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Located close to the General Post Office in the central area of the city, Jaipur's main tourism office branch is also the head office of all the Rajasthan Tourism offices spread across the country. The office premises themselves are not plush, and chances are you'd find it all cluttered up with brochures and archived magazines on Rajasthan Tourism. However the staff here are a helpful lot who will gladly offer you pamphlets, maps and even arrange for car hire and accommodation facilities.
Thakur Dushyant Singh and Thakurani Usha Singh, heirs to the Naila family, share a common and undying passion for art. These Fine Arts graduates from the prominent MS University of Baroda are well-established artists and channelize their ideas towards promoting art on a broader platform. Their efforts are reflected in the Naila Art Gallery situated in the mystic ambiance surrounding the Naila Bagh Palace. Showcased along with their own artworks, are masterpieces and frameworks by known artists and upcoming talents. The displayed collection features fine art, abstract and contemporary art. This gallery welcomes in-house guests as well as visitors. Needless to say, this is a veritable haven for art lovers!
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.
The Banasthali University, also known as Banasthali Vidyapith, believes that education should be a well-balanced process through which an individual undergoes practical, spiritual, intellectual as well as physical growth. It combines the spiritual techniques of the Eastern societies and the technological knowledge of the West, thus offering its students with a well-balanced education. The campus is equipped with a library, a hostel, and sports facilities. It also conducts cultural festivals and other events to bring out the best in the students.
You would hardly find S.R.C Museum of Indology in the regular list of tourist attractions; this does not come as a surprise because nestled in a residential area, this museum is easily overlooked. Spread over two floors, the entire collection belongs to Late Shri Ram Charan Sharma. The first storey is where you will find ancient astronomical instruments, crockery from England and other European nations and old and misprinted currency notes of India. The second storey is divided into two sections, the first displays some of the oldest manuscripts dating as far back as 1143 CE. Here you will find interesting exhibits like the Quran written by Aurangazeb or the entire Bhagvat Gita written on a paper as tiny as a computer chip. The second section is a mixed bag of various exhibits from different eras in history. Right from weapons, coins that are easily 7-8 centuries old and pre-historic tools to paintings from the Mughal and Rajput era, this section is definitely all about history. It is also high on the weird factor; check out the fossilized eggs, flexible stone, a piece of meteor and the floating stone. Do not forget to ask for a guide to take you around as it is included in your admission fee.