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Five Indian museums among Asia's top 25: Survey

Five Indian museums feature among the top 25 in Asia, according to a leading travel planning and booking site Trip Advisor. Leh's "Hall of Fame" has topped the India list as a "must-visit" place by

India TV Lifestyle Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: September 16, 2016 17:18 IST ]
Hall of Fame, Leh- India tv
Hall of Fame, Leh- India tv

Five Indian museums feature among the top 25 in Asia, according to a leading travel planning and booking site Trip Advisor.

Leh's "Hall of Fame" has topped the India list as a "must-visit" place by travellers in a survey.

The other top four most rated museums of India are -- Bagore Ki Haveli (Udaipur), Victoria Memorial Hall (Kolkata), Salar Jung Museum (Hyderabad) and Jaisalmer War Museum (Jaisalmer).

Darshan Museum (Pune), Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (Shillong), Heritage Transport Museum (Taoru), Siddhagiri Museum (Kolhapur), and Gandhi Smriti (New Delhi) also figure in the top-10 list for India.

TripAdvisor will honour the ranked museums with its Travellers' Choice awards.

The list was 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, it said.

No museums from India feature in the top 25 world list, which is topped by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the New York City and followed by Art Institute of Chicago, State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, Musee d'Orsay, Paris and National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horse in China topped the Asia list.

"Museums provide a passageway into the history and culture of a place and the Travellers' Choice awards for Museums are a ready reckoner for travellers keen to enrich their knowledge about the cities they travel to," said Nikhil Ganju, the company's country manager in India.

(With agency input)

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