Beautifully handcrafted name plate of Mangaldas ni haveli which welcomes each visitors to the world of exquisiteness.
Ground floor courtyard adorned with beautifully handcrafted wooden carvings.
Ravishing beauty and richness of age long tradition; intricacy and perfection of the wooden carving, the incredible identity of haveli.
Centre courtyard; restored and preserved example of age long tradition
View of beautifully reconstructed terrace and café.
Beautifully handmade wooden carvings are the exceptionality and exclusivity of Mangaldas ni haveli
The age old beauty of Intricate detailing of wooden carvings
Even in the darkness the age old tradition is shining like illumination of moon.
‘The Garuda’ Hindu mythological character.
Interior and exterior bequeath visual treats to the visitors.
The exterior beauty of Mangaldas ni haveli.
Exterior view of Mangaldas ni haveli; a significant example for Gujrati architectural style.
Mangaldas ni haveli, an antiquated and abandoned traditional gujrati mansion, situated in the deep inside of a dark narrow lane of one of the pols in the older part of Ahemedabad flourishing with copiously and intricately carved doors, windows, balconies and struts with an architectural language that stands significant to the intimacy of traditional Gujrati lifestyle, In 2006 it was bought by Mangaldas family subsequently refurbished and transformed into an interactive and informative exposition that offers an exquisite experience to the visitors by exposing them to the richness and eloquence of traditional ambience and lifestyle. Histrionic evidences depicts that the 250 years old haveli belonged to Sardar Bholabhai Sarabhai Divetia, who was also known as the ‘Raja Rammohan Roy of Gujrat’. He worked for removal of many social evilness and practices prevailing during those times and also started ‘Brahmosamaj’ and ‘Prarthnasamaj’ in Gujrat.Demographically the haveli is located at Lakha Patel ni Pol in Khadina area of old city of Ahmdabad, it is in close proximity to Manek Chowk which is in the heart of the old city. It represents the typical traditional architecture of the walled city of Ahmdabad. The façade of haveli showcases exceptional wooden carving and internal layout is in the classic form of central courtyard surrounded by rooms to combat the hot-dry climate of Ahamedabad. Even though it was shut for many years, the haveli was in decent condition with only minor structural damage.