MUSEUMS IN ORISSA
Orissa State Museum, Bhubaneshwar
Orissa has one of India's oldest and most artistic traditions with influences from Buddhism, Jainism and Brahminical styles. The museum has a rich collection of archeology and numismatics, armoury, natural history and contemporary art. Its palm leaf manuscripts must not be missed. There is also gallery dedicated to Utkalmani Gopabandhu Dash.
Archeological Museum, Konark
Its main attractions are the sculptures retrieved from the Sun Temple at Konark. These sculptures follow the architectural and artistic patterns of the temple. The sculptures depict aspects of religious, social and economic life of the people of Orissa during the 13th century.
Archeological Museum, Amaravathi, Andhra Pradesh
The museum has sculptures and monographs from the Chalukyan and Kakatiya periods. A pictorial depiction of Buddha's life and teachings are among the antiquities on display. Timings: 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Closed on Friday's and public holidays. Entry: free.
Bhagavan Mahavir Government Museum, Cuddapah
There are ancient stone sculptures, idol and inscriptions dating back several centuries, exhibited in this museum. Timings: 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Closed on Fridays and public holidays. Entry: free.
Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad
An enormous library of rare books and manuscripts are featured in this museum. There is prized collection of about forty thousand objects belonging to different civilizations, dating back to the 1st century. The clock room has a gallery that has a collection of more than three hundred clocks. Timings: 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Closed on Friday and public holidays.
State Archaeological Museum, Hyderabad
There are mainly early Buddhist antiquities on display. A stone shrine, polished black dolerite pillars, fine carvings and a wooden chariot used in temple parades are among the exhibits.