10 Most Interesting and Unique Museums to Visit in India

India is a wonderful place with various attractions. There are culture, tradition, history, nature and adventure related activities in this country. If you are looking for museums in India, there are a lot of magnificent and unique styled museums in the country.

Here are the top 10 museums that you need to visit in India.

1. National Museum, New Delhi

This is the largest museum in the country. It was built in the middle of 20th century in the capital of the country, Delhi. Do you want to see the train coaches used by kings or remnants of Buddha? No matter what type of historic element you want to watch, this is the right place to visit. There are a lot of manuscripts, arts, statues, utensils, craft items, armors, dresses and many other collections in this museum.

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2. Indian Museum, Kolkata

This is a unique style museum. This museum contains skeleton, unique Mughal collections, ornaments and many others. This is one of the oldest museums in the whole world. If you are in Kolkata, West Bengal, you ought to visit this museum. Archaeology, economic beauty, art, geology and many other galleries are found in this museum.

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3. Government Museum, Chennai

This is also called as the Madras Museum. This is located in Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It was established in the end of 19th century. There are a lot of exhibits related to botany, zoology, geology and many others. There are many galleries about the South Indian kings. There are also separate galleries for children. There is a huge library with old books and many collections in this museum.

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4. Princes of Wales Museum, Mumbai

This museum is located in Mumbai, near to the Gateway of India. It was established in the beginning of 20th century. There are many sections in this museum like history, archaeology, art and so on. There are various manuscripts and other details related to Chaulkyas and Gupta era.

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5. International Dolls Museum, Delhi

This is a collection of various dolls from various parts of the world. Starting from Australia to Africa, there are a lot of dolls from various origins. This doll collection is located in New Delhi. The dolls of various kinds and styles can be found in this museum. This is an important place to visit if you are in Delhi with your child.

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6. Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad

This is a museum that is dedicated to art. There are a lot of carvings, artefacts, paintings and many other elements from various countries and various eras. This museum is located in Hyderabad. It is one of the most common tourist destinations in this state.


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7. Nizam Museum, Hyderabad

This is a museum of unique collection. This museum is filled with just the gifts that the last Nizam received during his silver jubilee celebration which was conducted in 1936. It has many gold objects, glass inlay work, diamond objects, silver elephants, 1930 Rolls Royce card, Jaguar Mark V and many others. It also has the wardrobe of the Nizam and 150 years old lift that was manually operated during his reign.


8. Calico Museum, Ahmedabad

This is one of the top destinations in Ahmadabad. It is a museum that is dedicated to fabric paintings. This was established in 1949 and has cloth paintings from pre-historic era to recent ones. The displays at this museum are very attractive and have attracted a lot of international and local visitors. Many cloths in display were used previously by Mughals and other ruler.

Calico Museum

9. Wax Museum, Kanyakumari

This is located in Baywatch in Kanyakumari. This museum has wax statues of various celebrities and they resemble the personality very closely. Starting from Manmohan Singh to Mother Teresa, there are a lot of statues with which you can take pictures. The photo would look like you are actually standing with the personality.

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10. Island Museum, Hyderabad

This is located in the Nagarjuna Sagar Lake in Hyderabad. This is the only island museum in the whole world. This is a unique museum that contains remnants of Buddha like his ear ring, tooth and many others. This museum is located on the third largest lake that was made by man and, the Dam is the largest one in the world. People visit this museum very often for its unique collection.

Nagarjunakonda-IslandThere are a lot of other interesting museums like Jawahar Toy Museum, Rail Museum and so on. Each one would give you a unique yet wonderful experience.

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