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Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

Rajasthan is full of rich cultural heritage that can be best experienced in its museums and galleries. Jaipur the Pink City of Rajasthan houses several beautiful museums and galleries, which showcase rare artifacts that belong to the kings of the bygone era. These museums in Jaipur take you through its historical past. Soothe your eyes with the antique artifacts in the museums of Jaipur, which will transport you to the era of Raj Culture.


The museums and galleries of Jaipur exhibit miniature paintings, sculptures, ancient manuscripts, jewellery, excavation, metal work, arms & weapons, elephant saddles and the royal dresses of the kings and queens. The architectural beauty of the museum is also worth seeing.


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Located amidst of Ramnivas Gardens is the Central Museum an impressive stone structure constructed in the Indo-Persian style. It is a noteworthy museum of Jaipur. It is the oldest museum of Rajasthan that came into existence in 1886 AD to celebrate the occasions of the visit of the King Edward VII to the pink city.


The museum exhibits a wide variety of metal objects, carpets, wood crafts, stone and metal sculptures, natural stones, ivory goods, arms and weapons. A large collection of miniatures from the Kota, Bundi, Kishangarh, Udaipur, and Jaipur schools of paintings is also on display.


The City Palace Museum is a treasured storehouse of artifacts and the significance of the collection can be understood from the fact that most of the acquisitions were dated as and when these items came into royal possession. Other interests of the museum include the textile section of the Museum, medieval Arms & Armory and Mughal & Persian carpets.


Chariots, Cars, buggies, Horse, Elephant and Camel Carts used by the royal families are also on display. All these had state as well as ceremonial functions and later on also brought out on religious occasions only.


Several other famous museums in the city include names like Government Central Museum, Sawai Man Singh Museum, Dolls Museum, Hawa Mahal Museum, B M Birla Planetarium, Museum of Indology, Jawahar Kala Kendra and Modern Art Gallery.


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Showcasing best of Rajputana history, Museum and Galleries are of great interest for tourists!

 

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