Victoria Memorial leads Tripadvisor’s top Indian museums list

New Delhi: Located in the heart of Kolkata, the Victoria Memorial has long stood as a symbol of British Raj in India and the tourist hotspot has now topped the list for the Indian winners of Tripadvisors Travellers’ Choice awards for Museums.

Tripadvisor is among the world’s largest travel websites and it said that the award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for museums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

The second place is occupied by City Palace Of Jaipur. Built during the years of 1729 to 1732 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the City Palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the pink city. Bagore Ki Haveli, a huge mansion that has 138 rooms with a museum and cultural centre showcasing the old traditional Rajasthan culture and folk dances, in Udaipur occupies the third spot.

Yodhasthal in Bhopal, which is known for showcasing various war artefacts used by defence forces and Leh’s Hall of Fame, built to honour the memory of the brave soldiers, fall on the fourth and fifth place respectively.

“I am confident that this winning list of museums will help all who are looking to discover something new.And to make their visit even smoother they can book tours on TripAdvisor in advance so they can make the most of their time and their visit,” said Nikhil Ganju, Country Manager, TripAdvisor India.

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