Ahar Museum (Entry Fee, Timings, History, Best Time to Visit)

Entry Fees :- INR 3 Per Person
Timing :- 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location of Ahar Cenotaphs :- Ahar is a tiny village found 3 km away from the Udaipur City of Rajasthan
Closed :- On Friday &
Public Holiday


Ahar Archaeological Museum is one of the most amazing heritage sites of Udaipur. Here you can see Ahar Cenotaphs(royal cenotaphs). There are 19 chhatris(domed shaped Pavillion) that commemorate the 19 maharajas who were cremated here. The site also has more than 250 cenotaphs of the Maharajas Of Mewar. This archaeological museum also houses antiques, sculptures, coins earthen, pots terracotta toys, stone weights, animal figures, balls, seals belonging to 1st century B.C. and iron objects. The metal statue of Lord Buddha that dates back to the 10th century and image of god Surya(sun god)are among the most notable exhibits here. It also has a small but beautiful temple situated right in the middle of a pond.


The evidence shows that the existence of ahar museum is dated back to 1700 B.C. The Maharajas Of Mewar were cremated here.

Interesting Facts

The cenotaph of Maharana Sangram Singh built in the year 1734 is considered to be the most astonishing sight. You can note that the cenotaph of Maharana Sangram Singh has 56 pillars in its porch. There is an octagonal dome found right in the center, which is supported by eight small pillars. Maharana Sangram Singh was buried with his 21 wives in the Ahar Cenotaphs.

Things to Do

Ahar Cenotaphs is a gold mine to learn and seek more information about the Mewar Kingdom. There are few places to see nearby to understand the significance of the Cenotaphs. You can visit Gangobhava. Gangobhava is the holy pool referred to as ‘Kund.’ The Kund is close to a Shiva temple with a four-faced linga figure in the temple region encompassed by small chattris all around. This is a beautifully constructed well with steps on all four sides worth a look.

Other than exploring and clicking exclusive pictures of Ahar Cenotaphs, you can visit the famous Archeological Museum of Ahar. Located nearby, the Ahar museum happens to be a place of attraction for the tourists visiting Ahar Cenotaph. It houses the items that have been excavated and belong to ancient times.

The museum has some of the finest and exquisite assortment of antiques dating back to the 10th century. It has earthen pots, iron instruments, and a few other artifacts used by the people of primordial times. The museum has few things, but they are worth a visit, especially for history enthusiasts. The museum has a variety of things excavated from the mound found in Dhulkot. Dhulkot happens to be a township that existed 4000 years.

You can spot items such as terracotta pots, figurines, balls, seals, and many more excavated from 4000 years old archaeological sites. The two most prominent artifacts found in the museum are the metal figure of Lord Budha and a stunning statue of Vishnu-Nag-Nathan.

How to reach

By Flight :- The Maharana Pratap Airport is 19.4 km away from Ahar Cenotaphs. You can take a private cab to reach the Ahar Cenotaphs in about 30-40 minutes.

By Train :- The Ahar Cenotaphs is about 5 km away from the Udaipur Railway Station. You can hire a local auto-rickshaw or a taxi to reach your destination.

By Public Transport :- The bus stand of Udaipole is found 3.5 km away from the Ahar Museum.