Bishnupur was the capital of the Malla kingdom during the Mughal era. The Bishnupur museum highlights the cultural grandeur of those days.
Art Galleries & Museums
Prof. Late Nicholas Roerich, a reputed artist had chosen Naggar as his residence when he came to India in 1929. The house has now been converted in an art gallery which houses numbers of rare paintings and other specimen of art. The gallery is open for visitors.
The Kerkar Art Gallery is a prime attraction which is situated nearby Aguada Beach. Visitors can see the art and craft designed and prepared by local artists. The night of Indian music and dance organised by The Art Gallery once a week, attracts many enthusiasts to the destination on weekends.
The gallery exhibits sculptures and installations by the famous Indian artist Subodh Kerkar. The gallery also showcases selected works by contemporary artists from all across India.
The Naval Aviation Center was set up in Vasco around the year 1998. It is one of its kind in India and is a major tourist attraction in Goa. The place has a museum that showcases the rich history and the development of the Indian naval aircrafts, different aircrafts that are used, weapons, arms, etc.
Naval Aviation Museum is a military museum, situated near Bogmalo Beach. This museum is located at a distance of 6 km from Vasco da Gama. At the museum, a show regarding the evolution of India's Naval and Aviation Forces is organised. The museum is divided into two main parts, namely indoor and outdoor galleries.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) set up the Archaeological Museum in the abandoned Convent of St. Francis of Assisi. The 8 galleries of the Archaeological Museum in Old Goa display portraits and sculptures from the prehistoric to the late mediaeval period.
An informative Marine Aquarium and Museum, showcasing many marine related artifacts, is situated at Kavaratti, the Head Quarters of Lakshadweep. The Marine Museum is established in 1983 with the aim to promote the awareness of marine products and its preservation. The aquarium displays some of the most striking species of sea fishes and water animals. This is a treasure of different varieties of beautiful, attractive and colorful marine ornamental fishes.
Located in sector 14, the parks and pools around the university building have enhanced the feel of the whole area. The Punjab University was founded in 1882 at Lahore. After partition and initial dislocation, the University shifted to Chandigarh in 1956. It is as famous for it's landscaping as for its architecture.
As Silvassa is home to many tribes, the Tribal Museum at Silvassa is a tribute and an effort to safeguard and depict the rich legacy of tribal culture and society in its untouched form.
The ethnic tribal traditions and legacy of Silvassa is conserved in this museum. The entrance to the museum is elegantly made of handmade garlands or torans. On display are a good set of masks, musical equipment, fishing implements and life-size sculptures.
Silvassa has 80% of tribal inhabitants. This museum is dedicated to the preservation of the tribal culture and heritage. The entrance to the museum is made of beautiful hand made torans. The museum showcases tribal ornaments, fishing and hunting equipment, puppets and dolls, bows, daggers and spears used by them; giving a glimpse into their life. The walls are adorned with photos of the tribal festivals and ceremonies.