Though Himachal Pradesh is the land of God and Goddess, the place is also famous for Museums. The collections of these Museums reflect the rich cultural heritage of Himachal Pradesh and nearby region. Some famous Museums of this state are: Puratatva Chenta Sangh, Shri Chandra Mani Kashyap Museum, Bhuri Singh Museum.
Museum Of Nagaland
Located in the far northeastern part of India, Nagaland is found to have its existence in the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata. Different peoples of Nagaland like the Lothas, Angami, Ao, Chakhesang and several others, Nagaland incorporates a distinct historical background. State Museum at Kohima was established in the year 1970 as a multipurpose museum.The State Museum at Kohima presents several aspects of the Naga tribal life including their ancestral weaponry, carved gateposts, status pillars, traditional Naga costumes, jewellery, oil paintings, terracotta, stone objects, metal objects and natural history specimens.
Museums in Haryana
Museums in Haryana exhibit artefacts that throw sufficient light on the ancient civilisation that flourished in the state. These museums in Haryana are the major crowd-pullers from all parts of India and also from different parts of the world. These museums in Haryana house various artefacts relating to tribal art, science and technology, current archaeological developments and rare and significant antique pieces, etc. The museums in Haryana are also involved in several activities, such as, holding art exhibitions, displaying new discoveries, and undertaking programmes to educate the public about the rich culture and history of the state.
Haryana Prantiya Puratatva Sangarhalaya
Haryana Prantiya Puratatva Sangarhalaya, an archaeological museum located at Gurkul in Jhajjar. It was established in 1961.
Museum of Folk and Tribal Art
Mr. K.C. Aryan famous art historian, painter, sculptor established Museum of Folk and Tribal Art at Gurgaon in 1984.This Museum is the treasure trove of Folk, Tribal and Neglected Art form of India.
Sri Krishna Museum
Sri Krishna Museum in Kurukshetra was established in 1987.This Museum mainly showcases various art objects related to Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu.
Science Activity Corner
Science Activity Corner is situated on Barnala Road in Sirsa, Haryana. Science Activity Corner, Sirsa was established in 1995 mainly for the children.
Museums in Uttarakhand
Museums of Uttarakhand are ideal retreats for people desiring to learn the Indian historical facts. These museums in Uttarakhand are classified into various categories and thus present the best of their state.
Group Museum And Archives
Pd. Govind Ballabh Pant Government Museum.
Museums Of Assam
Assam is a place of rich cultural heritage and the diversity in Assamese culture is vastly displayed in each and every bit of its art and culture. The museums of Assam exhibit excellent collections of exquisite pieces of culture, art and civilization. The museums store figurines and statues of exquisite craftsmanship of bronze that encompass small prominent images, a 'mukhalinga', bells and a conch shell including the largest and most beautiful icon depicts Indra, the Vedic war god.
Museum Of Veterinary Science
Regional Science Centre
District Museum at Sonitpur
District Museum at Mangaldai
District Museum at Barpeta
Museums of Manipur
The museums in Manipur possess a very rich assortment of artifacts, which is a striking evidence of the rich and glorious history of India in general and the north eastern region of India in particular. There are various museums in Manipur which have tried their best to preserve the ancient tradition and culture of the state. The Manipur State museum is one of the prominent museums of Manipur which is situated very close to the Imphal Polo ground. This place was very significant both politically and socially during the British rule in India. The museum contains a large number of historical artifacts which are put on display for the public. The artefacts on display in this museum also depict the cultural heritage of Manipur. A number of magnificent portraits of the former rulers of Manipur are also displayed in the Manipur state museum from the late eighteenth century. Some of the striking items present in this museum are the aboriginal weapons (both ranged and melee), robes and armour of the ancient period. This museum stays open from 10.00 A.M. to 4.30 P.M. Some of the museums of Manipur are Police Museum at Imphal
Orient Museum at Tamenglong
Mutta Museum at Imphal
Medical Museums at Lamphel
Manipur State Museum
Biological Museum at Imphal
Anthropological Musuem at Canchipur
Agriculture Museum at Imphal
Museums of Punjab
Museums of Punjab possess some extensive variety of sculptures and paintings by modern Indian artists and also an assortment of Indian miniatures of the Rajasthani, Mughal, Pahari and Sikh schools. These museums also exhibit a number of arm and armours, medals and items of princely states with sections on Anthropology, Archaeology, Tribal and folk arts portraying diverse scopes and concepts in the patterns of culture and art. One of the prominent museums of Punjab is the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Amritsar. The museum was the summer palace of former king; Maharaja Ranjit Singh. It is now changed into a magnificent museum. Ram Bagh is the name of the very beautiful garden which surrounds the Museum. Maharaja Ranjit Singh is a significant figure in the Indian history. This museum puts on show various objects relating to Maharaja Ranjit Singh, like, outstanding paintings, arms and armour and centuries old manuscripts and coins. Some of the museums of Punjab are
Archaeological Museum, Ropar
Archaeology Site Museum
Central Sikh Museum
Rajpur Regimental Museum
Chandigarh Museums One of the most beautiful cities in India is Chandigarh. It serves as the capital city of two states, i.e. Haryana and Punjab. The city is filled with innumerable tourist attractions and people from various parts of India and other corners of the world visit every year. The presence of a large number of temples in Chandigarh is a clear indication of its glorious culture and tradition. The city is famous for its art galleries and museums. These places of interest are subject of entertainment and also serve as the manifestation of the great diversity in the culture of India. The city of Chandigarh is covered by a clear blue sky in the background of the mountains. A little closer to the city will enable one to have a spectacular view of the Shivalik Hills' rough skyline over the zenith. The city has experienced the period of Mughals as well as the British and the instances of the rich tradition and culture those periods are preserved in some of the Chandigarh Museums. Museums in Chandigarh exhibit rare collections of Persian and Mughal paintings, Gandhara sculptures, ancient mural paintings and various other collection of the ancient period and some collection of present-day art. Among the notable museums of Chandigarh is the Government Museum and Art Gallery. The museum was founded in the year, 1968. The major things to see in this museum are the Gandhara School of Art & Sculpture, decorative arts, miniature paintings and coins. Some of the museums of Chandigarh are:
Government Museum & Art Gallery
Museum Of Fine Arts at Chandigarh
Zoology Museum at Chandigarh
Herbarium & Museum
Museums of Meghalaya
Museums of Meghalaya exhibit the two most appealing characteristic of this beautiful state located in the North-Eastern part of India. Situated in the lap of eastern Himalayas, the breathtaking beauty of nature with all its constituents have given their best to make it a calm and peaceful tourist destination. The exquisite culture of the two most significant tribal groups of Meghalaya; the Garos and the Khasis have witnessed the passage of time and kept them unchanged for long. The Museums of Meghalaya have preserved a variety of objects of ritualistic and artistic significance to the lives of the Garos and Khasis. For those having interest in history and natural science, there are various museums in Meghalaya possessing items of history and natural science.
Some of the museums in Meghalaya are known for their collection of artifacts that are significantly related to the life of the tribal groups of the Khasis and Garos. They attract scholars and general tourists alike and display the daily use objects of the tribal life, like baskets and tobacco boxes. They also put on display jewelleries, masks, totems and other objects of importance to the tribals. The delicately woven garments and shawls are some of the other attractions. Two of the museums of Meghalaya having ethnic interest are the Meghalaya Tribal Research Institute and the State Museum of Meghalaya. Some of the popular museums of Meghalaya are Zonal Anthropological Museum at Shillong and Bishnu Museum.
Museums of Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir remained the center of cultural heritage since time immemorial. The museums of Jammu and Kashmir hold the glory of past events and affairs. Some of the museums display the culture and rich heritage of Jammu and Kashmir. These museums stand as a proof of the rich sculptural execution of deities that were a hallmark of Kashmir, exposing the unique style and standard of sculpture in Kashmir that date back to the seventh to eleventh century.
Some of the present museums of Jammu and Kashmir were earlier the palaces of emperors. The museums include the collections like shawls, paintings, arms and armoury, silver images, copper and jade ornaments, copper and brass utensils and Ladakhi handicrafts. The archaeological objects displayed in the museums involve pottery, terracotta tiles, metal and stone objects dating from the 2nd to 12th century AD. Life size statuettes of Lord Budha, Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma are displayed vividly. The art of calligraphy in the Sharda, Persian and Arabic scripts depict the excellence of the art. Textiles are also displayed in the museums of Jammu and Kashmir. Certain museums here also house libraries. Some of the Museums of Jammu and Kashmir are Kashmir Museum, Kanchenjunga Museum, Amar Mahal Museum And Library
(Last Updated on : 11-07-2013)
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