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Beauty at SalarJung Museum Hyderabad

Updated on January 10, 2013

Veiled Rebecca

Visit to Salar Jung Museum is a must in Hyderabad, capitol of Andhra Pradesh state in India. Recently I visited this place. Here I share my knowledge.

Salar Jung Museum

You can reach the Museum by bus or train. State transport corporation ply buses from all parts of the city to Afzalgunj where this Museum is situated. Kachiguda and Nampally are the railway stations near this. Cloak rooms and rest rooms are available at all cardinal points. If you feel hungry here, don’t worry. There is a cafeteria at the ground floor. But it is little expensive. The Museum is closed on all Fridays. Working hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Entrance fee: Rs. 10. Students with identity cards are given 50% concession. For Foreign visitors, it is Rs. 150.


The Museum is a repository of rare objects collected from all over the world. It stands on the southern bank of river Musi. An extensive library is also housed in this complex. The Museum has the art and antiques of European, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern origin. This collection includes the chronicles of the rich Indian heritage, dating from the Mauryan to the Mughal dynasty and the rule of the Nizams, Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, Salar Jung III, the last patron of the royal family who is responsible for the maximum collection, conservation and preservation. The Museum has a large collection of rare manuscripts and a well equipped reference library with children’s section. Definitely you can spend a day useful here, by reading, watching and learning the history of India.

Sleeping Beauty

Salar Jung Estate Committee established this Museum in the year 1951. Originally the Museum displayed in the beautiful ‘Diwan Deodhi’, the ancestral palace of the Jalar Sungs. Indian Parliament passed an act “Salar Jung Museum Act-1961” in1961 and declared this as an institution of national importance. From 1961 onwards, the Salar Jung Museum Board, an autonomous body, maintained this Museum. In 1968, the entire collection was shifted to the present building. In the year 2000, two more blocks (Western and Eastern blocks) were constructed and annexed to the main building.



To me, Veiled Rebecca, Double Statue, Musical Clock are the main attractions. Musical Clock, a made of British Bracket Company, attracts all visitors. It has a mechanical device by which a miniature toy comes out of an enclosure and strikes the gong and then returns back to its place at each hour. CCTV is fixed to show this to the mass crowd gathered every hour. The skilful use of a single block of hard brownish wood for carving double figures of the mysterious kind of demon is a testimony to the command of the sculptor over this medium and an art creation.

Wooden Double Statue

There are 38 galleries spread over in 3 buildings on two floors. 23 galleries are situated in the ground floor whereas rest of them are housed in the first floor. The central block has 27 galleries.

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    • C.V.Rajan profile image


      5 years ago from Kerala, India

      I had visited Salajang some 30 years ago. It was a wonderful place. My favorite there is the double sided wooden statue. What a great imagination and workmanship!

    • prasadjain profile image


      6 years ago from Tumkur

      Salar Jung museum is one of the proud possessions of India. thousands of delightful objects are displayed there.Many historic objects are here. Table used by Luis 16th, dressing mirror of Mary Antoinette,Hundreds of different types of clocks, invaluable paintings of East and west,etc.Atleast one day is required to see this museum.

      Apart from this , there is another palace not quite far from this. It is is called 'Chou muhalla palace'(means-palace situated at the combining point of four residential areas) which also has many exciting display items related to royal families of Hyderabad.This palace was not open for public for a long time. Few years ago, it is repaired, restored and kept open for public.About four hours are required to see this palace.

      These two places and famous 'Char-minar' are quite near to each other.

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      Jack Hennigan 

      6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Very nice pics. Thanks for posting.


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