Watson Museum & Library in the Jubilee Gardens commemorates Colonel
John Watson, Political Agent from 1886-89. The entrance is flanked by
two imperial lions and among the exhibits are copies of artefacts from
Mohenjodaro, 13th century carvings, silverware, natural history exhibits
and textiles as well as dioramas of local Tribal costumes and housing
styles. Perhaps the most startling piece is a huge marble statue of
Queen Victoria seated on a throne, decidedly not amused. The museum is
open daily except Wednesday from 9 am to 12.30 pm and 1.30 to 5.30 pm;
there's a small entry fee.
has a good range of accommodation. Note that many places add a 12% tax
on their room rates. Lakhajiraj Rd, leading into the heart of the bazaar
area, has a number of hotels.