Sunday, 10 March 2013

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial Ahmedabad

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial is a museum and exhibition center dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Moti Shahi Mahal, located in Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Moti Shahi Mahal was constructed by Mughal emperor Shahjahan between 1618 and 1622. 

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial Ahmedabad

It is surrounded by a garden.Surrounding the Moti Shahi Mahal is the large expanse of the Sardar open garden, dotted by peacocks and monkeys around the trees. On special occasions documentary films are shown at the Sardar Open Air Theatre. A small statue of Sardar rests dignified at the entrance of the museum. His memorial is spread across the ground floor, covering the central hall and four adjacent rooms. The museum traces his life through pictures, portraits, biographical descriptions, political cartoons, clippings from newspapers, quotes from people who knew him, relics and personal possessions from his life. It also illustrates the time he spent with Gandhiji through pictures and stories.The room on the first floor where Tagore stayed is dedicated to him and carries his memory through portraits, pictures, writings and a large statue of this great son of India.   
   
Location : Housed in the Moti Shahi Mahal in the Shahibaug area
   
Timings:  
Open round the year- 9:00am - 6:00pm
Except On Sundays and Public holidays  
   
Fees:  
Admission is free
Aprocha 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. Prominent bus stops are located at Gitamandir near Kalupur Railway Station and Paldi. Regular bus services are available by Gujarat state transport buses and private operators to all the major destinations of the state.

Nearest Railway Station - Kalupur Railway Station
Nearest Airport - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International airport at Ahmedabad 

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