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  • Relax22415851100
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    This is the location of Gandhi's residence in Delhi before his assassination. The arrangement is moving, as expected. The close proximity visitors have is extraordinary. You are in the room where he had his last meeting and you can follow his footsteps to his evening prayer site and what was to be the last gathering. It is all so clear. Much of the residence is a collection of images.a video and his few personal and recognisable items. This is worth visiting.
    Written January 12, 2024
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,537 contributions
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    I was not planning of visiting this museum, but my hired driver erroneously took me here. Entrance here is FREE.

    There are many photographs and memorabilia on display at the museum. I spent time reading the explanations of these items and in doing so, felt like I now know more about her contributions to India and world peace. Also on display were the clothings she was wearing when she was killed.

    Memorial to her son: Also on display at this museum are photographs and other stuffs related to her son who also became elected as India’s Prime Minister. Like her, this son was also assasinated. What a tragedy!
    Written April 5, 2024
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,537 contributions
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    Located just accross from the Raj Ghat, this museum is a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. There are huge statutes of Mahatma Gandhi as one enters the area. Also noted are beautiful flowering gardens that has a short train on display.

    Most of the exhibits on display are newspaper clippings posted on the walls as well as photographs. The exhibits are posted chronologically so it felt like reading his autobiography. I spent time reading these exhibits, his struggles and rebellion using the peaceful way.

    What a great, selfless man! Wished our current political leaders were like him, thinking about the country, not themselves!
    Written April 5, 2024
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  • Urvashi J
    New Delhi, India119 contributions
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    Interesting galleries. But I feel that the place has a lot more potential and space, they could do much more. The exhibition that was on when I visited was Vayaan, very well curated. It would be lovely to see many more like that.
    Written February 14, 2023
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  • Sue E
    Bradford, UK91 contributions
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    Really enjoyed my visit to both the temporary exhibition Roots and Routes in Jaipur House, and the permanent exhibition in the New Wing. There's also a great cafe on site.
    Written November 2, 2023
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  • Dishika12
    New Delhi, India4 contributions
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    Mindblowing trip, people with an interest in History must advise to visit during their visit to New Delhi. Advised to carry a water bottle and a small handbag only. The museum organizes many exhibitions and provides free guides. you can watch dancing girl, Buddha relics, and many other antiquities.
    Written March 24, 2024
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  • Harsh
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    Overall good place for kids to gain knowlage. Toy train is there for fun. Neet and clean washroom. Large area for explore. Out side food allow in museum. Canteen available but food is not ok. We ordered fried rice with manchurian and paneer dosa both were below quality. Rice was uncooked, lots of oil in dosa. My suggestion keep your food with self or eat from out side
    Written March 5, 2023
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  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India4,697 contributions
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    In the decade between 1724 and 1734, Sawai Raja Jai Singh of Amber (in Rajasthan) built a series of huge observatories across the North Indian plains. A keen astronomer, Jai Singh had studied astronomy from the point of view of Islamic, Hindu and European methods, and his construction of these observatories (all of them called ‘Jantar Mantar’, a corruption of ‘yantra-mantra’, referring to instruments and formulae) was another step in celebrating his passion for astronomy.

    Jai Singh built his Jantar Mantar observatories in Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi, Delhi and Mathura; the first of these was this one, built in Delhi. It consists of several huge astronomical instruments, in the form of a large masonry structures placed around a park. From the main gate, the first is the Misra Yantra (‘composite instruments’, several instruments in one), a heart-shaped structure which was the emblem of the 1982 Asian Games; the Samrat Yantra (an equinoctial dial, a soaring staircase with two arcs rising on either side of it); the Ram Yantra (shaped rather like the Coliseum in Rome, and used to measure the altitude of the stars); and the Jaiprakash Yantra (a bowl-shaped structure that shows the sun’s position at the time of the spring and autumn equinoxes).

    While the structures are well-maintained, given that this is actually a highly specialized technological site, better explanations are needed than the fairly basic text on the plaques beside each instrument. These, right now, have the sort of explanations that would not make much sense to the average lay person.

    Still, an interesting place to visit, and the structures are very impressive.

    Children below 15 can enter Jantar Mantar free. Adults pay Rs 25 (if Indian) or Rs 200 (if foreign).
    Written April 1, 2024
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  • Sandeep A
    Noida, India14 contributions
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    I visited the National Science Center, Delhi today when it was a working day to avoid the rush of weekends. To my surprise, it did not have any rush during first half. I liked experiments of Second floor more than any other floor. 4 Shows were also enjoyed. Particularly 7-D show was amazing. Canteen has limited capability to handle the audience and service is also quite slow. Government must repair the equipment so that our next generations can draw inspiration from the same.
    Written September 22, 2023
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  • Dream07542909938
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    A hidden gem in Delhi. A must visit place....away the hustle bustle of the city. Amazing collection of artefacts ...very well maintained.
    Written January 21, 2024
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  • aditya s
    7 contributions
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    It has a small museum with space suit and sarellite model. History of space explorqtuon8 to tickle young minds. 3D show is reasonably good experience.

    TIPS
    book tickets online.
    Reach half an hour beforehand and not much in advance since there is not much to do apart from show.

    PM sangrahalaya museum is just besides planetarium. Plan your day such that you can do both on same day if possible.
    Written May 26, 2023
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  • solotravellershabana
    Pune, India46 contributions
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    Shankar's International Dolls Museum is a charming and diverse collection of dolls from around the world. It offers a fascinating glimpse into different cultures and traditions through beautifully crafted figurines. A must-visit for anyone interested in global heritage and art.
    Written November 3, 2023
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  • SAROJ8585
    Bokaro Steel City, India1,500 contributions
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    The indian air force museum is located at the Palam air force station.It stores the rich history of Indian air force.In this museum photographs of brave officers are displayed .many war aircrafts are also kept here.
    Written June 4, 2020
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  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India4,697 contributions
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    The Sulabh International Museum of Toilets is part of the organization's institute of sanitation. Surrounded by green gardens (it's very fertile, and you can guess why - these plants get some of the best manure in town!), the museum is free for visitors. You can visit any day of the week; they're open most days from 10 to 6, on Sundays and other holidays from 10 to 5.

    There are two parts to the museum: an outdoor area and an indoor one. The outdoor one is devoted to Sulabh's work of setting up cheap, eco-friendly toilets that are accessible to all. Under an outdoor covered stretch, there are lots of different models of toilets, for different capacities, and showing the working of different types of cess pits, and so on. In the adjoining gardens, there are three statues symbolizing the work of Sulabh: of Gandhiji, Dr Ambedkar, and Dalit woman.

    The most informative part of the museum is indoors, where, across one medium-sized room, there is crammed tons of information about toilets, hygiene and sanitation, and related aspects. There are framed sections of abundant text about everything from historical toilets (in Harappa, Babylon, Rome, medieval Europe, the forts of India, etc) to toilet etiquette in ancient India, to the norms about peeing and pooping in public, disposal of waste, and so on. There are astounding (and hilarious) anecdotes; inventions and innovations through the ages; toilet humour; crazy news (one about a gem-encrusted toilet seat Jennifer Lopez used to lug around as her own private porta-potty); and much, much more. There are models, of discreetly concealed old commodes, disguised as grand chairs or stacks of leather-bound books; of various types of toilets and disposal systems. There are even actual commodes, such as an incinerator, a tent-compatible toilet, a porta-potty, and so on.

    The text is well-written, the exhibits carefully curated and very informative. The problem is that it's not very thoughtfully arranged; most of the text is in the form of framed sections, the paper all yellowed, the images faded. Sometimes the text is hung too high to be easily visible, and some of it is just too much text, without much relief.

    But, despite those drawbacks, still an amazingly interesting museum. To understand the entire history of toilets and sanitation around the world, this is the place to come.
    Written June 1, 2022
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  • Tawheed Rashid
    Dammam, Saudi Arabia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    excellent collection of art, polite and knowledgeable air specialists.
    brilliant piece of work from great artists.
    This is the best place for art lovers.
    one must visit the place.
    Written July 11, 2019
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