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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad, AP, India

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Salar Jung Museum, India’s third largest museum. The museum sited in the hot seat of cultural splendor contains antique pieces and artifacts from nearly all epochs of history. A distinct Travel Destination.

travel-destinations-India-salar-jung-museum-paintings-hyderabadSalar Jung Museum, flaunting the country’s largest ‘one-man collection’ of antiques rests on the southern bank of the Musi River. The museum is a dream come true for those who love to take long trips along the musty pages of history with its varied collection of over 43000 art objects, 50000 books and manuscripts. These compilations include works and relics of Indian Art, Middle Eastern Art, Far Eastern Art, European Art, and Children Art along with an elaborate Founder’s gallery.

The semi-circular building is a magnificent architectural edifice with 38 galleries spread across two floors of an imperial building. Each gallery has its own specialty with one housing the Nizam’s personal belongings, another houses Indian artifacts. Others display a plethora of items ranging from paintings, musical instruments, preserved stages showcased in glass cabinets, Kashmiri furniture and handicrafts as well a multitude of other valued historical relics.
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Salar Jung Museum was opened to public on 16th December 1951. The museum earlier was in the ancestral palace of Mir Yusuf Ali Khan known as 'Diwan Deodi'. It was a private museum which was inaugurated by then prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. In 1968, entire museum was shifted to its present location in Afzalgunj.

A visit to Hyderabad’s Salar Jung Meuseum opens up treasure chest of unbelievable cultural legacy an unveils an ancient figurine of Veiled Rebecca, Double figure by Italian sculptor G.H Benzoni, Musical clock, Arabic Al Quran in Nashq (1288 AD), jade crafted knifes of Jehangir & Nurjahan and Famous European paintings like 'Venice', 'Soap Bubbles' etc.

Tourist Information

Salar Jung Museum gives us an insight into the lifestyle of many civilizations that preceded us. Build with the dedication and passion of one man, it has mesmerized one and all. Not only India, it shows us articles collected from around the world. Visit Salar Jung Museum to get a glimpse of the lost world and traditions.

Salar Jung Museums is open on all days except Fridays and on all public holidays. You can visit the museum between 10 AM till 5 PM. There is a nominal entry fee to the museum. There is a cafeteria and sales counter and reference libraries. Salar Jung Museum in Afzalgunj is located in the heart of Hyderabad and is well connected by buses and other mode of transportation in the city.

4 comments:

ajita vishwas said...

the place that one should NEVER MISS! one full day is insufficeint if you want to relsih the visit. very good facilities at the museum.

Tushar said...

thanks ajita for the comment , u really need to visit those small place which we usually miss out...

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