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DIVATIA NI HAVELI –Ahmadabad

Divatia Ni Haveli built in 1835 offers a glimpse into typical vernacular architecture of that region. The pols or gated streets of Ahmadabad were incrementally built from 18th century along the western bank of the Sabarmati river.

They grew along community lines that were formed based on religion, caste or profession. These dense agglomerates are very fine example of a consciously designed environment that is highly adapted to the local climate and built using locally available material such as stone, brick and timber. Elements such as the verandah, courtyard, jaalis create a favourable micro-climate conducive for various activities through the fabric.

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