Top 5 Famous Museums in India
Everyone says that India is a land of knowledge and heritage. It will be seen in India’s famous museums which are well-known all over the world. Many museums in India show cases India’s culture, tradition, heritage, and nation’s importance. Different museums based on different aspects entertain people with its attractions. That’s why Museums are a place to enlighten ourselves.
The topmost five museums in India are Indian Museum, National Museum, Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sangrahalaya, Salar Jung Museum, and Calico Museum of textiles.
1. Indian Museum, Kolkata:
The Indian Museum in Kolkata is the famous and the ninth oldest regular museum of the world. India Museum is a multifunctional and all-encompassing institution of National value. Attractions of the Indian Museum hold the famous sixty galleries of Anthropology, Zoology, Botany, Geology, Art, and Archaeology. Paintings of Mughal Era and the most important painting on a palm-leaf manuscript, miniature paintings of Mughal miniatures, Kangra-kalam, and Kalighat Patas. Art collection section exhibits the paintings of Abanindra Nath Tagore, Jamini Roy, and Nandalal Bose. There is also a library and you can be a member entire year by paying 50Rs.
Entry & Timings: 10Rs for Indians and 150Rs for Foreigners. From 10:30 Am to 4:30 PM holidays on Sunday, Second Saturday, and official holidays.
2. National Museum, New Delhi:
National Museum is one of the largest museums in India. This museum depicts the glory of ancient era constructed in 1949 at Janpath in Delhi. You can experience the royal coaches of our Indian kings. Attractions of National Museum are Buddhist section with Buddha statue and remnants of Gautam Buddha. Other attractions of National Museum are armors, jewelry, manuscripts, paintings, etc.
Entry & Timings: 10Rs for Indians and 300Rs for Foreigners. From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
3. Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai:
Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sangrahalaya is a popular museum in Mumbai taken place at the 20th century. Once this museum was known as Prince Wales’s Museum. This museum mainly comprised of three sections of Archaeology, art, and natural history.
The main attraction of Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sangrahalaya is the art section which is related to times of Gupta and Chalukyas era. Mostly Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sangrahalaya is a scientific backdrop museum in India.
Entry & Timings: 60Rs for Indians and 300 Rs for Foreigners. From 10:15 AM to 6:00 PM every day.
4. Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad:
Salar Jung is a famous and most popular museum in Hyderabad. This museum was also a multipurpose and functionality museum in India. Salar Jung Museum was spotted as an institution of National importance by the Indian Parliament. Salar Jung Museum has a varied collection of different things. Many collections in Salar Jung Museum has brought up from so many different countries like North America, China, Nepal, Egypt, Europe, Burma etc. Collections of this museum are paintings, artifacts, carvings, textiles, clocks etc from different countries.
Entry & Timings: 10Rs for Indians and 150Rs for Foreigners. From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM every day except on Friday.
5. Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad:
Calico is a famous textile museum in Ahmedabad by Gautam Sarabhai and his sister Gira Sarabhai in 1949. Fabric works on clothes are very impressive and attractive. Attractions of Calico Museum are the Religious Textiles gallery and collections of Mughal era etc. Mostly this museum was encompassed with many Mughal era textiles like carpets, weapons, and hamlets. Here textiles used by Mughal emperors are preserved. Famous fabric collections of Calico are silk weaving, scarves, patolas, Persian carpets used by King Akbar etc.
Entry & Timings: No entry fee. From 10:15 AM to 12:30 PM every day except on Wednesdays. At final, these are the topmost five famous museums in India. Each museum has a different unique specialty and attraction. So try to round up these top five museums in your free time to know more about India’s history and heritage.
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