Rajasthan Museum : Art Gallery of Royal Rajputs.
Highlights : Precious Artifacts, Museum Architecture.
Location : Centrally Located / Easily Accessible.
Best time to Visit : September-March
Silver Urn at City Palace Museum , Jaipur
|Famous Museum :||Museum at Mehrangarh Fort, Junagarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, City Palace Jaipur, Lake Palace Udaipur.|
|Museum Attractions :||Miniature Paintings, Royal Attires, Precious Stones, Roual Jewellery, Rajput Weaponry, Jade Handle Daggers, Inlaid Handguns, Gold and Silver 'howdahs'(seat for an elephant ride).|
|Must Visit :||Crystal Gallery at Udaipur, City Palace Museum Jaipur.|
|City Palace Jaipur :||Mubarak Mahal Marble and Sandstone Exterior. Mahakama Khas Museum Costumes, Weapons, Miniature Paintings, Rare Manuscripts.|
|City Palace Udaipur :||Royal Courtyard, Darbar Hall, Crystal Gallery Rare Crystal Collection, Ruby Palace - Collection of Glass and Mirror, Moti Mahal - Beautiful Mirror Tiles, Chini Mahal - Ornamental Tiles.|
|Accessibility :||City Palace, Jaipur 256 km SW of Delhi, Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur 243 km SW of Agra, Mehrangarh Fort - 600 km SW of Delhi, 253 km S of Bikaner, Junagarh Fort 317 km NW of Jaipur, 544 km SW of Delhi.|
|Museum Charges :||Entry Fee - Adults - Rs 50, Children
- Rs 30.
Cameras : Still - Rs 20, Video - Rs 200.
|Tips :||Spend at-least half a day exploring the museums. Do not touch the artifacts that are preserved in the museum.|
|Timings of Museum :||9.30 am - 4.45 pm.|
Rajasthan, the north-western state of India, is synonymous with mighty maharajahs, ambrosial maharanis and their legendary tales. Tales of chivalry, romance, sacrifice and pride. These may have become a part of folklore, but the imposing architectural marvels where many a tale were staged, still remain; standing in silent testimony to the glory of the bygone era. The celebration of beauty in palace museums of Rajasthan is liberally evident in its varied images of arts and crafts, as well as in everyday domestic excerpts and gadgets of the Rajputs' trade such as swords and knives. Today these enthralling artifacts hang on the beautifully carved and embellished walls of the colossal museums in Rajasthan, which have been revered with the duty to preserve the pages of age-old radiance.
Take a tour of the museums of Rajasthan, that are a complete entertainment package,
undoubtedly offering great architecture, high quality artifacts and
well-lit displays, all in a single shot. Once you are inside, you will
witness delicately carved sandstone alcoves displaying an opulent array of
artifacts from different regions and historical periods that covers every
available square inch of space. Come on, let your hair down here at
Rajasthan. Travel to Jaipur and visit the City Palace Museum and you will
be enticed to see the grand regalia of medieval artifacts kept there.
Listed in the Guinness Book of Records for housing two glinting urns which
are said to be the world's largest silver objects, the Palace is both a
work of art and an art gallery. Look at the beautifully painted ceiling
before gazing at the miniature paintings embellishing its walls along with
other curios stored here.
On your famous palace museum tour of Rajasthan, move the wheels of your car and head straight towards Bikaner, the outpost of civilization. Visit the Junagarh Fort Museum which is entirely taken up by royal clan memorabilia and shacks everything from a World War I fighter aircraft to more personal relics (including their original sandalwood stone). Travel further west and you will be at Jaisalmer Folklore Museum which will provide you with a change of taste. The most atmospheric rooms of the heritage building display a broad array of fossils, coins, musical instruments, a few puppets and traditional items of daily use. Come to Kota and you will be awe-strucked to encounter the huge locus of diversities that exist here. Many of the royal alcoves open out to sweeping views of the river, but it is the sights inside which will draw your attention. The richness of detail in the delicate fluted pillars, mirror inlays and murals that wash the walls to color, is what makes Kota's City Palace exceptional. The museum is another inlet into Kota's past where you will find some very fine examples from the Kota school of painting, sculptures, photographs and implacable arms and armour.
A Painting at Mehrangarh Fort Museum, Jodhpur
Travel to Rajasthan to see the museums which are like an open book, with its history carved on every stone and bulletin. Be it in a fort on a hilltop, a hunting lodge in sheer wilderness or a serene lake palace, voices from the past in a different incarnation, attracts tourists from all over the world. Some of the main attractions of Rajasthan museums are the regal archieves not only display swords, fabrics and other memorabilia items of historical significance, but also engraves your memory with some bizarre treatises like the greatest cannon of the world, kept at the Jaigarh fort. The famous palace museums in Rajasthan are so massive that it can be attested without doubt, that you are not going to forget it in your whole lifetime! So, come over to Rajasthan and discover the clandestine secrets preserved in its heart for long.
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