Salar Jung Museum
The Salar Jung Museum is a magnificent art museum which is located at Dar-ul-Shifa in the city of Hyderabad. It is one of the three National Museums which are present in India. It has an enormous and beautiful collection of sculptures, carvings, clocks, manuscripts, paintings ceramics, textiles, and furniture. These beautiful collections came from around the world. The property of the Salar Jung family has been sourced to for the museum’s collection. This is the same family after whom the museum is named. It is considered one of the largest museums in the world.
The Museum has been declared an institution of national importance by the Parliament of India. Apart from being one of the largest museums in the world, it houses too many things which give a glimpse of India and the precious things that India had in the past.
Salar Jung Road, Near Minar Function Hall, Darulshifa, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002
Type of Place
- Senior Citizen
- Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.
- Hyderabad Deccan Railway Station.
- Timing: 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM (closed on friday).
Entry Fee: Rs.10 Per Adult for Indians, Rs.5 Per Child for Indians, Rs.150 Per Person for Foreign Tourists.
Rs.50 for Still Camera
Phone No: 04024576443
- The museum houses 38 galleries which are spread over two floors. These 38 galleries only display a part of the original collection housed by Salar Jung III. The galleries are, and the selection is insane. Artifacts date back to 4th century.
Apart from the gallery, you can roam around the library and reading rooms where you will get to know different knowledgeful things from a good number of publishers.
The museum also houses a collection of Quran from around the world in different fonts and designs. Some Qurans are also written with Gold and silver. Apart from the Quran different groups of religious books are also present.
Things to Buy
- If you are in Hyderabad, then you must not miss the chance to buy Pearls, Hyderabadi bangles in the choodi bazaar, Perfumes made from sandalwood oil, Gongura pickle, Bakery products, Pochampally sarees, Bidri work (Metalcraft from Iran) and much more.
Things to Eat
- Mirchi ka salan, Hyderabadi biryani, Dum pukht, Hyderabadi marag,keema samosa, Paaya, soup, Maghaz masala, Boti kebab, Khatti dal, Goshtpashinde, Malai korma, Murgh do pyaza, Qabooli biryani, Burani raita, Lukhmi, Hyderabadi khichdi and much more.
Things to enjoy
- You must see the notable exhibits in the museum. Some of them are mention below:
Paintings of Raja Ravi Verma
Sword of Aurangzeb
A wardrobe of Tipu Sultan
A tiffin box which is made from Gold and Diamond and many more.
Apart from this, the museum houses a furniture collection which includes pieces from the time of Napoleon and King Louis XIV. From the collection of 43000 artifacts and 50000 books, only a small portion is shown today.