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Calico Museum of Textiles

Opp. Underbridge | Shahibag, Ahmedabad 80004, India
91-79-2286 8172, 91-79-2286 5995
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Ranked #7 of 103 Attractions in Ahmedabad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

On the plane to Ahmedabad, my aisle mate raved about the Calico Museum. I had heard similarly wonderful things from my coworkers in Mumbai, but upon arriving for the Museum for the second time (we were denied entry the first time - note: the hours are very limited, and you must reserve a tour spot), we were highly disappointed with... More

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Jodhpur, India
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259 reviews 259 reviews
177 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This museum has a good collection of different textile artifacts. During my visit to India with my friends I went to this place and got the chance of entering (luckily) as the daily visitors are limited to a specific number. I am a fabric expert and was amazed by the products being manufactured here. The management of this place was... More

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Knysna, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is well worth a visit, particularly for anyone interested in textiles as I am - but my husband also enjoyed it. I would have loved to have been able to take more time to see the really beautiful and extensive collection, as the tour is a bit regimented - although I do understand that the exhibits are very valuable,... More

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Alexandria, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

wonderful display of textiles dating back to India's 18th century and earlier. Essential to make prior reservations.

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

It was worth the extra effort to arrange a visit. The guide took their time and it was fascinating to see all the steps.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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53 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The entrance to the museum is restricted and they allow only a small group of 15-20 people a day. The timings are strictly followed. It is a unique and rare collection of woven and embroidered textiles from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Orissa and a small selection from Tamil Nadu. To say that the pieces are stunning and amazing would be an understatement.... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ahmedabad was the Manchester of India.Calico Museum was created by the sarabhai family and is housed in the most magnificant house of the sarabhai family.The collection at the museum is very RARE. It used to be open to people who arrived on time but of late they only take one batch of 20 in the morning to see the fabric... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you are a tourist interested to experience wonderful Gujarat's heritage you must visit this place.It has big collections of old things with heritage value from cloth,utencils,furniture,customs, houses ,Havelies, precious old age documents, gold woven saris, armors and lot more. It is a private collections. Great thing is that entry is free with guided assistance. Parking is also free. It... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

its the best museum to be visited in Ahmedabad.Many local people even didn't know about it.All outsiders come.There is no spot entry but only booking in advance.One can see the textiles of India popular,Patan no patodo the traditional of Gujarat.You can also see the old scripts cloth etc.Best place to visit.Photography is strictly prohibited and mobile too so beetr not... More

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Bangalore, India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We visited this place. It was better then my expectation. We had to wait for 20 mins in an area with no fans in the hot summer! Btw 2 museums. We suggest management to aleast put couple of fans in the lobby near water pond after 1st museum. Also 2nd museum had some maintenance work going in couple of rooms... More

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