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Exploring the treasures of a beautiful state- Odisha State Museum

by Hotel Seetal Hotel Seetal

A state known for its rich natural beauty, the state of Odisha which forms a very important part of the Eastern corridor of India has many stories to tell which will leave you mesmerized and gape in awe at the rich beauty and the amazingly beautiful part of this state. Bhubaneswar being the capital of Odisha is the flag bearer of this state’s amazing exterior and scenic interiors. There are still of stories to be heard regarding this state which has seen many contemporary events unfolding on its land.

Odisha State Museum is one such place which is the book which has all the amazing activities of this beautiful state. This museum was established in the year 1932 and it took its current form in the year 1960. The museum is located in the heart of the city and thus you can book some of the Best Hotels in Bhubaneswar and visit this amazing place and learn a lot about this amazing state. 

The origin of this great museum can be traced back to 1932, when some historians and professors, like William Jones, Ghanashyam Das, N. C. Banerjee, Harekrushna Mahatab established a museum in Ravenshaw College, Cuttack. In 1945-46, the Museum was shifted to Brahmananda building in old Bhubaneswar and given the status of a State Museum by the Government of Odisha. Later, the Museum has shifted to Patel Hall in 1950 and again to another building in Unit - I, Bhubaneswar. In 1957, the foundation of the Museum was laid by the President of India, Rajendra Prasad, and finally, the Museum in the current building started operating from 1960.

The museum holds together the rich happenings in the state in its true colors which are divided into 11 sections which are Archaeology, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Armoury, Mining & Geology, Natural History, Art & Craft, Contemporary Art, Patta Painting, Anthropology, and Palm Leaf Manuscripts. The museum is headed by a superintendent and the administrative control lies in the hands of Cultural Affairs Department, Government of Odisha which has done a good job in maintaining the museum to shape. 

The main aim of this museum is to popularize the rich culture of the State of Odisha amongst the general masses by organizing conferences, workshops, and galleries. It’s just a 30 minutes ride away from the Airport and a 20 minutes ride away from the railway station so you can definitely book some of the best Hotels in Bhubaneswar near Airport visit this place to learn a lot about this beautiful state. 


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