About the location: The industrial aesthetic of bricks and bare walls of Sanskar Kendra is immediately recognisable as the signature style of Le Corbusier. The great modernist architect spent many years of his life here, shaping several public and private establishments. On the ground floor are the permanent exhibits of the Kite Museum with information about the past and current status of kite flying, a sport loved by the Gujaratis. The video clip that plays on a television is only 5 minutes long and highly recommended.
Brief History: Built in April 1954, the museum was the architectural brainchild of Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, and was christened the ‘Museum of Knowledge’ during designing. Till date, the museum rests on his signature pillars that are 11 feet high. The building was originally a part of a large complex of Cultural Centre of Ahmedabad, which had separate areas for different subjects like anthropology, natural history, archaeology, monumental sculptures, workshops and depots and folklores in open air.
10.30am–6pm (Mon closed)
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.