Mangaldas ni Haveli II is a beautifully refurbished 150-year old property, located in ‘Gangadhiya ni Pol’ – the heart of UNESCO declared World Heritage City, Ahmedabad. Pol means a ‘gated community’ or a ‘narrow lane’. Located at a distance of a 12-minute ride from The House of MG, the ride is a treat to your eyes as the rickshaw meanders through ‘pols’ (narrow bylanes) and bustling bazaars of the old city.
Once a cozy home to a local family, this property was purchased in 2007 by Abhay Mangaldas, the founder of The House of MG, an iconic Urban Heritage Hotel. It was then refurbished into a beautiful heritage hotel only after retaining its original, historic elegance. The two adjoining smaller houses (of no heritage significance) were demolished to make room for the open space that houses a cafe and a garden with two long swings where it’s easy to imagine a past world swing by.
In the neighborhood, is Mangaldas ni Haveli I, a restored heritage building, which is over 250 years old, and is one of the best specimen of traditional carved wooden architecture in the city. It houses a small residency with two suites. You can either book a room online or call the reservation desk at the hotel.