MUSEUMS IN AHMEDABAD

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Location: Gujarat.
Famous For: Unique Textiles.
Best Season: Months Of October And March.
Main Languages: Gujarati, Hindi, English.

Calico Museum of Textiles
Calico Textile Museum in Ahmedabad - Gujarat Nobody should leave Ahmedabad without visiting the Calico Museum of Textiles, in the Sarabhai Foundation, in Shahibagh, 3 kms north of Delhi Gate. It boasts of the finest collection of textiles, clothes, furniture, temple artifacts and crafts in the country.

Sardar Patel Memorial Museum
Two hundred metres north up Shahibagh Road, the Sardar Patel Memorial Museum houses an exhibition of photos, clipping and mementoes from the life and career of the great ally of Gandhi and Nehru.

Gandhi Ashram
At the northern end of Ashram Road, set beside sublime gardens, Gandhiji's Sabarmati Ashram displays the Mahatma's letters and possessions, along with a powerful collection of photographs of his years of fighting for freedom.

Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad - Gujarat

Other museums

Ahmedabad's museums are strong in arts and crafts. Among them the informative Shreyas folk Art Museum , way out to the west near the city limits, displays the traditional work of Gujarat's many tribes.

The Tribal Museum in the northeastern corner of Gujarat Vidyapith, on Ashram Road 100m south of income tax Circle, is also illuminating, detailing the various peoples of the state and their customs, such as the painting of "magical" pictures by Bhils to ward off disaster.

N C Mehta Gallery in the Indology Institute near Gujarat University, has a superb collection of miniatures from all over India.

There's even a Kite Museum in Sanskar Kendra on Bhagatcharya Road, west of the river.



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