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Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts

147 Munshi Enclave, Kargil 194103, India
+91 94192 89275
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A rare glimpse into the Silk Route trade of the 19th century

The Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum is a family-owned museum in Kargil. Munshi Aziz Bhat was a traded who... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Delhi_Day-tripper
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New Delhi, India
Highly recommended for those interested in history!

Mr Ajaz was fantastic! Very knowledgable and clear in his explanation. The museum houses many... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Jon L
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A family-operated, Public Museum dedicated to preserving the life and legacy of Munshi Aziz Bhat - A Silk Route trader, pioneer, visionary, social entrepreneur, collector, patriot, husband and father. Our museum offers anyone who visits, a rare glimpse into the Indian and Central Asian trader culture of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Through its collection of artifacts and mercantile items, the museum exhibits the range of goods and services that were transported on the many maritime and overland trajectories of the Silk Routes. Apart from the commerce, the Silk Route memorabilia at the museum is an enduring peek into the lives of the many merchants, horsemen, herders, pilgrims, artisans, nomads and farmers who traversed these trader routes and evolved a culture that saw its ultimate demise with the growth of mechanized trade and reorganization of boundaries in the post-independence era.
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147 Munshi Enclave, Kargil 194103, India
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+91 94192 89275
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum is a family-owned museum in Kargil. Munshi Aziz Bhat was a traded who operated in the ancient Silk Route and it has on display rare curios and artefacts like saddles, utensils, coins, old books, dresses and jewellery. It's a small...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Mr Ajaz was fantastic! Very knowledgable and clear in his explanation. The museum houses many interesting items, including robes, carpets, old branded items from the west, letters, passports, etc.

Thank Jon L
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

The museum is run and manged by the Munshi family and has rare collections of arts and artifacts that traveled through the silk route. highly recommended for students, historians and travelers who have interest in central Asian studies.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This museum is located at the top of a small hill.. one can see Kargil town from there.. There are interesting exhibits, including - ancient carpets, battle stuff, types of material, garments, objects of daily uses from olden times, etc. they even have an Indian...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2016

The museum invites you to step back in time to experience life on the Silk Routes. The wide range of exhibits are well presented and offer an insight into a forgotten way of life that fuelled the development of modern global trade. It allows one...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2016

The collection of articles during the period of silk route is really good. The family has preserved the articles in a very good state. The place does remind of of the glorious years of trade.

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