If you are interested in history and want to have a glimpse of some of the beautiful places during the yesteryears, you must visit the museums in the state of Uttarakhand. You are sure to go crazy looking at the amazing collection of rare and precious items here. Here are some of the must-visit museums in the state.

  • Corbett Museum
  • Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology
  • Regimental Museum
  • Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum

Corbett Museum

Located just in the vicinity of the Jim Corbett National Park, this place is located in a beautiful village in Ramnagar district of Uttarakhand. This was the place where the famous environmentalist, hunter, author and a great supporter for tiger conservation, Jim Corbett, resided in, some years back. As you take a look around the museum you will know important facts of the inhabitants of the Kumaon village, their lifestyles, the rich wildlife at this place, importance of conserving wildlife and some efforts taken by Corbett towards tiger conservation.

This place is also famous for housing the personal collections of Jim Corbett. Here you can find the equipment that Corbett used for hunting, his hunts, personal manuscripts, things that he used, his drawings and the like. Be thrilled to see the transformation of Corbett from a hunter to that of an environmentalist in this museum. What more do you want when you can enjoy lots of history amidst natural extravaganza?

Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology

If you are an adventure enthusiast and want to know about the history and greatness of the mighty Himalayan range, you have to visit the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology in the hilly town of Dehradun in Uttarakhand. Here you will be treated to rare pictures, videos, maps and other models of the Himalayas, you will get to learn a lot when you are here. This museum is always crowded with Indian and international tourists who come here to seek knowledge about the Himalayas and to know their way about in the high mountain ranges here.  The ambience of this museum is so wonderful that it leaves an indelible mark in the minds of the tourists.

Regimental Museum

If you have a keen interest to know about the intricate details about the wars in India during early years, you must pay a visit to the Regimental Museum in Lansdowne in Uttarakhand.  Here you will be introduced to the rich history of the Garhwal rifles and the antique equipment that were used for wars in the earlier years. Here you will get to know about all the rewards and recognitions won by the Indian Military, the guns and cannons that they used, other war accessories etc. When you see all these, you feel a sense of pride within you. At that moment, all you want to do is to just be grateful for the thousands of military soldiers who keep fighting day and night for us to be happy.

Sir George Everest House

This museum, as the name indicates, is named after the great geographer from Australia, Sir George Everest. This museum is located in the nice little and quiet hill station of Musoorie. Sir Geroge Everest was smitten by the beauty of this place and he stayed here for 30 long years. This museum sheds light on the life and activities of this great geographer. Located in a very scenic place, this museum guarantees you unlimited entertainment with the snow-clad peaks of Himalayas on one side and the glistening waters of the Aglar River on the other side. This is the perfect place of you if you are a history lover and a wanderer, who wants to know more about the Himalayas and their way around in these ranges.

Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum

This is the most famous tourist attraction in Almora city in Uttarakhand. Known for its antique collections of rulers of ancient Katyuri and Chand dynasties, this museum is named after famous politician, freedom fighter and a great contributor towards Uttarakhand’s development.  If you are looking for some manuscripts, paintings and other items to educate you about the transformation of Uttarakhand right from the days of monarchical rule till today, you have to come to this museum. This is the place where you get to see rare variety of “Aspen paintings”, which was the form of Kumauni paintings done during ancient times, personal letters from the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhai Patel to Govind Vallabh Pant, pictures and news related to his house arrest and a lot more.

These are some of the biggest and most historic museums of Uttarakhand. Once you visit them, you will get a fair idea of the evolution of the state and a detailed sneak-peak into its rich history, culture and tradition.

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