Amdavad ni Gufa

Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Looking something like a giant bubble caterpillar from outer space (use your imagination!), this unusual architectural style has the brilliant official name of Modern Blobitecture. It was designed by Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi and houses artworks by MF Hussan. Much of the works have been painted directly onto the walls in a manner similar to cave paintings. Appropriately, it's within the grounds of the School of Architecture.

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Nearby Ahmedabad (Amdavad) attractions

1. NC Mehta Gallery

0.13 MILES

This gallery has an important collection of jewel-like illustrated manuscripts and miniature paintings. Best known is Chaurapanchasika (Fifty Love Lyrics…

2. Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum

0.15 MILES

Part of the LD Institute of Indology, this museum houses a gorgeous collection of ancient and medieval Indian art treasures, including Buddhist, Hindu and…

3. Indian Institute of Management (IIM)

0.68 MILES

The campus at the Indian Institute of Management, one of India's most exalted business schools, was designed by renowned American architect Louis Kahn and…

4. Mill Owners' Association Building

1.38 MILES

One of four buildings in Ahmedabad designed by legendary Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, this one is the most striking. A dramatic ramp rises up the…

5. Kalpana Mangaldas Museum


This museum features festival masks from around India, toys, crafts, musical instruments and, just to round things off, an elephant skeleton. Admission is…

6. Lokayatan Folk Museum

1.51 MILES

This museum, 3km west of the river in Bhudarpura, displays a fascinating range of Gujarati folk arts – particularly from Kachchh – including woodcarvings,…

7. Sabarmati Riverfront


Rejuvenating the long-neglected banks of the Sabarmati River, this waterfront promenade stretches for 11.5km through the heart of Ahmedabad. There are…

8. City Museum

1.98 MILES

Inside one of four city buildings designed by Le Corbusier, this museum covers Ahmedabad’s history, craft, art, architecture and literature. It includes…