Alpana Heritage Museum

Hub(s) : Ahmedabad Metro

General

Alpana is a haveli built in an Gujarati Haveli style with traditional carvings and rich teakwood workmanship. The haveli is appointed with 18th century, 19th and 20th century furniture. The property is owned by the prominent business family of Anant Jhaveri, the current owner.

The haveli is set in beautifully maintained gardens where peacocks and other birds abound. The building is in the classic regional style with courtyards and open verandas. There are drawing and dining rooms.

The key exhibits of the museum are the silver and bronze collection, artifacts collected by the owners from across the world, family heirlooms and exquisite textiles. 

The property has drawing room, dining room and two bedrooms. There are plans to open it as a Bed and Breakfast Homestay.

ADDRESS: OPP: STATE GUEST HOUSE, SHAHIBAG, AIRPORT ROAD, AHMEDABAD – 380004
TELEPHONE: 079 – 22860463.
PHONE: 9879568141.
EMAIL ID:jhaverianant@yahoo.com

Alpana is a haveli built in an Gujarati Haveli style with traditional carvings and rich teakwood workmanship. The haveli is appointed with 18th century, 19th and 20th century furniture. The property is owned by the prominent business family of Anant Jhaveri, the current owner.

Background

The property is located near Shahibaug Palace built by Shah Jahan when he was Prince Khurram, the governor of Gujarat. The palace later became part of the British administrative area. This palace was home to Rabindranath Tagore. The palace served as the Raj Bhavan from 1960 till the governors’ residence was moved to Gandhinagar. After that it has been converted into a memorial museum for Sardar Patel, with a collection of photographs and artifacts from his life. The museum has recently been modernized with multi-media and 3D shows.