City Museum-Karnavati: Atit-ni-Zankhi

This museum is among the popular travel spots in Gujarat. The purpose of establishing this museum is to showcase the actual tradition, culture and history of this city of through various different explanatory materials and exhibits. The museum represents the perfect combinations of ancient and modernistic values. As such this museum is one of the places of attractions where tourists have the chance to be acquainted with the city’s cultural and historical backgrounds from genuine resources. The museum is opened every day except Monday.
The museum comes with series of galleries that represent various religious communities of the city. At the same time it is full of galleries that provide detail information about social and political activities of Gandhiji during his stay in Ahmedabad. The museum has gallery entirely dedicated to showcase the specimen manuscripts of enriched Gujarati literature some which dates back to ancient and medieval periods. For overseas visitors this museum offers the most genuine knowledge source about the festivals, traditions and culture of the city of Ahmedabad. The city of Ahmedabad also contains various other places of attractions that include Philatelic museum, LD Museum, Gujarati Tribal Museum and many more. They can have nice taste of local Gujarati dishes to get an impression of food habits of the local people.

History

The journey of this museum began in 2000 and is known to be as Karnavati Atit ni Zankhi. This museum is managed and supervised by the municipal corporation of Ahmedabad. The museum has been designed by Le Cobusier a famous French architect, and so the structure presents a wonderful piece of artistic craftsmanship. This museum is the ideal place to visit for those who admire Gandhiji and are enthusiastic about various historical events after the independence of the country. The museum is filled with exhibits like manuscripts, books, antiques, royal attires, tents, carpets, embroidery items, brocade, woodcraft and pottery. The museum clearly brings out the various facets of urban life that include institutions, industry and unbroken individual chains.

Where is it located?

The museum is situated within the complex of Sanskar Kendra in Paldi locality of Ahmedabad. It will take 26 km from the nearest road of Gandhinagar to reach this museum on time. Tourists can avail local transports like taxis, buses and auto rickshaws to reach the spot after landing in Ahmedabad.

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