The state of Uttarakhand is located in the northern part of India, more specifically, in the Himalayas. This state is divided into two parts namely, Garhwal and Kumaon and has a total of 13 districts. This state, also called the "Land of the Gods" or Devbhumi has some of the holiest Hindu shrines, major rivers like Gangotri and Yamunotri, many ancient temples, nationally protected monuments, forest reserves, national parks, hill stations and mountain peaks. They have not only beautified this state but have also made Uttarakhand one of the famous tourist destinations of India. Museums of Uttarakhand are no exception in this regard. They have also added value to the tourism of this state. These museums will familiarize it’s visitors with the past as well as cultural heritage of the state. They serve as ideal places for historical buffs.
Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand has a museum called the Subir Raha Oil Museum. Nainital, a popular hill station in Uttarakhand serves as a home to the Corbett Museum. Folk Culture Museum is situated in Bhimtal, is a town and a nagar panchayat in Nainital district. The Survey Museum, Geology and Geophysics Museum and Roorkee Group Museum and Archivesadd beauty to a place called Roorkee, which is a city in Haridwar district. K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum is a museum located in Mussoorie, a hill station and a municipal board in the Dehradun District. Almora houses the Regiment Museum, Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum, Archaeological Museum and Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum.
Exhibits of Museums in Uttarakhand
Subir Raha Oil Museum illustrates the search for oil and the history of oil. Corbett Museum is dedicated to Jim Corbett, the renowned hunter turned environmentalist who had worked for wildlife conservation. This museum illustrates the life and activities of Jim Corbett in the jungle of the Kumaon hills. Geology and Geophysics Museum exhibits specimens of rocks, minerals, a wide collection of geological charts and models, etc. Roorkee Group Museum and Archives is an army museum which holds large volumes of documents, paintings and historical books. K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum has about 26 statues of some of the influential personalities of India and the world. A noteworthy aspect of the Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum is a collection of ancient antique items related to Katyuri and Chand emperors, who had ruled Uttarakhand for a considerable period of time. Folk Culture Museum holds artifacts related to folk culture and rock art, cave paintings etc. Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum houses war artifacts of the Garhwal and Kumaon regiments.
(Last Updated on : 28-10-2016)