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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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TRAVEL PACKAGES IN INDIA
 


Valley of Flowers Tour


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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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MUSEUMS IN INDIA





Museums & art galleries are the treasure houses of Indian cultural heritage & display collections of artefacts, scientifically classified transporting visitors on a quick fulfilling journey to ancient times of imperial dynasties to view for themselves the wonder that was India.

The british in the 19th century set up a number of institutions to explore & documents the wealth of material available in the country. Among these were the Archaeological Survey of India & Geological Survey of India. Simultaneously,they began to view Indian art & culture as integral tothe country's heritage & deemed it necessary to house collections in suitable institutions. Thus in 1875 the first museum, the Indian Museum was established in Calcutta.

Museums also serve as the important audio-visual means of education. The development of museums in all their ramifications is considered important as they promote national integration & international understanding.

Museums all over the country exhibits objects that range from finds at archeological sites, miniature paintings, royal memorabilai to India's fiest traditional crafts.

The National Museum in New Delhi exhibits a range from terracotta figure of the 5th & 6th centurt BC to exquisitely damascened i.e. ornamented swords of the Mughal perod.

Also in New Delhi, the Crafts Museum displays the folk art of India. Perodical exhibitions include textiles, wooden sculptures of coastal India & other thematic subjects.

Jaipur's City Palace, itselg an object of wonder, houses a collection of royal memorabilia, as do the museums in other parts of Rajasthan, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Alwar & Bundi. Each of these princely States whose rulers were great patrons of art & miniature paintings in distinctive styles of their own forms the nucleus of many a museum's treasure.

In Gujarat, the city of Ahmedabad has a sprinkling of museums, all private collections of an individual or a family. The Shreyas Museum of Folk Art, The Calico Textile Museum of Textiles, The Kite Museum, each display another facet of the rich heritage of craft traditions of Gujarat. Vadodara's museum is housed in an old palace & includes extremely rare bronze figurines.

In the north, jammu's two museums display a valuable collection of miniature paintings known as " " Pahari " or hill school. Srinagar's S P S 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 from 7th to 11th century AD.

Bhopal's Museum revolves around the considarable tribal skill of Madhya Pradesh, the focus of which is dhokra figures, amde in the lost wax technique out of bell metal.

Pune's Raja ( Dinkar ) Kelkar Museum is the lifelong collection of one man whose theme was the celebration of everyday life in art. Inkpots, cooking vessels & betal nut crackers all display the wealth of every day art.

Hyderabad's most famous is the Salar Jung Museum again a personal collection which features priceless treasures as also whimsical objects.

Trivendram has a museum whose building is probably the most photographed edifice in the city. Objects displayed inside are exquisitely carved bronze temple fiures.

Cochin has number of museums taht were built by the Dutch as palaces & by local rulers. A small museum on the outskirts of the city is the Museum of Natural History. Sound & light show brings to life all the figures exhibited ranging from classical dancers to Portuguese traders.

Calcatta too has a museum that was the personal collection of one family at Mallick's Palace. It is impossible to give a brief account of a subject that requires a full volume itself



 
 

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