When we visit any new country and city so there is always a curiosity in our mind about the place. We read and search a lot before visiting a new place. When we reach the place we always try to find out more about the place by its history and culture and learn so many new things. Museums are one of the best ways to understand the history and culture of any destination you visit. Museums give a details idea about the history and culture of the place. All the places preserve their culture and history in form of museums. Delhi is also one of the great city in terms of history and culture. Delhi has a great history from Pandava’s to Mughal’s and the freedom of India from British rule. Delhi has also preserved its history in so many museums. So here I will take you to the top 05 museums you should visit in Delhi.
1. National Museum: This Museum is also known as the National Museum of India. It is one of the biggest museums in India established in 1949. It has a huge variety of prehistoric time to modern work and art. Museum has almost 200,000 works of art not even from India only even from some other countries as well which covers 5000 years of history. It has so many different kinds of artwork here like stone art, wooden art, Paintings, Arms and Armour, Decorative art, Jewelry, Education, Archaeology and many more. It is situated in the center of New Delhi near India Gate and Connaught Place. See Delhi By Helicopter
2. National Rail Museum: It is a museum about the Indian railway system and development from its beginning. It was opened on 01st February 1977 and covers almost 40,000 square meters of indoor and outdoor land. Inside the museum, you can also enjoy a toy train ride. Collection of the museum is so big it houses Locomotive and coaches from princely states of the Indian subcontinent. The museum has a large collection of steam Locomotive made of iron and steel and also wooden coaches collected from all over India. The museum has documents, drawing, maps, books and belonging of Indian Railways for 160 years of history. Museum has a maximum number of rail simulator in the world. Madame Tussaud Museum Delhi
3. National Gallery of Modern Art: (NGMA) National Gallery of Modern Art is the best art gallery in Delhi under Ministry of Culture India. Established very close to India gate in Jaipur House on 29th March 1954 by Government of India. It has two more branches in Mumbai and Bangalore. It has more than 14000 pieces of art from artist like Thomas Daniell, Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gill as well as foreign artists. Gallery also preserved some oldest work date back to 1857. It has an area of 12000 square meters of exhibition space which makes it world’s largest modern art museum.
4. Nehru Memorial Museum: Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru was the first prime minister of India. He played a great role in freedom of India and took India to next level. Nehru was an architect of modern India and champion of world peace. The building which has been converted in museum basically was a residence of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru after his death it was converted into a museum. it has four major constituents namely, a Memorial Museum, a Library on modern India, a Center for Contemporary and Nehru Planetarium. Its a place where you can see his entire lifestyle. Some of the rooms such as a drawing room, Bedroom and study room have been preserved as they were at the time of Jawaharlal Nehru’s death. A series of interlinked exhibitions have been created in the museum which shows his personality and works life. Newspapers, books and photographs related to Nehru have been preserved here. Best Shopping Market in Delhi.
5. Gandhi Smriti: Gandhi Smriti is a place where the father of nation Mahatma Gandi was shot dead by Nathuram Godse on 30th January 1948. Mahatma Gandi lived here from 09th September 1947 to 30th January 1948. This place was acquired by the Indian government in 1971 and was converted into the national memorial for father of nation Mahatma Gandi. It was open to the public on 15th August 1973. Place include living room of Mahatma Gandi and ground where he was addressing the crowd when Naturam Godse killed him. The building and landscape have been preserved as they were at that time. You can also see here journey of Mahatma Gandi in form of photographs and books. A big statue of Mahatma Gandhi was established here with whom you can take the pictures.