Specialty Museums in New Delhi

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Specialty Museums in New Delhi

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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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  • Dishika12
    New Delhi, India16 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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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,630 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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  • Jetha Lal
    Chandigarh, India8 contributions
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    It is a fun place for children to spend about an hour or so in the hustle and bustle of CP area. It has two sections of illusions and youbare gonna enjoy each one of them...Click some photographs for memories..the staff is quite friendly and help you to take beautiful funny crazy pictures..

    Food not so good.. try outside food junctions in CP..
    Written March 7, 2024
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  • aditya s
    10 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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  • SAROJ8585
    Bokaro Steel City, India1,511 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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  • Venture52928886431
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    Very Experienced and Knowledgeable brief. We enjoyed the visit. This place will be always memorable for me.
    Thanks to all
    Written July 21, 2024
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  • solotravellershabana
    Pune, India71 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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  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India6,315 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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  • Sonja L
    New Delhi, India12 contributions
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    Had a great time at the EXPO, a must see
    They have a beautiful garden. And inside was very quiet. A monk gave me the holy book as a gift and I really enjoyed the light-show. I was a woman on my own and I was the only one to see the light show, but a security lady escorted me, i was very happy.
    Written November 27, 2019
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  • Basho
    London, UK5 contributions
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    I was interested by a large golden case in one corner. It was holding a glass display cabinet in the centre about head height. As I drew closer I could see that this was in the Thai style of design and amazingly intricate. Hundreds of what looked like Deva sat at the foot of the case, wrapped around the sides and carved into respectful attitudes. Atop them, flanked by four golden pillars, was a simple, and not particularly clean, display cabinet. Inside were some bone looking relics sat on a red cushion stand. Separating us from the case was a simple plastic wall, but I remember feeling that I was really close to it and leaned in to see as close as possible. Hmm, I thought, what’s this? I leaned back and looked at the plaque.

    “Holy Relics of Lord Buddha”







    I have thought long and hard about how to describe what went through my mind at that moment, but in the end I think the above ellipses are the only thing I can say.

    In Thailand there are temples of enormous size, prodigious aspect and mightily special prominence that house a single statue of this man.

    In Singapore there is a temple 6 stories high built to house 3000 golden carved likenesses of this man.

    In Laos there are thousands of people who dedicate their life so much to studying this man’s way that they have no time to feed themselves and have to beg food off the towns-people, who dutifully line up every day to hand out the provisions.

    In China, a particular carving of this man is forty-foot high.

    In Japan, wooden temples to this man’s way are so large that you would need serious rock climbing gear to scale them.

    In Sri Lanka a tooth from this man is so holy that thousands congregate daily at the temple housing it in a continuous ever-moving horde.

    However, in India – the home of his birth – they just plonk his remains in a glass case.



    My brain unfroze.
    Written March 30, 2022
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  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India6,315 contributions
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    One of the Delhi Metro’s important stations (also one of its earliest stations to be opened) is the one at Patel Chowk. Here, above the platforms but within the station’s premises, is the Metro Museum, a small two-gallery museum that focuses on the work of the Delhi Metro.

    The museum includes a set of models of different trains used by the Metro; it also has a model (along with a detailed description of how it works) of a tunnel-boring machine, as well as a cross-section of a machine. There are full-size mannequins sporting the different uniforms worn by DMRC’s workers, a tool kit used for maintenance, and the different types of helmets worn. There is a history of the DMRC and the phases in which work has been carried out to take the NCR’s Metro network to where it is now.

    For me, one of the most interesting bits about the museum was a section on ‘interesting facts about the Delhi Metro’: how many escalators across the network (1,000), the deepest station (Hauz Khas, 30 mt), the highest point (Dhaula Kuan, as tall as a 7-storey building), tallest escalator in India (Janakpuri West), how many times the Metro’s train doors open and close in a day (25 lakh), and so on. This was really fascinating and impressive.

    There’s no entrance fee for the Museum, which is basically just a series of exhibits on either side of the passage leading to the exit gates. However, since it is within the area between the exit gates and the platforms, you do need to have a smart card or token in order to view it.
    Written November 30, 2019
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  • Cedric N
    Mumbai, India686 contributions
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    Had visited this crafts museum in New Delhi a long back ago. This museum is a popular tourist attraction and is visited by tourists.

    This museum located at the corner of Pragati Maidan. It is commonly known as National Crafts Museum. This museum houses a village showcasing wooden artifacts, embroidery, artificial jewelry, handicrafts etc. It also has an auditorium, a laboratory, research and documentation facilities etc. This museum is run by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. There are various galleries within the museum. It is open from 9.30 am to 5 pm. This museum is closed on Mondays. It is accessible from Pragati Maidan metro railway station. Had admired the different types of handicrafts and observed the Craftsmen creating the beautiful handicrafts as a school going child.

    This museum is an ideal place for families as well as school children. It is a must visit place and should not be missed when in New Delhi.
    Written January 10, 2020
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  • Dushyant D
    Bellevue, WA50 contributions
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    Location: Near Parliament house, near central secretariat 🚇.
    Parking facility: NO. Better go there by metro and cab.
    It provides glimpses of democratic traditions in India.
    Recommended for students.
    If you're lucky you can have lunch in the famous parliament canteen.
    Written August 5, 2018
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