(Last Updated on : 15-02-2014)
The District Archeological Museum is located in the Bastar district
in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh
. The museum ranks as one of the major tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh. It also serves as a major cultural site of the area. Bastar is one of the important districts in the state which has its headquarters at Jagdalpur. The district is popular for its idyllic scenery, historical sites and diverse tribal culture. Tourists visit the District Archeological Museum to get a glimpse of the rich tradition and culture of the place.
The District Archeological Museum in Chhattisgarh was established in the year 1988 by the state government. The museum was set up with a view to collecting the archaeological assets. The museum is credited with upholding and showcasing the diverse culture and rich tradition of the Bastar district. The museum has a huge collection of the interesting relics that have been found in the district. These are exhibited to the common people in a chronological manner. There are various sections in the museum which exhibit various relics ranging from the ancient times to the present ages.
The tribal section of the Archeological Museum also serves as an attraction to the visitors. Bastar is home to various tribal communities and the museum exhibits the rich tribal culture and traditions in the district. Bastar is a well known center for tribal folk culture. The tribal section in the museum depicts a variety of relics concerning the tribal lifestyle. There are a wide range of relics like tribal weapons, handicrafts, tribal farming instruments and other interesting items in the museum. The museum also displays remnants to make visitors understand and appreciate the origin and lifestyle of the tribal communities.
Various guided tours are organized by the tourist board and several travel agencies to the District Archeological Museum. Travelers who stay near the museum can also make walking tours there. Most tours start from the main city center of Jagdalpur. A very nominal fee is charged from the visitors to enter the museum. They are assisted by guides who provide useful information and interesting facts about the various relics in the museum.