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Government Museum, Jodhpur

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Introduction to Government Museum: Jodhpur the erstwhile capital of the state of Marwar was built in 1459 by Rao Jodha the chief of the Rathore kin of Rajputs. Rich in history and culture, this city in Rajasthan has kaleidoscopic features to keep the interests of the tourists absolutely unaltered. It has many types of attractions to keep them engrossed. It has opulent palaces, invincible forts, sparkling lakes and scenic gardens. Not only this, Jodhpur has various museums also which are the perfect reminiscent of its history. And travelers who want to delve deep into the life styles of the royalty of the past these are the best to visit. However of the numerous museums in Jodhpour, the Government Museum in Jodhpur is very famous. The Government Museum, Jodhpur is situated in the Umaid Public gardens. In this museum a huge collection of weapons, textiles, miniature portraits, local crafts and images of Jain Tirthankars are housed. There is also a library and a zoo. History of Government Museum: Government Museum in Jodhpur boasts of an extensive range of items. According to historical records the constriction of this museum was put into effect during the reign of Maharaja Umed Signhji only. The Jodhpur Government Museum is located in the Umed Gardens which is an extension of the Umaid Palace - built by renowned Edwardian architect namely Henry Vaughan Lanchester. Description of Government Museum: Government Museum in Jodhpur is situated on High Court Road. This museum is very famous tourists for featuring wide collections. Constructed during the rule of Maharaja Umed Singhji, this museum displays rich assortment of weapons, textiles, miniature portraits, local crafts and images of Jain Tirthankars. It boasts of stuffed animals of which several desert birds kept in glass cases with thorn bush capture immense attention. This apart, in this museum a military section has also been introduced which holds wooden biplane models and a wonderful brass battleship. The Jodhpur Government Museum has a public library and zoo also in its vicinity. It opens at 10.00 am in the morning and closes at 4.45 pm. It is accessible on every day of the week excepting Fridays and official holidays.

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