Museums in Pondicherry | Pondicherry Museums
Tourist Attractions - Pondicherry Museums displays the findings of Arikamedu, the Chola bronzes and sculptures,
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Architectures glimpses of French heritage, specimens of modern and traditional handicraft, paintings, armories, Architecture, carvings and many other things of historical interest. On the ground floor of the museum, the major attraction is the central space with 3 curious transport mechanisms-a coach,
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a palanquin (sedan chair) and a pousse-pousse which required two attendants, one to steer and one to push. The bronze gallery displays the images of gods and goddesses together with a wide collection of temple lamps; used across different dynasties down centuries. Pre-Christian relics could also be seen here,
such as remnants of Greek and Roman amphora jars, Art, pieces from the Tsung periods in China and beads made from glass and precious stones, Art, Architecture, Decoration, dug out from the Arikamedu site, just south of Pondicherry Museums in Tourist Attractions.
The Bharati Museum is in 20 Eswaran Koil Street where the famous Tamil poet-patriot lived after arriving in 1908 in search of refuge. The Bharatidasan Memorial Museum is in 95, Perumal Koil Street, the home of Kanakasubhuratnam who adopted the name meaning disciple of Bharati which was become the second place of literary pilgrimage in Tourist Attractions.
Jawahar Toy Museum
Jawahar Toy Museum - Pondicherry Museums , Goubert Salai, has a small collection of costume dolls (dancers, professions) from different states; a 15 minutes diversion.
Romain Rolland Library
The library established in 1872, has a rich collection of 300,000 volumes, including rare editions in both French and English. The reference section on the first floor is open to the public. The library has a mobile
section that takes 8,000 books to the nearby villages for the interests of the people.
Anglo-French Textile Mills
Visiting the century old Anglo-French Textile mills in Pondicherry is not only educative but also of tourism importance.
The mill gives 10% rebate to the tourists who go on guided tours/buses on the purchases made.
The world claimed fabrics and products of the mill will not only be a memento of Pondicherry but also can be used as gifts besides being products of utilitarian/aesthetic value in the houses.
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