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5 Museums to explore in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh (meaning "snow-laden province") is situated in the Western Himalayas. Himachal Pradesh is spread across valleys with many perennial rivers flowing through them. Almost 90% of the state's population lives in rural areas. Agriculture, horticulture, hydropower, and tourism are important constituents of the state's economy.

Bhuri Singh Museum
Bhuri Singh MuseumChowgan Mohalla, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh 176310, India

Founded in the year 1908 to honour Raja Bhuri Singh, Bhuri Singh Museum is located in close proximity to Chaugan town of Chamba. Initially this museum was started with the paintings added by Raja Bhuri Singh but now it includes rich collections of items like carved doors from the old palaces, copper plate grants, frescoes, miniature paintings, and many other items of the historical period.

Mohan Park
Mohan ParkChambaghat, Solan, Himachal Pradesh 173212, India

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park is North India's first ever ancient heritage park. National Heritage Park is located at Shakti Sthal on NH 22 between Kalka and Shimla. The picturesque park is supplemented with many unique structures. The park is still under construction and is believed to be the largest heritage park in Himachal Pradesh. Here, tourist can enjoy exploring a heritage park, pass through grasslands, indulge in bird watching, catch glimpses of archaeological sites, and gorgeous landscapes

Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art
Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk ArtUtopia Comlex, Near Hadimba Temple, Hadimba Temple Rd, Siyal, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131, India

The Museum was established in 1998 to collect and exhibit cultural and folk art antiques of Himachal Pradesh. Traditional dresses, utensils, musical and ritual instruments, wood carvings and all other traditional articles used by the people of Himachal Pradesh are present and exhibited in the museum. All these above mentioned items are basically handwork of the people of Himachal Pradesh representing the rich handicraft era of the state.

Saketi Fossil Park
Saketi Fossil ParkNH 72, Nagal Saketi, Himachal Pradesh 173001, India

The Saketi Fossil Park is famous for its six life-size fibre reinforced plastic models of pre-historic animals. The park at present has six sets of life-size models of Stegodonganesa (extinct grand elephant), Sivatherium, Colosschelys Atlas (giant land tortoise and Chelonia), Paramachaerdus (saber-toothed tiger), Hexaprotodon-Sivalensis (hippopotamus with six incisors), and Crocodilia.

Viceregal Lodge & Botanical Gardens
Viceregal Lodge & Botanical GardensRashtrapati Nivas Chaura Maidan Road, Near, Observatory Hill, Boileauganj, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005, India

The Viceregal Lodge, Shimla is the most historically significant and architectural impressive building of the region that makes for a pleasant half-day excursion. The Viceregal Lodge was the summer residence of the Indian Viceroy, the British Raj leader who governed the whole of the Indian subcontinent between 1888 until 1946. Within the Viceroy Lodge many significant decisions from this era about India were devised, discussed and agreed upon.

Map of Museums to explore in Himachal Pradesh