Sarod Ghar, Gwalior - Timings, Entry Fee, History & Artifacts

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Distance (From Gwalior Junction): 5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr

Place Location: At Jiwaji Ganj

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 5 km from Gwalior Junction and 5 km from Gwalior Fort, Sarod Ghar is a museum situated at Jiwaji Ganj in the historical town of Gwalior. It is one of the famous places to visit in Gwalior for music lovers.

Also known as Kala Vithika, Sarod Ghar was established in Gwalior with a motive to promote classical Indian music, heritage and culture. The museum has been housed in the ancestral home of Amjad Ali Khan, the renowned Sarod Maestro, who donated the property for this purpose and is owned by Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan Memorial Trust. The museum also aims at creating awareness about Indian classical music and musical instruments of India.

The museum exhibits ancient instruments of the great Indian Masters and an impressive collection of photographs and documents. The first instruments exhibited at the Sarod Ghar museum are the instruments belonging to the forefathers of Amjad Ali Khan. The exhibits of the museum includes, Sarods of Nanne Khan & Rabab belonging to Ghulam Bandagi Khan Bangash. The instruments belonging to Haafiz Ali Khan and Asghar Ali Khan are part of the collection housed at Sarod Ghar of Gwalior.

The Museum conducts regular audio programs and live performance for the public in keeping with its aims and objectives. The central courtyard is designed as an open-air auditorium for live performance. The Museum will also collect and make available to the public a database on classical music in the form of books, and articles.

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM, Closed on Sunday

Entry Fee: Rs.20 for Indians & Rs.100 for Foreigners