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Travel To The Three Famous Museums In Varanasi

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Published: Saturday, October 22, 2016, 9:30 [IST]
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Temples galore the holy city of Varanasi! But you are mistaken if you think Varanasi is all about temples and pilgrims. Let's take a look at the three of the important museums in Uttar Pradesh located at Varanasi. Bharat Kala museum , Ramnagar Fort museum and Government museum are the three famous museums in Varanasi which are major tourist attractions.

Bharat Kala museum

Three Famous Museums In Varanasi

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Bharat Kala Bhavan is an art and archaeological museum located in Banaras Hindu University of Varanasi. It has been instrumental in collecting art and is one of the major tourist attractions in Varanasi.

Established in 1920, the museum has a huge collection of costumes and textiles, Hindu and Buddhist sculptures, miniature paintings and other items of archaeological importance. Most of the pictures in the museum dates back to 15th and 16th centuries.

Most of the collections are historically important, aesthetically beautiful and has certain amount of uniqueness to it! It also possess one of the greatest collection of miniature paintings.

Timing - 10.30 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Closed on - Sundays and University holidays

Ramnagar Fort museum

Three Famous Museums In Varanasi

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Ramnagar fort museum is an old fortification which is located 6 miles away from Varanasi. The main highlights of the museum are decorated howdahs, art works, weaponry displays and intricate ivory carvings.

Built in the Mughal style of architecture in the year 1750, this museum is also famed for its awesome collection of American vintage cars and black musical instruments. Ramnagar museum is undoubtedly one of the major tourist attractions in Varanasi.

Timing - 9 A.M. to 5.30 P.M.
Closed on - Public holidays

Government museum

Three Famous Museums In Varanasi

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The Government museum in Mathura displays an interesting collection of antiquities ranging from 3rd century to 12th century. The main highlights one can explore in this museum are the varied collection of paintings, bronze items, clay objects, terracotta bowls and pottery.

Established in the year 1874, this archaeological museum has a large number of archaeological remains excavated from the Mathura region.

Timing - 9.30 A.M. to 6.00 P.M.
Closed on - Public holidays

These are some of the important museums in Uttar Pradesh which are major tourist attractions in Varanasi. Travel to these famous museums in Varanasi and let us know your experience :)

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