India is known in the whole world for its rich heritage and sculpture. There may be 7 wonders in the world but in India, all the historical monuments are wonderful and incredible. Everyone is amazed by the beauty and rich culture of India. And in the list of these beautiful historical libraries in India. Even if you’re not a reader you should visit these libraries at least once.
1) The Asiatic Society of Mumbai.
This library was founded by Sir James Macintosh on 26 November 1804. It was formed with the intention of “promoting useful knowledge, particularly such as is now immediately connected with India”. The library is home to more than 2 Lakh books. This library is very beautifully designed and its stairs are seen in many movies as the stairs of court.
2) National Library of India, Kolkata
The library was established in 1836 and before independence this library was the residence of the Governer-General of India. It was named Imperial Library but after independence, it was changed to National Library. It is India’s largest library with 2.2 million books. Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee donated his personal collection of 80,000 books arranged in a separate section when he was appointed as the president of the imperial library council (1910).
3) The State Central Library of Kerala.
The State Central Library of Kerala, also known as the Trivandrum Public Library. It is India’s oldest library established in 1829. It has a beautiful colonial structure which makes it mesmerizing.
4) Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.
This is a museum cum Library situated in the residence of our 1st prime minister of India, Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru. It was established in the 1930s as the residence of the British Indian army commanders-in-chief. The library has more than 2 lakh 90 thousand books.
5) David Sassoon Library
This is the 1st library of Mumbai in 1847 to provide technical education to adults and to hold lectures by the European Employees. It is famous as a heritage structure in Mumbai. The building, completed in 1870, is built using yellow Malad stone, much like the abutting Elphinstone College, Army, and Navy Buildings, and Watson’s Hotel. The library contains more than 70,000 books.