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Timings : Closed on Mondays
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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Kite Museum, Ahmedabad Overview

Housed in the premises of Sanskar Kendra in Paldi, Ahmedabad, Kite Museum was conceptualised and created by Bhanubhai Shah. Designed by the renowned architect Le Corbusier in 1954, the museum is an elaborate display of about 125 uniquely carved kites including mirror embroidered kites, block print kites and Japanese kites such as Rokuku.

Besides housing statues of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rao Bahadur Runchorelal Chotalall, this historical reserve of the tradition of kite flying consists of relics from the 200 and 1200 BC. This piece of nostalgia gives way to witnessing kites made of an array of materials such as paper, cotton, bamboo and even nylon.

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Highlights of the Kite Museum

The Kite Museum in Ahmedabad is a place of revival for kite-fans. It has not only preserved kites but also concepts and ideas that further led to inventions such as the 1902 aeroplane-concept of the Wright Brothers which began only after flying kites. The museum also talks volumes about how a mere kite was used in war scenarios with fitted aerial cameras, much like an antique drone. 

The museum also cites miniature kites, extensively painted and designed kites such as the Radha-Krishna and Garba kite portraits. Besides mathematical, animal and block printed kites, the museum also has hand-painted kites that express various legendary characters. It is said that one kite in this museum was built out of hundreds of shredded paper pieces. The oldest kite in this museum is 70 years old.

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