Ahmedabad is a major city of Gujarat and certainly features among the popular tourist attractions in India. It has now emerged to be a fully developed metropolis with amazing historical buildings and other well-known travel spots. Among them, Sardar Patel Museum deserves a special mention. It was established in honor of Sardar Vallabhbahi Patel for commemorating his lifelong contributions for the nation.
The museum consists of a main central hall with adjacent four rooms. Here visitors will see portraits belonging to Sardar Patel along with that of his colleagues, friends and families during the time of freedom movement in India. These portraits are organized chronologically with biographical descriptions of various life periods of Sardar along with quotes of his admirers and colleagues. The other rooms feature different phases of Patel’s life along with his personal belongings.
The museum authority has developed 3D lasers light shows that offers an unique experience to the visitors. It is a voice narrative show where the history of India starting from Vedic era to the formation of independent India is clearly outlined in an interactive manner.
This hall comprises of interactive exhibits that include a short documentary film on Sardar, wall projections and gesture wall for highlighting the work and life of Patel.
The hall is packed with interactive exhibits in the form of feedback zone, interactive quiz, archived newspapers, speeches by Patel, interactive charkha, etc.
Other places of attractions
The museum also features elements that are dedicated to Gandhi and Tagore. Apart from these two, visitors also have the option to stroll around the Mughal Garden which comprises of huge area with beautiful landscape and a colorful fountain.
No doubt the museum and the surrounding natural atmosphere will offer surplus enjoyment to both outside and local visitors. Paying a visit to one of the few attractions in India that is dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbahi Patel should certainly be in the list of every traveler to this city.
The Museum was previously called Moti Mahal which was constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1618 and 1622. Later it was used for housing British cantonment. The great poet from Bengal, Shri Rabindranath Tagore had once stayed during the year of 1878 that later served as an inspiration for his one of his stories. This palace was used as Raj Bhavan till the period of 1960-78 after the independence of India. Later, it was transformed into a museum in the year of 1978 for highlighting the achievements and contributions of Sardar Vallabhbahi Patel, both as a freedom fighter and as the first home minister of independent India.
Where it is located?
The museum is located opposite to the Circuit House in Shahibaugh district of Ahmedabad. It takes only 4 km to reach this place from Airport. It is about 3.5 km from the railway station via Khawaja Nasiruddin Chisty Road.
Ideal Visiting Time
Museum is open every day from 9:30 am-5:00 pm and is closed only on Monday. During weekends it is open from 7:00 pm-7:45 pm.