City Palace Museum - Jaipur
Located within the
City Palace complex and nestled amidst old buildings, temples and
the palace quarters, this museum was founded in 1959 by Maharaja
Sawai Man Singh II. The exhibits consist of the ancestral
collections built up by the successive rulers of Amer and Jaipur.
A small selection of paintings, manuscripts, maps, carpets,
textiles, costumes, weapons and armours was displayed in the
Pothikhana (library) and the Silehkhana or armoury (both of these
in their present form, were established in 1952) of the palace.
The Art Gallery is housed in the Diwan-i-Aam constructed for
holding important State functions. A variety of objects-miniature
paintings, illustrated manuscripts, decorated bookcovers,
palm-leaf and Sanchipat manuscripts, old printed books, gigantic
Mughal carpets, gold and silver Takhis-Rawan (movable throne),
covered Ambabadis and open Howdahs, palanquins and carriages with
richly embroidered velvet coverings are displayed in this gallery.
There are rare bird and animal studies by Ustad Mansur, court
scenes, battle scenes, portraits and mythological paintings by
famous Mughal painters.
A very rare gold brocaded velvet throne carpet bearing seal marks
and notes dating back to 1605 A.D., two richly embroidered window
curtains belonging to the mid-seventeenth century and a finely
woven gold and silk circular Thal-Posh (dish cover) also belonging
to the seventeenth century are worthy of mention.
Address : Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Ji Museum Inside City
Timings : 9.30 A.M. to 4.45 P.M.
Hawa Mahal Museum - Jaipur
Just behind the
beautiful Hawa Mahal(Palace of Winds) in the adjoining Partap
Mandir, a museum was setup in the year 1983. Preserved here is the
sculptural heritage collected from Ganeshwar, Virat Nagar, Raid,
Sambhar and Nagar.
Albert Hall Museum - Jaipur
Located in the centre
of the sprawling Ram Niwas Bagh, this is the oldest Museum in the
State. It was built in 1876 when King Edward VII visited India as
the Prince of Wales. It was opened to public in 1886
Archaeological Museum - Amer (Jaipur)
Located in the
Dil-e-Aaram Gardens, of Amer, the ancient capital of Jaipur, and
established in 1949. Prior to this, the excavated material from
Rairh, Bairat, Sambhar, Nagar etc. and the sculptures and
epigraphs collected from various sites in the erstwhile jaipur
State were housed at Vidyadhar Gardens in Purana Chat. In July
1949 the entire collection was transferred to Dil-e-Aaram Garden,
a part of the old palace at Amer. An Art Gallery was inaugurated
in 1992 in this complex.The museum is divided into three sections.
Govt. Museum - Ajmer
Situated in the heart
of the old city and close to the railway station the museum is
housed in the beautiful fort and palace built by the Mughal
Emperor Akbar in 1570. It was here that the British envoy Sir
Thomas Roe met Emperor jahangir in 1616. What is today commonly
known as Magazine is the palace quarters where the emperors lived.
After British occupation in 1818 and during the first war of
Independence in 1857 it was used as the Rajputana Arsenal by the
British which gave the name magazine.
Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum - Udaipur
interesting collection exhibited by this Indian folk arts museum
includes folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk
musical instruments, folk deities and paintings.
Govt. Museum - Bharatpur
Located in the centre
of the famous Lohagarh Fort, the Bharatpur Museum houses a rich
collection of archaeological wealth of the nearby areas as from
the old Bharatpiir State. The huge palatial building Kachahari
Kalan, once the administrative block of the rulers of Bharatpur
state, was converted into a Museum in 1944. Lateron, the Kamra
Khas (personal chamber) building on the first floor was added to
the museum. It exhibits sculptures found during the excavation of
old villages e.g. Noh, Mailah, Bareh, Bayana etc. ranging from the
Govt. Museum - Alwar
Housed in the old
City Palace, it has a unique collection of arms, bidri work,
lacquered and ivory work, musical instruments, stuffed animals,
beautiful brass and pottery works from Jaipur, Multan, Bengal and
Ceylon, miniature paintings and Persian and Sanskrit manuscripts.
The museum is divided into three major sections, each housed in a
Govt. Museum - Jodhpur
Located in the Umaid
gardens on High Court Road, it has a large and fairly interesting
collection. There are many stuffed animal, inclusing a number of
desert birds in two glass cases, each with a thorn bush. The
military section includes cumbersome wooden biplane models and an
extraordinary brass battelship.
Mehrangarh Museum - Jodhpur
museum with rare and interesting artifacts, textiles, paintings,
transport items etc. laid out with utmost care and thought.The
Palanquin and Howdah Galleries display a superb collection of old
and costly specimens of great historical value.
Umaid Bhavan Palace
Museum - Jodhpur
The ruling family of
Jodhpur has recently converted a part of the gigantic Umaid Bhawan
Palace as a palace museum. Items on display are rare collection of
rocks, watches, fine china, ornate mirrored furniture, glass and
crystal ware, photographs etc.
Junagarh fort, Bikaner
Ganga Mahal, the
imposing halls added by Maharaja Gailga Singh, now houses the Fort
Museum. It contains a fine collection of antique Rajput, weaponry,
jade handle daggers, camel hide d17als (shields) and inlaid
handguns and camel guns. Cold and silver howdahs, jhulas, kis and
a firstworld war biplane are on view. Other important objects
include a pairof drums belonging to jamblioji, the saint who
predicted the foundation of the dynasty by Rao Bika for 450 years.
Photographs and items of personal use by Maharaja Ganga Singh and
miniatures are also on view.