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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular museums located in Almora?

Vaishali Singh DEC 10 2012
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Are you a history and culture buff who can’t resist finding about more about a destination even you are holidaying? Well, you are at the right place. The museums in the city narrates the tales of a rich history and culture of Almora that seem to be lost in today’s world. Now, once you are done clicking snaps and getting mesmerised by the beautiful Almora, how about some time off for a rendezvous with its historical past? And for doing that, there is one major museum which is like a package for every lover of the rich history. It is the

  • Gobind Ballabh Pant Museum
    If you want to see what the town of Almora has to offer when it comes to items of archaeological, historical and cultural relevance, then this is going to be the place for you. The public museum is known for its precious artefacts from the Katyuri and Chand dynasties. The Museum is also a hub for anybody wanting to know more about the famous folk styles of painting, Aspen and Kumaoni. Gobind Ballabh Pant Museum provides any researcher or a layman an opportunity to take a closer look at this culturally rich aspect of the town at this museum located opposite to the Main Bus stand on the Mall Road in Almora. The Museum is also known for housing letters from Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel to Gobind Ballabh Pant and pamphlets used for protest marches against the house arrests of Jawahar Lal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi and other prominent leaders. Like any other museum, clicking pictures inside the museum is prohibited here. However, if you are a researcher and is able to talk to the Manager here, he might let you click few of them for research purposes. The Museum should be given ample time for its exploration, otherwise the place will not be able to give you the wholesome experience that it has in store for you.

    Timings: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Entry Fee: Nil

Explore Almora like never before, beyond the natural beauty that the place has to offer. Fall in love with the magnificent temples, scenic beauty with the beautiful places to visit in Almora and also get to know its traditional journey and cultural milestones through these museum. You will love it!

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