Alice Garg National Seashells Museum

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Alice Garg National Seashells Museum

Alice Garg National Seashells Museum
4.5
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It is a unique collection of about 3000 seashells displayed in the middle of the desert state of Rajasthan . It was inaugurated by Prof. Yash Pal and is worth a visit.
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Bianca
20 contributions
Good seashell collection
Feb 2019 • Family
Very nice collection of seashells. The guide is very informative and enthusiastic. Would recommend for a family visit and seashell enthusiasts. This is definitely one of a kind.
Written 11 February 2019
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Trekker by heart
Dehradun, India20 contributions
Museum is good but the person who shows museum is absurd
Feb 2018 • Solo
Five stars for museum. It's good who have interest in such things. Any person who interest in nature will find it interesting but I have to give one star here due the person who shows the museum Mr Ram is very impatient and have very unprofessional behavior. He should show the museum with narrations and details but he only tells details only when insisted and then also he shows impatience when ask questions. Owner should change the resource person.
Written 18 February 2018
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Swanay
Mumbai, India358 contributions
A unique museum at land of forts
Dec 2016 • Friends
Its a museum which displays unique seashells. So if you want to explore something other than the swords and royal attire in a museum, its the place to be. Unfortunately not many including the locals endorse this place to tourist ,but if you have time and chance then surely you must try to explore this place. Wont take more than a hour but worth it!
Written 12 January 2017
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pankhain
Jaipur, India114 contributions
very unique and rare collection
Jul 2016 • Family
this museum has collection of very rare seashells from almost every part of world. guide told us many interesting facts about this. for my son watching live shells moving was full of fun.
Written 10 July 2016
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ddevarshi
Jaipur, India1,079 contributions
Amazing, unique, marvellous, .....
Sep 2015 • Couples
This is a hidden jewel in Jaipur. There is a website of this museum so you can get details from there. It has not been much publicized perhaps due to limited interest of people in natural history. A person who knows what it takes to collect so many seashells (in term of money, time and effort) it will be amazing that such a collection is located about 1000 miles away from nearest sea shore. I have not seen such collection on any of famous seashore cities in India. The museum houses collection from world over. I am told that this is world's second largest such collection. There are many attractions but I am sure that even a person not having background of biology or molluscs, will be amused to see 300 Kg Giant clam Tridacna which was collected near Andman and Nicobar Islands. Invertebrates do not have bones so they are usually much smaller than vertebrates, yet some of them have acheived considerable size. Tridacna is one of such rare animals. You will be appreciate the museum if you have sense to appreciate natural beauty, diverse designs, colours, combinations that nature creates, human endeavor, passion, hard-work, focused effort, etc.

The lady, who has painstakingly done this is now old but meets special guests. The caretaker Mr. Jairam is very enthusiastic and willing to share his knowledge with visitors.

The museum is ticketed, except for Museum Day in Sept. For adults it is Rs 30 and Rs 50 for camera. I am sure that the owner can earn far more if she rents it out than what she is getting from tickets. Thursday is holiday.
Written 26 September 2015
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PRAVEEN KUMAR G
New Delhi, India3,684 contributions
Different and Unique
Jul 2014 • Business
The museum has its foundation on different note. This is unique concept. collection of sea shells but it is just a collection not much variety.
Written 11 June 2015
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Vishwa2808
New Delhi, India41 contributions
Different but Boring
Jul 2014 • Family
Its not a place to go with kids.. Its boring type if u dnt have knowledge and interest in sea shells. But its really unique and different, we haven't imagined for having sea things in jaipur
Written 21 May 2015
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Tanwani
329 contributions
Nice but a bit boring
Jan 2015 • Couples
As you go to see something interesting. But this place is quite different as you see sea shells in a deserted area which is a bit strnage. I would say that you can skip this place as there is nothing much to see. You will find some unique sea shells but if you have never seen seashells then only go else dont do and go to some other destinations. We dint like it much and nothing much was there to see here.
Written 29 January 2015
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VIVEKVERMAADV
Panchkula, India43 contributions
Unique Museum
Jan 2015 • Family
This unique museum is worth seeing. Visited the place on 03.01.2015 with family. The Collection of see shells is amazing. The Caretaker is very helpful. We lost the way due to wrong navigation, but managed to get there with correct address. The navigation system on the site is needs to be changed.
Written 11 January 2015
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kayurabng
bangalore132 contributions
Sea shells-Wonders of the sea on display in Jaipur
Oct 2014 • Family
If you enjoy nature and the sea/ sea shells, this is for you.
Large and amazing collection, displayed horizontally with glass casing.

Quite easy to reach from Albert hall museum, straight road, very close to the airport.
But , we managed to get lost, and found our way back only with the help of the manager/caretaker of the museum. He waited for us beyond the opening hours and also explained many interesting things about shells.
A well deserving thanks, goes out to him.

The ticket cost is very cheap-30 rupees , possibly the cheapest in the whole world !!!
In Bangkok, for the similar collection , we paid 200 Baht(400 INR)
Very few sea shell museums in India, the other is located Mahabalipuram , near Pondicherry
We spent over an hour , viewing the wonders of the sea in a Jaipur.
Amazing collection and experience, well worth the time and effort!!!
Thank you Mrs.Alice Garg, for displaying your passion!!!
Written 3 November 2014
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