Gadchiroli May 13 (District Correspondent) A museum opened at village Nawargaon near here has become a place of attraction now a days and has been pulling the crowd of tourists and visitors.
Situated around 3 kilometres to the east of village Porla on Gadchiroli Armori road, this museum cum farm house named after Mir Yusuf Ali, the former Nabab of the Porla Estate, has been started by Ms. Manjusha Yogendra Modak from Gadchiroli and is supported by the Nabab family- Mir Arif Ali, Mir Faiz ali, Mir yusuf Ali, Mir Azam Ali and Shahnaz Alamgir Saulat.
Located in the beautiful forest area spread over 3 acres of land, away from the hustle bustle of the city, the place provides the natural scenario of the hills, trees and farm lands that keeps the visitors more attracted towards its beauty.
The personal belongings of Mir Yusuf Ali including his royal clothing, bed, ornaments, utensils, crockery, ancient cloth fan, swords, remains of wooden pillars, rare photographs of hunting with the foreign tourists, collection of different types of stones, letters and so on have been displayed in this museum in a systematic manner.
Coupled with this, the beautiful paintings, wooden sculptures crafted by renowned award-winning artist Mr. Yogendra Modak, rare fossils, traditional daily use utility items etc also have been kept in the museum that adorns its beauty and keeps the visitors sticked to the place.
A high machan (tower) has been erected at the very entrance of the place which is equipped with the binoculars that helps to watch the birds and other scenery of the area.
Very recently two women tourists from the Netherlands Hatice Eroglu and Zahide Eroglu visited this spot along with the youngest descendant of the Nabab Mir Zaid Ali and watched the museum. The foreign visitors took a round of the entire premises and were quite impressed by the experience. While writing about their visit, the Eroglu sisters appreciated the museum as fantastic. We are moved by the rare collection in the museum as well as the scenic beauty of the area and the hospitality of the owner and the staff, they mentioned.
While talking to this correspondent, Eroglu sisters described India as the most interesting and wonderful country and wished to visit it once again, though this was their second visit. We liked the people, their diversity of customs and the food, they stated. The people here are of the helping nature, share their food during journey, they mentioned. The people from Europe and other countries think differently about India, but it is not so. Without visiting this country, they have made their opinion, once they personally visit, their mind will change, they said.
Photo Netherland tourists seen at the entrance of the museum.