Monday, December 12, 2011

Junagadh Museums

Let history catch up with you as you find yourself in the midst of a late 19th century 'darbar', resplendent with its grandeur as Nawab Rasoolkhanji III, his Vazir and his PA discuss state matters.

Actully There are total 4 types of museums in Junagadh Gujarat India.

Yes - Ayurvedic Museum, Science Museum, Darbar Hall Museum, Wild Museum

At very first want to talk about third one from above.

It opens from 9am-12pm and 3pm-6pm every day except Wednesday and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, houses prehistoric stone

and bone implements, 9th-century stone carvings and many bronzes, manuscripts, silverwork, glass crafts, woodcarvings, textiles and other

items from the history of the area.

It exhibits the era of the Babis of Junagadh, with lavish furniture, thrones, textiles, arms, portraits and photographs from the period.

Entry: Rs. 2/- for Indians and Rs. 50/- for foreigners.
The Museum charges Rs. 2/- per photograph (if you wish to take photographs).
Mobiles are to be switched off during your visit.

Apart from this, you can also find,

The tombs of the Babi Nawabs, including the first Nawab of Junagadh, who made the princely state independent from the Mughals in 1748,

have interesting designs, and though somewhat poorly maintained, are still worth seeing.

The Maqbaras from later in the Babi period, built over the grave of Nawab Mahabat Khan II.

The awe-inspiring architecture mixes Moorish, Hindu and European influences with an exquisite eye for detail.

The Maqbaras are not to be missed.

At 9th June 2003, a hi-tech sound-and-light show being planned at the Darbar Hall Museum, housed in the royal court of the erstwhile Babi rulers here, is all set to take visitors on a rare walk down memory lane — transporting them to a world of maharajas and their splendour.

Currently I am feeling really very unlucky because could not attend this Historical Event.

And thing I want to share that, after visiting Darbar Museum, If you are hungry then just walk few meters in "Janta Chowk" or ask to any local person near to "Darbar Hall", you will great source of "Sev Puri", "Danhi Puri", "Pani Puri", "Dhosa" with different varities, Idli Sambhar,

"Bhel", "Bhaji Pav" - all are really delicious dishes with very affordable prices.

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