Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History
The Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History ,Ranthambore , Sawai Madhopur is a fourth museum of the India. This museum had been inaugurated by state Finance Minister Mr. Namo Narayan Meena on Saturday March 01, 2014 at Ramsingh Pura , Ranthambhore Road ,sawai Madhopur. The Foundation stone of museum was laid by the honorable Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari on December 23, 2007, which was undertaken by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.
The Museum is located at Ramsingh Pura village, on Ranthambhore Road, Sawai madhopur Rajasthan India. Village Ramsingh Pura is approximately 9 kilo meter away from the Sawai Madhopur railway station. The land of the Museum is spread over an area of 7.2 acres. It is a new gift and considerably steps in tourism for sawai Madhopur district. The museum of Ranthambore is yet one more plume in the top of history in Rajasthan. Regional Museum of Natural History (RMNH) was established for central region (Bhopal), Southern region (Mysore) and Eastern region (Bhubaneswar). The fourth museum is designed to Sawai Madhopur , which is for western region of country. Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History, Ranthambore , Sawai Madhopur remains open every day for public visit between 10 am to 5 pm excluding Monday and National holidays.
India's history is always inspiring; there are many qualities under its dome in Rajasthan. The Museum is offered as an additional heritage to the state. The museum is considered to development as a very significant center for environmental education and it does create public awareness on nature conservation in country. Regional Museum of Natural History offer an perceptive of the variety of life on earth, the responsible elements for the well being of humans, mankind's faith on nature and to ensure sustainable development of our environmental heritage need to keep free from damage and destruction with exclusive importance on the Western dry area of India. The museum is prettily planed and the purpose of awareness of the diverse life on Earth.
At present there are three floors in Ranthambore's museum, which is best place to display flora & fauna, geology and Mineral Resources of the western province and western arid region of India. The museum is being opened with only first floor and ground floor is for parking. Some galleries are designed for demonstration in the museum. The first gallery of museum is based on "Biodiversity of Rajasthan" or "Forests and Wildlife of Rajasthan. The main attraction of the gallery is replica of leopard, Tiger, lion, chinkara etc. The diorama of Bishnoi community and rural area of Rajasthan draws the attention of tourists. A big hall of museum has collection of the painting and black pottery at the first floor, which is made by local artist of Ranthambore.
The museum is likely offer educational and optional activities for students while depicting environmental interrelationship between animals and plants. The museum has a library in big hall which is locates just opposite of reception area where visitor can read their favorite books of Biodiversity of Rajasthan , wildlife of western India and others interesting books full of knowledge. Photography and videography is free of charge in the museum. An auditorium has been constructed for seminars and wildlife documentary productions where three hundred people can be accommodated. The museum has aim to global recognition in the succeeding years and to present depicting the country's natural heritage.