New Delhi, September 18, 2016: Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures in Shillong has featured among the top 10 museums in India in a recent survey.
The museum in the city is aimed at preserving and promoting indigenous cultures in India as well as other parts of the world and is a favourite tourist spot. The centre also organises study and research on indigenous people in the North East.
Five Indian museums have featured among the best 25 in Asia with Leh’s ‘Hall of Fame’ topping the India list as a “must-visit” place by travellers in a survey. Darshan Museum (Pune), Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (Shillong), Heritage Transport Museum (Taoru), Siddhagiri Museum (Kolhapur) and Gandhi Smriti (New Delhi) figure in the top 10 list for India.
TripAdvisor will honour the ranked museums with its Travellers’ Choice awards. The list was determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for museums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period, it said.
“Museums provide a passageway into the history and culture of a place and the Travellers’ Choice awards are a ready reckoner for travellers keen to enrich their knowledge about the cities they travel to,” said Nikhil Ganju, the company’s country manager in India.
Source: The Shillong Times, 19th September, 2016