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Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad

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See one of the world's most remarkable collections of antique and modern textiles at Calico Museum of Textiles. The museum details India's extensive heritage of textiles and handicrafts, displaying pieces ranging from those worn by Mughal and provincial rulers to labor-intensive Kashmiri shawls. Take in the absorbing information about techniques and see exhibits on ritual art, temple hangings, and fabrics for everyday use. Advance booking is required. Use our Ahmedabad trip generator to add Calico Museum of Textiles and other attractions to your Ahmedabad vacation plans.
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  • The Calico museum is very long and full of information. the total tour is about 3 hours, be prepared to go in, out, up, down, around and around. Every corner there seems to be more and more textiles. ...  more »
  • We wish we could rate it more it more than 5 stars. We were amazed to see the collection of textiles and bronze artifacts that are as old as 200 to 1000 years old and worth billions of rupees These ar...  more »
  • Amazing variety and collection of textiles and the story behind them - very insightful. A must visit for people if this is their interest area.  more »
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  • A must visit place for textile lovers. One needs to take prior appointment before visit. Just loved the place.
  • Extremely nice collection of textiles and textile related artefacts. Now a large bronze collection has also been added. Housed in a really gorgeous old haveli. Very restricted entry, but worth waiting and going there on the date allotted.
  • We tried for 5 days to make a booking, which was impossible - we got no answer neither via email, phone nor directly at the entrance. Many days later we got a reply from the museum saying that the museum currently is not interested in visitors "to protect the textiles". If you don't belong to a long in advanced booked and organized tour and can come with 20 people, there is no chance for you as an individual tourist. Luckily, there are lots of very beautiful places in Ahmedabad, that don't have such a tiring entrance procedure!
  • Pre booking of Tickets is required here. Or book around 10.15am. Timings for tour 10:30 to 12:30
  • Limited number of people are allowed for the tour per day after prior confirmation from the museum authority. A must visit place for history buffs....