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Victoria Memorial leads list of top Indian museums, followed by City Palace Jaipur

Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, City Palace in Jaipur and Yodhasthal in Bhopal are among the winners of travel website Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards for Indian Museums.

travel Updated: Sep 24, 2017 11:19 IST
Indo Asian News Service
City Palace Jaipur,Victoria Memorial,Yodhasthal in Bhopal
Built in the memory of Queen Victoria, the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata is now a museum and a tourist destination.(Shutterstock)

Located in the heart of Kolkata, the Victoria Memorial has long stood as a symbol of British Raj in India and the tourist hotspot has now topped the list for the Indian winners of Tripadvisors Travellers’ Choice awards for Museums.

According to Tripadvisor, a travel website, the award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for museums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

Built during the years of 1729 to 1732 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the City Palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the pink city. (Shutterstock)

The second place is occupied by City Palace Of Jaipur. Built during the years of 1729 to 1732 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the City Palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the pink city. Bagore Ki Haveli, a huge mansion that has 138 rooms with a museum and cultural centre showcasing the old traditional Rajasthan culture and folk dances, in Udaipur occupies the third spot.

Yodhasthal in Bhopal, which is known for showcasing various war artefacts used by defence forces and Leh’s Hall of Fame, built to honour the memory of the brave soldiers, take the fourth and fifth place.

You can view the complete list here.

New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has been named the top museum in the world for the third year in a row.

First Published: Sep 24, 2017 11:19 IST