Trip Planner Asia  /  India  /  Gujarat  /  Ahmedabad  /  Sightseeing  /  Amdavad ni Gufa

Amdavad ni Gufa, Ahmedabad

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
Amdavad ni Gufa is an underground art gallery in Ahmedabad, India. Designed by the architect Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, it exhibits works of the Indian artist Maqbool Fida Husain. The gallery represents a unique juxtaposition of architecture and art. The cave-like underground structure has a roof made of multiple interconnected domes, covered with a mosaic of tiles. On the inside, irregular tree-like columns support the domes. It was earlier known as Husain-Doshi ni Gufa.There are facilities for special painting exhibitions and for projecting films. Gardens and a café are located above ground.EtymologyThe gallery is called gufa because of its resemblance to a cave. It was known earlier as Husain-Doshi ni Gufa, after its architect, B.V. Doshi, and the artist, M.F. Husain. Later it was renamed after the city of Ahmedabad, known locally as Amdavad.DevelopmentThe structure's contemporary architecture draws on ancient and natural themes. The domes are inspired by the shells of tortoises and by soap bubbles. The mosaic tiles on the roof are similar to those found on the roofs of the Jain temples at Girnar, and the mosaic snake is from Hindu mythology. The Buddhist caves of Ajanta and Ellora inspired Doshi to design the interior with circles and ellipses, while Husain's wall paintings are inspired by Paleolithic cave art. The interior is divided by tree trunks or columns similar to those found at Stonehenge.
To visit Amdavad ni Gufa on your holiday in Ahmedabad, and find out what else Ahmedabad has to offer, use our Ahmedabad family vacation planner.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • You can spend with your love once or family member. There on coffee shop also there so for foody people its place. 
  • This Underground art gallery is opp Gujurat College and has its interior decorated with works of M.F.Hussain. it's represents the modern Ahmedabad. Out there is a Café which is cool hangout place away...  read more »
  • Husain used the gallery's walls as a canvas, painting on them with bold strokes and bright colours. The artwork depicts human figures and motifs of animals, including his famous horse figures. He also...  read more »
  • Nice place ... Good atmosphere Who like to see arts that awesome place for visiting.... Development is good . Everyone must visit!!!!
  • Amazing place for whom who love art, love to go in art galleries to explore new and unique arts. Very nice cafe, Good atmosphere with good food, good people. Nice place for photography also.
  • It's awesome hangout place for all the fun loving people with great food and some wonderful art gallery stuff.. Must visit for youth
  • Peaceful place to visit. Order a lemon mock tail sit on stairs around Gufa with friends you would find peace in heart of city.
  • Nice laid back place.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 1​h
Visit for 1​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h