Best places to visit and things to do in India and South-East Asia
Marine Aquarium & Museum
Situated in Kavaratti, Marine museum showcases plethora of marine related artifacts and aims at promoting marine products and its preservation. The interesting thing about the museum is its aquarium which has few of the most striking species of sea fishes and water animals. 15 rupees per camera.
The Nagaland State Museum in Kohima is mainly noted for its beautiful galleries on every tribe of Nagaland. There are dioramas and models with explanations that will give you the essence of the tribal culture in the state.
Dubai Museum is the main museum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai museum is one of the oldest building existing in the city. It also features galleries that recreate historic Arab houses, mosques, Souks, date farms and desert and marine life. It also includes an exhibit on pearl diving, with sets of pearl merchants’ weights, scales and sieves.
Vintage Car Museum
Vintage and Classic car museum in Udaipur has a great collection of some rarest classic and vintage cars. Owned by Rana Sriji Arvind Singh Mewar, it is a heavenly place for car lovers. The museum has cars which are almost 70 years old and all are in working condition. The collection is established in the original former Mewar State Motor Garage, a glorious setting for such a fine assortment of vehicles. The vintage car museum is located on the Gulab Bagh Road, just opposite to the main entrance to the Gulab Bagh and Zoo. The museum has around 20 antique cars including 4 Rolls- Royce’s Phantom, 2 Cadillac’s, one MG-TC convertible, one Ford-A convertible, one Vauxhall- 12, Morais, The Mercs and The Austin’s and several other exhibits like solar powered rickshaws and much more. It is a perfect place in Udaipur for a car enthusiast.
Umaid Bhawan Museum
The Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel in Jodhpur is not just magnificent in every aspect but is also the dream wedding destination for many people. The palace also hosts a museum, documenting the Palace and the Maharaja of Jodhpur. It has some great collection of historical artifacts and vitange car as the belongings of the King.
Indian Museum Kolkata
The Indian Museum, Kolkata is the ninth oldest museum of the world that has an exquisite collection of armors, antiques, ornaments, skeletons, fossils, mummies and Mughal paintings. Locally famous as Jadughar of Kolkata, this largest museum of India is divided into six sections with over 60 galleries of scientific and cultural artifacts. It is a great place to visit in Kolkata. The Indian Museum exhibits some of the finest collection of contemporary paintings, the sacred relic of Buddha to ancient sculptures. The museum has art section, Nepal-Tibet Gallery, Anthropological Section showing tribal and non-tribal Indians, Archaeological Section showcasing stone-age artifacts, geological section, zoological section and Industrial section. The museum is a knowledge center in Kolkata for kids as well as adults. The museum is a great place to visit with children in Kolkata as they can learn numerous things and also know about the rich cultural heritage of India.
Artist Village is regarded as the cultural and traditional center of the region. It is regarded as the best Saputara attraction for buying traditional as well as tribal artifacts. Warli paintings and the tribal craft objects are some of the rare ones which you can find here. The place is regarded as an ideal place to learn about the culture of this region. Artist village is a beautiful village which exhibits spectacular artifacts of Bamboo, clothes and many other things. The main tribals of the village Bhil, Kunbi and warli are well known for their benevolence. Apart from buying their beautiful art works, you can also get into workshops to create something different and get to know the artist in you and their culture even better. This artist village describes the rich tradition and drags you into its beautiful artifacts.
Marine Aquarium and Research Centre (MARC)
Marine Aquarium and Research Centre, Digha is one of the largest Aquarium in Asia. It sprawls over 6 acres of land and the aquarium houses 24 large marine tanks and 10 fresh water tanks to preserve and displays more than 20 varieties of aquatic life such as live sharks, octopus, crabs, seals, sea snakes etc. The Digha Marine Aquarium has the largest inbuilt marine aquarium in the country and equipped with sea water circulation and advanced filtration unit. If you are done with the beaches in Digha and want to explore the aquatic life, you can check into here. MARC is also a famous research centre for marine research in the country. Hundreds of visitors make it a point to view the Aquarium every day. The aquarium is opened to the public on all working days from 9:30 A.M to 6:00 P.M. It is a perfect place to try something new in Digha.
Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum
The Kumaon Regiment is one of the most decorated infantry regiments of the Indian Army. The museum has a wide collection ranging from stories of the heroics of the First World War till date. It has on display the various weapons captured, flags of enemies captured by the army and also the LTTE boat captured during Operation Pawan. It has stories of the First and the Second Param Vir Chakra who belonged to the Kumaon Regiment.
Rotary Dolls Museum
Rotary Dolls Museum is one of the major attractions in Rajkot, a splendid city of Gujarat. The museum which is spread over an area of 9000 square feet houses dolls from around more than 100 countries accounting to over 1500 dolls. The dolls that are placed in the museum reflect the ethnic cultures in a beautiful way and they are simply adorable. You are awestruck when looking at the dolls that are worth ranging from INR 1 to INR 400,000. They are perfectly crafted to appear close to reality. At times you may mistake it with a real tiny creature staring at you with glistening eyes and cute little face. The museum is obviously a treat for children but the adults find it amazing too. This museum is managed by rotary midtown club and is available for people to visit and adore the vivid and beautiful collection of dolls. Go and lose yourself in the world of dolls.
Jim Corbett Museum
The heritage bungalow of the famous hunter turned environmentalist, Jim Corbett, is one of the most captivating parts of the wild Corbett Reserve. Located in Kaladhungi in Uttarakhand, the museum offers an insight to the life of man-eaters and other wild animals of the Reserve. Your shopping quest will be accomplished with a variety of handmade rural and handicraft items which reflect the life of the wild fauna. The museum is full of belongings of Jim Corbett which includes his personal articles, paintings, sketches, manuscripts and the last hunt done by this eminent personality. The best time to visit this place is from January to March although the place is open throughout the year. You must visit this museum to get a glimpse of the life of the hunter and his love for nature.
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum
Amid your walk around the RK Beach, or as you drive past the shoreline street, you may see a fairly expound gathering of Submarines. Venture down and stop to witness the main Submarine Museum in the whole of Asia. Humbly situates over a street, the Submarine gallery is a traveler spot select to Vishakhapatnam and subsequently not to be missed, while here. INS Kurusura, a Russian constructed forward submarine of the Indian Navy was swung to a gallery on 27th Feb 2001. It had been being used by the Indian Defense since its landing in Vizag in 1970. The Submarine was brought from the ocean, to the sands of the Ramakrisna Beach and situated on solid establishment to set up as an exhibition hall. The exhibition hall is the first of its kind in Asia and second on the planet. It has been set up with the mean to make mindfulness among the general population to know how the submarines function amid wartime and for indicate packaging the life inside the submarine, and so forth.
Gandhi’s home turned museum, during India’s Independence movement, this was the home Mahatma Gandhi. The place depicts the life history of his life and is worth a visit when you travel to Ahmedabad and holds the spirit and grit which a where Gandhi displayed and taught the world on the principles of non violence and truthfulness, which he lived for and guided the world.
Jai Vilas Mahal
Situated in the heart of the city, Jai Vilas Palace is one of the most excellent structures of Gwalior. The royal residence includes a lovely mix of Tuscan, Italian and Corinthian styles of engineering. The Jai Vilas Palace, otherwise called Jai Vilas Mahal, was worked in the nineteenth century, in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. It was initially worked as a castle which is currently transformed into a gallery. Spread over a territory of 12,40,771 square feet, the royal residence has a tremendous Durbar Hall which is delightfully composed with the world’s heaviest crystal fixtures, perplexing gold decorations, and a huge extravagant cover. The cover is one of the greatest covers in Asia. The Fort detainees were given a 12-year employment of weaving the cover in the Durbar Hall. It was composed by a well known engineer of that time, Sir Michael Filose. The inside has a huge feasting table which has a silver prepare that was utilized as a table trolley for serving sustenance to the general population. Different attractions of the castle incorporate perusing rooms, drawing rooms, JSM lobby, and breakfast room.
The Palace is the old residence of the erstwhile Royal family which has since been handed over to the Government of India and has been turned into a Museum. It is a must visit place for anyone coming to Agartala which in itself is a very clean and beautifully maintained city. The area of the Palace is large with temples on both sides and very well maintained garden all around.
Fateh Prakash Palace Museum
The museum is divided into a number of sections. The various sections of the museum are Weapons and Tribal Life, Wood Crafts of Bassi village, Coins and art gallery. The museum boasts a large collection of sculptures. The most sought after among them is the statue of Ganapati from Panagarh. The statue was built during the 8th and the 9th century. This statue is a treat to the eye. There are also some other statues that also draw a considerable amount of tourists. Among them, the Indra and Jain Ambica statues from Rashmi village are significant ones. These statues depict back to the medieval period.
Air Force Museum, Shillong
The Air Force Museum forms a part of the Indian Air Force’s Eastern Command in Shillong. Situated in the headquarters of this command, the museum provides an insight into the glorious history of the Indian Air Force. An attraction for both adults as well as children, Air Force Museum Shillong is a great place to get knowledge about the country’s defence forces, mainly the Indian Air Force, brave flying warriors and defence history. This museum has pictures of Indo-China War and Indo-Pakistan War on display. Visitors can also see Python’s skin at the museum.
Colombo National Museum
The museum holds many artifacts from different eras of much importance to Sri lanka such as regalia, including the thrown and the crown of the kandyan monarch. Kandyan monarch is one of the highlights in Sri lanka tourism and one of the most appreciated by the tourist travel Sri lanka. The Museum holds three main sections for Natural science, Cultural and library and natural section consists of four main sub sections as Entomology, Zoology, Botany and Geology.
Albert Hall Museum
The exquisite building of the Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur is housed in the center of Ram Niwas Garden. It is the oldest museum of Rajasthan and has become an important place to visit in Jaipur. Also called as the Government Central Museum, the Albert Hall Museum is modeled on the Albert Museum of London and represents the Indo- Saracenic style of architecture. The main attraction of the Albert Hall Museum is the building itself, with its beautifully elaborate domes and carved arches constructed from inland stone. The museum displays a vast range of antique objects like metal objects, wood crafts, carpets, stone and metal sculptures, arms and weapons, natural stones and ivory goods. It also houses a large collection of miniatures from Bundi, Kota, Kishangarh, Udaipur and Jaipur schools of art. The Albert Hall Museum’s timing is from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The entry fee to Albert Hall Museum is INR 10-20 for Indians and INR 75-150 for foreigners. Photography is allowed inside the museum and you can click Albert Hall Museum’s images. 150 rs for foreigners
Located on the St. Louis street the Pondicherry museum is a treasure from the history of Pondicherry. The rare collection of bronzes and stone sculptures of Pallavas and Chola dynasties and the excavated artifacts and beads from glass industry of Arikamedu are major attractions of tourism. Remnants of Greek and Roman jars, splendid pieces of the Tsung periods in China adore a major section of the museum. There are no photography charges and even the entry fee is minimal Rs. 15. The foyer and courtyard consist of amazing stone statues and some fossilized tree trunks. There is a bronze gallery with images of Gods and Goddesses and various collection of temple lamps. The most amazing part is the ground floor with 3 curious transportation mechanisms including a coach, a Palanquin (sedan chair), and a pousse (an earlier version of rickshaw). Apart from this burial urns, terracotta figures, crockery, guns, swords, spears, paintings, and mirrors that give a glimpse of the lives of people in that time add stars to the glory of the museum.
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