Government Museum, Bharatpur, Rajasthan

Government Museum Bharatpur

A perfect combination of Rajput and Mughal architecture, the museum has greatly helped in attracting tourists from all over the world. Established on 11th November 1944, the museum was constructed in phases by several Maharajas. Originally, the Government Museum was a huge edifice called Kachahari Kalan. It served as the administrative headquarters for the different rulers of Bharatpur District. However, later this building was converted into a government museum during the year 1944. The personal area of the various Bharatpur rulers or ‘Kamra Khas’ became one of the most important parts of the museum as it highlights the grandeur and richness of the kings who ruled in Bharatpur.

The Government Museum in Bharatpur is home to some of the most unique and rare artifacts and archaeological resources in the state. These exceptional souvenirs and sculptures are conserved with great care by the administration in the city. The central wing of the museum showcases collections dating as far as from the second century. These exhibits display the art and skill of the area.

The government Museum of Bharatpur is located inside the mighty Lohagarh Fort, which was built by the ancestors of Maharaja Sawai Brijendra Singh. Bharatpur was the capital of the Jats and the Lohagarh Fort was its pride. The museum is one of the best museums in Rajasthan. It houses a rich collection of royal objects that were used by the Jat royal families. Here, you can peek into the day-to-day lives of the royals who lived here. This is a must visit place in Bharatpur.

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