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7 day time travel through a staggering wealth of medieval, modern and contemporary architecture in Ahmedabad, India’s first UNESCO World heritage City. See works of unnamed 15th century architects, and celebrated modern masters like Louis Kahn and Le Corbusier.


 

HIGHLIGHTS

Architecture, monument and city walks guided by urban designers and architects from Chaal.Chaal.Agency

Expert lectures on the history of the heritage city

Visits to the magnificent stepwells and temples in Patan and Modhera

Visits to India’s most significant built icons from the 20th century

Interactions with practicing architects and professionals

Best of local cuisine

SUITABLE FOR

Students, teachers, professionals and enthusiasts of architecture and design.

Anyone interested in architecture, history and art.

PRICES START AT

US$ 900 per person

DATES 

December 1-7, 2019

LANGUAGE OF DISCOURSE

English and Spanish ( Mentors also speak Hindi and Gujarati )

 

Book Now

Only 15 places available. Bookings close on October 15, 2019


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ARCHITECTURE IN AHMEDABAD

7 Day Architecture Tour Guided by Experts

The Western Indian city of Ahmedabad was one of the post-independence starting points of Indian architectural modernism, and therefore, is a cultural hub of extraordinary relevance in architectural terms.

In this 7 Day Tour, through expert-guided experiences of medieval era mosques, dargahs, and stepwells, to some of the most significant built icons of India’s 20th century -along with some of the most relevant buildings of contemporary times, participants  will gain a good sense of the development, transformations, and influences , in relation to larger historical events that have defined the city (and the country) till date.


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THE TOUR EXPERIENCE

Curated walkthroughs guided by architects and urban designers, of iconic medieval architecture and structures created by modern global and Indian masters in Ahmedabad, India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City.

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THE SULTANATE ERA

Understanding, through architecture, details and urban fabric, the history of the walled city founded by Ahmed Shah in 1411. Visit to Dargahs, mosques, tombs, temples and the numerous stepwells.

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THE POLS

Unique housing clusters called the pols make up the fortified old city. The tour will arrange expert-guided and -narrated walks in some of the most eminent pols which will explore the evolution of this unique living heritage of the city and examine the history of some of the houses that are still being used for their original purposes.

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MODERN AND POST-MODERN ARCHITECTURE

After independence, Master architects like Le Corbusier, Louis I Kahn, B.V. Doshi were invited to design and build important institutes such as Mill Owners Association Building, Indian Institute of Management and Centre for Environment Planning and Technology to name a few. Each of these were key in defining the path for modern architecture in India. The tour will encompass an array of such architectural marvels to help understand the developments and influences on today’s contemporary architecture.

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CRAFT HERITAGE

Visits to the iconic Kalam Khush (happy pen) handmade paper manufacturing unit, an offshoot of the paper-making unit originally set up by Mahatma Gandhi in his ashram. And the Calico Museum of Textiles with its wealth of medieval court textiles, 19th century tie-dyes and religious textiles, sculpture, miniature paintings and craft.

LOCAL COLOUR

Heritage walks, Mahatma Gandhi’s home, Ahmedabad’s iconic night food market and Sunday Market, the Sabarmati riverfront and more.


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CUISINE HIGHLIGHTS

VISHALLA
Vishalla is a magical experience in an open-air, lantern-lit, rural setting. An endless thali of Gujarati under open-air awnings., accompanied by folk music, dance and puppet shows.

AGASHIYE
On the rooftop terrace of the city’s finest heritage hotel, Agashiye's daily-changing, all-veg menu is a cultural journey around the uniquely sweet Gujarati thali


Bookings close on October 15, 2019. Only 15 places available


ABOUT CHAAL CHAAL AGENCY

Design-research collaborative operating out of Ahmedabad, India, and Bogotá, Colombia. It aims to trigger transformations towards more self-sufficient and cohesive environments through evolving micro-operations involving students, allied organizations, and proactive communities.


MENTORS

 
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SEBASTIAN TRUJILLO
Co-founder | Chaal.Chaal.Agency,

Architect with specialisation in History, Theory and Criticism

Faculty, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India

Visiting Faculty, Isthmus University, Panama

KRUTI SHAH
Co-founder | Chaal.Chaal.Agency

Architect with specialisation in Architectural Design

Studio tutor, Faculty of Planning

Visiting faculty, Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad

 

Our mentors speak English, Spanish, Gujarati and Hindi


TOUR GALLERY

Scenes from an immersive and inspiring journey with historical architecture, contemporary design, vibrant communities and ethnic cuisine.

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PRICES STARTING AT US$ 900 PER PERSON

7 days 8 nights Hotel Accommodation. All transportation in Airconditioned Bus • All Breakfast and Lunches . 2 Special dinners. Not including airfare


CLICK TO BOOK OR ENQUIRE

Or email booking@gormei.com

Bookings close on October 15, 2019. Only 15 places available.


SAFETY 

Our hospitality partners are world class and have decades of experience in hosting global travellers. Groups are accompanied by an experienced tour services director to cater to every need or contingency. All travel is via private fleets, run by verified operators.

HEALTH & HYGIENE

Our handpicked partners and vendors adhere to the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. Please consult our pre-trip guide for tips or ask our local team for safe dining suggestions.

 
 

CUSTOMISE YOUR TOUR
India By Hand Connoisseur tours can be designed specifically around your interests.
Email booking@gormei.com or Whatsapp +85296307513 for a free consultation. 


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