Monday, 18 May 2020

Museums in India that should be on your wishlist

The history and culture of India is well-preserved in its various museums. This International Museum Day, let’s take a look at this list of museums which should be on any enthusiast’s travel plan. Although they are not open right now, but you can always prepare your future travel itineraries accordingly.

National Museum, Delhi

This glorious museum is full of treasures. Mind-bogglingly ancient, sophisticated figurines from the Harappan civilisation, almost 5000 years old, include the remarkable Dancing Girl, and there are also some fine ceramics from the even-older Nal civilisation. Other items include Buddha relics, exquisite jewellery, miniature paintings, medieval woodcarvings, textiles and musical instruments. Don’t miss the immense, five-tier wooden temple chariot built in South India in the 19th century. Allow at least two hours for a proper visit.
Entry: ₹20

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai

Mumbai’s biggest and best museum displays a mix of India-wide exhibits. The domed behemoth, an intriguing hodgepodge of Islamic, Hindu and British architecture, is a flamboyant Indo-Saracenic design by George Wittet (who also designed the Gateway of India). Its vast collection includes impressive Hindu and Buddhist sculpture, terracotta figurines from the Indus Valley, Indian miniature paintings and some particularly vicious-looking weaponry.
Entry: ₹83

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via Lonely Planet India

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