Location: At a distance of 3 km from Udaipur
Highlights: Royal Cenotaphs of Mewar rulers and an archeological museum
Timings:10:00 AM to 04.30 PM, Closed on Friday and National holidays.
Entry Fee: INR 3
Placed close to the stunning cenotaphs of the Maharajas of Mewar, Ahar Museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Udaipur. This archeological museum has been established with an aim to conserve the items found during the excavation of ancient items by the government of the state. The museum houses a fine collection of antiques belonging to the 10th century. These assortments include iron objects, earthen pots and other objects belonging to the primordial people. Though the collection is not vast but it surely is unique and unusual.
The objects that be seen here at Ahar Museum have been collected over the years by the archeological department of Rajasthan. The earthen pottery seen here is the highlight. Some of the displays even date back to 1700 B.C. A metal idol of Lord Buddha belong to the 10th century as well as an image of Sun God demand the visitor’s attraction. There is a collection of sculptures with a statue of Vishnu-Nag-Nathan being the most stunning.
A huge number of items at the Ahar Museum have been brought here from the excavation site of Dhulkot, which is known as 4000-yr old town. This collection includes seals belonging to 1st century BC, stone weights, animal figures, grain pots, a skin scrubber and balls. The other displays here are pottery remains, a huge earthen pot and terracotta toys. That is not all. The museum also has some of the best remainders of the ancient times of Udaipur, making it a must-visit.