In past few years, a plethora of Railway Museums have come up in different parts of the country. The first railway museum to come up in India was Mysore Railway Museum. This museum is situated opposite the CFT Research Institute on the Krishnaaraja Sagar Road. The museum has a great collection of objects and photographs that are directly related with the development of railways in the past. Take a walk into the history of India and leave bedazzled.
|Railway Museum, Mysore|
Another unique aspect of the museum is the Sri Ranga Pavilion that houses two royal coaches. These coaches belonged to the Mysore’s Maharaja & give you an idea about the grand fashion in which the royalty traveled. A majority of exhibits placed in this museum were once part of Mysore Palace. The first steam engine built in India is safely preserved in this Museum. This museum also features a battery-operated mini-train that takes you on a ride around the grounds of the museum. This toy train is the prime attraction among children.
There are a lot of things to do in Mysore, so you’d never get bored during the course of this trip. It’s just that you’d have to plan beforehand to keep everything sorted out.