MUSEUMS IN KARNATAKA
Kolanupaka Site Museum
The museum features artifacts from various historical monuments. The exhibit is a collection of temple architecture from the Someswara temple complex. Timings : 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Entry : free.
The museum has artifacts dating back to the 3rd century. The main exhibit is the 'Mahachaitya' the most sacred of the Stupa sculptures. Tool from paleolithic and neolitics times, coins and coins moulds are also on display. Timings: 9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Entry: free
Victoria Jubilee Regional Museum, Vijaywada
The main collection in the museum revolves around beautiful sculptures and attractive paintings. The "Buddha" Alluru inscriptions from the 1st and 2nd centuries are the prominent display in the museum.
Arms, gold and silver coins as well as objects of the Golconda Kings are exhibited. Locations, Bandar Road, Vijayawada, Krishna District. Timings: 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Closed on Fridays and public holidays. Entry: free.
Sri Venketeswara Museum, Tirupati, Chittoor
The museum features stone and wooden carvings, articles used for Puja (prayers) traditional art and architecture from the nearby region.
Archaeological Museums, Badami and Aihole
Stone sculpture, panels and architectural fragments from the Chaluya period are prominent exhibits. Tel: 20157 (Badami). Timings: 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Closed on Fridays and national holidays.
Archaeological Museums, Halebid
The ASI maintains a sculpture gallery within a Hoysaleswara Temple. The museum has a collection of stone sculptures.
Tel: 73227, Timings: 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Closed on Fridays and national holidays.
Karnataka Government Museum And Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore
The museum has sculptures from the Hoysala and Gandhara periods. Popular exhibits include: antiquities from Mohenjodaro, terracotta from Mathura and miniature paintings from the Rajasthani and Pahari schools.
Ivory carvings, sandal-wood caskets, arm and armoury are also on display. Tel: 286 4483. Timings: 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Closed on Mondays.