Every nook and corner of Rajasthan has a historical story to share. The strikingly beautiful temples, grand forts and historic monuments of the state narrate legendary moments of a glorious past.While exploring the superficial beauty of Rajasthan, you can indulge in the history by visiting the popular museums of the state. Museums are the great way to look into the history of any place and culture as each artifact some interesting tale. The museums in Rajasthan will give you a clear insight of the rich and diverse culture, arts, traditions, crafts, history and other notable features of the state. If you are planning a visit to Rajasthan and interested in exploring the museums as well, then read on to the article and find out more.
City Palace Museum, Udaipur
City Palace Museum is located in the premises of the grand City Palace that stands on the banks of Lake Pichola in the beautiful city of Udaipur. The museum was established in the year 1890. The palace museum is known for ‘Mor Chowk’ embellished with attractive peacock mosaics, Krishna Vilas with beautiful miniatures, Manak (Ruby) Mahal with glass and porcelain figures, Bhim Vilas with its Radha-Krishna wall paintings, the central garden, Bari Mahal, Moti Mahal with striking mirror work and the Chini Mahal made with ornamental tiles.
Mehrangarh Fort Museum, Jodhpur
This museum is housed in the wonderful ‘Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur’ that has interesting and rare artifacts, paintings, textiles and transport items. In addition, the beautiful Howdah and Palanquin Galleries have some of the most fascinating historic items, which are both expensive and old is on display.
Government Central Museum (Albert Hall), Jaipur
This museum is situated in the gardens of ‘Ram Niwas Bagh’ in Jaipur. It is known to be the oldest museum of all in the state of Rajasthan. The museum was designed by ‘Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob’ in the year 1876 to welcome ‘King Edward VII’ on his visit to India. However, it was opened for public after a decade. Some of the exotic articles on exhibit are metal and wood crafts, arms and weapons, pottery, textiles, paintings of flora and fauna of the state, carpets, dolls and toys. A major highlight of this museum is the famous carpet bought by Raja Jai Singh I from Shah Abbas of Persia that depicts the scene of a Persian garden carpet with running water streams.
Government Museum, Mount Abu
Situated on the grounds of Raj Bhawan, Government Museum in Mount Abu is meant for all age groups. It displays tribal weapons, musical instruments, jewelries, miniature paintings, wooden carvings, and several brilliantly carved sculptures. The museum also displays several Jain bronze carvings and exclusive brass artefacts whose creativeloveliness leaveseveryone awestruck.A striking feature of this museum isits 3-feet high Vish Kanya (snake goddess), which is breast-feeding a snake.
Maharaja Sawai Man Singh (II) Museum, Jaipur
Situated within the City Palace complex, this museum is the brainchild of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and houses inherited collections of successive rulers of Amer and Jaipur. Primarily, only exclusive visitors and dignitaries were allowed to this museum with prior permission. In the year 1959, this museum was opened for the public. Visitors come in its two major wings that are Pothikhana (that displays rare collection of paintings and over 16,000 volumes of manuscripts) and the Silehkhana (which is a storehouse of ammunition). Thereafter, a costume gallery and a textile gallery were added to the museum.
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