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Calico Museum of Textiles

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Address: | The Retreat, Opp. Underbridge, Ahmedabad 80004, India
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+91 79 2286 8172
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$63.00*
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Private Ahmedabad Tour: Calico Musuem and Gandhi Ashram
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$65.00*
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Private Tour: Ahmedabad City Sightseeing Day Tour

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Wonderful private textile collection

This is the private collection of the Sarabhai family and is housed in a couple of beautiful colonial mansions. The number of visitors is limited to 20 a day so you will need to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had heard that the Calico Museum was a must-do in Ahmedabad. The website does inform that the museum can be accessed through a guided-tour only, which takes place once a day and is limited to 20 participants. What was a surprise, however, was that the tours were booked out months in advance. Since I had a limited stop in... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My colleagues and I had been trying for 5 days to get in touch with the museum. Neither at the door, nor via phone nor via email a booking was possible. Not even at the entrance it was possible to book. In the end, they sent us a mail saying, that the textiles need to be protected from visitors which... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was in for a pleasant surprise when my wife insisted on visiting the Calico Museum and I accompanied to satisfy her. A private collection maintained by the Sarabhai Foundation is a tribute to our craftsmen of yesteryear who are fast dwindling. It covers the the skill and artistic beauty of the entire country under one roof with great detail.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the private collection of the Sarabhai family and is housed in a couple of beautiful colonial mansions. The number of visitors is limited to 20 a day so you will need to book tickets ahead of your visit. You are required to visit with a guide. The collecton is simply amazing. However, the guide likes to keep the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For textile enthusiasts, this is paradise! The extensive collection has been preserved with consultation from a team of European preservation experts, resulting in most of the fabrics being covered in plastic. Although a bit disconcerting at first, the plastic isn't very noticeable after a short time. The only way to get into the museum is on a guided tour, which... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guided tour tried to cover the whole museum at breakneck speed, so there was little or no time to actually look at the exhibits, which were in any case often poorly displayed in plastic. There was no sign of the catalogues or notes in each gallery promised by the website. The guide was unsympathetic and her usual response to... More 

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Ujjain, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a heaven for anyone interested in textile. But anybody who enjoys exploring would definitely love the experience. You need to take prior booking for entry, they only offer guided tour which lasts for apprx 1.5hrs. Need to book weeks in prior during Jan-March. The best part is that you don't need to pay anything for the tour, everything's on-the-house;... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we tried to make reservations online, we were told that we could not be accommodated because the group for that day was too large. However, after meeting Usha, wife of Mahatma's grandson Rajmohan, suddenly a few spaces were found. How lucky we were! This has to be one of the most spectacular museums we've visited, and we've visited plenty.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all Vikram Sarabhai's Haveli is so beautiful, it just takes your heart away and I for sure wished I could live here. Calico museum is a unique display of fine weaves of India historically. Amazing collection and very well thought of and breathtaking display. It's a must go for me. There are strict timings, 10:30 - 1 pm... More 

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Toulouse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

It is well worth booking the visit and spending the morning walking round this fabulous collection of textiles. The tour guide was enthusiastic and full of information.

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