• Kanika Chauhan

Kangra Museum: the reserve for the treasure trove

The Kangra Art Museum in Dharamshala is a fascinating museum displaying artifacts from Tibetan and Buddhist cultures. This museum has preserved a treasure trove from Kangra valley’s cultural past, crafts, arts and other ancient artifacts including miniature paintings, temple carvings, fabrics and embroidery, weapons, and palanquins belong to local royalty.

It has a collection of rare pottery, coin memorabilia, sculptures and anthropological materials. It showcases jewellery of various tribes, embroidered costumes and wooden carvings. Some of the items displayed in the museum go back to the 5th century. A section in the museum is also dedicated to contemporary artists and photographers. One can spend about an hour exploring this museum.

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