Spread over three terraces, the Archaeological Museum of Ratnagiri is situated in the Jajpur district of Orissa. There are four galleries in the museum displaying a huge range of art objects and antiquities. The artifacts are mainly related to Buddhism, dating back to the 5th to the 13th century. There are special stone and bronze sculptures which belong to the tantric Buddhist Vajrayana which are special treasures that the museum holds. There are many different types of antiquities, including stupas, sculptures in bronze, stone, ivory and copper. Visitors will also find small but eye-catching objects like decorated bands, glass bangles, coins and ornaments, among many other items. The museum houses various sculptures of Buddha, Jambhala and Tara in different poses. Most of these are stone sculptures and visitors will find different types of the same in different galleries. Visitors will also find a host of miscellaneous objects on display, like terracotta objects, seals, inscribed copper plates, potsherds and relic pots. Bronze is the primary attraction in the museum, a concentration of which you will find in the fourth gallery of the site. The museum is generally closed on Fridays.
Ratnagiri, Odisha 754214
Monsoon : Maximum: 26 °C, Minimum: 18 °C.
Summer : Maximum: 40 °C, Minimum: 26 °C
Winter : Maximum: 36°C, Minimum: 24 °C
Recommended Season to Visit : October to March
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