India and its Famous Car Museums

These museums offer a glimpse of the cars from the past.

There was a point when India was referred to as ‘the golden bird’ for it was a country full of expensive materials. Because of this reason, several enemies invaded the state over the decades and looted as much as they could. When India finally achieved independence from the British Raj, it lost its formidable economic stature. However, several kings in different provinces of the country still possessed ample wealth to flaunt a car. Not to mention, the Britishers too left several automobiles behind.

The automobile world expanded rapidly, and those vehicles ran out of service. Therefore, they now rest peacefully in several museums across the country. If you are a true gearhead, these are some famous car museums in India you must visit once in your lifetime.

Ashvek Vintage World

In Goa, the Ashvek Vintage World was established by businessman Pradeep.V. Naik in 1985. The museum was set up by the passionate motor head to educate people about cars and the evolution of the automobile industry. The museum features some great vintage cars such as the four-door Volkswagen Beetle Limousine, a two-engine Vandal Tempo and a Peugeot 1931 model to cite a few.

The Udaipur Palace

The Palace belongs to the Kings of Mewar who were romantic about cars. Hence, they used a section of the mansion and turned it into a car museum, which is now one of the most interesting tourist places in Udaipur. To visit, one needs to arrive at the Mewar State Motor Garage on Gulab Bagh Roa in Udaipur and can experience a broad assortment of cars which consist of a 1983 Cadillac, a 1959 Morris Minor, and a 1946 Buick.

Pranlal Bhogilal Vintage Car Museum

In the downtown of Ahmedabad, the Pranlal museum is recognized as an international museum, for it contains cars collected from various corners of the world. The gallery is full of vintage cars from the past, many of which were formerly owned by Indians. The collection includes cars from Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Lagondas, etc. In the museum, photography is authorized.

Heritage Transport Museum

The Heritage Transport Museum is in the city of Gurgaon, Haryana. The museum has been established to exhibit the evolution of Indian transport system over the years. It not merely displays vintage cars but also offers a view of several other automobiles such as vintage motorcycles and trucks. Not to mention, it also throws light on the archaic Indian railways’ system and automobiles operated in the rural parts of India.

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