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Government Museum Of Bharatpur

The Government museum of Bharatpur, which is an important district of Rajasthan, is one of the must-visit destinations for tourists. The palace is located in the centre of the famed Lohagarh Fort and is known for its rich anthology of archaeological wealth from the old state of Bharatpur State as well as from the nearby areas.

A Place That Pulls in Tourists to Bharatpur

The museum plays a critical role in providing a fillip to the area’s growth as a tourist destination. The government museum is a vital link into the past history of the place as it houses various exhibits that portray the traditional and cultural history of the old state of Bharatpur in general and Rajasthan state in particular.

History

During the early days, the building that houses the museum today was a massive structure called the Kachahari Kalan. The past rulers of Bharatpur district used the premises as their administrative office. It was transformed to function as a government museum in the year 1944. The Kamra Khas portion of the structure which was the personal space of the kings is an important part of the museum today.

What to Look for Inside the Museum

The administrative wing of the museum use advanced measures and processes to preserve the priceless artifacts and souvenirs. Visitors to the museum are treated to the enchanting visual delight of the priceless sculptures that the Bharatpur museum houses in large numbers. These sculptures were unearthed during the archaeological excavation done in various villages. The excavations were carried out primarily in Noh, Bareh, Bayana and Mailah and are believed to be from the 1st century A.D to 19th century A.D.

The Government Museum also showcases weapons used by Jat rulers during the medieval period, ancient miniature paintings of peepal leaves, mica, litho papers, manuscripts and zoological specimens. There is a separate section devoted to local arts and crafts. There are stunning paintings of Maharajas of Bharatpur.

The top storey of the museum features many types of guns and cannons which belong to the 18th century. The cannons are miniature in size and were used by the then Maharaja of the state, Sawai Jawahar Singh during a battle fought in the Jaipur territory. The unique thing about these cannons is that they are much smaller than conventional cannons and are arranged in two sets of eleven canons each.

For the convenience of visitors and also for better administration purpose, the museum is divided into various sections such as archeology, armory, arts and crafts, a gallery for children and one that holds miscellaneous artifacts and items from past history.

How to Reach

By Rail

Bharatpur lies in central zone of India’s railway network. There are trains running at regular frequencies from Bharatpur to all major capitals of India.

By Road

State owned bus services are available to go to Bharatpur from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur and many other cities in North India. Tourist buses are available from New Delhi, Jaipur which is 182 km and Alwar which is 120 km away.

By Air

The nearest international airport is Delhi which is about 184 km away.

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