January 20, 2020 : Calico Museum of Textiles and Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad
There is a famous textile museum in Ahmedabad that displays an astonishing array of textiles in a gorgeous property. They tightly control access, allowing only 20 visitors per day who have registered months previously over the internet. Photographs are forbidden anywhere on the property, and since I’m all about the photographs and not so much about the textiles, I opt out of this morning’s visit to the museum. However there is a nice slide show about it on the Gujarat Tourism’s website and you can view it here:
After lunch we visit the Ashram founded by Gandhi in 1918 as he worked to revitalize the textile industry in the region. Later it became the headquarters of the struggle for Indian Independence.