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. To visit Calico Museum of Textiles on your holiday in Ahmedabad, and find out what else Ahmedabad has to offer, use our Ahmedabad road trip planner .
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  • It was amazing visit. They have a lot of different kind of materials and there is guide who will give you all history associated with that material. Also, add on is that location itself is very pretty...  more »
  • We arrive in advance of 3/4 from now because the tours start at 10:30 ... We told the driver to go slow, but he ... And so we sit on a bench outside of the massive gate that makes entrance to a private area with a park. Waiting for other visitors ask us to leave almost everything: from cameras, bags and backpacks and.. phones. Meanwhile, record our general information on a big log, a little rumpled, we are being watched by two guards, constantly ... Moreover, we are the only Western tourists. From soon after they arrived about twenty among local tourists and students. Finally you start visiting and makes us by Cicero elderly lady, looks like a schoolteacher of yesteryear. In fact when he started to explain in plain English, we looked more like a lesson in recitation learned about a script old years. We turn up and down inside this House-haveli-Museum, moving from one room to another with the usual "noise" clasps that close behind us, breathing a fine powder, we followed him constantly. Maybe because the environment is so bleak, it will be for all the clothes and fabrics, care workers and encased in showcases that beautifully crafted but always the same and it will be because the English don't understand it, after two and a half hours we were cooked and half awake: we couldn't wait that everything was over. We ended up by magic under a porch where on two benches were placed some pillows and a tray of steaming cups of chai masala were ready: we understand that the visit had ended.
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  • There was lot of hype in this museum and there is also long wait list to visit this museum but believe me after all the wait i was highly disappointed to see what it is there. It's so pathetic how the...  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....

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