Museums of East and North East India
Odisha is a small state in India, holding a rich past and cultural heritage. The state has been patronized for its glorious art and culture from ancient age and the museums of Orissa are quite popular among the Indian State Museums. To understand the richness of culture of the state, the museums of West Bengal are indeed supportive. Museums in West Bengal uphold national heritage and promote international understanding. The Museums of Tripura add to the glory of the state attracting a large number of tourists from all over the country. Mizoram is counted among the Seven Sister States in north-eastern India and it has a historical background as well. Mizoram excels in tradition and ethnicity and the museums of Mizoram are preserving it’s cultural past quite well. These museums are also considered to be popular ones among the Indian State Museums. The state called as 'The Abode of Clouds' is Meghalaya. This state is rich in having a cultural and heritage history, in spite of being a small state in north-eastern India. The museums of Meghalaya exhibit the antiquities of the past and they are well known among all the Indian State Museums. The rich heritage of the state of Manipur dates back to the days of Mahabharata. Museums in Manipur display artifacts related to the ancient archaeological excavations and Indian freedom struggle. Whether to feel the pulse of the heritage of Biharor to witness the rich folk culture of the Indian states like Assam or Arunachal Pradesh, the Indian State Museums are there to cater to almost every need of the tourists. The ancient heritage of Nagaland is ideally depicted through the museums of Nagaland.
Museums of South India
The museums in Tamil Nadu are also considered as popular ones among the Indian State Museums for preserving the interesting archaeological and anthropological objects of the state. The museums in Andhra Pradesh have also earned significant recognition among all the Indian State Museums. The extensive and glorious legacy of the state of Kerala is nicely exhibited in the museums of Kerala. Some of the museums of Karnataka lavishly display the art and culture as well as the religious practice of the contemporary society. Some other museums exhibit medical instruments belonging to the distant past and the arms used by the ancient as well as modern armies.Telangana serves as a home to museums namely, Alampur Museum, Alampur, Mahbubnagar; B M Birla Science Museum, City Museum, Hyderabad; and Warangal Museum, Warangal.
Museums of North India
Jammu and Kashmir has always been the centre of cultural heritage since time immemorial. The museums of Jammu and Kashmir nicely hold the glory of the state's past events and affairs and hence, they attract more visitors than most of the other Indian State Museums. The museums of Punjab are preserving the symbols of the heritage like various types of paintings, sculptures, medals, arms, anthropological elements and also excavated elements of Indus Valley Civilization, tribal and folk arts etc. The museums of Haryana are famous among the Indian State Museums for their preservation of various types of materials ranging from archaeological objects to scientific elements to tribal and neglected art etc. Famous for being the land of God and Goddess, the state of Himachal Pradesh has one of the richest cultural heritages among all the Indian states. Amongst the Indian State Museums, the museums of Himachal Pradesh ideally reflect its cultural heritage. Museums of Uttar Pradesh also preserve the ancient art and archaeological elements of the state, like many other state museums.
Museums of West India
The museums of Gujarat will provide it’s visitors with glimpses of the earlier emperors, incidents from their lives and portraits of the royal families. Goa is probably the most popular tourist destination in India. The museums of Goa represent the exclusive amalgamation of modernity and culture, religion and heritage. Being considered as a royal state for its rich heritage of various palaces, temples and forts, Rajasthan is one of the most attracting tourist spot in India. Museums of Rajasthan are primarily found inside old palaces and forts, depicting the glorious history of the state.
Museums of Central India
Madhya Pradesh is one of the states of India which is famous for its possession of archaeological and historical heritage. The Museums of Madhya Pradesh put on display some of the most significant objects of the past. The Madhya Pradesh museums have also been praised all over the country for outstandingly preserving the work of art dating back to the 1st century. The state of Madhya Pradesh has been ruled by several dynasties and all these dynasties have left behind a portion of their culture and royalty earthed in the soil. All these are now some of the most valuable items in order to get an insight into the past. There are several museums in Madhya Pradesh which are constructed on the sites of excavation. Some of the museums of Central India are Sanchi Archaeological Museum, National Council of Science Museums, Scindia Oriental Research Institute, Regional Science Centre at Bhopal , Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Vikram Kirti Mandir Zonal Anthropological Museum, Tulsi Archaeological Museum, Bharat Bhawan, State Museum at Bhopal and The Central Museum at Indore.
Museums of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is found to have its existence in India, from the very ancient days with a meagre amount of population. The history of the place dates back to the Middle Palaeolithic and hence has a rich historical background. The museums of Andaman and Nicobar Islands thus whisper the tales of the long lost days. Samudrika Marine Museum and Forest Museum are the museums located in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Museums of Lakshadweep Island
Museums like Marine Aquarium and Museum and Doll museum are housed in Lakshadweep Island.