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About Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum

Commenced in 1956, the Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum in Ahmedabad, also known as the L.D Museum is an idol destination for the history lovers and bibliophile. This ‘Institue of Indology’ exhibits a wide collection of ancient books including rare manuscripts. It also houses a variety of topics from Jainism and its ‘darshanas’, Buddhism, Tantra and poetics of Vedas, grammar. You can also see relics from the ancient and medieval Indian era in the form of sculptures, art treasures, bronze, wood carvings, stone and marble. A sandstone carving of Lord Rama from Madhya Pradesh from the 6th Century AD is one of the major attractions at the museum. It is known to be the oldest sculpture of Lord Rama. The museum covers a massive collection of books from the different branches of Indian philosophy. It is believed that the museum possesses the largest collection of Jain scripts with around 75, 000 manuscripts, 500 illustrated versions and 45,000 printed books.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Not Allowed Pets
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera

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