Bagore ki Haveli in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Four Indian museums are listed amongst the best in Asia, picked by leading travel site TripAdvisor (tripadvisor.com) for its Travelers Choice awards.
Bagore ki Haveli (Udaipur), Darshan Museum (Pune), Don Bosco Center for Indigenous Cultures (Mawlai) and Hall of Fame (Leh) find itself in the list released Sept. 16.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has been ranked number one in the world while the Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses in China topped the Asia list.
There are no museums from India in the Top 25 World list which includes Musse d’Orsay, Art Institute of Chicago (No 3) The Lourve, The state Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, and National Gallery among others.
The announcement is part of Travelers’ Choice awards for museums around the world, top tips from contributors for visiting museums as well as top-rated value hotel options for travelers near award-winning museums.
“Travelers’ Choice Museums brings to the fore gems that enrich the holiday experience by helping us connect and understand the glorious heritage of a destination. This year’s list sheds light on offbeat names that most of the Indian travelers may not have heard of” Nikhil Ganju, country manager, TripAdvisor India said in a statement.
“It is also fantastic to see four Indian museums amongst the best in Asia and we hope that this number only grows in the coming years” Ganju said.
In total, 591 winners were identified, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, Europe, India, South America, South Pacific, the UK and the U.S.
The awards are based on reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers across the world. Award winners have been determined using an algorithm that takes into account the quantity and quality of reviews for museums around the world, gathered over a 12-month period.
In the list of top 10 museums from India are Darshan Museum (Pune), Mani Bhawan Gandhi Museum (Mumbai), Bagore ki Haveli (Udaipur), Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing (Jaipur), Sala Jung Museum (Hyderabad), INS Kurusura Submarine Museum (Vishakapatnam), the National Gandhi Museuem (Delhi), Auto World Vintage Car Museum (Ahmedabad), Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (Bangalore) and the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum (Delhi).