Friday, January 22, 2021
Madhya Pradesh

Tourism


Bhopal

Museums

Government Archaeological museum
Situated to the south of the lower lake, on the Banganga Rd this Museum has a fine collection of sculptures from various parts of Madhya Pradesh. The collections include paintings of various schools, copies of paintings from the Bagh Caves near Mandu and the statues of Alakshmi and the Buddha. Museum shop sells stone figure copies.

Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm except Mondays. The museum is closed on Mondays.

Bharat Bhawan
Established in 1982, Bharat Bhawan a center for the creative and performing arts, is one of the most unique national institutes in India. Designed by the renowned architect Charles Correa and located in the Shamla hills on the banks of a lake, it is regarded as one of the most important centres for the preservation of traditional folk art. The center houses a museum of the arts, an art gallery, a workshop for fine arts, a repertory theatre, indoor and outdoor auditoria, rehearsal room, and libraries of Indian poetry, classical and folk music. They are 
'Rupankar'- The museum has contemporary urban, folk and art of aboriginals, a ceramic workshop, litho workshop and facilities for stone craft and metal casting.
'Rangmandal'- Numerous plays and stage shows are held here. It also has a rich library and play museum.
'Vagartha'- A centre of Indian poetry and provides an excellent platform to the writers for interaction through lecture, recitation, translation and publication. It has a rich collection of of the ancient and contemporary poetry.
'Anhad'- A center for Indian classical and folk music organising programmes of top musicians.
Open from 2 pm to 8 pm every day except Mondays.

Tribal Habitat (Museum of Man)
An open-air exhibition of tribal house types located at Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya on Shamla Hills, the Tribal Habitat is a presentation of actual-size dwellings typical of contemporary tribal cultures in various states of India. The exhibition gives a complete insight into the architectural features of the tribal houses with elaborately displayed interiors. There are craft and pottery demonstrations in the exhibition.
Open every day expect on Mondays and national holidays, from 10 am to 6 pm.

Laxminarayan Temple & Museum
Also known as Birla Mandir, this beautiful Vaishnavite temple on the Arera Hills has an excellent museum attached to it which houses a collection of sculptures from Raisen, Sehore, Mandsour and Shahdol districts of Madhya Pradesh. The stone sculptures are mainly of Vishnu, Siva and their consorts and incarnations. There is also a small selection of terracotta exhibits from Kausambi. The Museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm on all days except Mondays.

Regional Science Centre
Regional Science Centre, located on the Shamla Hills, houses a planetarium and a science museum with about 300 participatory exhibits distributed equally in 'Invention' and 'Fun Science' galleries. Two new galleries have been added, namely The Umbrella (Gallery on atmosphere) and The Energy. The centre is open all seven days a week and is closed on Holi and Diwali.