The Ahmedabad Gymkhana Club is one of Ahmedabad’s oldest recreational & social clubs, setup way back in 1885 during the British Raj.
Ahmedabad Gymkhana has withstood the test of time in all its grandeur and decorum. The wooden roof shaded corridor best narrates the event of yester years.
Until the year 1946 no Indian was allowed to become a member of the Gymkhana. Only after the British quit India, and the National Movement was in force, it was the President & Manager of Ahmedabad Electricity Company, Mr. K. L. Paulin, who opened the gates for civilians.
This was the first ever club of Ahmedabad to be open to the public. Some of the distinguished industrialists became the first civilian members. These include Shri Chinubhai Chimanbhai, Shri Arvind Lalbhai, Shri Narottam Chinubhai, Shri Soli Cambatta, Shri Harsh Mangaldas, and many others.
In spite of being a civilian club, the Club boosts for having a very elite gentry of Ahmedabad.
During the days of the Britishers, the club had regular gala dances and the best of European cuisine. The cooks of Ahmedabad Gymkhana in those days had served aboard Queen Elizabeth’s luxury passenger liners.
And even today, the Club serves as a meeting place for military and civilian members.
In keeping with the ethos of a selected gentry, the club has managed to keep its membership strength low. A strong membership review committee works hard at brings in good citizens, government officers and armed forces officers as members.
The club has a range of member facilities. These include a swimming pool, billiards room, badminton court, gymnasium, cards room and lush green lawns for members to relax. There is a cafe serving great food, and a range of activities like housie / tambola, competitions and celebration of festivals like Christmas, Lohri and Navratri.
In keeping safe with relation to the ongoing pandemic, certain regulations have been implemented. These include entry gate, time and temperature recordings. For more updates on Covid 19 timings related to entry and utilistion of the club, please refer to the updates here.