Top 10 Museums in India that you must see

  1. National Museum, Delhi

Royal Academy London organized an exhibition on Indian Art in collaboration with the Government of India and Britain. This exhibition took place in Burlington House, London, and then in Delhi Rashtrapati Bhawan. In 1949, Shri R.C Rajagopalacharia inaugurated the National Museum, the Governor-General of India. Visiting hours is from 10 am to 6 pm with a ticket cost of Rs. 20 for adults and Rs. 650 for foreigners.

You can visit by Metro – the nearest metro station is Central Secretariat or Udyog Bhawan. Videography is strictly prohibited, but photography needs permission in selected fields with a minimum fee. You can plan your trip to the museum with Adotrip.

  1. Heritage Transport Museum, Gurgaon, Manesar

The Heritage Transport Museum is India’s first museum that enunciates the evolution in the transport industry in India. It is one of the trending destinations in India for people who love automobiles. You can also plan a visit to Manesar while planning your time at the museum. AI circuit tool planner is an efficient way to handle your holiday destination with Adotrip. It also has a collection of various artefacts, maritime, two-wheelers, aviation, railway, heavy-mechanised transports, automobile, and transport toys. 

You can book your ticket for a single day with Rs. 400 and for students with ID proof the cost is Rs. 200. 

  1. Indian Museum, Kolkata

The Indian Museum had many names before it is now called the Indian Museum. The museum, in the beginning, was called the “Asiatic Society Museum”, “Imperial Museum”, and now it is called “Indian Museum”. 1840 marked the formation of the museum. Sir William Jones, the founder of Asiatic society, an enthusiastic traveler, founded the Asiatic society to safeguard the history, origin, and growth of the Indian Museum in 1784. 

The museum displays different architectural remains of the eastern gateway in Bharhut, Satna district of Madhya Pradesh in the Bharhut Gallery; Bronze artifacts from the 8th – 14th BC in the Bronze gallery; exceptional collections of Egyptian artifacts in the Egyptian gallery and more. You can plan your visit with Adotrip to Dharmatala district of Kolkata. The visit hours are between 10 am to 6:30 pm from Tuesday – Friday and 10 am to 8 pm from Saturday & Sunday. 

  1. Government Museum, Chennai

The museum displays the notable collection of artifacts and antiques such as the South Indian bronzes, Amaravati sculptures, Thanjavur armory, Dowleswaram gold coins of Raja Raja I, artifacts of Megaliths of Adichanallur, prehistoric monoliths, Roman antiques, crystal reliquaries from Bhattiprolu stupa,  a skeleton of a mammoth whale obtained from Mangalore’s seashore, inscriptions on stones and copper plates. Chennai is a beautiful holiday destination. 

Visiting hours of Government Museum start from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Sunday except for Friday and national holidays. The entry fees for adults is Rs. 15, for children is Rs.10, foreigners have to pay Rs. 250 and if you want to do photography then you have to pay Rs. 200 for still camera and Rs. 500 for the video camera. 

  1. Kite Museum, Ahmedabad

Kite Museum is one of its kind. It is a trending destination for people visiting Gujarat. In 1954, Kite Museum found its grounds in Ahmedabad, initiated by Bhanu Shah – as a donation to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. You can see a marvelous collection of kites in the museum made up of different papers, mirrors, handblocked, Japanese kites and 16-22 cm long kites.  

The visiting hours start from 10 am to 12 noon and 4 pm to 6 pm, except Mondays, are closed. Plan your visit with an AI driven Circuit planner tool for amazing tours in India. 

  1. Naval Aviation Museum in Vasco Da Gama, Goa

The only aviation museum is situated in Vasco-Bogmalo that is close to the port city of Vasco-Da-Gama. The museum is atop a plateau from where you can look at the vast expanse of the Arabian Sea and Bogmalo beach. The museum has a super constellation at the sentinel of the main gate. As you walk inside, you can explore numerous aircraft engines, sea hawks, helicopter engines, sealand aircrafts and those used in the 60s.

The visiting hours of the museum are from 10 am to 5 pm except for Mondays.

  1. Shivalik Fossil Park Museum, Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is a land of wonders. Planning tours in India, then Himachal Pradesh is the best holiday destination that can be visited throughout the year. Shivalik Fossil Park is one-of-its-kind in Asia that was formed in 1974. The museum displays fossils of vertebrates over 2.5 million years old. The models of extinct animals are made up of fibreglass and resins. It also exhibits limbs and skulls of tortoises, crocodiles, hippopotamus, and other mammals. It is in the Sirmour district, near Dehradun. Hence, it is an opportunity of a lifetime to visit the most trending city for travelling. 

The visiting hours of the museum are from 9:30 am to 5 pm, except Tuesdays are closed.  

  1. International Doll Museum, Delhi

Established in 1965, the International Doll Museum is also called Shankar’s Doll museum. It is located in the capital of India, Delhi. K Shankar Pillai, a renowned political cartoonist donated his collection of dolls to the museum. Dolls are gathered from two diversified parts – some from the western countries and some are from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and India. There are over 150 types of dolls in Indian costumes. When planning a tour to India, this museum must be on the bucket list. You can plan your visit to anywhere in India with Adotrip. Delhi is a rich-heritage capital with a collection of museums, forts and more. 

The visiting hours are from 10 am to 6 pm except for Monday when it’s closed. The entry fees for adults is Rs.17 and for children Rs.12. 

  1. Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai

Constructed in the year 1900, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya was erected for the Prince of Wales visit in India – named after the Prince of Wales, the museum was later established and claimed as Government of Bombay Presidency’s public contribution. The architecture is intrinsic and framed with utmost precision with arches intersecting the pillared hall in Indo-Saracenic style. You can plan your trip to Mumbai with the online circuit planner to customise your itinerary. 

The visiting hours are from 10:15 am to 6 pm, Monday to Sunday. The counter gets closed at 5:40 pm. The entrance fees for adults varies from Rs.50 to Rs.100 and Rs. 650 for foreigners. 

  1. Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad, Telangana

Salar Jung Museum, formed in 1951, located on the bank of river Musi, Hyderabad displays the antiques left by Salar Jung family from Nizam who were known for their collection of rare objects from all around the world that were left without an inheritor. This journey of collecting antiques went for forty years before he died on 2nd March in the year 1949. Plan your trip to see this amazing museum in Hyderabad with a circuit planner tool

The visiting hours start from 10 am to 5 pm. It is open throughout the week except for Fridays. The entry fee is Rs. 20 for adults, Rs. 500 for foreigners and Rs. 50 for still camera and mobile. If you click pictures without a ticket, then a fine of Rs. 500 has to be paid.

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Stella Wilson is an avid travel blogger currently working with Adotrip. She loves to write first-hand accounts of her travels. Apart from writing, her hobbies include reading and traveling. She has traveled extensively in India and her favorite travel destinations are Jaipur, Goa, and Manali.
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