An exclusive and one-of-a-kind museum in Jaipur, Rajasthan, the Alice Garg National Seashell Museum displays an impressive assortment of seashells and mollusks from all over the world with diverse shapes and sizes and imparts knowledge about the deep world of the ocean.
Timing: 10 am to 6 pm (Closed on Thursday)
Location: 10, Amit Bhardwaj Marg, Setor-7, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Entry Fees: Rs30 for Indians, Rs100 for Foreigners
Amidst the desert and the grand architecture of the royal city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, there lies a seashell museum that enthralls the visitors just as much. Taking you to the metaphorical depths of the ocean, the Alice Garg National Seashell Museum is India’s only seashell museum and houses a beautiful collection of these naturally created jewels that is the result of a hobby of collecting seashells.
The museum was founded by Alice Garg and her husband Krishna Garg where each and every piece of seashell has been personally collected by Alice Garg since her childhood. The museum is established with an aim to make this nature’s wonder visible to the general public and to contribute to the scientific study of biological diversity and evolution. Displaying stunning and eye-appealing aesthetics, the Alice Garg Seashell Museum houses seashells from all over the world and is an ideal place to comprehend malacology and conchology, the study of mollusks and shells. The seashells in the museum are not just about their stunning beauty but the sheer diversity and seas they belong to such as Australian, Caribbean, Californian, Mediterranean, Peruvian, etc. For illustration:
Visiting this museum is like experiencing the unparalleled depths of the blues and gaping at the beauty of mother nature’s creation in an astounding manner. The diversity of the collection of shells will make you tempted to create a shell craft of your own. The museum has insightful assistance, posters, charts, films, movies, and a library for the curious minds who want to delve deep into the subject. So, the next time you go to a beach and do not spot a seashell, the Alice Garg National Seashell Museum should be your next destination. One more thing, don’t forget to make a visit to the souvenir shop adjacent to the museum to grab some mementos for your loved ones.