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Arts & Museums
Established as a memorial for Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a great freedom struggle activist of India, this museum is located near Shahibagh in Ahmedabad. Also known as Moti Shah Mahal, the museum displays photographs of Sardar Patel and his close friends and relatives. A biographical sketch of the eminent personality, depicted here, is also very attractive to visitors. Freely-roaming peacocks in the garden is a wonderful sight here. The open-air theater shows informative films regularly. Overall a classy place to learn more about the days behind the present India.
Managed by Sarabhai Foundation, this is a popular attraction in Ahmedabad, established in 1949. Located in Sarabhai House, Calico Museum of Textiles is among the foremost Indian Museums that portray textiles and handicrafts. Apart from the abundant textile collection, the museum also features bronze artifacts, Pichwais (a textile painting tradition in India), Jain art and miniature paintings. The publication of the museum gives valuable information to researchers and students about dyeing and printing techniques. The highlights of the museum, such as the historical specimens from 17th and 18th Centuries, Kashmiri blankets and sheets, and religious paintings, make this museum one of the foremost in the world.
AutoWorld Museum is the largest and the biggest collection of vintage cars in India and is a major attraction for auto-enthusiasts in the country. Founded by Pranlal Bhogilal, the eclectic collection has a good number of old cars and motorcycles. Historic pieces from across the world align in the grand collection. Also visit the souvenir shop to take home some of the finest models.
A memorial of India's Father of the Nation, Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya or Gandhi Memorial Museum inside Sabarmati Ashram is the best place to know more about the inspiring figure. The building where Gandhiji lived, known as Hridayakunj, is the major attraction here. There is a prayer hall and a statue of Gandhiji in a praying posture. The museum also has an abundant collection of letters, manuscripts, photographs, films, records and awards of the eminent personality. There is no better place than this to know more about Mahatma Gandhi and his involvement in India's freedom struggle.
This museum, established in 1965, depicts tribal life with its characteristic simplicity. Religious symbols, textiles and daily-use articles are on display here. There are also portrayals of daily village scenes and farming. Part of Adivasi Research and Training Centre, this is a great place to get a glimpse of tribal life and their interesting ways of life.
This inventive museum located inside Gujarat Vidyapith is a good place to be in Ahmedabad. The museum portrays the various cultural and historic facets of the country with engaging displays. Definitely an inspiring location to be included in the tour itinerary of Ahmedabad.
Located in the premises of Kankaria lake, this museum is a comprehensive resource to take a peek to the geographical dimensions of the region. The museum aims to educate visitors, especially children to the various facets of nature. Enjoy boating in the lake, or a quiet stroll in the garden after goijng through the exhibits.
An endeavor by a group of talented artists, Waves Art Gallery is a perfect destination in Ahmedabad to engage the artistic sensibilities. Displaying a range of mediums and styles, the gallery deals with abstract, realistic, portraits and landscape paintings. Located in Ashram Road, a visit to this gallery will surely prove fruitful for art buffs.
Established in 1946, this museum has an abundant collection of ancient manuscripts of different languages in the country and the rest of the world - some of them even have pictures. Ancient paintings, coins and metal inscriptions can also be seen here. The metal sculptures and the wooden replicas of monuments are stunning to watch. Archeology enthusiasts need to visit Sheth BJ Vidyabhavan Museum for the sheer value of the pieces exhibited here.
Samrat Samprati Sangrahalaya is a collection of Jain sculptures and artifacts. Aimed to create awareness among visitors regarding the Jain traditions, this museum is visited by pilgrims and scholars. The collection include artifacts made from wood, metal and ivory. Also on display are rare paintings, manuscripts and religious items.
Karnavati Art Gallery houses an eloquent collection of contemporary art from all over Gujarat. The gallery showcases works of some of the established hands and a few budding talents. If you consider yourself a connoisseur of art, then Karnavati Art Gallery is definitely worth a look for the sheer variety of local art on display.
A surreal world of spectacular visual aesthetics, Anayas Art Gallery is something to be explored in Ahmedabad. Painters, sculptors and shutterbugs find this space ample to showcase their masterpieces. The gallery regularly hosts inventive art events too.