Udaipur city’s renowned museum- Bagore ki Haveli has been listed amongst the best in Asia, picked by leading travel site TripAdvisor for its Travelers Choice Awards 2015.
Situated on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangaur Ghat, Bagore ki Haveli was built in the 18th century by the then Prime Minister of Mewar Amir Chand Badwa. The museum preserves the culture, heritage of Mewar through paintings, display of costumes and modern art whilst enthralling audience with folk & cultural dance show in the evening.From India, only 4 museums have made it to the list namely- Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur (16th), Darshan Museum, Pune (17th), Don Bosco Center of Indigenous Cultures, Shillong (18th) and Hall of Fame, Leh (23rd).
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has been ranked number one in the world while the Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses in China topped the Asia’s list.
However, there are no museums from India in the top 25 world list. In the list of top 10 museums from India are Darshan Museum (Pune), Mani Bhawan Gandhi Museum (Mumbai), Bangore ki Haveli (Udaipur), Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing (Jaipur), Sala Jung Museum (Hyderabad), INS Kurusura Submarine Museum (Vishakapatnam), the National Gandhi Museum (Delhi), Auto World Vintage Car Museum (Ahmedabad), Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (Bangalore) and the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum (Delhi).