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††† CULTURE OF INDIA


Festivals in India


Art in India


Shopping in India


Monuments in India


Museums in India


Restaurants in India


Music and Dance in India


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Valley of Flowers Tour


Sun, Sand & Sea Tour


Sacred Orissa Tour


Sunny South Tour


Valley of Gods


Undiscovered India Tour


Search Rhino Tour


North India and Nepal Tour


Marine Treasure Holidays


Himalayan Foothills Tour


Best of India Tour


Tribal Tours of India Tour


Festival Tour


Royal Rajasthan Tour


Glimpses of Iindia


 

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ARTS IN INDIA




During the last few years, the contemporary art scene in the country has blossomed into a high profile attention getter, auctioned at never before prices by international auctioneers. The works of all Indiaís best artists are pre sold almost always, but can sometimes be seen at art galleries in New Delhi, Bombay, Madras, Calcutta, Vadodara and Trivandrum. Art exhibitions are held in these cities from time to time, and feature solo and group shows. Museums all over the country exhibit objects that range from finds at archaeological sites, miniature paintings, royal memorabilia to Indiaís finest traditional crafts. Of course, this varies from one museum to another. New DelhiísNational Museum exhibits a range from terra-cotta figures of the 5th and 6th centuries BC to exquisitely damascened swords of the Mughal period. Also in New Delhi, theCrafts Museum displays the folk art of India. Periodical exhibitions include textiles, wooden sculptures of coastal India and other thematic subjects. Jaipurís City Palace, itself an object of wonder, houses a collection of royal i2 memorabilia, as do the museums in other parts of Rajasthan: Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Alwar and Bundi. Each of these were princely states whose rulers were great patrons of art, and miniature paintings in the distinctive style of each state forms the nucleus of many a museumís treasures. In Gujarat, the city of Ahmedabad has a sprinkling of museums, all the private collections of an individual or a family. TheShereyasMuseum of Folk Art, theCalico Museum of Textiles, theKite Museum and theUtensils Museum, each display another facet of the rich heritage of craft traditions of Gujarat. Vadodaraís museum is housed in an old palace building and includes extremely rare bronze figurines. In the north, Jammuís two museums display a valuable collection of miniature paintings collectively known as íPaharií or hill schools. Srinagarís SPS Museum is the only place in India where one can see stone sculptures of deities executed in the distinctive style that was a hallmark of Kashmir in the 7th to 11th centuries. Bhopalís museum revolves around the considerable tribal skill of Madhya Pradesh, the focus of which is dhokra figures, made in the lost wax technique out of bell metal. PuneísDinkar Kelkar Museum is the lifelong collection of one man whose theme was the celebration of everyday life in art. Ink pots, cooking vessels and betel nut crackers, all display the wealth of everyday art. Hyderabadís most famous museum is theSalar Jung Museum, again a personal collection which features priceless treasures and whimsical objects side by side. Trivandrum has a museum whose building is probably the most photographed edifice in the city. Objects displayed inside are exquisitely carved bronze temple figures. Cochin has a number of museums housed in buildings that were built by the Dutch as palaces, and by local rulers. A small museum on the outskirts of the city is theMuseum of Natural History, the vision of its founder. Sound and light shows bring to life all the figures exhibited that range from classical dancers to Portuguese traders. Calcutta too has a museum that was the personal collection of one family, atMallickís Palace. It is impossible to give a brief account of a subject that requires a full volume to itself. Every city or town in the country will have a museum featuring classical, tribal or folk art. Information regarding timings and special exhibitions will be available at the hotel counter.

The Orissa State Museum
A visit to the museum provides an instant overview of Orissa as it was and still is. It has a rich collection of sculptures, coins, copper plates, stone inscriptions, lithic and bronze age tools, rare manuscripts written on palm leaves, traditional and folk musical instruments.

The Handicrafts Museum (Secretariat Road)

This museum has a splendid collection of stone sculptures, patta paintings, brass castings, horn toys and Orissaís famous silver filigree work. Tribal Museum. This museum provides an insight into the tribal culture of Orissa. Addresses of Museums & Art Galleries





 
 

NORTH INDIA DESTINATIONS

Agra  Ajmer  Bikaner  Delhi  Haridwar  Goa  Jaipur  Jaisalmer  Jodhpur  Khajuraho  Karauli  Manali  Samode  Shimla  Udaipur  Ranthambore

SOUTH INDIA DESTINATIONS

Bangalore  Chennai  Hyderabad  Kanyakumari  Mysore  Madurai  Puri  Munnar  Rameshwaram

CITY WISE HOTELS IN INDIA

Agra  Bangalore  Bikaner  Chennai  Cochin  Delhi  Goa  Jaipur  Jaisalmer  Jodhpur  Khajurao  Kolkata  Kovalam  Udaipur  Varanasi

RESORTS IN INDIA

Taj Exotica Resort  Ananda in the Himalayas Resort  Aguada Hermitage Resort  Udaivilas Resort (Udaipur)  Vanya Vilas Resort  Coconut Lagoon Resort  Kumarakom Lake Resort  Golden Palms and Spa Resort  Sun Vilage Resport

GROUP HOTELS IN INDIA

Ambassador Group of Hotels  Best Western Hotels  Casino Hotels  Clarks Group of Hotels  Holiday Inn Hotels  ITDC group of Hotels  Jaypee Groups of Hotels  Le Meridien Hotels  Mansingh Group of Hotels  Welcom Heritage Hotels  Oberoi Group of Hotels  Sarovar Park Plaza Hotels  Taj Groups of Hotels

WILDLIFE DESTINATIONS IN INDIA

Ranthambore National Park  Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary  Jim Corbett National Park  Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary  Bandhavgarh National Park

TRAVEL PACKAGES IN INDIA

Valley of Flowers Tour  Sun, Sand & Sea Tour  Sacred Orissa Tour  Sunny South Tour  Valley of Gods  Undiscovered India Tour  Search Rhino Tour  North India and Nepal Tour  Marine Treasure Holidays  Himalayan Foothills Tour  Best of India Tour  Tribal Tours of India Tour  Festival Tour  Royal Rajasthan Tour  Glimpses of Iindia

BEACH DESTINATIONS IN INDIA

Tour to Anjuna Beach  Tour to Panaji Beach  Tour to Candolim Beach  Tour to Agonda Beach  Tour to Benaulim Beach  Tour to Dauna Paula Beach  Tour to Colva and Benaulim Beach  Tour to Vagator and Chapora  Tour to Bagmalo and Majorda  Tour to Sinquerium and Aquada  Tour to Varca and Cavelossim

RAJASTHAN TRAVEL GUIDE

Ajmer  Bambora  Chittaurgarh  Dungarpur  Jaipur  Jodhpur  Jaisalmer  Pushkar  Samode  Alwar  Nawalgarh  Rohet  Bikaner  Kota  Bharatpur  Nagaur  Ranakpur  Sariska  Bundi