Jhulta Minar

Located in Ahmedabad, Jhuta Minar is one of the most intriguing architectural wonders that the world has ever seen. They are still an unsolvable mystery. What makes the minarets unique is if one of the minarets is shaken then the other minaret shakes within a few seconds, while the connecting passage doesn’t transmit any movements or vibrations. Many architects and historians have tried to understand the physics and logic behind the unrelated movements of the minarets. It is these movements that have led to its name, Jhulta Minar which translates to swinging minaret.

The 500-year-old structure is located in the Sakar Bazar of Ahmedabad. It was initially a part of the Sidi Bashir Mosque which was later torn down during a Gujrat Sultanate war. The minarets were to be the entrance of the mosque. The minarets have a striking architecture that makes them stand out and leave the visitors in awe. The curiosity behind the movement of these minarets is not new, many British men during the Raj have tried to understand the reason for their movement. One Englishman almost had the minarets taken down to understand why they tend to move the way they do.