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Address: Janpath, New Delhi 110 011, India
Phone Number: 91-011-3018415
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Pride of India

National Museum on the Janpath is truly the pride of India. It is a repository of over 4000 years of culture and history of the Indian sub continent. There is always some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Rajkot, India
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Rajkot, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

National Museum on the Janpath is truly the pride of India. It is a repository of over 4000 years of culture and history of the Indian sub continent. There is always some thematic exhibitions/talks by experts etc. year round on the premises. For the more serious scholars, there is a lovely library and reading rooms. One can spend from 2... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a good museum- very good and comprehensive collections, including an outstanding collection of miniature paintings. The museum is a bit sad, in that it doesn't seem to be well-maintained. Windows are kept open where pigeons can get in, display cases are not kept very clean, labels for artwork are small and sometimes damaged or missing. On my last... More 

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Zurich
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I spent a good three hours in the museum after initially wondering in and thinking there wasn't much there. It was a few Rs for Indian nationals, about 250 Rs for foreigners, and another 250 if you'd like to take pictures (which I doubt would ever be enforced). You will need to drop off any large bags to the surly... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

the museum is situdated near the historic building near raj pat . it show varierty of display from harrapa valley civilzation to mordern day display

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I have never seen such incompetent people! Everything went wrong. From the camera for which you have to pay extra ticket or leave in their cloakroom which is located outside the building. Then we started the free guided tour but we couldn't understand what the guide was saying so I decided to go back to the entrance to get the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Supposedly the best museum in the country showcasing artifacts dating back to Harappan Civilization. The museum houses a range of priceless and timeless collection ranging from Archaeology; Anthropology; Coins and Jewellery collection to some very rare Manuscripts; Art and Paintings etc. spread over three floors - Ground; First and Second. You can either explore the museum on your own or... More 

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Mysore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

For some time now, we had been looking forward to visiting the National Museum to see the exhibits in the Harappa Section. And we were not disappointed. The entrance fee for Indians was Rs. 10 per person with a Camera fee of Rs. 20. (There is an excellent Guide Book available at the reception for Rs. 210). They have Audio... More 

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I've found museums to be helpful quick gauges of the importance culture plays in a city. From this place, it's mixed reviews. Foreigners pay (relatively) through the nose to get in. The audio guide players are hit or miss in physical quality (and did not require an ID), but the nice part is everything is in English anyway. The building... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I used the concierge at the Radisson Blu Plaza hotel to arrange a taxi to tour Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar, Bahai Lotus Temple, and Dilli Haat. He strongly suggested I substitute the National Museum ("very beautiful") for Dilli Haat ("just shopping for junk"). We did so, and spent so much time there that we had to delete some other destinations.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The majority of the permanent exhibits is on archeological findings (eg rocks and pottery), Hindu statues, and coins. Interesting exhibit on evolution of writing and money across the country. Excellent temporary exhibit by the Singaporean embassy in Feb 2015. Audio guide is interesting (recorded voice is an expat voice, very clear). The museum also offers a free guide for visiting... More 

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