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“The toilets were brought to life!”

Sulabh International Museum of Toilets
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$37.00*
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Private Day Tour of Delhi's Quirky Museums
Ranked #101 of 428 things to do in New Delhi
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A small but surprisingly amusing collection devoted to a serious subject--sanitation.
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“The toilets were brought to life!”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

This is a fascinating museum telling the story of the history of toilets and sanitation as well as the current sanitation projects Sulabh are involved in. At first the subject matter may seem a little unconventional, unpleasant, or even dull but give it a chance, it's well worth a visit to learn more. We were given a tour of the museum by a friendly and enthusiastic guide who had a vast knowledge of the museum's collection of oddities. His tour was very funny as well as informative and he truly brought the toilets to life!

The museum is situated in Palam Dabri Marg, which is a 45 minute auto-rickshaw ride from the Pahar Ganj area and well off the beaten track but it is worth making the journey to visit here. It is most definitely one of New Delhi's hidden gems.

Visited September 2012
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“This place should be on the front page of the new york times”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

The visit to Sulabh toilet museum was truly fascinating. I never thought that the story of poo and pee would be so educational. After the museum visit, we were able to see the Sulabh toilet system prototypes and learn how they are turning waste into biofuel. As a public health professional, I found the museum and tour highly informative. This organization has been recognized as a leader in sanitation and social reform and it deserves much kudos!

Visited August 2012
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Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Has India learned its lesson”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

This museum is an important reminder to Indians and people in the developing world that a lot needs to be done in keeping toilets clean. Its serious business, but the people of the developing world and their governments should know how to keep toilets clean. India is a butt of jokes when it comes to toilets. I have never come across a dirty toilet anywhere in the western world. Yet human waste is the same worldover. Doesnt matter if you are black, white, chinese, arab, latino or Indian, your waste is the same. Yet in India and developing world toilets are the unhygienic. Sulabh hasnt seen what its like in the developed world, which is why you have them crowing about doing great work in India. And these Western NGOs egg them on about low cost toilets. I hope the government will spend money to educate villagers, many of whom have money but no ettiquate to biuld and keep clean modern bathrooms connected to well built sewerage systems.

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New Delhi, India
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Dont get angry”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

Hmmm I can say this place is little wiered because of its name, but yeah its need in case of emergency, lol. well nice toilets and nice museum where we can see things better. Yeah it is very cheap and affordable toilets in india.This museum is maintained by the NGO Sulabh International

you should try this.

Visited September 2011
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cagliaritano nel mondo
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“It may sound stupid but it is not”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

It may sound stupid but it is not at all. You may want to visi becaus eof the topic, or becuse you have read about in some approximatively written tourist guide of whatched some documentary. It is a nice way to talk about higene and sanitation. The NGO that made this museum had a vvery good idea. When you finish the visit you think about the importance of something we always assume to be.

Visited May 2012
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