Chappan Mahal Museum - History, Timings & Entry Fee

Museum / Gallery

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Distance (From Mandu Bus Stand): 1 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Transportation Options: Cab / Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1 km from Mandu Bus Stand, Chappan Mahal Museum is an archaeological museum situated in the historical town of Mandu. It is one of the must-visit Mandu sightseeing places.

Chappan Mahal Museum is situated inside the Chhappan Mahal, a forgotten mausoleum constructed in the sixteenth century AD. It embodies the last and most mature phase of Mandu's medieval architecture. In 1899 (Vikram Era 1956), the Puar rulers of Dhar started the restoration work of this monument to give relief to the drought-affected population. In memory of Vikram Era fifty-six (Chhappan in Hindi), this monument has come to be called Chhappan Mahal since then. In 1989, the wife of the erstwhile deceased Puar ruler of Dhar, Anandji Rao Puar IV, Ms. Mrinalinidevi Puar donated this property to the collector for setting up a museum. Exactly 100 years later in 1999 ( Vikram Samvat 2056), a museum was inaugurated here.

Chappan Mahal Museum showcases the historical and tribal artifacts of this region. It has 4 galleries namely Drishyika, Mandapika, aranyika and Poorvika. As a recent addition to the geography of Mandu, all the latest technological advancements, such as audio and visual aids to the exhibits, lighting arrangements, have been deployed in the museum. The State Archeological Department was consulted in the layout of the museum and procurement of the exhibits displayed in the museum.

Timings: 8 AM - 1 PM & 3 PM - 7 PM, Closed on Monday

Entry: Free