Tourists outside the iconic Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, India. When Queen Victoria of England died in January 1901, the then Viceroy of India Lord Curzon suggested a fitting memorial be built in her honor. The memorial was opened to the public in 1921.
Five Indian museums have made to the top 25 Asia list of Travelers’ Choice by TripAdvisor, displaying artifacts and collections that date back to centuries.
“Museums, with their artefacts and collections that date back centuries help tell stories, which provide the opportunity for us to look back at history and culture.
“Sometimes, museums also help us reflect and understand recent events too,” TripAdvisor India Country Manager Nikhil Ganju said.
Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata (West Bengal) has been ranked nine in the Asia list of Travelers’ Choice by TripAdvisor.
City Palace of Jaipur (Rajasthan) was at 15th position, while Bagore Ki Haveli, Udaipur (Rajasthan) was at 18th, Yodhasthal, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) was ranked 20th and Hall of Fame, Leh (Jammu and Kashmir) secured 21st position.
The award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the reviews and ratings for museums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.
War Remnants Museum in Vietnam was ranked number one in the Asia top 25 list followed by the Museum of Qin Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses in China, Tuosleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh in Cambodia, Forbidden City – The City Palace – China and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Japan.
The New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art named number one in the Travelers’ Choice awards for Museums in the World, securing the position for the third year in a row.
The National WWII Museum in the U.S. secured the second place in the top 25 list followed by Musee d’Orsay in France, Art Institute of Chicago in the U.S. and the State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace in Russia.