Museums are the best way to learn about the history, culture, and society of the country. And if you are coming to India, then it will be a great experience for you to explore Indian Museums.
India is a fascinating country of rich architectural beauty, culture, traditions with historical past. Embellished with historical monuments, it has a princely past of Mughals and British who speak of history. So your tour of India is incomplete without visiting a museum of the city which depicts the culture and history of ancient India most beautifully.
There are many popular museums in India that reveal the unheard truth of many untold eras. Let’s find out some famous museums of India.
Victoria Memorial is a huge white marble monument located in the center of Kolkata’s City of Joy in West Bengal. This Museum was built between 1906 and 1921 by Viceroy of India George Curzon. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria of India. The Victoria Memorial is made of white Markana marble, features an Indo-Saracenic Revivalist architectural style that displays a mixture of Mughal and British elements.
The National Museum in New Delhi is one of the largest museums in India. It is established in 1949 and is situated between Janpath and Maulana Azad Road. The museum is a unique blend of glorious past and wonderful present. It exhibits Jewellery, Manuscripts, Textiles, Epigraphy, Central Asian Antiquities, Anthropology, Pre-Columbian, American and Western Art Collections.
The Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat was once home to Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba. The ashram is situated in Ahmedabad on the bank of Sabarmati river and is surrounded by peace and tranquility. This historical site has many important structures within its range. The most popular unit of the ashram, this museum displays articles related to Gandhi’s life. The museum consists of three important galleries, Ahmedabad Gallery, My Life My Message Gallery, and Painting Gallery. Each gallery depicts a different phase of Gandhi’s life.
Famous as a craft museum, the National Handicraft Museum is a colorful amalgamation of our country’s diverse culture and rich traditions. Located in Pragati Maidan in Delhi, the museum is a center for displaying various specimens in handicrafts, textiles and local decoration. The museum, designed by prominent architect Charles Correa, is currently under the management of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
Jahangir Art Gallery is located in Kalagoda in South Mumbai and is one of the most revered places for artists to display and display their work. It was founded by Sir Cowasji Jehangir, second baronet, in 1952. The gallery has hosted the works of famous artists such as M. F. Hussain and S. H. Raza. It displays rare paintings, sculptures, photographs, and crafts as a symbol of the promotion and empowerment of Indian contemporary art.