Day 1: Ahmedabad
check inn at hotel and later we visit museums of Ahmedabad.
Calico Museum : Ahmedabad and Gujarat are proud to have one of the best textile museums which is also ranked as one of the best specialized textile museums in India. Established in 1949, this Museum housed in the Sarabhai family premises in Shahibaug, is regarded as one of the finest textile museums in the world. The museum displays a magnificent collection of the finest fabrics spun, woven, printed and painted in different parts of India, dating back to the 17th century. It also houses a collection of marble, sandstone and bronze icons, busts and excellent reference library on textiles It attracts a large no. Of tourists both Indian and foreign throughout the year. A part of it is housed in a Haveli - setting adding the old word glamour to the surroundings.
The exhibits include embroidered shamianas, wall hangings, costumes and fulkaris, kalamkaries, etc. The Jain gallery captures the ambience of a derasar with doomed wooden ceiling of Maratha period. The palanquin century patola from Patan exported to bail are among the notable exhibits. (Wednesday Closed). A prior permission of visit is needed from the museum authority.
L.D. Museum : This Museum is totally dedicated to the study of Indian culture, and houses some of the best collections on Jainism, illustrated manuscripts.
Sanskar Kendra and City Museum : The Sanskar Kendra building, designed by eminent French architect LE CORBUSIER, is situated near Sardar Bridge. It includes the City Museum, which highlights Ahmedabad from various angels including history, craft, architecture, religion and fine arts. Look out for the world's longest incense stick at 4.5 m. The KITE MUSEUM downstairs has an interesting timeline on the history of kites, but the presentation is lacking. Open 1000 - 1800, Tues - Sun Closed Mon. Entry free.
Kite Museum : One of the most unique Museum in Ahmedabad is Kite Museum. The Kite Museum, Ahmedabad is located Sanskar Kendra. This museum in Ahmedabad houses an extraordinary collection of rare kites built over 50 years kites that have been crafted from 400 unique colours, the Kite Museum Ahmedabad and other tourist attractions of Gujarat and other parts of India.
The Kite Museum, Ahmedabad is the brainchild of Bhanubhai Shah. For 50 years Bhanubhai Shah has carefully treasured these uniquely crafted kites. From colourful to large sizes, these kites not only were meant to adorn the blue sky but stands out as an example of which are 22 by 16 feet to some of the smallest kites as well.
One of the most lavishly designed and decorated kites in the Kite Museum, Ahmedabad are the hexagonal Rokoku which are beautiful Japanese kites. On your tour to Ahmedabad do not miss the Japanese kites in the Kite Museum, Ahmedabad. In Ahmedabad in Gujarat in India the Kite Museum is quite famous.
Utensil Museum : VISHALA, an exclusive restaurant that serves the traditional Gujarati food amidst village settings, has a Museum which houses a unique collection of earthen ware and mental utensils of the bygone era from different parts of india. Worth its visit.
Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum : The LALBHAI DALPATBHAI MUSEUM is on the same premises. The collection includes Indian sculptures, paintings and coins. Ever since its inception in 1956, the institute has been collecting and preserving rare manuscripts and artifacts of various kinds. The credit for the collection goes to Muni Shri Punyavijayji, an erudite monk scholar, and Sheth Kasturbhai Lalbhai, the well known industrialist of Ahmedabad. Open 10:30 - 17:30. Closed Mon and public holidays. Entry free.
Shreyas Folk Art Museum and Performing Arts Museum : Based on the Shreyas Campus, the Folk Art Museum displays Gujarat folk culture, including embroidery, beadwork, wood carvings, metalwork, utensils, costumes and animals decorations collected from Gujarat villages. The Kalpana Mangaldas Childern's Museum (also known as the Performing Arts Museum), located in the same premises, is meant for children but is worth a visit for all. Its collection incorporates puppets, dance, drama costumes, paintings, recorded music of traditional shows from across the world and more, with a special focus on southern and eastern Asia. Open 10:30 - 13:30 and 1400 - 17:30. Closed Mon. Entry Child Rs. 7, Adults Rs. 10, Foreigner Rs. 90.
Overnight at Ahmedabad.