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Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum in Ahmedabad

·  Summer: March-July (35°C - 41°C)
·  Winter: October –February  (29°C to 12°C)
·  Monsoon: June-September 

Best time to visit:  October – March

Opening Time: 10:30 a.m.
Closing Time: 5:30 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Monday

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 5
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Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum is an art and archaeology museum that has a rich collection of ancient Indian art forms. It is especially noted for being a treasure trove of palm-leaf manuscripts, ancient sculptures dating back to the 3rd-11th century and miniature paintings from the Pre-Mughal era.

One of the finest museums in Ahmedabad, the museum forms part of the LD Institute of Indology and was originally set up by Muni Shri Punyavijayji, a monk and Sheth Kasturbhai Lalbhai, a famous industrialist of Ahmedabad. Some of the collections include carvings in various media including stone, marble, bronze and wood, Jain manuscripts numbering over 75,000 Jain manuscripts and many rare artefacts. A 6th century AD sandstone carving of Lord Rama from Madhya Pradesh, which is believed to be the oldest-known carved image of  Lord Rama is one of the most treasured pieces.

At present the artefacts are displayed in a new museum building designed by the internationally acclaimed architect Shri Balkrishnabhai Doshi. The museum was opened top the public in the year 1984.


Road: Located near Gujarat University, Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum is easily accessible from any part of the city by bus, taxis or autorickshaw.

Railway: Ahmedabad jn is the nearest railway station to Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum and is 2 km. away.

Airway: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport, Ahmedabad which is 8 km. away is the nearest airport to Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum.