Visiting museums is the best way to explore art and culture of the ancient India. The country boasts many stunning museums reminding you the glorious history of the Indian past era. These museums have a unique collection of artifacts. Here are the some of the most popular and amazing museums in India that you cannot miss.
1. Indian Museum, Kolkata:
Founded in 1814, Indian museum in Kolkata is not only the oldest but also the largest museum in the country. It comprises 6 different sections i.e. geology, zoology, economic botany, art, anthropology and archaeology. There are around 35 galleries in this museum. Egyptian mummy, Mughal paintings, skeletons of pre-historic animals and Ashoka pillar with 4 lion emblem are the highlights of Indian museum.
Timings: 10 am-5 pm
2. Shankar’s International Dolls Museum, Delhi:
As its name suggests, this museum has a rich collection of dolls wearing outfits of different countries. The museum is named after the curator of the dolls K. Shankar Pillai. The Shankar’s International Dolls Museum is partitioned into two sections where one section display dolls from the Asian countries, Africa and Middle east and another section features dolls from UK, USA and other nations.
Timings: 10 am-5:30 pm
3. Government Museum, Chennai:
Established in 1851, it is the second oldest museum in the country. Government Museum, also called Egmore Museum, has many impressive displays including bronze sculptures, the colossal museum theatre, old coins, the Connemara Public Library, Buddhist relics and wonderful paintings of Raja Ravi Varma. The museum also houses the best pieces belonging to Chaulkyas and Cholas dynasties.
Timings: 9:30 am-4:30 pm
4. Naval Aviation Museum, Goa:
It is a military museum situated near Vasco Da Gama, Goa. The most interesting part is that it is the only of it kind in the whole Asia. There are two sections of Naval Aviation Museum, indoor gallery and an outdoor exhibit. You can find various types of aircraft engine on display in an outdoor exhibit. On the other side, Indoor galley has several rooms showing aircraft carriers and weapons utilized by the Indian Navy.
Timings: 10 am-5 pm
5. Baywatch Wax Museum, Kanyakumari:
You can get an idea about Baywatch wax museum by its name i.e. it consists of wax statues of some world famous personalities such as Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, Indian Independence activist Mahatma Gandhi and Hollywood actor Jackie Chan. The museum is also often compared to the Madame Tussauds of London due to these magnificent wax figures. You can also look for some fabulous 3D paintings in the museum.
Timings: 8 am-6:30 pm
6. National Rail Museum, Delhi:
Located in Chanakyapuri of Delhi, it is one of the most popular museums in India. National Rail museum will make you familiar with the rich history of Indian Railways. There are many interesting things to see here like The Fairy Queen locomotive, royal saloons, John Morris Fire Engine, Steam Simulator etc. Don’t forget to enjoy the toy train ride that gives memorable experiences.
Timings: 10 am-4:30 pm
So, these were the some of the best museums in India. Must add these museums to your bucket list.