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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Allahabad Museum, Uttar Pradesh - 27

The Allahabad museum has in impressive collection from the Maurya, Sunga, Kushan and Gupta periods. It also hosts sculptural masterpieces from the early medieval period.

Guys, this museum is located right in the heart of the city behind Alfred Park. You can visit here anytime round the year from 09.30 am to 06.00 pm except Monday. Artifacts and miniatures are the attractions of Allahabad Museum. You can reach here by hiring a cab or auto from the hotel or take a rickshaw if you happen to stay in the locality.

It is one of the best-known museums in India and that is what makes it a must visit destination in Allahabad. The distinctiveness of this museum lies in the fact that it has separate galleries dedicated to archeological determinations, natural history demonstrates, art gallery and artifacts gifted by Jawaharlal Nehru.

The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, himself kicked off Allahabad Museum in 1947. The museum features off a large collection of displays that are broke up across whopping 18 galleries. The objects on view include unfashionable and Indus Valley ancientnesses, stone sculpture, terracotta, bronzes, seals, miniature paintings, Buddhist thanks, textiles, weapons, gothic land grants as well as documents and the personal effects of Nehru and the freedom movement.

You can find here beauteous stone images, elaborately cut up temple pillars and headers dating from the 3rd century BC to the 12th century AD, represent important families, both ancient and nonmodern. There are ancientnesses from nearly all the renowned schools of sculptures namely Gandhara, Mathura, Kausambi and Sarnath. So, do not miss the opportunity to sse the Allahabad Musem if you are travelling across the Uttar Pradesh.

Related Links :

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02. Museums of Jammu and Kashmir : Sri Pratap Singh Museum Srinagar - 2
03. Art Gallery Jammu :Dogra Art Gallery - 3
04. Himachal Pradesh : The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives Dharmshala - 4
05. Himachal Pradesh : Bhuri Singh Museum, Shimla - 5
06. Shimla State Museum - 6
07. The Nicholas Roerich Gallery, Shimla - 7
08. Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Summerhil, Shimla - 8
09. Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum, Naggar - 9
10. Punjab and Haryana : Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Amritsar - 10
11. Government Museum and Art Callery, Chandigarh - 11
12. The Chandigarh Architecture Museum - 12
13. The Natural History Museum, Chandigarh - 13
14. Anglo Sikh War Memorial Ferozeshah - 14
15. Art Gallery, Patiala - 15
16. Sanghol Museum, Chandigarh - 16
17. New Delhi : The National Museum - 17
18. The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi - 18
19. The Rail Museum - 19
20. The Nehru Memorial Museum, New Delhi - 20
21. The Gandhi Memorial Museum (Rajghat) and the Gandhi Smriti Museum (Tees January Marg) - 21
22. Tibet House Museum, New Delhi - 22
23. The Archaeological Museum at the Red Fort, New Delhi - 23
24. International Dolls Museum, New Delhi - 24
25. The Crafts Museum at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi - 25
26. Museum of Natural History, New Delhi - 26
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