Top 5 famous Museums in India

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Best were the days when during our school picnic we get to visit Museums like doll museum, Science Museum. That enthusiasm, being with the friends, getting homemade foods, preparing days before, planning who will bring what is really missed in today’s fast paced internet world. Through the collection, pictures, antiques in Museum we get to know about age-old cultures, history and various interesting facts related to the World. But nowadays, if you ask any child, Museum means something boring, wastage of time, and not of any interest.

The reasons for lack of interest in Museum/ their less popularity are many like I visited Shankar’s International Doll Museum, ITO, New Delhi which I found lacks updation. Moreover, parents find them time-consuming and kids think they are entertaining, which also make them the less visited place.

But since I always emphasize ongoing for the picnic with kids instead of taking them to Mall or places which only means expenses rather than some knowledge, I thought of writing this blog post about Top 5 famous Museums in India, which you should visit at least once. If you too agree with me ( I means against Mall culture) read my post Options for weekends in Delhi/NCR for some nice options.

                                     <strong>Top 5 Museums In India</strong>
  1. Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkatta, West Bengal: It is a beautiful Museum situated in the mid of Kolkatta city. Kolkata is synonymous with Victoria Memorial. Great Victorian style building with lush gardens. The gardens also house an arch commemorating King Edward VII. Outside there is a lake and garden that you can enjoy. There is fresh water supply available at the exit point of the museum. You need to buy a ticket to enter the place. Different ticket price for the locals & foreigners.

Please keep in mind that you are not allowed to take photographs inside the museum. It’s allowed only outside. It also holds a sound and light show. For details you can check Here.

Timings & Ticket Fees

Opening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday:
10.00 AM – 5.00 PM

Monday and National Holidays:
GALLERY REMAINS CLOSED

Tickets
For Indians – the entry fee to the museum is Rs. 20/- (per head)
For all foreigners – the entry fee to the museum is Rs. 200/-(per head)
Free for school children up to Class XII in uniform and Army personnel in uniform
Please Note : Ticket counter closes half an hour before the closure of galleries

  1. City Palace of Jaipur, Rajasthan: City Palace is one of the famous tourist place in jaipur. It was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who ruled from 1699-1744. His descendants are still living in this palace today.

It is a palace complex of court yards ,buildings, gardens and pavilions designed by Indian and British architectures .There are displays of weapons , royal costumes ,fine textiles and transportation vehicles in here.They were at the Chandra Mahal , Mubarak Mahal , Diwan Am and outside the courtyards. There is a huge water storage urn made of silver coins .

City Palace is well managed. It provides a detailed insight to the lifestyles of the Rajput royalties and their armoury.It is indeed awesome. This palace has Chandra Mahal and Mubarka Mahal, in which Mubarka Mahal had been turned in to a Museum to show the royalities and luxurious life of Rajasthan.

Timings & Ticket Fees

The City Palace is open from 9 30 in the morning. The entire palace will take around one and half to two hours to visit. They provide a composite ticket which gives you entry to the museum and the Jaigarh Fort.
The city palace reserves the most beautiful section for only a select few. The Chandra Mahal is a four story building behind the area accessible to general public. The entrance fee to this area is INR 2500 but definitely worth a visit.
It is advisable to take either a guide or an audio guide as the palace is very rich in its history. The audio guides are available for INR 200 and can be taken from the main gate.

  1. Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur: Bagore Ki Haveli is in the waterfront of Lake pichola at Gangori ghat. It is built in 18th century. Built by Amir Chand Badwa this haveli has 138 rooms, one museum and one cultural room. It has imprints of age old tradition of cultural and regional dances.
    The haveli turned museum has hundreds of rooms, displaying various puppets, costumes of royal kings and fine mirror work. The Ghat entrance is a huge arch of marble with lovely carvings.

The Haveli itself is a run down. It reminded of old Indian households, all have similar structure. A central courtyard surrounded by a house. The structure has running balconies all across the courtyard with rooms opening into the balconies.

Timings & Ticket Fees

Entry Fee: Rs 60 plus Rs 100 additional charges for camera
Visiting Time: 10:00 am – 6:30 pm daily
Visit Duration: 60-120minutes

  1. Yodhasthal, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh: The different annuminitions used by army in wars till date is being displayed in this museum. Yodhasthal is a quite famous tourist spot in Madhya Pradesh. It is situated in the mid of a very beautiful garden, describes the war stories and winning stories of Indian Army.
    The main tourist attraction is a small movie show the modern audio video display of Indian Army. Yodhasthal narrates the stories of bravery of Indian Army showing defence equipments like Rifles, Guns, Tanks, chopper. Apart from this yodhasthal is having 3 big halls which exhibits all Wars faught by Indian Army, param veer Chakra jawans and different Cadre of army.

Timings & Ticket Fees

Entry Fee: Free
Visiting Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM daily
Visit Duration: 60-120minutes

  1. Hall Of Fame, Leh Jammu & Kashmir: Hall of fame is a war memorial, built in the memory of those brave soldiers who sacrified their lives for the country. This museum is maintained by Indian Army. This museum has two floors, which consist of images, pictures, biography of the brave soldiers.
    This museum take you to the world of real heroes and their supreme sacrifices. It is well maintained and must see place.

Timings & Ticket Fees

Entry Fee: Rs.25
Visiting Time: 9:00 am – 7:00 PM daily
Visit Duration: 60-120minutes

Have you ever been to any of the above Museum and if yes, how was your experience? keep reading and commenting.

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