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Kite Museum in Ahmedabad

·  Summer: March-June (23°C - 46°C)
·  Winter: November-February (10°C - 36°C)
·  Monsoon: July-October

Best time to visit: 

Opening Time: 10:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Monday

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  Free
Children:  Free
Cameras:  Free
Video Camera:  Free
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  Free
Children:  Free
Cameras:  Free
Video Camera:  Free
Better known as Patang Kite Museum, this interesting tourist attraction is a part of Sanskar Kendra, a museum premises designed by none other than Le Corbusier. Kite Museum, which substantiates Gujarat’s association with kite flying, is well-known for the collection of nearly 125 kites, some of which are over 70 years old. One of the top attractions is the huge kite made of more than 400 pieces of paper which appears as a beautiful collage of small kites.
Kites made of assorted materials like cotton; nylon and bamboo apart from paper are kept on display at the museum. Among the kites collected from different parts of the world, the hexagonal Japanese Rokoku kite draws maximum attention. Kites with vivid designs, including miniature paintings, mirror work and block printing are the notable attractions as well. One can also explore the interesting kites depicting folk dances and political leaders of India.
The museum also offers information about the world history of kite flying. Established in 1985, Kite Museum is indeed a distinguished tourist site in Ahmedabad.

Road: The museum is located in the premises of Sanskar Kendra, well-connected by Paldi Road to the entire city. Convenient modes to reach the venue include cycle-rickshaws, auto-rickshaws, cabs and local buses.

Railway: Among numerous railway stations serving the city, the once closest to the museum is at Gandhigram (about 3 km. away). From here, one can use modes like cabs, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws for the road journey.

Airway: About 12 km. from the museum is Ahmedabad International Airport, offering multiple domestic and international air connections. Prefer to hire a taxi or an auto-rickshaw from the airport to reach the museum conveniently.