• Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad One of India's most popular museums.
  • Jantar Mantar, Jaipur Find world's largest stone-made sundial in this ancient observatory.
  • Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum Visit this science museum in Bengaluru. (Photo: Byung Kyu Park)
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Museums in India

Museums are a treasure trove of history, culture, science, archaeology, and heritage. There are thousands of museums across the length and breadth of India - art museums, science museums, history & archaeology museums, and natural history museums. 

Some of the most known museums in India are the Shivalik Fossil Park Museum in Sirmour (Himachal Pradesh), the Indian Museum in Kolkata, International Doll Museum (Delhi), Archaeological Museum in Lothal (Gujarat), Rail Museum (Delhi), National Museum (Delhi), the Calico Museum of Textiles (Ahmedabad), Salar Jung Museum (Hyderabad), the Prince of Wales Museum (Mumbai), etc to name a few.

Museums are the best place to experience, first hand, the culture and heritage of a country. The Museums in India are known for their rich collections and recreations of the bygone era. The museums play a crucial role in preserving the diverse national heritage and are a great way to explore beliefs, people, and cultures. Many museums also house audio-visual rooms.

Find the most popular museums in India from all top destinations. There's over 1,000 museums in various cities of India. The major states in India with top museums are Delhi, Gujarat, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. And the major cities are New Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Ahmedabad.

India States with Museums

The museums of India are listed in the following 36 states. Click on a state bellow to find museums of that specific state.

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