We started the next day visiting the famous Odisha State Museum, Odisha which was close to the hotel we had stayed in. After reaching there, we found that it was the right place to begin the trip for the entire day. The place was well-established and designed with gardens and fountains. The museum was established way back in the year 1932 when two of the famous historians namely Professor N. C Banerjee and Professor Dash started collecting the ancient treasures and other products from different places of the state. The museum was then placed on a small building within the Ravenshaw College at Cuttack. But it was after the year 1938 that the government took the initiative to shift the museum to a full-fledged building. That led to the foundation of the beautiful state museum of Odisha. With the support from the government, the museum began to grow and by the year 1950 it was one of most famous museums in the country.
To promote and publish the importance of the state museum, different leaflets were published in local language and other languages like Hindi and English. This was done to make the local people aware of the importance of the pieces stored at the museum. We came to know that the present building was established in the year 1960 before the museum was shifted completely. The whole museum was divided into different categories such as the epigraphy, armoury, mining, history, patta paintings, anthropology, numismatics, geology, palm leaf manuscript, and many more. The state museum had one of the best collections of different items, which were collected during different periods of time.
The museum was maintained and handled by the Department of Cultural affairs under the Government of Odisha. The Odisha State Museum, Odisha was amongst the best tourist destinations and we could spot people from different parts of the country. An important feature of the museum was that it was categorically divided into different blocks. It enabled the visitors to choose the places that they would love to go without wandering all around the place. We could learn a lot of details and facts related to the culture and history of the state.
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Hello, I am Ayushi Manroa. I love travelling and have also dabbled in photography. Being a student, I mostly end up back-packing! I started this blog to record my travelogues about the amazing places that I have been to. Be it frolicking in Goa, taking a dip in the Ganges, trekking in Coorg or hitching a ride up the Western Ghats, it is all listed here along with some of my best shots. Hope you like it. Happy reading!