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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fort Museum, Bikaner - 38

Guys this Fort Museum is located at Junagarh Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan. You can see here a fine collection of antique Rajput weaponry including jade handle daggers, inlaid handguns and camel guns. Gold and silver “howdahs”, “jhulas”, “palkis” and a biplane from the First World War are also exhibited.

Ganga Mahal, the imposing halls added by Maharaja Ganga Singh, now houses the Fort Museum. It has a display section contains a fine collection of antique Rajput weaponry, jade handle daggers, camel hide 'dhals' (shields) and inlaid handguns and camel guns. Other important objects include a pair of drums belonging to Jambhoji, the saint who predicted the foundation of the dynasty by Rao Bika for 450 years. Photographs and items of personal use by Maharaja Ganga Singh and miniatures are also on display.

You can visit here from 10.00 am to 04.45 pm by getting entry passes of Rs. 10/- for Indians and Rs. 50/- for Foreigners.

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