Museums in India

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City Palace of Udaipur

City Palace is a name that rings a bell of amazing culture and great architecture. It is one of the must things to do in Jaipur. The palace is located in the centre of the city and is a combination of amazing courtyards, buildings and gardens. Jai Singh was the Maharaja to build the outer most wall of City Palace. However, there has been various restorations and adaptations in the following centuries till date. There are various buildings within the palace, many of which were built in the 20th century. Where architecture is concerned, it is a beautiful mix of Rajasthani and Mughal cultures. The entry gate, Virendra Pol leads to the Mubarak Mahal which has a colonial look and a mix of Islamic, European and Rajput style of architecture. Today, this place is a museum that shows various exhibits starting from royal shawls to costumes. Some other places to explore here are diwan-e-khas, diwan-i-am, the armoury and Chandra Mahal.
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Gateway of India

This is the most important attraction of Mumbai and often the starting point of tourists. This was built by the British in the 1913 to mark the visit of George V and Queen Mary to then Bombay. This arch or gateway was inspired from the Triumpg Arc of Italy. This was a place from where most of the tourists from the West started their journeys during the British time. After the Colonial Raj ended, this monument was Indianized and now is a tourist hotspot. the gateway faces the Arabian sea and is also flanked by the beautiful Marine Drive. It is said that the last British ships, when they left India started from here as the British loved this place and it is till now a symbol of their victory over India though the Indians have now changed the notion along with the name of the city to Mumbai. The monument has four turrets and intricate designs on stone blocks to make up the whole structure. the architecture is mainly Indo- Sarcenic with touches of typical Gujrati architectural styles. The Gateway stands strong as the symbol of grandeur of the city as well as the blend of old and modern cultures here.
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Nahargarh Fort

It was in 1734 when the formation of Nahargarh Fort started in the city of Jaipur which continues for over a century till 1868. The fort was made for military purposes on the northern side of the city. It is named after the Maharaja Nahar Singh. Along with the built and architecture of the fort that is worth a watch, there is a restaurant here for those who want to take a food break on their long tour to the place. Do not forget to enjoy the beautiful sunset from here in the evening.
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City Palace of Jaipur

City Palace is a name that rings a bell of amazing culture and great architecture. It is one of the must things to do in Jaipur. The palace is located in the centre of the city and is a combination of amazing courtyards, buildings and gardens. Jai Singh was the Maharaja to build the outer most wall of City Palace. However, there has been various restorations and adaptations in the following centuries till date. There are various buildings within the palace, many of which were built in the 20th century. Where architecture is concerned, it is a beautiful mix of Rajasthani and Mughal cultures. The entry gate, Virendra Pol leads to the Mubarak Mahal which has a colonial look and a mix of Islamic, European and Rajput style of architecture. Today, this place is a museum that shows various exhibits starting from royal shawls to costumes. Some other places to explore here are diwan-e-khas, diwan-i-am, the armoury and Chandra Mahal.
13 Reviews

Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

Jantar Mantar is a renowned name and an attraction is Jaipur which is famous around the globe. It is adjacent to the other highlight of the city, City Palace. Maharaja Jai Singh started this observatory in the year 1728. The structure of Jantar Matar looks more like a bizzare of sculptures. Yanta Mantr a Sanskrit word is behind the name of the monument which in English means an instrument used for calculation. The place has another added point to its credit in the form of UNESCO World Heritage Site tag. Scholars were sent to foreign countries by the Maharaja before he planned to construct this observatory.
10 Reviews

Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame arouses the patriotism that every Indian has hidden. It shows the brutal atrocities of the Kargil War, how every soldier survives in those conditions and every aspect that makes you feel proud of being an Indian, or well generates a sense of respect in everyone who comes visit. The Magnetic hiill is just a strech leaves you wondering if its science, magic or just an optical illusion when you car moves ahead all on its own. N with the Sangam as the last stop, once again you end up relishing the sheer beauty of Laddakh. It's here that that the muddy Zankar river and the clear Indus merge and form the Indus river that flows toward Pakistan. It's also a spot for trying river rafting for the adventure seekers.
5 Reviews

Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

This is another of the palaces where the royals used to reside in the past and is today one of the museums where people explore different exhibits. Apart from being a museum, Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the luxurious hotels in the city of Jodhpur. Once you travel around 3 kms from the city towards the southeast area, you will reach the place. Gaj Singh II still lives in one of the parts of the Umaid Bhawan. The palace was built in 1929. The place has about 365 rooms and was designed and created by one of the famous British architects – Henry Lanchester. This palace was originally made for Raja Umaid Singh. To successfully build this palace it took about 15 years with around 3000 workers working on it and about an expenditure of 11 million INR. Makrana marble was used in the exteriors of the palace whereas Burmese teak in the inside. The collection of vintage clocks is another attraction to be seen here.
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Victoria Memorial Hall

The Marble Memorial is a popular attraction in the whole world and people who come to Kolkata make sure they visit this place. The beautiful marble marble monument is built in Indo- Saracenic style with a blend of Mughal style opf architecture. This is also a symbol of British victory in India. The foundation was laid down in 1906 by the Prince of Wales and the building was built in the memory of Queen Victoria and also named after her. The memorial houses a beautiful museum which is also one of the most prominent if you want to know about the British Era. The whole complex covers a huge area and is surrounded by beautiful gardens which is also a popular picnic destination. Inside the museum you find photographs of people who had contributed in some way or the other towards the development of the state as well as the country. There are also a number of ancient artworks and weapons inside the museum. The light and sound show in the evenings is nerve wrecking as the sound of the British armies walking past behind you thrills you and the light work is done inside the memorial. It is like a time travel and is a place where people of all ages can enjoy.
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Albert Hall Museum

When you enter the city of Jaipur, there will be a huge mansion that will catch your attention on the middle of the road. It is actually situated in the heart of Jaipur. The mansion is nothing but what is popularly known as Albert Hall Museum. The various exhibits from the past starting from paintings and sculptures to the preserved things used by the royal families like armours and clothing are something that will take you off your feet and on a time machine ride into the past. This is a must visit for historical buffs and those interested in art.
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Bagore Ki Haveli

As the name suggests, this attraction is a haveli based out of Udaipur. It was constructed in the 18th century by the Prime Minister of Mewar. For those who want to feel the heritage of Rajasthan, first hand, this is the place to be. There is some great folk music and dance that one can enjoy here as an extra benefit. The cultural show is what pulls thousands of visitors to Bagore ki Haveli. Puppet shows and a beautiful display of Indian marriages is also shown here from time to time. Apart from this, there is a rich collection of musical instruments as well as clothes preserved here in the museum that will be a memory to cherish. There are ancient paintings as well as souvenirs from battles of the Rajputs that can be found here.
5 Reviews

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

Place where you would see the whole history of conquering Mt. EVEREST
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Salar Jung Museum

Situated on the south western banks of the Musi River and in the Afzalgunj Region, this is the 3rd largest museum of the country. This is also the largest museum with one man collections. There are 38 galleries with over 500000 exhibits here which were earlier housed in a private museum which was then inaugrated by the Prime Minister Jawaharlak Nehru. The present Museum we see was opened in the year 1968. Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III was the able Prime Minister of the 7th Sultan of Hyderabad and is known to have spent almost all his income and 35 years of his life in collectiong the unique pieces which are still conserved here from all over the world. He was extremely passionate about his hobby and the museum is also named after him. The collections remained in the Deodi Palace even after his death before these were showed to the public. The most prized possessions are the statue of Veiled Rebecca and Marguerite and Mephistopheles.
6 Reviews

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is a renowned name and an attraction is Jaipur which is famous around the globe. It is adjacent to the other highlight of the city, City Palace. Maharaja Jai Singh started this observatory in the year 1728. The structure of Jantar Matar looks more like a bizzare of sculptures. Yanta Mantr a Sanskrit word is behind the name of the monument which in English means an instrument used for calculation. The place has another added point to its credit in the form of UNESCO World Heritage Site tag. Scholars were sent to foreign countries by the Maharaja before he planned to construct this observatory.
3 Reviews

National Rail Museum

The National Rail Museum is really a museum in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi which centers on the rail heritage of India it opened on the 1 February 1977. It is located in over 10 acres of land with both indoor and outdoor exhibits.
4 Reviews

Raj Ghat

This is one of the most important memorials on the banlks of the Yamuna River flowing in the capital city. not only is it a symbol of the capital city but a national heritage and a place of importance in the political history of India. The main attraction here is the black marble stone block which is placed just over the place where the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi was cremated following his assassination in the year 1948. This block is surrounded by a park which is lined with a number of memorable trees with labels such as the ones planted by Queen Elizabeth, ho Chi Minh of china and other such eminent personalities from the whole world. There are two museums dedicated to Gandhiji just nearby.
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Rangdum Gompa

Rangdum is a town lost in time warp. A town of merely a dozen houses or so with the Rangum Gompa dotting the landscape and being the focal point, this is one enigmatic place on the way to Padum. Surrounded by lofty mountains and sprawling grasslands, Rangdum is a place to feel one with nature and yourself. Everywhere you look, you will fall be enamored by its vastness, quietude, and solace.
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Mirza Ghalib Ki Haveli

Mirza Ghalib was a very famous classical Urdu and Persian poet of India. The Mirza Ghalib’s Haveli that we can see now is where he had spent the better part of his life. He had named this haveli, “Hakimo ki Haveli”. It was almost in ruins a decade back and started being used as shops but, the Delhi government restored a part of it in 1999 and made a memorial here. This was inaugurated in the year 2000. The charm of the Chandni Chowk lanes increases with such an important place in here. The museum mostly houses selected pieces of poetries by Ghalib himself. Here you will also find letters penned down by the legend himself, his photographs, etc. The most important photograph is the last one that was clicked just a few days before his death. Another part of the haveli has been restored with great care to give it back its original grandeur.
4 Reviews

Corbett Museum

This museum intertwines the wildlife with its historical background.and is housed in Jim Corbett’s former house at Kaladhungi, 26km southeast of Ramnagar. The museum, apart from capturing this famous hunter’s abode, also showcases a variety of mannequins of animals of all species found in the park with a detailed description. The prices of entry are as low as 50 Rs and the timings are 8 am to 5 pm.
2 Reviews

Sanchi Stupas

The archeological museum was established by Sir John Marshell after the site was discovered in 1818 by General Taylor. The museum also houses Sir John Marshall’s hut. Sir Marshal was instrumental in restoration of the structures excavated at Sanchi. Constructed in colonial style, the hut stands as a pure historical delight amidst lush green garden and a beautiful view
2 Reviews

Jai Vilas Palace Museum

The grand Jai Vilas Mahal was established by the then Maharaja of Gwalior, Jayajirao Scindia. The palace has been home to the royal Maratha Scindia family since 1874 and continues to house the descendants of the great founder. It was known that Maharaja Jayajirao was a connoisseur of fine design and furniture, hence the interiors of the palace have been decorated with accessories from all over the world, such as England, Egypt, Japan, China and Italy.
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Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

Built in the Italian style in the year 1875, this is one of the oldest museums of the world and also the largest of the country. This was built by the asiatic Society and was opened to the public in the present location in the year 1878. There are three floors of the museum with over 60 galleries and also a library and a publication unit. This is a round building with a fountain seating arrnagement in the middle. The museum halls are divided under six main sectors- Art, Anthropology, Archaeology, Geology, Industry and Zoology.
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