manek ChowkThis 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.Food StreetManek 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.StructuresSome heritage structures are in vicinity.Baba Maneknath TempleThe memorial temple where the saint Maneknath took samadhi, is situated in Manek Chowk.Badshah no HajiroThis 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.

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