Archaeological Museum of Chittorgarh. Located in the Chittorgarh Fort, this museum is a treasure trove of artefacts that once belonged to the royalty of Chittorgarh.
The paintings, sculptures, weapons, and clothing on display are enough to make make an impression. And if you’re into coins, frescoes, inscriptions, or metal and terracotta figures, then you’re in for a real treat. It’s like taking a peek into the lives of the Rajputs themselves.
The museum was built in the 19th century during the reign of Maharaja Fateh Singh. It was originally a part of the Fateh Prakash Palace, but it was transformed into a museum by the Indian government in 1968. And let me tell you, the Palace architecture is a sight to cheer! It’s a modern Indian form of construction that really stands out from the traditional forms you’ll see in the fort.
But the real star of the show here is the artefacts. Some of them are thousands of years old, dating back to the Gupta and Maurya Dynasties. And the Jain and Hindu relics that were discovered during excavations are especially fascinating. There are even Jain Temples and Buddhist Stupas located within the fort premises. Talk about a history lover’s dream come true!