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Trace The Ethnic Culture At The Top 10 Museums in India

By Yamini Taneja

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 5 min read

India is a country, rich in cultural diversity and possesses many historic assets that are saved in this real arm. We bring to you the top 10 museums in India that will help you know the bright history and cultural diversity of India. Visiting such places will make you enriched with all the old stories that actually made our country proud.


1. City Palace Museum, Udaipur

The Royal Mewar family has to experiment their City Palace into a marvelous museum. The place is a beautiful representation of Indian Heritage and Culture. So, if you want to have a rich- enriched memories dipped in history, then you must visit this remarkable museum of India.

Visiting Time: 9.30 AM To 4.30 PM
Entrance Fee: 300 rupees for adults, 100 rupees for children.
Nearby Restaurants:  O’zen Restaurant Café, Restaurant Gateway
Location: City Palace Complex, Udaipur, Rajasthan


2. Heritage Transport Museum, Gurugram

It is the private museum which showcases the evolution of transport in India. One can witness every kind of transport like howdahs, bullock carts, goat carts, trains and so on. And if you are fascinated to know more, then they have the library, reference centers., conference room

Visiting Time: 10 Am To 7 Pm, except Monday
Entrance Fee: 300 rupees for adults, 150 rupees, Free entry for disabled persons
Nearby Restaurants: Orchid, Gen’y Cuisines,
Location: Bilaspur-Taoru Road (Major District Road 132) off NH 8 (Bilaspur Chowk), Taoru, Gurugram, Haryana.


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3. Jaisalmer War Museum, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer War Museum tells you about the contribution and bravery of the soldiers in 1965 Indo-Pak War and 1971 Battle of Longewala. The museum also showcases weapons like war trophies, vintage equipment, tanks, guns and military vehicles. One can see the glimpse of the nature of war in the Jaisalmer War Museum.

Visiting Time: 11 AM To 5 PM
Entrance Fee: Free
Nearby Restaurant: Midtown Restaurant, Natraj Restaurant
Location: The Jaisalmer Military Station, situated not far from Jaisalmer on the Jaisalmer-Jodhpur Highway.


4. Tribal Museum, Bhopal  Madhya Pradesh

It is a creative invention that highlights on Tribal Culture. The Tribal Museum is beautifully crafted by the tribal artist of a Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh. Often culture programs are also held for a better understanding of tribal culture. This special factor has reserved its place in the list of museums in India.

Visiting Time: Noon to 7 p.m., daily except Mondays and state holidays.
Entrance Fee: INR 10 For Indians, INR 100 For Foreigners
Nearby Restaurant: Under The Mango Tree, Manohar’s Khatta Meetha, Tapti Restaurant
Location: Shyamala Hills, between the State Museum and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya Archaeological Museum, Bhopal.


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5. Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata, West Bengal

It is considered as a landmark for which Kolkata is famous for. This remarkable place is built in the memory of Queen Victoria. The museum holds 25 galleries which showcase an exclusive collection of 3,900 paintings and more than 28,000 artifacts.

Visiting Time: 10 AM to 5 PM, daily except Mondays and national holidays.
Entrance Fee: INR 20 For Indians, INR 200 For Foreigners
Nearby Restaurant: The Blue Poppy, Gabbar’s Bar And Kitchen, Peter Cat
Location: Kolkata Maidan, near Jawaharlal Nehru Road.


6. Calico Museums Of Textile, Ahmedabad, Gujrat

Calico Museums comes along the inclusive collection of Typical traditional Indian Textiles. They showcase the textile which is enriched with the depiction of Indian deities, paintings, and sculpture. Along with it, they consist of Indian textile techniques and library.

Visiting Time: 10.30 AM To 2.45 PM(Pre-Bookings Required)
Entrance Fee: Free
Nearby Restaurants: Navras Restaurant, Rajkamal Restaurant, Gayatri Food Corner
Location: The Retreat, opposite Underbridge, Shahibag, Ahmedabad.


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7. Dakshina Chitra Museum near Chennai, Tamil Nadu

The museum is devoted to South-Indian Culture and features a collection of 18 Authentic Historical Houses from all over the region. Crafts are further beautifully explained by workshops. Handicraft shops are also available which adds to the glory of the ethnicity of the culture.

Visiting Time: 10 AM to 6 PM
Entrance Fee: INR 100 For Indians, INR 200 For Foreigners
Nearby Restaurant: Sangeetha Veg Restaurant, Gazeebo Family Restaurant
Location: East Coast Road, Muttukadu, Chengalpet district, near Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Next to MGM Dizzee World. 


8. Don Bosco Centre For Indigenous  Cultures, Shillong, Meghalaya

The museum highlights the culture of North-East India with its unique feature that lies on its seven floors. Each floor cover covers a different theme along with that, there are 17 galleries including agriculture, food, housing, language, people, religion, weapons. So, all these factors contribute together to make it come under top 10 museums In India.

Visiting Time: 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM
Entrance Fee: INR 100 For Indian, INR 200 For Foreigners
Nearby Restaurant: Café Shillong, Madras Cafe
Location: Guwahati-Shillong Road, Mawlai, Shillong.


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9. Partition Museum, Amritsar, Punjab

It is counted among the top museums in India, because of the strong historical happening. Everyone’s emotion is connected to this place. Museum has to date intact the experiences of all the people who were affected by 1947 Partition. One should visit this place to know the reality of the history.

Visiting Time: 10 AM to 5 PM
Entrance Fee: Free
Nearby Restaurant: Bharawan Da Dhaba, Brothers Dhaba
Location: Amritsar Town Hall.


10. Gandhi Smriti, Delhi

This place is whole-heartedly dedicated to the Father of Nation- Mahatma Gandhi. That’s why it is always listed in the top museums in India. The museum has kept all the memories, belonging, stories of Gandhiji intact. So, you have a chance to see all the things of your inspiring role model.

Visiting Time: 10 AM. to 5 PM, daily except Mondays. 
Entrance Fee: Free
Nearby Restaurants: Sidewok, Lodi- The Garden Restaurant
Location: 5 Tees January Road (formerly Albuquerque Road), New Delhi. 


Q- All the details provided by the museums are true?
A- Yes

Q- Going to such places are fruitful?
A- Yes, as we get to know about the strong history of the nation. 

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