ASI Archaeological Site Museum, Ropar
Ropar Museum is where one of the most important parts of our history textbooks comes alive. It has relics from a key Harappan site - in fact, the first to be excavated after India achieved independence. The area was a part of the Indus Valley civilisation, and the river Sutlej flowed by as well. The museum is small but well-maintained and depict artefacts in chronological order. Take a stroll down history with objects out of the Harappan times (around 2000 BC) and all the way upto the medieval period (around 1700 AD).
Things to see
- Harappan antiquities
- Coins and carved figurines (such as the Vada Vini) from Shakya, Kushana and Gupta periods
- There's even a cute 3D rendering of a grave with a skeleton, which gives you a glimpse of what an archaeologist might have seen before discovering these relics.
How to get there?
- The museum is a five minute ride away from Rupnagar Station.
- Rupnagar Old Bus Stand. The nearest airport is Chandigarh International Airport, and you can take a train from Chandigarh to Rupnagar.
Archaeological Site Museum, Ropar
ASI Archaeological Site Museum, Ropar, Bhagat Singh Nagar, Rupnagar, Rupnagar, Punjab, 140001