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Rajasthan Museums Part II

One of the most popular tourist destination, Rajasthan, serves as both international and domestic tourists. It attracts tourists for its historical places, forts, fine art and culture with its slogan, Padharo Mahare desh.” One amongst every third foreign visitors, plan for a trip to Rajasthan. Tourism accounts for 8 percent of state’s domestic product. And the museums are treasured tourist attraction, till date.

Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

Rajasthan Museums Part II
  • Entry Fee: Rs 30 (adults), Rs 20 (students), Rs 15 (children)
  • Location (City the monument/place is in): Jaipur
  • Entry Timing: Tuesday – Saturday : 10:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday : 11:00am – 4:30pm
  • Approx. visit duration: Closed on Mondays and major national and local holidays. The museum is closed each summer between May 15th and July 15th for gallery maintenance
  • Top Attractions of the monument/place: Famous for hand printing. 

Chanwar Palkiwalon ki Haveli’, and similarly recognised as Anokhi Haveli is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan.   Anokhi Museum of hand printing is the footing which is generous and works with a central goal of conserving the outmoded civilisations and the workings of artists of Jaipur. The museum is the foothold of ancient custom of hand block painting, and comprises of the outdated hand printing techniques. The demonstration on block printing techniques are are hence offered by this foundation.

Initiated in 2005, the museum consist of a small lecture hall, which runs a slide-show and docu-feature films on Lithography and Tinting, on regular basis.

The AMHP assemblage thus upholds the acquirement programme and carries on developing with recurrent add-ons of hand printed weaves, with the related articles and photos. The widespread ‘Anokhi Archives’, moreover offers a beautiful storehouse of attire, as well as household fixtures, courting from the initial 1960s till present day. The museum emphases on present-day fabric, stretching from state-of-the-art designs made by gifted artists, to old-style clothes still worn in hand-picked areas today, even though in declining sums. A fixated assortment of notable weaves offers a framework for further acceptation of block printing.

In the premises of the museum, it has a cafe and a shop trading on handmade restricted version of products with jewels, cards, books, furnishings as well as attires.

The Museum is positioned about 15 km from Jaipur city, and close to Ajmer fort bus-stand.  It is well linked through Jaipur Railway station to main metropolises and railway stations like Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Chennai, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Ahmedabad.

Bharatpur (Government) Museum

Rajasthan Museums Part II
  • Entry Fee: Rs 5 Indians, Rs 50 Foreigners, Students Rs 2, Foreign Students Rs 25; Camera Rs 10, video Rs 20
  • Location (City the monument/place is in): Bharatpur
  • Entry Timing: 09.45 am to 5.15 pm (Monday and Public Holidays)
  • Approx. visit duration: Summers and winters/ 1-2 hrs.
  • Top Attractions of the monument/place: Museum brimming with most exclusive ancient artefacts and archaeological assets.

The Bharatpur (Government) Museum is positioned in the core of Lohargarh Fort. It is brimming with a number of the most exclusive and ancient artefacts and archaeological assets. Abode of ancient and antiquated mementoes that are of infrequent value. Bharatpur government museum is one amongst the other tourist attractions. Tourists from all nook and corner of the world are bewildered by the antiquated splendour of Bharatpur Government Museum.

Bharatpur Government Museum comprises a very treasurable assemblage of archaeological riches of the neighbouring places. Certain things likewise comes from timeworn Bharatpur State. In fact, it is the massive palatial edifice knownas ‘Kachahari Kalan’. It is transformed from managerial block of the monarchs of Bharatpur state to a Museum, in 1944 AD. It is situated in the heart of Lohargarh Fort. The ‘Kamra Khas’ (private space) structure on the first floor was added to the museum, later.

Bharatpur Government Museum contains statuaries from the diggings of long-standing hamlets. A number of of the long-standing hamlets are Noh, Mallah, Bareh, Bayana and so on, that varies as of the Kushan period (1st century A.D.) to 19th century A.D. Museum, as well has the far-fetched weaponries used in combats in the primitive period of the Jat rulers, portraits, scripts, zoological samplings, native fine art and craft. It hail from Bharatpur.

There is moreover, an art galleria in the museum which consist of the samples of miniscule images on leaves of the Peepal tree, Mica and old Lithopapers. It likewise has the portraits of the Maharajas of Bharatpur. Moving to higher storey, there consist of two segments. First segment comprises of numerous kinds of guns and small canons, which are used for the duration of 18th century A.D., termed ‘Chaddra’.

Bharatpur Government Museum is well linked by road and rail through Agra, Mathura, Delhi as well as Jaipur. The nearby airport is Agra (54 km). The museum is situated nearly 7 kms from the Bharatpur Railway Station, besides 4 km from Bharatpur Bus Stand. 

Government Museum

  • Entry Fee: Rs 5 (Indians) Rs 10 (Foreigners)  
  • Location: Ajmer
  • Entry Timing: 10AM – 4PM
  • Approx. visit duration: Summers and Winters
  • Top Attractions of the monument/place: Royal palace of King Akbar transformed to a beautiful fort.

Akbar’s, the Royal palace was converted into a museum and Ajmer Government Museum. It is housed inside a beautiful fort and palace was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1570. It is situated in the heart of the old city and close to the railway station.

Ajmer is a abode full of travellers fascinations. The huge range of touring destinations in Ajmer makes it a place that is at least worth a visit. Conversing of travellers’ fascinations in Ajmer, the leading places of curiosity are the Museums in Ajmer.

By the advantage of the very rich and intricate history of Rajasthan, going back to the seventh century, the Museums in Ajmer displays the rarest of sporadic assemblages like weaponries and armour, used in feudal times, stone statuaries, and miniscule portraits. Owing to the supremacy of socially varied monarchs, primarily in the form of the Rajputs, and then and there in the form of the Delhi Sultanate and lastly the Mughals, the Museums in Ajmer display an extensive range of vintage shards of items that have been the focus of widespread investigation and archaeological site. One inspecting all the exhibits, one grows an inkling of the creative intelligence controlled by the numerous artists and craftsmen of those ages. The eternal charisma of the fine art and craft, which has significance till date, likewise captivates one.

Sadul Singh Museum

Rajasthan Museums Part II
  • Entry Fee: Rs 10(Indians), Rs 20 (Foreigners)
  • Location (City the monument/place is in): Bikaner
  • Entry Timing: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sunday closed
  • Approx. visit duration: Summers and winters- 1-2hrs
  • Top Attractions of the monument/place: Rajasthan’s one of the main museum is highlighted for its warrior heritage, and its remains true to that lineage.

Lodged on the second floor of Lalgarh palace, this museum was time-honoured in the year 1972. It displays a wide-ranging continuum of Georgian pictures, hunting awards, besides uncommon objet d’art. The museum is out-and-out made for the great rulers of Bikaner and is devoted to the lives of three successive rulers, specifically Maharaja Ganga Sigh, Sadul Singh and Karni Singh. The way of life and times gone by of the above specified three rulers is described with the aid of several objet d’art and life size photographs.

The Sadul Singh museum moreover houses a huge collection of photos and Georgian canvases. This museum caters for a feast to the eyes of history enthusiasts and art admirers.

Several neglected and antique palaces and forts have got converted into heritage hotels. The museums are too the treat for the eyes of the beholder. Tourism in ‘Incredible India’ has been successful in making its own individual platform in India. A stopover to all these well-known museums offer a foretaste of the times, when these Maharajas used to rule the metropolis and their regal approach towards living.

Arpita Chatterjee
Arpita Chatterjee
I am a Research Scholar under Nagpur University (RTMNU) and myarea of research is focusing on Canadian Literature. The purpose of myresearch are the Strategies of Survival and Politics of Gender of the femaleprotagonists of Margaret Atwood’s Novels. Along with that, I am at presenta free-lancer, into content writing and blogging. I worked as a Lecturer inEnglish at several colleges in and around India, namely Hislop College(Nagpur), Jain College (Belguam, Karnataka), Bhavan’s Vivekananda College(Secunderabad) I am a voracious reader and an avid pet-lover


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