The Indian Museum
By tarusi saluja
Frame in a frame kind of a picture of Indian Museum, Kolkata.
There is always an essence of joy in exploring your favourite city- Kolkata!
At present, the museum comprises 35 galleries that are segregated into six categories namely Art, Anthropology, Geology, Zoology, Archaeology and Economic Botany. It accommodates several galleries where huge collections of indigenous and international objects are showcased ranging from antiques, armours and Mughal paintings to mummies, fossils and skeletons.
The construction of The Indian Museum is an architectural splendour outlined by the famous architect Walter B Grawille in Italian Style. The building consists of three floors, each spanning across an area of about 930 square meters. The chief relics on display here include Gautam Buddha’s ashes, The Ashoka Pillar which bears the four-lion symbol that went on to become the emblem of India, a Buddhist stupa from Bharhut, The Egyptian mummy and a captivating collection of meteorites.
The alluring vibe of the Indian Museum will have you transfixed.
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