Natural History Museum
Barkhamba animals, huge dinosaur and huge birds of pre
historic ages in FICCI building. The Discovery Room also
View the film show from 11-30 to 15-30.
Open daily at 10-00 to 17-00, no ticket is required. Tel:
The National Museum is another interesting spot located
very close to India Gate. The museum has a rich variety
of all facets of ancient Indian history and also of
central Asia. In fact the museum takes one through
a fascinating journey of what ancient India was all
about, pottery, rare coins, and numerous such things
including art and architecture, costumes are for all
to see. It's something every tourist should find time
to visit even if the schedule is tight.
On the right of Rajpath at Janpath is National Museum
or Yadughar. Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation stone
in 1955 and the museum was opened to visitors in 1965.
Collections from Mahenjadaro, Harappa, Lothal, Kalibangan
and antiques of prehistorical periods are on display.
The history dated back to 5000 years are vividly displayed
in the museum.
The collections of Indus civilization, Brahminical,
Jain and Buddhist sculptural antiques are all there.
The colour paintings of Mughal, Rajput, Deccan are praiseworthy.
Besides, there are the holy Git Gobinda, the holy Mahabharata,
the holy Bhagabat Gita in golden alphabet, Octogonal
mini Quran, Babamama in Babar's handwriting, Jahangir's
diary, musical instruments of more than 300 types, varieties
of tribal dresses enriched the museum.
The antique collections of Sir Aurel Stein has added
the attraction of the museum. The evolution of ornaments
through ages from prehistoric era to recent modern time,
its shape, size, design and pattern and of metalic combinations
with or without jewel set are all on display in the
ornament gallery of the museum. It draws tourists most.
Indira Memorial Museum
National Gallery of Modern Art
national museum has been built at 1 Safdarjung Rd in
memorium of Indira Gandhi, on May 27, 1985. Indira Gandhi
was assassinated by her own body guard on 31 Oct, 1984.
A glass cage has covered the spot where her body fell
down. Before being bullet sprayed in from point blank
range, Indira was on her way along the garden road out
of her residence.
At that place Czechoslovak Govt made a artificial water
flow by crystal on steel plate of 33´25 m. The
crystal stream on the steel plate is designed and planned
by the Czech architect Jaroslav Mirich. 3 rooms are
full with articles which were in use by Indira. Photographs
of Indira are also there. The blood-stained sari and
other dress materials of Indira are chemically preserved
in the museum. You may go inside the private chambers
to view reading room, dinning room, Dewan-i-Aam, Dewan-i-Khas
Except Monday open everyday from 10-00 to 17-00 3010094.
in the Jaipur House near India Gate. The building was
the palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur. It has around 4,000
paintings of modern artists and also included are graphics
and sculptures. The gallery arranges special exhibitions
for those who wish to exhibit their works. Rabindranath,
Abanindranath, Nanadalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Amrita Shergil
and other's creative works are on display. This gallery
has a huge collection of art and literature and journal
on art and culture and painting of old and modern schooling.
At Chanakyapuri behind Bhutan House, except Monday and
national holidays, in the months of April to September
daily between 9-30 to 19-00 and Oct-March Open from 10-00
to 17-00. The gallery also houses a library which can
be used by museum, which is open from 1000 hours to 1700
hours, is closed on all holidays and observes Monday as
its weekly off.
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