Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (try saying that five times fast!), formerly the Prince of Wales Museum, houses magnificent treasures from India's past. Built in 1915 to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales, the museum later underwent a name change to honor Shivaji, the founder of the Maratha Empire. Today the museum is home to some 50,000 exhibits that recount the history of India, and over time works from the Indus Valley civilizations were also added. If the exhibitions and pieces don't move you, the Indo-Gothic architecture certainly will. Large domes and courtyards are supported by Maratha- and Jain-style columns, while stunning marble floors abound. The museum is surrounded by lovely gardens, with statues of gods and goddesses (and the Buddha!) sprinkled throughout. Have fun exploring the grounds, the permanent collection, and whichever collection is visiting town with fellow Trabblrs!
Meeting point: The ticket counter inside the main gate. To get there by taxi, tell the driver to take you to the Prince of Wales Museum.
Leaders, the museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:15am to 6:15pm.