India which was called for years The Golden Bird not only for its wealthiest land in ancient times but also for its rich architectural beauty and culture, traditions and historic past. We all know India was known for its famous artifacts, ornaments with historical monuments, which has a majestic past of Mughals and British which speaks the history of the country.
In this richness, India is also holding up its great historical, scientific, artistic, or the cultural interest in the “Museums” a building where we can see these precious historic art pieces. These Museums are nonprofit institute where every individual can display his/her art publically and can visit throughout to know some of the golden arts of our India.
In another word we can also say, museums are the storyteller of our some historic precious memories, although this also today’s artistic artist’s people identity to get exhibit their art of work with their own caliber of art. So here we are come up with the Top Ten most popular Museums of India which has been listed and also unfold lots of unheard truth of the bygone era.
1.) National Museum:
To start with one of the largest museums of India, National museum situated on the corner of Janpath and Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi. It was established in 1949 and known for its variety of articles range from the pre-historic era to the modern work of art. The special art of work which is an exhibit from an old era makes this Museum a special and must visit the building.
Highlights: The museum holds up the luxury coaches of trains, long time back which are used by great kings, also a variety of collection that includes jewelry, paintings, armors, decorative arts, and manuscripts. Not only had this museum also sectioned with the Buddhist where we can find a head of Buddha statue.
2.) Indian Museum:
Indian museum is also one of the largest and old museums and founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata in 1814.The museums hold six sections which contain five galleries of creative and scientific work of arts including the archaeology, geology economic beauty, and art.
Highlights: Indian museum is the oldest museum in the globe, and we can have the range over here with this museum a unique collection of armors, skeleton, Mughal paintings and ornaments. So while traveling in for Kolkata definitely makes a visit to this museum in your list.
3.) Government Museum:
This museum is also known as Madras Museum, which is basically based in Chennai and one of the busiest spots for the travelers. The establishment of this museum was in 1851 and this museum stores the different varieties which relate to geology, zoology and anthropology and botany.
Highlights: The museum is squeezing up the history with dividing the sections and showcasing the main South Indian times encompassing, Chalukyas, Chola, and Vijayanagar, not ending with the glimpse of different collection of books from the past years as well as the stocked library.
4.) Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Museum:
Mumbai the city of dreams gets this beautiful museum to be placed. This museum formerly named the Prince of Whales Museum of the Western, India. The museum was founded in early years of the 20th century with the help of government.
Highlights: Museum comprises three main sections with archeology section, a natural history section, and art section. This museum represents the variety of work art dating back to Gupta and Chalukyas era.
5.) Shankar International Dolls Museum:
This Museum was set up by K. Shankar Pillai, a political cartoonist. The idea is to showcase the largest collection of dolls from wide and far in our own Capital Delhi.
Highlights: This museum has been divided into two sections which represent more than 160 glass cases from New Zealand, Africa, India and Australia, whereas one dolls collection gathered from New Zealand, UK, USA, Commonwealth of independent states and other from Middle East, India, Asian countries and Africa.
6.) Salar Jung Museum:
The museum located at Darushifa, in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana, India. This museum also got the acknowledged as an institution of National importance by the Indian Parliament.
Highlights: The art museum stores the art which showcases the collection of paintings, textiles, metallic, artifacts, clocks and carvings from different countries such as China, North America, Egypt, Nepal, Burma, and India.
7.) National Rail Museum:
This museum is also got in the pocket of New Delhi, which is located in Chanakyapuri, with over an area of 10 acres of land. The museum covered the great collection of more than 100 genuine size displays of Indian Railways.
Highlights: The special of this museum is that there is a toy train that tenders rides of the site on daily basis. And another collection put on sight are antique furniture’s, working models, historical photographs, signaling tools and more.
8.) Calico Museum:
The Calico Museum is famous for the textiles which located in the city of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat in western India. This admirable museum is something should not be skipped while traveling towards an Indian Tour. The museum was started by Gautam Sarabhai and his sister Gira Sarabhai in the year 1949.
Highlights: Museum has stunned collection of fabrics ranging from the pre-historic cloth paintings to the gorgeous Indian fabric. The best and fascinating part of this museum is the display once used by the Mughal rulers of ancient times.
9.) Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum:
The museum is situated in the Mumbai city and one of the oldest Museum. This is an ancient times museum which displays the decorative arts collection of 19th century, which was opened to the public on May 2, 1872, and that time the museum was named Victoria and Albert Museum.
Highlights: This museum is all about giving the whole picture of the life in Mumbai of the 19th century, which also includes the historical photographs, clay, maps, and costumes.
10.) Napier Museum:
The oldest museum Napier is perched in Thiruvananthapuram, which is known as the capital of Kerala city.The name this museum got from Lord Napier, who was Governor of Madras.
Highlights: This museum holds up the historic artifacts such as Kathakali puppets models, musical instruments, Kerala chariots and bronze idols of gods and goddess.