Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Hyderabad Trip: Salar Jung Museum

Date: 21st Oct 2015

Visitors: Arun, Shilpi, Harsh, Muthusamy and Vijayalakshmi

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Friday and public holidays.

Fee: Adults 20, Non Indians 500, Camera 50, Kids free.

Salar Jung museum is one of the largest museum in India. The museum displays the rare antiques collected by Salar Jung III from India, western and eastern countries. There are 38 galleries in the museum. Some of the gallerias are fine arts, toys, metalware, arms, paintings etc. Though its fascinating to see such a huge collection of items by a single person this place is bit of boring. Museum's are not my thing so we did not see all the galleries. Walking and walking through so many rooms got me tired. Tired, we were sitting in a small seating area and suddenly lot of people starting gathering there. Was wondering whats going on and then we realized everyone gathered to see the musical clock. This was a special attraction in the museum where every hour. A small toy comes out of the enclosure 3 min before the hour strikes and goes back in after the 60th second of the hour. Another toy comes out with a hammer and strikes those 60 seconds.

Some of the pictures from the Museum.

Salar Jung III

Lord Ganesha idol.

Chairs with fine carvings. How does one sit on these comfortably ;)?

Model of Big temple in Tanjavore.

Trichy rock fort temple.

Bridal wear.

Toys collection. I liked this section. This had lot of small cute toys.

Musical clock.

Walking sticks gallery.


Ivory gallery.

IMO its bit overrated place and can be skipped for other interesting attractions in Hyderabad. 

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