Located in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, Chandragiri Archaeological Museum is about 14 km away from the south of Tirupati which is an eminent Hindu pilgrimage center. Chandragiri was used to be the capital of Vijayanagar Empire. The museum houses several archaeological wonders, historical idols and statues. The collection of artifacts and sculptures on the display are connected to Chola and Vijayanagar period. Also, the museum displays decorated bronze plates and replica of the Savedika Siva Linga from the Parasuramesvara Temple of Gugimallam. The museum can be categorized into different galleries such as model, stone, Yaganti, and bronze. In the Bronze Gallery, all the artifacts were made from a mixture of copper, gold, silver, and brass. The gallery showcases various items from the 10th century such as collection of utensils, temple ware, and coins. Some of the bronze collections in the gallery are idols of Lord Vishnu, bells, harathi plates, sculptures of Lord Sita and Ram, Navaneetha Krishna and Lord Vishnu with Sridevi and Bhudevi. Draggers, swords, hand shields, and knives are part of an armory collection that was used by the kings in their battlefields. The Model Gallery showcases Paleolithic tools, copper coins, and stucco heads.
Archaeological Museum, Chandragiri, District Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh 517101
Monsoon : Maximum: 30°C, Minimum: 25°C
Summer : Maximum: 40°C, Minimum: 20°C
Winter : Maximum: 32°C, Minimum: 21°C
Recommended Season to Visit : November to February
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