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Nestled in the Hawa Mahal property, Hawa Mahal Museum is a must-visit for all history and art enthusiasts. This museum is popular for exhibiting ancient terracotta sculptures and other artifacts from around India. Besides the artworks, the museum is home to war and house-hold equipment from as early as second Century. These equipment have been used by the royalties and soldiers from that time. All in all, history enthusiasts are sure to enjoy their visit here.
If at all there was a ‘Jewel in the crown’ contest, as far as Jaipur is concerned, the Albert Hall would run away with all the honors. This hall still manifests British influences in terms of architecture, which incidentally, is a rare occurrence in a city replete with Rajputana designs. Built in the late nineteenth century to welcome the erstwhile Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, it was actually envisaged as a town hall, but was converted into a museum by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II. Today, however, one can be audience to a mix bag of exhibits that range from pottery, sculptures, musical instruments, weapons and scriptures. Look out for the Egyptian mummy that is on display on the ground floor. Not only the exhibitions, but even the paintings adorning the walls of the entrance, the miniature fountain in the main veranda and the delicate marble work, speak of class and elegance that by far remains unmatched for its old world elegance. With so much of history behind each carefully picked exhibit, it is best advised to get a guide to take you around, or perhaps opt for an audio guide that is available at the ticket counter in more than five different languages.
If you are a connoisseur of art and happen to be in Jaipur, then Samanvai Art Gallery is the place to be. Opened in the year 2003, the gallery has a wide collection of contemporary Indian paintings and sculptures. It is a lucrative platform for myriad renowned and promising artists from across the country. The gallery is bustling with activities throughout the year such as workshops, exhibitions, group and solo shows. Visit website for more information.
Gallery Artchill was started in 1994 and its previous name was Juneja Art Gallery. This gallery is situated inside the inside the Amber Fort of Jaipur and is a well-renowned Modern and Contemporary art gallery. In the past 20 years this gallery sponsored 120 Art shows and has exhibited Indian art at many international events. This gallery is the official cultural partner of the Hotel Le Meridien, Jaipur.It has opened up three new branches in Jaipur with a total art space of 8000.square feet (743 square meters).
Gyan Gallery was built to honor the late Shri Gyan Chand Dhaddha. All the priceless objects that one sees are collected by Gyan Chand Dhaddha himself. Items like Mughal rugs that showcase an entire hunting scene, gemstones, silver hukkas, paintings of 19th century and older and very rare inscriptions all can be found in this gallery. One can also get a glimpse of his personal belongings in this very gallery.