Location: Located on the left bank of Jhelum River, Sri Pratap Singh Museum is a significant museum in Lal Mandi, Srinagar.
Description: Established in 1898 AD, Sri Rana Pratap Museum was formerly a summer palace of the Kings of Kashmir. In the late nineteen century, the museum was set up to exhibit the cultural and archeological collections of one of the old habitats of Asia, Kashmir. After a memorandum was passed to the then Dogra ruler, he installed this museum which currently displays the numismatics, manuscripts, miniature paintings, weapons, armory, utensils, musical instruments and lot more to explore. Along with this, do look over the ancient brass model of Lokeshwara, a copper image of Lord Buddha dating back to 5th century, and stunning statue of Lord Vishnu sitting on Garuda made from green stone. Do not forget to carry your identity proof when you visit this museum, as tourists are only allowed to enter after proper verification. The valuable terracotta heads belonging to 3rd century found at Ushkar and even the molded terracotta of 4th and 5th century from Harven is major attraction of this remarkable museum.
Activities: After visiting the museum, spend some peaceful moments at the banks of Jhelum River and enjoy the mesmerizing views of snow-covered Pir Panjal range in the background.