Tourists a galore at Bagore
Bagore ki haveli was built by Thakur Amarchand Badva in 18th century. This Haveli, that used to be the residence of noble families, stayed unnoticed until 1986, before it was taken over by the
Bagore ki haveli was built by Thakur Amarchand Badva in 18th century. This Haveli, that used to be the residence of noble families, stayed unnoticed until 1986, before it was taken over by the West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur. The plan was to convert this Haveli into a museum and with concerted efforts over years, the Museum is in noticeable shape over the last few years.
A centre for various activities, this Haveli has different rooms converted into museums, which have become the centre of attraction for tourists. The Arsenal on the main entrance of the Haveli (Haathi ka Kumala) has a collection of ancient combat weapons of historical importance, viz. shields, swords, daggers, spears and battle- axes (फरसा), bows and arrows, knives and armours.
Bagore ki Haveli also has portraits of the then adopted Maharanas viz. Maharana Sardar Singh, Maharana Shambhu Singh and Maharana Sajjan Singh. It is said that during those times, royal families used to tie their elephants in this hall or the kumala.
The various weapons exhibited here are Burach (बुरछ), Khanda (खांडा), Karanshahi (करणशाही), Kadlivan Sword (कदलीवन तलवार), Bakhtarfarh Chonch (बख्तरफाड़ चोंच), Persian shield, Deccan Hyderabadi dagger, Elephant Goad (अंकुश), leather shield, shotgun(बन्दूक टोपीदार), etc which present a visualization of the of the combat systems of those times. The strange names of these weapons are enough to arouse the curiosity of the tourists.
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