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7 Awesome Museums for all You Geeky Travellers

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Not much into shopping, pubbing and food? We understand the sentiment of those who are into cultural getaways, art galleries and museums. This blog post is meant for you! 

1. Indian Museum, Kolkata: The oldest in India

source: HolidayIQ reviewer Saurav Gupta shot this video in Indian Museum

HolidayIQ reviewer Sahajony talks about the foundation, "Founded in 1814 at the cradle of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (at the present building of the Asiatic Society, 1 Park Street, Kolkata), Indian Museum is the earliest and the largest multipurpose Museum in the Indian subcontinent and in the Asia-Pacific region of the world. With its foundation, the Museum movement started rolling in India and resulted in the fruitful cropping up of more than 400 museums in the country."

HolidayIQ reviewer Saurabh shares about the collection, "It has rare collections of antiques, armour, coins, ornaments, fossils, skeletons, the Egyptian mummy, the Ashoka Pillar and Mughal paintings. This multi-purpose Institution with multidisciplinary activities has six sections comprising thirty-five galleries of cultural and scientific artefacts namely Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Geology, Zoology and Economic Botany. The museum building is massive and the gardens are decent."

2. State Museum, Bhopal: For the art lovers

source: HolidayIQ reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shot this video in Indian Museum

HolidayIQ reviewer Suketu Vasavada talks about the collection, "This museum has a section depicting the rural life of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. It is to be seen to believe. I have posted some pics but there is much more to it. Entry fees Rs 10 photography allowed at Rs. 40."

HolidayIQ reviewer Vinod Dhakad shares, "One of the best-designed museums across India - that's how the State Museum is referred to by many art lovers, you will find all details of tribes of ancient India and tribal habitats."

3. Tribal Museum, Delhi: For the folk art

source: HolidayIQ reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shot this video at the Tribal Museum

For those of you who are fascinated by the Adivasis and the various tribes of India, this is the place for you. The building is officially called Thakkar Baba Smarak Sadan in memory of the person who started this movement under the guidance of Mahatma Gandhi. There are fascinating figures, musical instruments, dancing sticks, metal-tipped arrows, jewellery and textiles. There are some amazing wall murals as well. 

4. Government Museum, Bangalore: Neoclassical Style Architecture

source: HolidayIQ reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shot this video at the Government Of Karnataka Museum

The Government Museum of Bangalore is located at the Kasturba Gandhi Road, near to the beautiful Cubbon Park. Colonel Sankey designed the main building of the museum and got it constructed in the year 1876. It comprises of two exhibition floors, which is further divided into eighteen galleries. These galleries comprise of different sections like geology, natural history, sculpture, art and numismatics.

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5. Napier Museum, Trivandrum: Indo-Saracenic architecture

source: HolidayIQ reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shot this video at Napier Museum

HolidayIQ reviewer Aswathy shares, "Napier museum displays the historical background f Kerala. It has a good coin collection and Velu Thampi Dalawa sword, which is of great importance. It has art galleries which have collections of Ravi Varma paintings too. Nearby that zoo is also there. It is a destination meant for History lovers."

HolidayIQ reviewer Vishnu.S. says, "The museum contains the rare belongings of the kings of Travancore and it also maintains foreign states gift and other things. The coinage of Travancore, pens of the king, their royal dresses, swords everything is displayed and maintained properly."

6. Driftwood Museum in Kumarakom: Oceanic wonders

source: HolidayIQ reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shot this video at Bay Island Driftwood Museum

Awarded for innovative tourism, Bay Island Driftwood Museum is one of its kinds. HolidayIQ reviewer Rizwanuddin shares, "These artefacts are the work of salty water of oceans, wild waves and various oceanic creatures who has worked for thousands of years on the pieces and roots of Rosewood and finally turned them into natural sculptures. An innovative vision of Mrs Raji who brought in all these objects in spectacular shapes like Jesus, a soldier which is dedicated to great freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose, dancers etc and various animals like crocodile, hawk, snakes, camels, dinosaur, chimpanzee, Christmas Tree etc."

7. Egmore Museum, Chennai: Exciting prehistoric antiques

source: HolidayIQ reviewer Rajanikanth Bs shot this video at Bay Island Egmore Museum

Being the second oldest museum in India, it is quite apt that the Egmore government museum should be situated in the cultural capital of Chennai. It is an extremely well-curated museum which boasts rooms full of artefacts and history that have stories to tell. From cannons, copper plates and Sati stones to Jain and Buddhist sculptures, the place has it all. There are even prehistoric antiquities on the ground floor, notable ones being the ‘Adichanallur’ burial urns and the items from Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa.

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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