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Museums in Varanasi

Varanasi or Kashi is one of the most important centers of Hindu pilgrimage. This ancient city finds mention in Mahabharata and also in old Buddhist scriptures. Located on the banks of River Ganga, every year it draws thousands and thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. The old world charm of the city is pretty evident in its winding narrow lanes, quaint shops, sprawling bathing ghats, huge temples, and the clarion call of the temple bells. Varanasi is also the hot bed of art, architecture and music from a very early age. Benaras silk sarees are famous all over India for their elegant pattern and intricate work. Museums in Varanasi shows you the chronological development of the city through its collection of objects of art and architecture. The paintings kept in the museums are worth watching.

Most of the Museums in Varanasi are well maintained and showcases some of the best objects in the whole of India. The history of the city tells us of its royal past. Varanasi was the residing city of many of these royal kings and princesses.

Bharat Kala Bhavan displays the rich history of Varanasi It is opened from 11 A.M to 4.30 P.M. Rabindranath Tagore was its first honorary chairman. However the full credit for its development and up gradation goes to late Rai Krishnadasa who was a renowned writer in Hindi. It lies in the same complex as that of the Benaras Hindu University.The museum is divided into different sections like Mahamana Malaviya gallery, Nicholas Roerich gallery, Chhavi or painting gallery, sculpture gallery, archeological gallery, Nidhi (treasure gallery), and decorative art gallery. This museum is one of the best preserved museums in the whole of India. Ram Nagar Fort and Museum is located 14 kilometers from the main hub of the city on the opposite bank of River Ganges. Ram Nagar Fort and Museum has a huge collection of royal artifacts and work of art carried forward from generation to generation. Some of the objects here are very rare and priceless. Check out the vintage cars, royal palkis, exquisite ivory works, and a wide array of old guns


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