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New Delhi-The Capital City of India

New Delhi- The Capital City of India.

New Delhi- The Capital City of India:

The official name of Delhi is the ‘National Capital Territory of Delhi’ (NCT). The New Delhi is the Capital city of India which is a union territory, also. It is bordered by the state of Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. The NCT covers an area of 1,484 square kilometres (573 sq mi). The neighboring satellite cities of Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon and Noida are comes under National Capital Region (NCR).

The modern-day state of Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region) was once the part a State level society of the Kuru (कुरु) during Vedic period. As per the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata, the legendary ancient city Indraprastha, is believed to had been established 5000 years ago. A long-standing tradition associates Delhi with Indraprastha and identifies the legendary city with the village Indarpat, which survived until the early 20th century within the Purana Qila. However, there is no tangible archaeological evidence which links the excavated ‘painted greyware’ at Purana Qila with the Bharata Khanda site. (Source: Wikipedia)

Delhi, an important political centre of India, has a long history of several empires who ruled it and made their Capital. During colonial era, the Britishers built the Lutyens’ Delhi or New Delhi and declared it as Capital of India, on 12 December 1911.

How to get around in Delhi:

  • Hire full day car or cab: It’s safe, easy and fastest way to get around, especially if you are a solo traveler and want to complete your list in one day.
  • If you are solo woman traveller, you can book ‘Women on wheels’ where drivers are women. For booking kindly write them on: customer.care@sakhaconsultingwings.com or visit their website: http://sakhaconsultingwings.com/sakha-cab. This programme is run by Azad Foundation.
  • Metro Rail: Instead of purchasing token each time you take a ride to Metro, purchase Metro Card and recharge it as per your requirement or need or travel itinerary. Metro Rail runs generally starts it first journey at 05.30 AM to last at 10.30 PM. Kindly confirm from their 24 Hour Helpline Number: 155370.
  • HoHo Bus: HoHo buses are low floor Air-Conditioned (AC) buses with live commentary both in English and Hindi. They cover 20+ tourist places in Delhi. They conduct 1 day, 2 day and Monday tour, because most of the tourist places are closed on Monday. They start their service at 07.30 AM to 06.00 PM and runs after every 45 minutes. Their helpline numbers are +91-11-40940000, +91-9958966566 or visit their website- www.hohodelhi.com.

Best time to visit to Delhi:

There are so many places in Delhi which can be visited throughout the year. But it is advisable to visit Delhi in winter season i.e. from mid-October to mid-March where the temperature is quite comfortable, if we leave the peak winter season from mid-December to mid-January. During summer season, the mercury goes up to 45-460C in day time, so prepare your schedule, accordingly. During Monsoon season, it’s always risky for stepping out in open areas, gardens, parks or even monuments.

Best way to schedule your visit in Delhi:

Two things keep in mind while scheduling your itinerary for visiting places in Delhi. First one: what is the temperature outside? So, think about the places that can be visited in the Morning or Evening and the places which can be visited in the Noon and at Night. Second one: what is the opening and closing of the visiting places? Here, I am giving you some tips like Museums and Malls can be visited during noon when the outside temperature is more, Markets can be visited after sunsets as they are open till night while Monuments including the places where you cannot go inside in the building, Parks, open places or gardens etc. will be visited in the Morning or Evening etc. But keep one thing in your mind about their opening and closing time.

List of top attractions in Delhi

The most common destinations or places of Delhi has to be chosen very wisely else you may loose your most valuable time in commutation from one place to other, just because of the distances between the places and the traffic jams in Delhi, which is a very big problem here.

Hence, keeping in view of the distances among the tourist places and for convenience, I have divided them into 4 groups (Choose them according to your choice):

  • President House, North Block, South Block, Parliament, Vijaychowk, Rajpath, India Gate, National War Memorial, National Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art, Jantar Mantar, Connaught Place, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Gurudwara Raqab Ganj, ISCON Temple, Janpath Market, Nehru Planetarium and National Rail Museum etc.
  • Akshardham Temple, Millennium Park, 7 Wonders of world (Delhi), Supreme Court, National Science Centre, Purana Quilla, National Zoological Park (Zoo), Humayun Tomb etc.
  • Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk Market, Raj Ghat, Shankar’s International Dolls Museum etc.
  • Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Garden of Five Senses, Dr. Abdul Kalam Memorial, Delhi Haat, Sarojini Nagar Market, Lodhi Garden etc.

India Gate

The India Gate (originally the All India War Memorial) is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath which stands the 42 m high. It is often compared with the “Arc-de-Triomphe” of Paris, France and “Arch of Constantine” of Rome, Italy. It commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. 13,300 servicemen’s names, including some soldiers and officers from the United Kingdom, are inscribed on the gate.

The foundation stone of India Gate was laid by the Duke of Connaught in 1921 and was dedicated to the nation by the then Viceroy, Lord Irwin on 12th February, 1931.

Amar Jawan Jyoti

The Amar JawanJyoti, or the flame of the immortal soldier, is a structure consisting of black marble plinth, with reversed L1A1 Self-loading rifle, capped by war helmet, bound by four urns, each with the permanent light (jyoti) from compressed natural gas flames,erected under the India Gate to commemorate Indian soldiers martyred in the war of the liberation of Bangladesh in December 1971. This, the India’s tomb of the Unknown Soldier i.e. Amar Jawan Jyoti was inaugurated on 26th January, 1972.

Children’s Park

Surrounding the imposing structure is a large expanse of lush green lawns, which is a popular picnic spot. For Kids, there is a “Children’s Park” where they do so many activities from 09.00 AM to 05.30 PM. One can see hoards of people moving about the brightly lit area and on the lawns on summer evenings.

National War Memorial

The National War Memorial is a monument built near the India Gate, to honour the Indian Armed Forces. It is spread over 40 acres of land around the existing chhatri (canopy) near India Gate. The memorial wall is flushed with the ground and in harmony with existing aesthetics.The names of armed forces personnel martyred during the armed conflicts of Indo-Pakistan War of 1947, 1961 War in Goa, Sino-Indian War of 1962, Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, 1987 (Siachen), 1987-88 (Sri Lanka), 1999 (Kargil), and other operations such as Operation Rakshak, are inscribed on the memorial walls.

Fee: Free

Opening Hours: All time open

Time required: Until you don’t want to go back.

Nearest Metro Station(s): Central Secretariat.

National War Memorial Visit Time:

November to March: 9 am to 6:30 pm

April to October: from 9 am to 7:30 pm.

The Rashtrapati Bhavan

The Rashtrapati Bhavan or Presidential Palace is the official residence of the world’s largest democracy i.e. India. Earlier, it was known as the Viceroy’s House. It is located at the Western end of Rajpath. The main building of Rashtrapati Bhavan has 340-room which is the president’s official residence, with reception halls, guest rooms and other offices.

The Presidential Estate is about 130-hectare (320 acre) which has huge presidential gardens (Mughal Gardens), large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls. In terms of area, it is the largest residence of any head of state in the world.

The Estate also has a state-of-the-art Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex (RBMC) comprising the Clock Tower, the Stables and the Garages showcasing past as well as current presidencies, the regal ceremonies, and the rich flora and fauna of Rashtrapati Bhavan, amongst other things.

For the convenience of the general public, Delhi Tourism has extended the facility of Ho-Ho Buses to the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The whole area of the Rashtrapati Bhavan grouped in following 4 circuits:

CIRCUIT 1 :– Main Building, Forecourt, Reception, Navachara, Banquet Hall, Upper Loggia, Lutyens Grand Stairs, Guest Wing, Ashok Hall, North Drawing Room, Long Drawing Room, Library, Durbar Hall, Lord Buddha Statue [Open on Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays]

CIRCUIT 2 :- Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex [RBMC] [All days except Monday]

CIRCUIT 3 :- Rashtrapati Bhavan Gardens [Open from November to March on Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays (remains closed during Udyanotsav)]

CHANGE OF GUARD CEREMONY :- Booking for witnessing change of guard ceremony [Held on every Saturday and Sunday at Rashtrapati Bhavan].

Entry to Rashtrapati Bhavan for visit is through Gate No. 2 (Rajpath), Gate No. 37 (via Dalhousie Road- Hukmi Mai Marg) and Gate No. 38 (via Church Road-Brassy Avenue).

Indian citizens are required to carry valid photo ID Cards. In case of foreigners, they should make their request for visit along with photocopies of their passport. On the day of visit, they are required to carry their original passport for identification.

Registration charges of Rs. 50 per visitor are introduced w.e.f. 25th July 2016. The registration charges are payable online and will be non-refundable and non-transferable.

Visitors below the age of 8 years will be exempted from the payment of registration charges. Visitors individually or in a group of less than 30 persons will be charged Rs. 50 per visitor per visit. Visitors in a group of 30 persons will be charged Rs. 1200 (Rs. 50×30 less 20% discount) per visit. Visitors in a group of more than 30 persons will be charged Rs.1200 plus Rs. 50 per additional visitor.

Online booking is subject to confirmation through Email/SMS. However, for security reasons, the President’s Secretariat reserves the right to approve / reject the permission to visit Rashtrapati Bhavan.

See Rashtrapati Bhawan from outside: At any time or with the permission of Security Officials posted as Vijay Chowk, Rajpath.

Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan.

See Rashtrapati Bhawan from Inside: Book tour at https://rb.nic.in/rbvisit/visit_plan.aspx

Tip: If you want to take good pictures/ images of yourself with President House in background, then go in morning when the Sun is in front of you.

Parliament House:

The Sansad Bhavan or Parliament House is the house of the Parliament of India, which contains the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha located in the heart of New Delhi. Besides, it also houses ministerial offices, committee rooms and an excellent Parliament Library. Conceived in the Imperial Style, it consists of an open verandah with 144 columns. It is said that the circular structure of the 11th century Chausath Yogini Temple may also have inspired the design of the building.

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The Parliament Museum, opened in 2006, stands next to the Parliament House in the building of the Parliamentary Library.

See it from outside: At any time.

Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan.

National Museum of India:

It is one of the largest museums in India which was established in 1949. It holds a variety of articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art. The museum is situated on Janpath Road. The museum has around 200,000 works of art, both of Indian and foreign origin, covering over 5,000 years.

The collections of the National Museum represent almost all disciplines of art: Archaeology (Sculptures in Stone, Bronze & Terracota), Arms, Armour, Decorative Arts, Jewellery, Manuscripts, Miniatures and Tanjore Paintings, Textiles, Numismatics, Epigraphy, Central Asian Antiquities, Anthropology, Pre-Columbian American and Western Art Collections.

Fee: Rs.20/- per person for Indian,

Free for children upto Class 12 with Identity Card

Rs.650/- per person for Foreigners (with Audio Guide-Hindi, English, German, French and Japanese)

Opening Hours: 10.00 AM to 06.00 PM from Tuesday to Sunday (Closed on Monday and Gazetted Holiday)

Time required: 75-90 Minutes

Nearest Metro Station(s): Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan.

Jantar Mantar

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The Jantar Mantar is an equinoctial sundial, consisting of a gigantic triangular gnomon with the hypotenuse parallel to the Earth’s axis. On either side of the gnomon is a quadrant of a circle, parallel to the plane of the equator. The instrument is intended to measure the time of day, correct to half a second and declination of the Sun and the other heavenly bodies.

There are five Jantar Mantars in India at Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura. The largest one is in Jaipur which features many instruments along with the world’s largest stone sundial.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Vrihat Samratyantra is a sundial that can give the local time to an accuracy of 2 seconds. The Jantar have Samrat Yantra, Jai Prakash, Ram Yantra and Niyati Chakra which are used for various astronomical calculations. The primary purpose of the observatory was to compile astronomical tables and to predict the time and movements of the sun, moon and planets.

Fee: Rs.20/- per person for Indian, SAARC and BIMSTEC nationals

Free for children upto 15 years of age.

Rs.250/- per person (Foreigners)

Opening Hours: 06.00 AM to 06.00 PM

Time required: 1-2 Hours

Nearest Metro Station(s): Janpath |Rajiv Chowk | Patel Chowk.

Tip: Book your entry tickets from Archaeological Survey of India’s website to save your time.

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple:

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आनोभद्राःक्रतवोयन्तुविश्वतः – ‘Let noble thoughts come to us from all directions’.

Visit Swaminarayan Akshardham Mandir or Temple at New Delhi to explore the values, ethics and traditions of Hinduism. It shared an informative and inspiring journey through an ancient culture’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of all humans. So, depending on each visitor’s time, interests, and personal quest, their experience becomes unique to them. The temple welcomes people from all directions, backgrounds, faiths and beliefs and teaches everyone to do the same.

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Built of pink sandstone and marble, the mandir is the spiritual center of the entire complex. The murtis of Bhagwan Swaminarayan, his successors, Shri Radha-Krishna, Shri Sita-Ram, Shri Lakshmi-Narayan and Shri Parvati-Shiva reside in this intricately carved abode.

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Sitting on the steps of an ancient step well as the Sun sets, visitors travel back in time to the Vedic era and explore the secret of ‘SahajAnand’ – spontaneous joy. This new water show, opened in November 2014, presents a profound story from the Kena Upanishad using a breathtaking interplay of various media including water, lights, laser, video projection, and fire.

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A visit to Swaminarayan Akshardham’s two thematic gardens is a conversation with nature and history. Learn about inspiring women, men and children from Hindu culture and Indian history at the Bharat Upavan. Imbibe the wisdom of great minds from around the world at the Yogi Hriday Kamal.

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Entry: Free and open to all.

Timings: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday (Monday Closed).

Aarti: 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Minimum Time to See: 1- 2 hours.

Water Show: After Sunset& Multiple shows in weekends (Duration:24 minutes)

Website:h ttps://akshardham.com/

Water show: You tube link

Nearest Metro Station: Akshardham

Humayun Tomb:

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The Tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India is one of the best preserved Mughal monuments. This spellbinding mausoleum is the first example of Mughal architecture in India. Also, it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent that is located close to the Dina-panah Citadel or Purana Qila (Old Fort). The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.

Fee: Rs.35/- per person for Indian, SAARC and BIMSTEC nationals

Free for children upto 15 years of age.

Rs.550/- per person (Foreigners)

Opening Hours: 06.00 AM to 06.00 PM

Time required: 1-2 Hours

Nearest Metro Station: JawaharLal Nehru (JLN) Stadium.

Tip: Book your entry tickets from Archaeological Survey of India’s website to save your time.

Purana Qila:

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The Purana Qila or Old Fort has been inhabited for 5000 years and remains dating from the Vedic period have been found. The site is often identified with the site of Indraprastha, the capital of the kingdoms of the Pandavas from the Mahabharata.

The present citadel was begun in the time of Humayun when he laid the foundation for his new capital Dinpanah. Its construction continued under Shershah Suri who displaced Humayun.

Now, a spectacular sound and light show held every evening. For which, tickets can be booked from https://itdc.co.in/sound-light-show.

Fee: Rs.20/- per person for Indian, SAARC and BIMSTEC nationals

Free for children upto 15 years of age.

Rs.250/- per person (Foreigners)

Opening Hours: 06.00 AM to 06.00 PM

Time required: 2 Hours

Nearest Metro Station(s): Pragati Maidan – New name- Supreme Court Metro Station.

Tip: Book your entry tickets from Archaeological Survey of India’s website to save your time.

Red Fort:

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The Red Fort or ‘LalQila’ (‘Blessed Fort’-old name) is a historic fort of Delhi which served as the main residence of the Mughal Emperors. Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned construction of the Red Fort on 12 May 1638, when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. It was completed on 06 April, 1648. It is a designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The vaulted arcade of Chatta Chowk, a bazaar selling tourist trinkets, leads into the huge fort compound. From inside, it is a genuine treasure trove of buildings, including the Drum House, the Hall of Public Audiences, the white marble Hall of Private Audiences, the Pearl Mosque, Royal Baths and Palace of Color.

On 15 August 1947, the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, raised the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate. Since then, every year on India’s Independence Day (15 August), the Prime Minister hoists the Indian “Tricolour flag” at the fort’s main gate and gives a speech from its ramparts.

Entry Fee for Red Fort: Rs.35/- per person for Indian, SAARC and BIMSTEC nationals

Free for children upto 15 years of age.

Rs.550/- per person (Foreigners)

Entry Fee for Red Fort & Museum: Rs.56/- per person for Indian, SAARC and BIMSTEC nationals

Free for children upto 15 years of age.

Rs.872/- per person (Foreigners)

Light & Sound show: Rs.80/- Adult and Rs.30/- Child on weekends

Opening Hours: From 09.30 AM to 04.30 PM on Tuesday to Sunday (Monday closed)

Time required: 2-3 Hours

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk.

Tip: Book your entry tickets from Archaeological Survey of India’s website to save your time.

Jama Masjid:

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It is the largest mosque of India with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. It was built by Mugal Emperor Shahjahan. It has three great gates, four towers and two 40 m-high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble. It is on walk-able distance from Red Fort or hire rickshaws.

Fee: Free.

Camera Fee: 300/-

Climbing Minerates: Rs.100/- for bird eye view of the Delhi.

Opening Hours: 07.00 AM to 12.00 Noon, and 01.30 PM to 06.30 PM (everyday)

Time required: 1-2 Hours

Nearest Metro Station: Chowri Bazar

Chandni Chowk Market:

The Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square) is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, India. It is located close to the Old Delhi Railway Station and The Red Fort monument. It was designed by the Jahanara, daughter of Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, during the establishment of Shahjahanabad. The market was once divided by canals (now closed) to reflect moonlight. It is one of India’s largest wholesale markets.

Fee: Free

Opening Hours: 10.00 AM to 07.00 PM (Sunday closed)

Time required: As per your requirements.

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk.

Raj Ghat (Gandhi Memorial)

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The Raj Ghat is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, who was the well-known teacher and philosopher of Non-violence and Satyagrah. It is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation, Antyeshti (last rites) on 31 January 1948. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns at one end.

The Foreign visiting dignitaries and heads of state usually pay tribute to him and plant a tree in its park area.

Entry Fee: Free and open to all.

Opening Hours: 06.30 AM to 06.00 PM

Time required: 30 minutes – 1 Hours. Every Friday special prayer meet is conducted at the Raj Ghat at 5.30 PM.

Nearest Metro Station: Delhi Gate.

Bahai Lotus Temple:

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The Bahai Faith is a world religion whose purpose is to unite all races and peoples in one universal Cause and one common Faith. The Bahai House of Worship is dedicated to the oneness of humanity and religion. They are a center for social, scientific, educational and humanitarian services, living up to its title of “Dawning Place of the Remembrance of God.”

Because of its Lotus like shape, it is often referred as Lotus Temple. It is open for all from Tuesday to Sunday. The Prayer Hall remains closed on Sundays and Public Holidays 12 noon onwards. However visitors may see the House of Worship using the surrounding path.

Entry: Free and open to all.

Opening Hours: From Tuesday to Sunday (Monday Closed).

Winter (1st October to 31st March): 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Summer (1st April to 30th September): 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Minimum Time to See: 1 hour.

Website: http://www.bahaihouseofworship.in

Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji Mandir

Qutub Minar

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It is a tallest minaret in the world built of bricks whose height is 72.5 meters. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is often referred as “victory tower”. The tower tapers and has a 14.3 metres (47 feet) base diameter, reducing to 2.7 metres (9 feet) at the top of the peak.It contains a spiral staircase of 379 steps.

The Iron Pillar:

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The Iron Pillar of Delhi is a structure 23 feet 8 inches (7.2 metres) high with 16 inches diameter that was constructed by a “King Chandra”. Now stands in the Qutub complex at Mehrauli in Delhi, India. It is famous for the rust-resistant composition of the metals used in its construction. The pillar weighs over 3,000 kg (7,000 lb). Perhaps it was erected outside the Udayagiri Caves and moved to its present location early in the Delhi Sultanate.

Entry Fee: Rs.35/- per person (Indian, SAARC and BIMSTEC nationals), Rs.550/- per person (Foreigners), Free for children upto 15 years of age.

Camera Fee: Rs.25/- for Still photography

Opening Hours: Open all days from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Time required: 1 Hour

Nearest Metro Station: QutubMinar

Tip: Book your entry tickets from Archaeological Survey of India’s website to save your time.

Lodhi Garden:

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The old Lady Willington Park, now known as Lodhi Garden, is dotted with monuments of Sayyid and Lodhi Periods, which include tombs mosques, and bridges. This city park is a morning walk hotspot for Delhites. Spread over 90 acres, it contains several Tombs including the Tomb of Sikandar Lodi. The site is now protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Entry Fee: Free

Opening Hours: Morning to Evening.

Time required: 1-2 Hours

Nearest Metro Station: JawaharLal Nehru (JLN) Stadium.

National Rail Museum

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The National Rail Museum is situated in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi which exhibits the history of rail transport in India. It was inaugurated on 1st February 1977. The museum features vast indoor galleries, simulations of coaches, diesel, electric and steam engines.

The Indoor Gallery uses digital and mobile technologies to make the visit interactive, educational and engaging. The Museum houses maximum number of Rail Simulator anywhere in the world. State-of-art, 3D virtual reality technology takes visitors back in time.

It has the largest collection of Railway, real life size exhibits and other rail components, Steam Locomotive made of Iron and Steel and also wooden coaches in the country. It also houses locomotives and coaches from the princely states across the Indian Subcontinent. The Patiala State Mono Rail (PSMT) and the John Morris Fire Engine are the rarest operational exhibits of its kind in the world.

You can take a ride in the Joy Train, Toy Train 1:8, PSMT Steam ride (every Wednesday and Sunday) and Bheem Diesel Simulator, Steam Loco Simulator, 3D Virtual Coach Ride by paying some extra bucks or money or fee. However, they offer some packages like Diamond, Gold and Silver which includes entry tickets along with charges for Simulators and Train rides.

Entry Fee

On weekdays: Adult Rs. 50/-, Child (3-12 Year) INR 10/-

On weekend & Govt Holidays: Adult Rs. 100/-, Child (3-12 Year) INR 20/-

Note:-Family group concession on entry ticket on Weekend and Govt. Holiday Rs. 200/- for 2 Adults + upto 2 child.

Charges for Simulators and rides are different which may be checked from their website: http://nrmindia.com/index.html.

Opening Hours: From Tuesday to Sunday (Monday closed) and on some Government Holidays from 10:00 AM To 05:00 PM (Last entry is at 04:30 PM).

Address: National Rail Museum, Chandra Gupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, Beside Bhutan Embassy, New Delhi, 110021

Nearest Metro Station(s): More than 5 Km away: INA, Dhaula Kuan, Central Secretariat

Delhi Haat Market:

By Varun Shiv Kapur

It is a paid-entrance open-air food plaza and craft bazaar which displays a unique and rich Indian culture in the heart of the city.The Dilli Haat is permanent and run by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC).

Visit Dilli Haat to feel a traditional Rural Haat or village market which suited you for your contemporary needs. It is a treasure house of Indian culture, handicrafts and ethnic cuisine where you can shop, eat and enjoy the ambiance.

Entry Fee: Rs.30/- (Adult),Rs.20/- (Children),Rs.100/- (Foreigner)

Opening Hours: 10.30 AM to 10.00 PM (Everyday)

Time required: 1-2 Hours

Nearest Metro Station: INA.

Useful Tips for visitors:

  • Always wear modest and comfort fitting dress, according to the season.
  • Always pay some extra bucks to save your memories in pictures.
  • Beware of touts, agents, brokers on the streets.
  • Remember to bargain to save some bucks when you buy something at local market.
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