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Tribal Museum, Bhopal – The imposing beauty of untamed souls

India’s heartland is a unique boom when it comes to its culture. This, therefore, goes without saying that this state has strong influences from numerous subjects, which hover in tangent and cover covert beauty of the state. The Tribal Museum Bhopal is one such place, which is a marvelous amalgamation of art from various tribes. The enigma of this museum lies in the muse when it will break down and help its spectators in comprehending different sides of Indian tribes. One can only imagine the beauty of such a connection between two extremes of the society!

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State Museum of Tribal and Folk Art, Khajuraho – Phenomenal exemplar

It goes without saying that whenever India is mentioned, someone has to enshroud the alluring pleasantness of Khajuraho. The iconic nature of this museum is worth every dime. It comprises of some of the most elegant artifacts, sculptures, paintings, bamboo items, wooden items, craftwork and things made of metal. It reflects deep and thoroughness of the culture, along with the splendor in the acuteness of all artisans.    

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Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal – The city of loping lakes

Never judge a book by its cover they say; if you don’t already fall for Bharat Bhavan with the sheer glimpse of it, you aren’t an art epicure. Designed by the world known architect, late Mr. Charles Correa, and established by the government of Madhya Pradesh, this open place is a treat for everyone. An open air amphitheatre, studio theatre, active fine art workshops, libraries of Indian poetries etc. is a classic exemplar of eloquent planning. It often hosts cultural gatherings. Here, you will find the finest works from some of the highly regarded artists of all time. Husain, Raza, Gaitonde and there’s much more in store for you! Come and discover.

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State Museum, Bhopal – The embossing aura

The terse details and compositions of this museum are going to set your mind on some serious pondering. The State Museum is one of the finest museums in the country that allows its visitors to have access to modern buildings and wide corridors. The exhibitions inside the museum will make its visitors ponder, contemplate, comprehend and speculate over the art that is resplendent enough to speak about itself. The museum comprises of 16 different themed galleries, showcasing the culture, fossils, historic articles, epigraphs and manuscripts. The subjects belong to 8th century; thence demand a definite visit.

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Ravindra Bhavan, Bhopal – Art and culture in the City of Lakes

Ravindra Bhavan is an aesthetic choice for those who often steer out to ogle at cultural events and gatherings. Accommodating as much as 800 odd spectators at a time, Ravindra Bhavan compliments the capital of Madhya Pradesh with an open air stage and ample of place for its spectators to sit. It hosts grand events related to culture, art, literature and its nuances.

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The Site Museum, Sanchi – The magnificence of limpid History

For the love of sculptures, Sir John Marshall established this glory in the year 1919 and ever since it has resulted in accelerated alacrity of those who are fond of carvings from post-Buddhist Brahmanical period. The current setup displays 4 galleries, showcasing marvelous subjects dating from 3 B.C to the medieval period. Another tractable achievement of this museum is the Ashokan Lion, which is the centre of visitor’s attention. The iron implements from this museum buttress today are usage.

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Central Museum, Indore – The Art amidst the food

An affable title for Indore could be “food capital”. It spoils every holidaymaker with plethora of choices for food to eat. Those who think that there’s nothing more to the city will be taken aback once they visit Central Museum. The artifacts in this museum maintain a beautiful harmony of the contemporary and the classic. The highlight of the museum is medieval and pre-medieval Hindu and Jain sculpture that belong to the reign of Gupta’s. 

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The Sarod Museum, Gwalior – The land of regal nexus

If you begin to ruminate the artistry of this museum, one thing after another will draw your attention towards its individuality and laudable sacrosanct maintenance. This place is solely dedicated to educate and illuminate the heaviness of music. Owned by one family, the Sarod Ghar is a sagacious attempt by Gulam Ali Khan Bangesh. One will find original music instruments and their evolution over the years. The idea behind this setup is to expand awareness about classical music.

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Jiwaji Rao Scindia, Museum Gwalior – The imperial figurehead

An impressive blend of the British and Indian architecture, Jiwaji Rao Scindia Museum houses some great paintings, gadgets, properties and sculptures belonging to the bygone. This humongous palace was once a private abode, which was later turned into a museum. This museum puts forward an interesting insight into the lifestyle of this powerful regal family. Divided majorly into four sections, there are numerous facts and attributes attached to the museum which will keep one’s thoughts entangled. For starters, 560 Kg of gold leaves were used in this museum. Stay mused.

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The Baghela Museum, Rewa – Beauty of cannons

The kingly appeal of this fort will drag all your attention to its lucid yet gorgeous architecture. The Gujari Mahal Gwalior is situated among the expanses of Gwalior Fort, which is often seen as an impressive grandeur from the medieval times. An archeological site, this was initially built for Queen Mrignayani. The epoch has witnessed the much-appreciated longevity of its antiques, that dates back to 1 century A.D. Replicas of frescos and sculptures that belong to Hindus and Jains forms the main attraction.

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Gujari Mahal, Gwalior – An endowment from the past

The kingly appeal of this fort will drag all your attention to its lucid yet gorgeous architecture. The Gujari Mahal Gwalior is situated among the expanses of Gwalior Fort, which is often seen as an impressive grandeur from the medieval times. An archeological site, this was initially built for Queen Mrignayani. The epoch has witnessed the much-appreciated longevity of its antiques, that dates back to 1 century A.D. Replicas of frescoes and sculptures that belong to Hindus and Jains form the main attraction!

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Jai Vilas Palace, Gwalior – A luxurious affair with the bygones

Constructed at the whooping cost of 1 crore in the year 1874, Jai Vilas Palace Gwalior took the biggest stride ever. A perfect example of European architecture, this place is best known for its Darbar Hall. It has 400 rooms out which 40 have been wonderfully transformed into the museum. It said to have world’s biggest chandelier, weighing 7 tons each!

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Archaeological museum, Chanderi – An arresting enigma

The principle wellspring of accumulation for the site historical center of Chanderi, are the disengaged building and sculptural individuals from the demolished sanctuaries of Budhi Chanderi, datable to around tenth to twelfth century AD. Aside from the aforementioned source a few subjects have been gathered from nearby individuals, police guardianship and stray investigation.

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Archaeological Museum, Gwalior – A rock solid miracle

It somehow appears to be that Gwalior fell in love with collecting reminiscences and relics from the bygone days long back. This museum feeds everyone’s need. Having antiques in a large variety not only from the city, but also from the nearby vicinity makes it quite overwhelming for the spectators. Furthermore, not just sticking to one epoch, but this museum has gone further into in depth management by showcasing evolution from 1st century B.C. to 17th century A.D.

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Rani Durgawati Museum, Jabalpur – The remembrance of deity

The name of this museum has been derived from the Queen Durgavati, who has reached a paradigm of self sacrifice and courage. In order to reward her, this museum was built in the year 1964, with the plantation of an Indian deity of Goddess Durga in the center. Along with ancient cultural relics, artifacts, sculptures, this museum has a unique feature which adds value to its individuality; amalgamation of Mahatma Gandhi’s photograph. It also has sandstone replicas of other Indian deities.

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Dhubela Museum, Khajuraho – Bridging the bond with erotic sculptures

The first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Khajuraho is the epic wall that has been winning the world’s attention for years. Dhubela Museaum Khajuraho is thence a tribute to akin marvelous collection of subjects that keeps all its spectators amused and undoubtedly stunned. It is a must visit for history lovers.

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Maharaja Chhatrasal Museum, Dhubela – Glorious amalgamation of strength and art

Maharaja Chhatrasal Museum is a historical center placed in an old castle at Dhubela, on the Chhatarpur-Nowgong interstate, in Chhatarpur District, Madhya Pradesh, India. This historical center was secured in September, 1955 in a castle constructed by Chhatrasal. Right away, the gallery includes 8 displays, of which two exhibitions show engravings, copper plates, Sati columns, lingas and recorded pictures of the Gupta and Kalachuri period. The exhibition hall houses an extensive variety of figures of the Shakti clique. It has additionally a noteworthy accumulation of Jaina pictures. It likewise shows the articles of clothing, weapons and painted creations of the Bundela lords.


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Birla Museum, Bhopal – Splendid tales of evolution

Birla Museum is an archeological museum that was set up in 1971. It is situated on the hilly terrains of Bhopal and is famous for being one of its kinds. This museum preserves artifacts and evidences that are dated back to the prehistoric period. Visitors can also view the social culture of primitive men along with their tools and equipments. These tools and equipments were used during the Palaeolithic and Neolithic ages. Birla Museum also preserves coins, manuscripts and terracotta objects that are dated between 2nd century BC and 6th century AD. It also has a beautiful collection of ancient wall paintings of the Stone Age and a model of Bhimbetka rock shelter. Apart from these, there is a display of stone sculptures that belong to 7th and 13th century, collected from various archaeological sites.


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ASI Museum, Khajuraho – Anecdotes of sensuality

The ASI Museum of Khajuraho is a house for 3424 antiquities. These include sculptures of different sects like, Saiva, Vaisnava, Sakta cult and Jaina. It also consist secular objects like celestial nymphs, which are scenes that depict the social life and erotica. This museum is divided in five main categories that include family and minor deities, cult images, secular sculptures, animal sculptures, and divine nymphs. Amongst these, secular sculpture is famous for its erotic themes and is also known as the finest sculptural compositions of Khajuraho.

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The Vidisha District Museum – A mirror to the past

This is a small museum with striking exhibits. Some of them are displayed in the garden that testifies the continual cultural wealth of the area. The museum preserves beautiful displays of Bhairavnath the hunter with his dog and the panel of Tirthankers from the 9th and 10th century. A towering Yaksha (one of the protectors of the God of wealth, Kubera) is placed just at the entrance of this museum. Along with these, another interesting sculpture is of nag and nagini. This sculpture depicts the semi-divine beings with human faces that have the tails of serpents and expanded hoods of cobras.

The lovely magnificence of a historical center must be seen by the eyes that bear a pizzazz for such out of the world wonder. What are museums for, anyway? Is it feasible to say that they are made for you to disentangle the wonderfulness of the past? Is it feasible to say that they are there to offer you an opportunity to meet radiant individuals from the past? Then again, are they there for you to impeccably comprehend and appreciate an existence that you will never live? All things considered, truly no. They are there to showcase craftsmanship, society, convention, values, legacy, heritage, aura and possessions of a whole age!
Madhya Pradesh, the heart of mother India entails the portal to past. It has agreeably kept all the insider facts of lofty realms in shelter and in place. This is what you ought to think about the exhibition museums here.

Shewali Tiwari

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