Founded as far back as 1814, the Indian Museum of Kolkata is largest and oldest museum in India. There are 35 galleries in the museum which house most of the rare artifacts of both cultural and scientific importance. The museum comprises the sections like Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Economic Botany, Zoology and Geology.
The Mughal paintings of the Museum enthrall the viewers. Egyptian mummy and fossil skeletons of prehistoric animals provide spine chilling experience to the visitors. Bharhut’s Buddha Stupa, Buddha’s Ashes, Ashoka Pillar etc are few of the striking features of Indian Museum.