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Rani Durgavati Museum
Rani Durgavati Museum
Rani Durgavati Museum

Rani Durgavati Museum at a glance

At the center of the Jabalpur city, Rani Durgavati Museum was established in year 1976. Museum is one of the important places to visit during Jabalpur city tour. Rani Durgavati Museum houses some best collection of prehistoric relics, inscriptions and sculptures. Museum remains open for general public from Tuesday to Sunday in every week. It remains closed on every Monday and on government holidays. Museum is spread on a double-storied building with large open area surrounding the main building

Explore Rani Durgavati Museum

  • Timing: 10:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs.
  • Closed: Monday & Govt. holidays.
  • Entrance charges for Indian : Rs. 10
  • Still camera photography fee : Rs. 50
  • Video photography fee : Rs. 200
  • Free entrance for : Handicap Person
  • Free entrance for : Below 15 Yrs.

Attractions at Rani Durgavati Museum

On outside the building of Rani Durgawati museum, large numbers of statues are kept in open with related information. They are good for photography as they are rare and also a great peace of stone carving art of India. There is a nice statue of wild boar just in front of entrance gate of building, which was best of photography as it was so finely carved and made that every passing by visitor stops here to praise to beauty of artist and art.

At the end of the visit, one can have a chance to buy some informative books on Madhya Pradesh tourism, tourism destinations of Madhya Pradesh, art & culture of Madhya Pradesh and other information at government’s fixed price. Before leaving the building, please do not forget to express your valuable views & experience by filling the visitor’s book at the counter.

Facts about Rani Durgavati Museum

The journey of the museum will take you to the different world. Here you can understand the ancient culture of India and also can get the knowledge of Indian history. The journey can be divided in the following given parts:

Historic Era of Hindustan: As we enter the ground floor we can find some rare historic statues of Hindu & Jain gods. Every statue has been showcased with all necessary information about them. Showcased Statues are from 3rd century to 18th century and are gathered from nearby areas. Most of the statues are of time when Jabalpur was ruled by Gond and Kalchuri rulers. As we proceed further, we can find rare coins of 2nd BC to 1600 BC placed in showcase. All coins are original and provide some vital information of that era.

Memories of Freedom Fighters: If we proceed to first floor we can find some rare hand written letters of our Father of Nation “Mohandas Karanchand Gandhi”. In addition to it, original pictures of our freedom fighters like Pd. Jawaharlal Nehru, M. K. Gandhi, Sarojini Naidu, Subhash Chand Bose etc.

Realize the tribunal Culture of Madhya Pradesh: At the end we can get the real picture of tribal culture of Madhya Pradesh. Here we can find the original dress-up of tribes of Madhya Pradesh, India. We can also get the glimpse of their house, equipments used by them, their physical characteristics, culture etc. As Madhya Pradesh has highest percentage of tribal population in comparison to any other state of India. During visit do not touch any article as it will be considered as offence. Every activity of visitors is monitored through close circuit cameras.

How to Reach Rani Durgavati Museum

This museum is located in the heart of the Jabalpur city of Madhya Pradesh, India. The distance from the Jabalpur’s Dumna airport is 20 km. and from the Jabalpur Railway Station is 4 km. It is just opposite to Hotel Krishna at the west of Russel Chowk. Here one can easily get the public transport like auto, taxi, and bus.

Published on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 | by Sonil Jain


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