Location: Amongst various colonial buildings, Himachal State Museum is a popular attraction located on the Mall Road, Shimla.
Description: In the year 1974 Himachal State Museum was opened to common public and since then it is continually endeavoring to protect the cultural wealth of divine land, Himachal Pradesh. Conserving a collection of coins, photographs, handicrafts and other items, the museum is an interesting place to visit. A collection of ancient items, such as Pahari Miniature paintings and coins dating back to 19th century are worth a watch. Reflecting the art forms of Northern India, the splendid Pahari paintings are a specialty of this museum. In addition to this, bronze idols and tribal dolls can also be seen in the State Museum. Bronze idols are wonderful enough to grab the attention of visitors. In the mystery of history, do not forget to see the 19th and 20th century contemporary oil paintings depicting mesmerizing pictorial scenes from the Himalayas and the collection of deity masks, mostly seen in the valley of Kullu and Sarahan. Dedicated to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, a room displays his photos clicked during his visit to Shimla. Cartoons depicting his relation with British will make you laugh.
Activities: After exploring the museum, come back to the Mall road and experience full fun of shopping.