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Govt. Museum - Jodhpur

Jodhpur which was called an erstwhile capital of Mewar was built in the year 1459 by the chief of Rathore kin of Rajput’s named Rao Jodha. Mewar is rich in culture and history, the city has many attractions to keep its tourists well entertained. It has huge palaces, invincible forts scenic garden and sparkling gardens. Jodhpur consists of many museums where the history and culture of Rajasthan is well preserved.If you are interested in knowing about the royal culture and tradition of bygone era then Government Museum in Jodhpur will serve you the best.According to the records Government Museum Jodhpur which is situated in Rajasthan was built during the reign of Maharaja Umaid Singh Ji.The museum has extensive range of collection. It is situated on High court road, middle of the Umaid public gardens which is said to be the extension of Umaid Palace and was built by the famous Edwardian architect named Henry Vaughan Lanchester.This museum in Jodhpur has wide collection of weapons, textile, local arts and crafts, and miniature paintings, portraits of rulers, their manuscripts and also the images of Trithankaras. Apart from all the items, the museum has also a section of stuffed animals found in the state which is capable enough to hold your attention. The museum has introduced with a military section where brass battleship and wooden biplane attracts the visitors more.The Government Museum Jodhpur has a library and zoo in its vicinity, which opens at 10 am everyday and closes at 4.45pm.The museum remains closed on Friday and public holiday as well. Entry: Rs. 3, Rs.10 for foreigners.