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4 Must Visit Museums in the Pink City of Jaipur | Travel Tales |

Hello Readers! Today on my blog I have a guest from the city of Jaipur who is a blogger by passion – Arv of the award winning blog JaipurThruMylens that focuses on depicting Jaipur from a different perspective. He calls himself a visual storyteller exploring heritage, history, nature, food, religion and everything Jaipur. Today he has decided to talk to us about the four must visit museums in Jaipur. Hope you all like this post for all the information provided by him.

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Jaipur City Palace Museum

Jaipur City Palace museum is one of the most visited one in Jaipur. The collection here provides a peek into the lives of the Jaipur royalty and is maintained by the trust of the princely family of Jaipur. City Palace continues being the residence of the descendants of the royal family therefore only a few sections of the palace are open to the public. The current display areas for the museums were not designed for the museum rather they are converted and adapted.

There are five sections of the museum in Jaipur City Palace, namely:

  • Textile museum gallery which is one of the most popular galleries as it prominently displays the garments worn by the erstwhile rulers, including Polo uniforms.
  • Sarvatobhadra pavilion gallery,
  • Sabha Niwas room gallery,
  • Sileh Khana arms & Armory Museum, and
  • Painting and Photography Gallery, which is a recent addition. The painting section contains many unique paintings; the photography section possesses pictures clicked by Maharaja Ram Singh II during the initial years of photography in India.

City palace museum - Jaipur

City Palace Museum location: City Palace, Walled City area, Jaipur
Timing: 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM.
Ticket — Indians — Rs 200 for an adult/Rs 100 for the child/senior citizens
Foreigners – Rs 700 for an adult/Rs 400 for a child/Rs 430 senior citizens

Albert Hall Museum

Albert Hall is considered to be the central museum of Jaipur. It hosts some of the unique collections in any museum, including a 2300 years old mummy. It is one of the six museums in India to have a mummy. The foundation of the building was laid by the Prince of Wales Edward Albert during his India trip between 1875-76. Thereafter the construction was completed in 1887 AD. It was designed and executed by Samuel Swinton Jacob. The initial collection came from an exhibition hosted in Jaipur City Palace.

The collection is displayed on the ground and first floor. It is divided into categories like coins, miniature painting, pottery, jewelry, textiles, arms, musical instruments, clay art and sculptures, marble pieces, furniture & wooden art, carpets, etc.

Albert hall museum - Jaipur

Albert Hall Museum location: Ram Niwas Garden, Jaipur
Timing: 9 AM to 6 PM. Night tourism timing 7-9.15 PM
Ticket – Rs 40 for Indians. Rs 20 for students

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RRAP Music Museum

RRAP music museum is one of its kind music museums in India. It captures the essence of rural and folk music traditions of Rajasthan. It was established by Jaipur Virasat Foundation. The museum offers musical legacies and traditions of various communities of Rajasthan, display of musical instruments, and music recordings to name a few. Apart from these it also arranges for residential programs and workshops to the musicians. The museum additionally provides facilities for recording music with a studio.

RRAP Museum- Jaipur

RRAP Music Museum location: Krishna Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur
Timing: 11 AM to 6 PM.

Anokhi Museum

Anokhi Museum is dedicated to the art and craft of hand printing fabrics for which Jaipur is well-known. It is a venture of Anokhi, a Jaipur-based brand well-known the world over for hand block printed clothes. The museum is set in an old Haveli which was in a dilapidated condition but painstakingly renovated for the museum. It is not an extensive museum but the collection is well-curated. Among other things, one can also witness the block making craftsmen in action on one of the floors. Anokhi Museum additionally includes a small shop where visitors can pick some of their creations.

Anokhi Museum location: Near Panna Meena Kund, Amer, Jaipur
Timing: 10.30 AM to 5 PM.
Ticket – Rs 80 for Indians and foreigners

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6 thoughts on “4 Must Visit Museums in the Pink City of Jaipur | Travel Tales |

  1. Somehow my visits to Rajasthan never seem to take off. Would love to visit Jaipur and soak up the history. Thank you for another fabulously informative post. Bookmarking for my ‘someday’ vist!

    1. Rajasthan is just incredible and I have been pretty blessed to have toured a lot of places there. Wishing I could step out for just 2 days again. Right now all of us are just expanding our bucket lists, thanks to the pandemic. Hopefully we will be able to accomplish some of it in this lifetime and soon.

  2. Such a great post on Rajasthan, depiction of the rich culture and traditions holding a symbolism through museums, aesthetically carved. Thanks for sharing and hope I can visit soon when the madness is over.

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