The Kangra Art Museum lies off Kotwali Bazaar, the busiest section in the city of Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. The Bazaar is full of small shops offering local wares, and the art museum serves as a small oasis of culture and art a short distance away from the hustle and bustle of the main street. If you’re in Dharamsala, you’ll be visiting Kotwali Bazaar a lot; it is where you can buy souvenirs and other items, and where many of the city’s major treks up the lower Himalayas start. But spare and hour or so to visit the Kangra Art Museum, where you’ll find incredible specimens of local art and craft and photographs that immortalize the culture of the region. There are miniature paintings, Chamba rumal embroideries, costumes worn by the locals and photographs of the 1905 Kangra earthquake’s aftermath. ALSO READ: What to do in Dharamsala: Your complete 5-day Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj itinerary
Built in 1990, the Kangra Art Museum and Gallery features artifacts and sculptures that showcase the artwork of the region. A number of anthropological items are also seen here, including furniture, pandals and doors, intricately decorated and carved, used by the old royal families. You can also find ancient manuscripts, jewelry and coins on display, along with more modern works of art by local contemporary artists, photographers and sculptors.
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