7 best museums in India that exhibits the cultural heritage of India

India is a country that evokes the rich culture and heritage of the past. The museums exhibit the artifacts related to the erstwhile king and their kingdom ruling the area. All the major destinations of the country behold a museum which is famous for one or more key attractions. Every region of the country was ruled by the former kings whose artifacts are still preserved in the museums which reflect a glorious history to its visitors. We have enlisted some of the best museums in the country, which you ought to visit during your India holidays trip

National Museum in Delhi –

constructed in 1949, this museum is the best place to visit to know more about the railway networks of the country with its ancient paintings artifacts, antique jewelry, manuscript, artworks, decorative items, and others. The museum beholds a seperate Buddhism section which houses Buddhist ruins articles, statues, stupa remains, and other. The remnants of Gautam Buddha can also be found in this museum.

Timing: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm 

Entry fee: 10 for Indians & 300 for foreigners

Shankar’s International Doll Museum in Delhi –

International Doll Museum is the most unique and beautiful museums in India which houses a collection of dolls from all over the world. It is established by K. Shankar Pillai which is one of the most celebrated political cartoonists in India. The museum draws a major attraction of tourists due to its impressive doll collection. Even the kids will love to visit this museum as it is not less than a dreamland. 

Timing: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm 

Entry fee: 15 for adults & 5 for children 

Victoria Memorial in Kolkata –

constructed during the height of British reign in India in the memory of Queen Victoria. It is now an extensive fine art historic museum with 25 galleries displaying a collection of 3900 paintings and more than 28000 artifacts. The newest gallery displays the history and development of the city from the early days of the East India Company up until the transfer of India’s capital to Delhi in 1911. 

Timing: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm 

Entry fee: 30 for Indians; 500 for foreigners

The Prince of Wales Museum in Mumbai –

it is regarded to be one of the heritage attraction of the city. The foundation of this edifice was laid down by the Prince of Wales. The facade of the museum is a sight to behold in the midst of an expensive green garden. The museum holds almost 50,000 of some of the exquisite artifacts relating to the rich and diverse history of India.

Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Entry fee: 30 for all 

Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur –

provides an exclusive collection of artifacts objects and other art forms. The museum was constructed in 1876 as a concert hall and was named after the Victoria and Albert Museum of London due to the similar architecture. The foundation of this museum was laid when the Prince of Wales visited Jaipur. The impressive Indo-Saracenic architecture and exclusive stone ornamental, it houses numerous mural paintings, Persian paintings, and more.

Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Entry fee: 40 for Indian & 300 for foreigners

National Rail Museum in Delhi –

covering the 10 acres of land, there are 100 life-size Indian trains of ancient and modern times. There is a small toy train which will take back through various galleries and exhibits. The galleries hold historic photographers, antique train decor and essential parts, working models signaling tools, blueprints, etc. 

Timing: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Entry fee: 50 for adults & 10 for children 

City Palace Museum in Udaipur – 

Erstwhile Mewar royal family have converted much of the Udaipur City Palace complex into a world-class museum and is the best place to immerse yourself in royal history and heritage of the country. Udaipur is always said to be the best place to visit in Rajasthan Tour Package and also forms an amazing extension from Golden Triangle Tour Package. The museum is dated back to 1559 era that exhibits priceless royal memorabilia such as silverware, artwork, musical instruments, portraits, artworks, weapons, etc. 

Timings: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm 

Entry ticket: 300 for adults & 100 for children. 

All these museums in India evoke the glorious history of the bygone era and would be an interesting one to explore in the country. Most of the museums are not open through the week so just check the details online to easy access to visiting these museums. So, while visiting India don’t miss out these museums if you are in the respected city.