Museums in Junagadh
Durbar Hall Museum in JunagadhDeveloped by the Nawab of Junagadh, the Durbar hall museum is a major tourist attraction in Junagadh. The museum is actually the court house of the nawabs where court cases were dealt and was now converted into a museum. The museum is located at the entrance of the fort inside the royal palace. The museum houses a wide range of memorabilia which are divided into various sections like arms gallery, textile gallery, palanquins and kacheri. Various weapons, costumes, thrones, tapestries, carpets, chandeliers, silver articles and several other things are put on display at this museum. All these items here give a glimpse and insights of Nawabs' era and their way of living. One of the important things to watch here is the silver plated howdah decorated with silver mermaids on four corners and a tiger posing as protecting the rich velvet seats. The Darbar hall is recreated with all the old furniture and textiles and is worth watching.
Archaeological Museum in JunagadhThe archaeological museum is home for the major remains of the Somnath Temple. The museum preserves much historical wealth like inscriptions, stone sculptures and pottery from past many centuries. The museum has remains of an ancient shrine constructed by Chalukyan Maharaja Shri Mularaja Deva Solanki of Anhilvada Patan. Working hours are from 9 AM to 12: 15 PM and from 2:30 PM to 6 PM.
Sakkarbaug Museum/Wild Museum in Junagadh
Science Museum in Junagadh
Ayurvedic Museum in Junagadh
All these museums though small have rich and important stories to tell to the next generations. These museums are a must visit for history lovers and archaeologists.
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