Sarkhej Roja is a flashy small town located 10 km south west, on the outskirts of Ahmadabad and more popularly known for the splendid Mughal inspired architectural compounds. Earlier this city comprised of Hindi weavers and indigo dyers.
The Sarkhej Roja houses a mausoleum of Saint Ahmed Khattu Baksh who was a close friend and advisor to Sultan Ahmed Shah and lived in the city till the age of 111 years. A mausoleum was ordered to be constructed by the Sultan in 1445 at the death of the Saint to honour him. Visit the tomb of Sultan Mehmud Begada and the lovely mosque adjoining it. Other attractions include various mosques, tomb of kings, summer palaces and memorials of priests. Also visit the small exhibitions that are held in different old buildings illustrating the history of the city.
The best time to visit is during the evenings when the sun is just setting. For some reason, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays are very crowded at Sarkhej Roja.