Calico Museum of Textiles- Established
in 1948, the Calico Museum of Textiles is undoubtedly
one of India's leading museums for textiles. Its
superb collection of textiles is further enhanced
by a fine collection of pichhwais and patachitras
(painting on cloth).
Utensils Museum- The museum is devoted
to Indian utensils. Collected from all over India,
the endeavour is to demonstrate the purity of form
and shape in these objects of utility. Each object
is beautifully conceived and created to prove that
beauty also lay in the simple objects of everyday
Orissa State Museum- The galleries cover
archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics, armoury, mining
and geology, paintings, anthropology and manuscripts.
Museum- The site museum was established
at konark in 1968. On view are pieces of sculpture
retrieved from the Sun Temple. The fragments, some
small, some large, follow the architectural and
artistic patterns of the temple and depict aspects
of the religious, social and economic life of the
people of Orissa during the 13th century.
Government Museum and Venkatappa Art Gallery-
Established in 1865, the museum houses sculptures
from the Hoysala, Gandhara, etc periods. Also on
view are antiquities from Mohenjodaro and terracotta
from Mathura. The painting section includes miniature
paintings from the Rajasthani and Pahari schools.
Tipu Sultan Museum- Tipu Sultan Museum
lies within the portals of the Dariya Daulat (splendour
of sea). The museum displays sketches of Tipu, his
father Haider Ali, his sons, his forts, Srirangapatna
from different angles. The murals on the outer walls
depict scenes from Tipu's wars while the interior
walls are ornately painted with abstract designs
and floral motifs.