July 25, 2017

My TripAdvisor Review No.221: Government Museum, Chandigarh.

“Five Museums in One Campus.”
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This Museum is located in the center of Chandigarh and very close to the Rose Garden. It is housed in a well spread out campus with large shady trees, and actually consists of five different museums. The Museum building is designed by Le Corbusier himself, the French architect and town planner who was instrumental in designing and layout of the beautiful city of Chandigarh after India’s independence.

The five museums are:
1) Government Museum and Art Gallery
2) Natural History Museum
3) National Gallery of Portraits
4) International Dolls Museum
5) Chandigarh Architecture Museum

To see all the collections in the five museums would require a full day of sightseeing, so we decided to visit only the Architecture Museum. It showed how the city of Chandigarh evolved over the decades from a small village to the well planned city and the capital of two of India’s states, Punjab and Haryana, that it is now. There were many fascinating exhibits spread over three floors. There is an entry fee of Rs.10 per head and a separate fee of Rs.10 for a camera. We spent over an hour seeing all the models and exhibits, but it was insufficient time to study the full history of the development of city.

We had to leave the other interesting museums for another day.
Visited June 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC