Lokayatan Folk Museum (Shreyas Folk Museum)

Lokayatan Folk Museum (Shreyas Folk Museum) Ahmedabad

 

About the location: This museum, 3km west of the river in Bhudarpura, displays impressive range of Gujarati folk arts, including woodcarvings, metalwork and some wonderful embroidered textiles and amazing tie-dyed quilts. Included in the ticket is the Kalpana Mangaldas Museum, with festival masks and dolls from around India and, just to round things off, an elephant skeleton. It’s all set in the peaceful, peacock-dotted grounds of the Shreyas Foundation.

Brief History: The Lokayatan Folk Museum was established in 1977 to showcase the diverse handicrafts, including colourful embroidery, beadwork, woodcarving, metalwork and leather work of Gujarat. Later, the Kalpana Mangaldas Balayatan Museum was added in 1982. A collection of string instruments, bow, percussion and wind musical instruments used in classical and folk music were added in 1984, in the form of Sangeet Vadyakhand. Theatre and performing arts took centre stage here. The gallery for fairs and festivals, Kathani, was established in 2004.

Website: http://www.shreyasfoundation.in/museums.html

Visiting Hours

Tuesday–Saturday, 3–5.30 pm and Sunday, 10.30am–1.30pm, 3–5.30 pm (Mon closed)

Location

Ahmedabad


How to get there

  • By Road Gujarat has one of the better developed road networks in India. Ahmedabad is well connected with all major cities and towns by road.State and private buses are a great option to travel between smaller towns in the state.

  • By Train Major Indian cities are also connected via the Ahmedabad railway station that lies on the western railways network.. The main railway station is located in Kalupur area. This station falls under the prominent national railway circuit and is connected to all major cities of India. India’s first bullet train project will be connecting Mumbai to Ahmedabad by December 2023. It will run at a speed of 320kmph and cover the distance in 3 hours.

  • By Air Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport in Ahmedabad connects all major cities in India and key cities abroad to the state.

 

Registered Tour Operators

Tour Operator

A to Z Holidays

Phone 079-40020240
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Aatithya Trips Private Limited

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Registered Tourist Guides

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Bhavesh Patel

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