Ahmedabad boasts of a thriving art & culture scene. The city is famed for its rich heritage building, textiles, jain manuscripts, miniature paintings complementing the equally vibrant cultural scene of colourful dances, art and food. A trip to Ahmedabad warrants a visit to the famous Calico Museum of Textiles founded in 1949. The museum showcases the beautiful and rich tradition fabrics and textiles of India.
This display is curated by leading experts in the field of textiles. Marking the end of the winter season is the international kite flying festival which is celebrated with flair and colour on 14th January. Ahmedabad’ colour and liveliness is represented by its handicraft goods. Folk art comprises of Bandhej and Bandhini work which is a typical form of mirror work unique to the region. Murals, batik and exquisite kundan work in jewellery is much sought after by tourists.